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Challenging 30 Minutes Ab Workout

The routine defined here is meant for advanced trainees and will target the core, upper abdominals, lower abs and the obliques.   Always begin with a small low intensity warm up can help to increase range of motion making the exercises more effective at increasing strength and core stability. Note, whenever you do any type of exercise, no matter what part of…

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Top 10 to Correcting Muscle Imbalance

The human body is a movement system and is considered balanced if the joints create motion consistent with their kinesiological standard. One of the most important determinants of a balanced body (movement system) is posture and alignment. The muscles surrounding each joint create force couples of equal and opposite forces to act on the body parts the muscles…

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Top 10 Tips to Speedy Muscle Recovery

Skeletal muscle contains numerous ‘satellite cells’ underneath the basal lamina. When the muscle is damaged, these cells are stimulated to divide. After dividing, the cells fuse with existing muscle fibres, to regenerate and repair the damaged fibres. Massage, swimming, sleeping well and eating right can all speed up recovery and prime you for your next workout. Ample recovery…

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Top 5 Core Exercises to Challenge Injury

It is possible for all to be fast and strong and keep energy up for hours. But to do that you need to stop thinking of your training sessions as separate strength and cardio days, and start thinking in terms of integrated workouts. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, integrated training is a reconditioning and rehabilitation program that can…

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30 Minute Movement for optimum energy

“A balanced fitness regime integrates the body, mind and spirit connection for optimal energy and health.” according to Sarah  Varno, Fitness trainer and model. Sarah uses positive reinforcement, commitment and consistency as the integral components to achieve one’s health and fitness goals and lifestyle transformation. Her work encompasses structural and fitness assessments, nutrition counseling,interval & circuit training, cardiovascular, functional and strength conditioning, boxing, andstretching. In addition,…

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Pole Dancing: for a sexy workout

Pole dancing exercise moves typically include climbing, hanging, spinning, swinging, and striking sexy poses on or around the pole. Working with a  pole tones the upper body,legs, and core, it can add variety to yourplatonic workout, while providing body support at the same time . How to Choose a Pole There are different kinds of pole available. A…

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5 Nourishing Smoothies to Fire Up Your Muscles

Smoothies make great breakfast and post-workout snack. Evergreen Protein Shake Serious nutrition and energy from this shake; it combines spinach, good saturated fats, a trio of delicious fruits, sweet honey, and a huge hit of protein. Ingredients 2 cups Raw Baby Spinach 1 cup Coconut Milk 1/2 cup frozen Pineapple 1/2 cup frozen Blueberries 1/4 cup frozen Banana 2 scoops BPI Vanilla Caramel…

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Miso: A Fermented Super Food

A traditional Japanese bean based fermented food is becoming popular worldwide. It possess a salty taste with a texture similar to nut butter, though the specifics vary depending upon the ingredients and length of fermentation. The mixture is aged from one month to three years. The fermentation process breaks down the complex and sometimes hard…

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Escalating Density Training: for Enhanced Muscle Performance

The Escalating Density Training concept is fairly new but seems to be pretty solid. With Escalating Density Training, Charles Staley introduces a whole new training concept. Escalating Density Training is not like your traditional weight training.  While traditional weight training focuses on muscle fatigue, EDT focuses on muscle performance. In this system, you move increasingly heavy weights in short periods…

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Shedding body fat with minimum muscle loss: a better goal

Target:  maximize fat loss, while minimizing muscle loss. Losing weight can actually be a bad thing, especially if you are doing it at the expense of lean tissue like muscle. If all you are using to gauge your fitness progress is scale weight alone, you are only getting half-the-picture. Forget about how much you weigh or what your BMI (Body…

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