Don’t Hold Your Breath!

How to Breathe Properly When Lifting Weights Have you ever held your breath while lifting a heavy weight, thinking that this will help you push out that one last rep?  While many of us think this is so, it isn’t always the best practice.  The problem with holding your breath through the lift is that …

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The 10 Commandments of Stretching

Whether it feels like it or not, stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unconsciously. It feels good! In addition to that good feeling, a consistent stretching program will produce large gains in flexibility and joint …

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20 Healthy Eating Principles

We’re now into the first week of 2016, and I’m certain like many others, you too have resolved to eat healthier in the New Year!   However, without having a “map” on how, you’ll soon find yourself resolving that you’re destined for the drive thru for the remainder of the year! Don’t despair! To help reach …

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The Hip Flexor Stretch

The hip flexor muscles are the muscles that attach your thigh muscles to your hips. They are located in front just below the hip bones and attach to the top of the quadriceps.  As small as they are, they are responsible for a big job!  They are called upon every time you lift your knees, …

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Drinking and Your Waistline!

Ever wonder how alcohol effects your weight loss goals? As much fun as it is to enjoy a cocktail after work with colleagues, or throw back a couple of beers after the game, unfortunately alcoholic drinks are full of calories and low on nutrients! Did you know that when ingested alcohol metabolizes into sugar, which …

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More Abs…

Ever wondered how those fitness professionals acquire those highly sculpted abs? If you’re eating clean and lean, (which is 80% of the work), and incorporating a few of these moves, you’ll be well on your way! Check it out!

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In Front or Behind?

How many times have you seen a fellow gym goer sit themselves down at the Lat Pull Down machine, perfectly place their hands on the bar, lean forward, tilt their head down, and then pull the bar BEHIND their head? Is this the right way or not? For those of you who are new to …

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Crazy for Coconut Oil!

What can you use in the bathroom, the kitchen, the garage, and the bedroom? Coconuts? Well, sort of!  Actually, extra-virgin, organic, unrefined, cold-pressed Coconut Oil! Yep, that’s right, Coconut Oil! Coconut oil has been shown to beautify your skin, boost metabolism, aid digestion, and it’s cholesterol free!  And yes, it is a saturated fat, but….it’s …

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The Energy Fitness Melon Mint Protein Drink

This surprisingly refreshing, great tasting drink is a chock full of good nutrition! The Energy Fitness Melon Mint Protein Drink is high in vitamins and minerals, helps with digestion, not to mention the cucumber aids in keeping the body cool, thus making it a great post-workout replenishing drink.  And don’t forget the added flaxseed also …

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How To Get Strong and Sexy Abs!

Everybody wants a great set of sexy looking abs! But how do you get them, you may ask? You do hundreds of sit ups, and the only 6-pack you can see are the ones in the beer store! The following are a few tips on how to get a great set of 6-Pack ABS: 1. …

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