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Gym Etiquette - We're all in it together!
Many of us have encountered people doing something inappropriate, annoying or disgusting at one time or another. On the other hand, maybe you’ve done something that someone else felt was inappropriate, annoying or disgusting. While many feel being considerate of others should be common sense, there's nothing wrong with a reminder now and then!Read more...
Side Planks... With a Twist
If you thought the crunch was the master of all core exercises, you've never met the plank! Seemingly simple at first, after 30 seconds of planking, your core is screaming and by 60 seconds you're toast! If the lowly plank wasn't enough, along comes the uglier cousin... the side plank and further down the pain train... the twisting side plank!
While ugly and pain are relative... the bottom line is, the exercise, the better the better your core will get! So here it is, the HOW TO for the twisting side plank!Read more...
The Early Wake Up Call
Lately, my workout routine has become well... less routine. I like to exercise at lunch because it's a nice break from my desk. However, when work gets crazy - my workout often gets skipped. After missing a few workouts, I decided it was time for an early morning wake up call.
For many years, I used to hit the gym before work. It was part of my daily routine and I rarely missed a workout. The beauty of it was, no matter how busy or hectic my day got, I wouldn't be able to flake on the gym... because it's already been checked off!
Start Your Engines!
Ready to get your motor revving? Like an engine, your resting metabolism is like your body's idle speed. Revving it up with cardio, diet and liquids will help you boost your metabolism into high gear - resulting in a higher overall calorie burn all day long. Below are some tips to help you rev your engine and boost your metabolism!
My Workout, MyTrek
The MyTREK wireless pulse monitor is a great tool for helping you reach your fitness goals and get the most out of your workouts. Although historically used by runners, cyclists and other endurance athletes, heart rate training can help anyone work out more efficiently. There's a video at the bottom of this blog entry.Read more...