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Jan
27
2013

Get more done in less time with these simple methods

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Supersets A superset is two different exercises performed back to back with little or no rest in between alternating opposing muscle groups. Examples could include bicep curls followed by triceps extensions, bench presses followed by barbell rows, or leg extensions followed by hamstring curls. This saves on time and allows you to pick up the [...]

Jan
14
2013

What is the FMS?

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Put simply, the FMS ( Functional Movement Screen) is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.   [...]

Jan
7
2013

Interval training explained

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Lack of time is the number one reason people give for not exercising. Not getting results once they do start exercising is reason number two. Interval training is a great solution for both of these common problems. Interval training mimics sports' start-and-stop motions. A standard interval training protocol involves alternating rounds of high- and low-intensity. [...]

Dec
3
2012

Best Chair for Work

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Is there a way to make the workplace more pleasant? According to a survey done by Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., your chair may make a difference. The study found that 86 percent of office workers report some discomfort from their office furniture and equipment, and that more than 1 in 3 [...]

Nov
5
2012

Is kettlebell training for you?

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A kettlebell is a cast-iron weight that resembles a cannonball with a handle. The unique way the weight is distributed allows for momentum and many total-body dynamic exercises. Total-body dynamic exercises have been shown to burn the most calories during and after a workout session. Kettlebells are nothing new. In the 1700s, kettlebells were used [...]

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