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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.

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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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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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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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Why The Rowing Machine Is The Most Underrated Fitness Tool

Burn an average of 800 calories an hour rowing! Rowing is a full-body cardio and strength workout. Learn how to master proper rowing form to get maximum benefit.

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Two Daily Workouts for Doing Functional Training at Home

While the words functional training might bring to mind images of buff young athletes performing muscle-ups and throwing around heavy weight, many of the functional movements included in functional movement type workouts are a fantastic way for home gym athletes to increase range of motion, power, and strength without lifting heavy weights and completing complicated movements. […]