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Alleviate soreness from your cycling workouts with the best hamstring stretches.
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Best Hamstring Stretches for Your Cycling Workouts

If you’re hooked on cycling as a no-impact, high quality, cardiovascular workout, you already know that these workouts build strength, improve fitness, and even reduce body fat.  Cycling is easy on the joints and a great complement to running, weightlifting, and other forms of training.  Unfortunately, if you ignore mobility related to cycling, it could […]

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Best Indoor Cycling Hacks to Burn the Most Calories

Indoor cycling burns serious calories.  Cycling workouts get the heart pumping and leaves your metabolism jacked for hours, without impact on your joints.  So if a calorie churning workout is what draws you to your indoor cycling training, it makes sense to maximize efforts to increase the calorie burn.  Wondering how to do it?  Here […]

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When to Increase Your Weights – Here's How To Know.

You shouldn’t lift the same amount of weight for months or years on end. You need to challenge your muscles to continually work harder and become stronger. Here’s how to know when you’re ready to increase your weight.

Belly Fat - How to lose Belly Fat Fast
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See How Easy It Is to Lose Belly fat

Wondering how to lose belly fat?  Belly fat contributes to the development of high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and risk factors for heart disease.  Piling on a few extra pounds around the middle is a vicious cycle of insulin resistance and easy weight gain.  How do you break that cycle? You can lose belly […]

Sprint 8 is the perfect fitness solution for beginners to experienced athletes.
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Have the Courage to Try Sprint 8 – It's for Beginners too!

You may have heard about the scientifically proven Sprint 8 program that will blast up to 27% of your body fat away in just 8 weeks. If this sounds intimidating, it really isn’t. You can accomplish this goal in exercising for 20 minutes a day for 3 days a week. The goal of Sprint 8 […]

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How To Strengthen Your Heart: 5 Simple Tips

Increase your energy, lower your blood pressure and reduce your stress. Learn how to get a stronger heart with these 5 types of activities.

The Ultimate Treadmill Circuit
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The Ultimate Treadmill Circuit Training Workout (That You Can Do At Home!)

Adding a treadmill into your circuit style workouts provides a convenient option that can improve the quality of your training. Including a treadmill in your training program provides a greater range of options to make running more convenient, to increase the level of feedback you receive so that you can push harder during tough workouts, and […]

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Quick Full Body Yoga Routine

When I first started Yoga I had no idea the places that it would take me.  It has taught me patience, gratitude, and shown me how to be present.  I’ve put together a short strength-based yoga routine that can be done from the comfort of your own home.  Keep reading to reap the benefits of […]

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What you Need to Know Before You Buy an Elliptical Machine

The elliptical machine is a tried and tested home fitness favorite. The elliptical is versatile. It’s alternative to running with serious cross-training benefits. This simple and effective cardio workout won’t tear up your joints. The similarities of the elliptical machine to running let you maintain and even build cardiovascular fitness over the winter.  Using the […]

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Beat The Winter Blues & Stay Motivated With These 7 Tips

Sticking to your fitness routine and staying motivated over the winter months can be a huge challenge if you’re suffering from the winter blues.  The weather is colder, the days feel shorter, and there can be some holiday stress. Then the excuses begin to set in and before you know it, a few days off […]

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7 Reasons to Workout at Home Instead of the Gym

Let’s face it, there are times when we just can’t get to the gym for a workout.  Maybe you have a little one at home, or have a tight schedule. Maybe you simply don’t want to deal with a busy gym and having to fight the crowds that always seem to grow as the colder […]

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Do a Stability Ball Pike for a Strong Core

The stability ball pike is an advanced exercise that will work your abs safely and effectively. The “pike” action works the abs through a wider range of motion than many typical abdominal exercises. The stability ball helps isolate the core muscles to take pressure off of the lower back and hip flexors – both of […]

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Take on the Challenge of Diamond Push-Ups

The push-up and it’s many variations has become a staple in many routines as body weight workouts gain popularity. One variety of push-up that you may want to incorporate is the diamond push-up. Often seen in military-type workouts, the diamond push-up is a fairly advanced move that will not only challenge the muscles of the chest, […]

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The Benefits of Low Impact Elliptical Workouts

Are low impact elliptical workouts a good fit for you?  Elliptical workouts are easier on the joints than treadmill walking and running and the calorie burn is very similar.  Here are the benefits of low impact elliptical workouts, with guidance on getting the best workout on your elliptical machine.   Elliptical workouts maintain and improve […]

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Tips for Good Running Technique

Runners come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s no surprise that “proper” running technique can be a tough thing to pin down.  If you constantly hurt after a run, chances are you have a flaw in your running form that you’ll want to clean-up.  If you’re struggling to improve your time for a particular […]

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Building Muscle With The Elliptical

When most people think of working out on an elliptical machine, building muscle is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. Most immediately go to the cardio benefits of the elliptical and its role as a great calorie-burner and fat-loss activity. But if one of your goals is to add a little bit of […]

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What You Need to Know Before Training for a Half Marathon

When you need a new training goal, a half marathon may well be the perfect distance.  The course is long enough to challenge experienced runners but manageable enough to allow training for a goal time or performance.  You can use your half marathon as the first step towards preparing for a full marathon or to […]

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Home Sweat Home: All About Home Gyms

Whatever your fitness goals, a home workout space can help make them a reality. You’ll eliminate commute time to the gym, avoid having to lug around a change of clothes, and have the luxury of working out when the time is right. When designing your home gym, keep these tips in mind. Combine cardio and […]

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Using a Treadmill for Effective Metabolic Workouts

One of the nice things about treadmills is they are an excellent tool for all fitness levels. Whether you’re a first-time exerciser looking to build cardio endurance and lose some fat, or an experienced fitness enthusiast looking to take your performance to a new level, the treadmill is a great choice. Keep in mind your treadmill […]

Lunges: Tips for Perfect Technique
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How-to Do Perfect Lunges: Technique and Tips for the Best Results

When it comes to lower body exercises, few can match the overall benefits that lunges provide.  We will walk you through how-to do lunges perfectly for biggest results. This one simple exercise is great for developing the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and even your abdominal muscles, all at the same time. Best of all, you […]