Finding Time to Exercise

Posted on May 1, 2016 By

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I’m getting up an hour earlier these days. At first I said I’d never be able to do it: I was already sleep deprived rising at 6 AM how would I ever get up at 5 AM? I’d never be able to get to sleep earlier (this is still true), and a hundred other reasons why it wouldn’t work. And then I tried it, and it does work. I’m still sleep deprived, but that extra hour in the morning is a Godsend. I love it.
How do you Present Ideas to Yourself?
So why did it take me so long to “just do it?” Probably the way I presented the idea to myself. Notice I used words such as “never” and “already” as in “I’m already sleep deprived.” I kept telling myself it wouldn’t work, that it was a bad idea and until the first time I actually tried it, I secretly believed when the alarm rang, I’d just turn it off and go back to sleep. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy getting up early.

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Gym Tips to Maximize Your Workout

Posted on March 1, 2016 By

Gym Tips to Maximize Your WorkoutAs a regular at the gym, I can tell you that many people seem to have decided on regularly going to the gym as their New Years Resolution. However, many of these people clearly aren’t familiar with the gym and so, are exercising improperly. Here are two basic tips to help you improve your gym workout.

First, aim for a longer, slower run on the treadmill. Too many people get on the treadmill, run for five minutes at top speed, and then slow the treadmill to a walk for another five minutes before getting off entirely. While you will definitely be out of breath, this is not a good workout. To get the most out of the treadmill, you need to have an elevated heart rate for thirty minutes or more. As such, opt for a slower speed and go for a longer period. It will seem awkward going slow at first, but you will get used to it. If you feel it’s too slow, maybe you can increase the speed every five minutes so you can work your way up to those faster

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Treadmills For Runners

Posted on January 7, 2016 By

Treadmills For RunnersLooking for the best treadmill for runners? Runners need more from their treadmill since they put extra stress and strain on it.

They also need a stronger treadmill that can support them with excellent cushioning, strong motor and a super-touch deck – so they won’t get hurt!

While there are many great treadmills for runners out there, the problem is that many times these treadmill are expensive – $3000 and up.

But if you know where to look you don’t actually have to spend that much to get a good runners treadmill.

Here are 3 great options that would be ideal for runners – and they’re all under $1500:

#1. NordicTrack Commercial 1750

The NordicTrack 1750 has been a best-seller in the running treadmill category for a few years now. What most people don’t know is that NordicTrack upgrades it every year with the latest toys and entertainment gadgets.

The 1750 treadmill is built with heavier construction than their starter models including a tough 3.8 HP motor, extra long 60 inch belt and large 2.5 inch rollers (which help prolong the

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A 30 minute Or Less Full Body Workout

Posted on May 9, 2016 By

Most people do not have the time to do biceps and back one day, then legs and shoulders the next, then triceps and abdominals the next day. So here is a short, and every effective full body weight session you can easily get done in 30 minutes or less. Your muscles will feel the workout but you will not have the muscle soreness that will prevent you from your other training

Do this program two times a week. You are going to do drop sets. This means you are going to do three sets back to back without resting. Obviously if you ar not experienced with liting weight you will start with one set then more up to the three sets. You are going to work your larger muscles first. The order goes something like this:

Leg extension

Leg Press

Hamstring Curl

Close Grip Lat. Pull Down

Pull Over or Seated Row

Bench Press

Chest Fly


Bicep Curls

Lateral Shoulder Raise

For every exercise write down the weight and the number of repetitions you do for your first set only. Do fifteen repetitions, once you

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What Can You Do To Get A Flat Stomach

Posted on May 6, 2016 By

To get a flat stomach you’ll need to eat a healthy diet and do some exercise. You already eat everyday and with some planning you can eat more healthier foods and less unhealthy, heavy calorie foods. But, if you don’t currently do any exercise finding the time and the money to go the gym can be a greater challenge.

Going to the gym on a regular basis can be costly. Also gyms can sometimes be a little intimidating if you’re just starting to exercise. Here are a few exercise ideas on how you can get a flat stomach and avoid going to the gym.

Bench and Weights

Resistance or strength training is one of the best exercises to lose fat because muscles burn more calories, even while they are at rest. You can buy a bench and set of weights for a home workout. With these you can do just about all of the exercises that gym weight machines do. Also can use them any time you want not just when the gym is open.


If you’ve got a bike then head out for a ride! Cycling works your legs, your core

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Steps To More Effective Aerobic Streching and Weight Training Exercise

Posted on May 3, 2016 By

We all know that well-balanced diets include the different nutrients we need to maintain health and well-being. But did you know that your exercise program needs to be well-balanced, too? There’s three types of exercise to include in your work-out diet.

Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise burns energy and oxygen, through continuous movement of the largest muscles in your body (your thigh muscles). Aerobic activities include bicycling, swimming, jogging, and (a great one for beginners or those who are recovering from illness) walking. If you’re just starting, try 10 minutes a day four days and increase as it feels comfortable until you’re exercising 30 to 60 minutes. Some people find that adding variety to their program (a new route every day; alternating classes and stationary biking) keeps them motivated.

Finding the right pace for aerobic exercise is important. Rambling at too comfortable a pace may not maximize the benefits of aerobic exercising, but overdoing can make exercise “anaerobic” (non-oxygen burning). A good way to make sure you’re exercising aerobically is to measure your heart rate. After exercising, put your fingers (not your thumb!) across your wrist (palm up). Count the number of pulses you feel during

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Exercise on the Run

Posted on April 11, 2016 By

Although it has been said many times, there is simply no way to be fit and live well without getting adequate physical activity. Despite years and years of medical recommendations and serious warnings about the illnesses associated with sedentary lifestyles, too many people in the developed world fail to get enough exercise. Disease and ill health are the necessary results of such a scenario.

One of the major reasons people give for why they simply can’t get to the gym is time. With today’s longer work hours, commutes, families and other social obligations, fitting in a workout can be a challenge. However, making fitness a priority in your life doesn’t have to mean sacrificing other things. In fact, fitness can be a healthy and wonderful part of those other commitments. So if you’re wanting to add a little exercise to your regime, but aren’t sure how to get started, reading to find out the best ways to get fit without spending hours at the gym.

Tip One: Walk, bike, skate or run to work when possible. If you are used to taking a car to work you might want to consider alternative ways to get there.

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Tips for Maximizing Your Gym Workouts

Posted on April 9, 2016 By

These basics of gym workouts stem from what has proven to have worked for many individuals and is therefore perhaps a little broader in the approach, but this approach is sound and has been used for many years. And in a recent magazine publication, these three areas of focus were attributed to having been used by the ancient Greek athletes too.

Starting with one of the key focus areas of gym workouts is that of variable frequency. Within this aspect of your workout routines, you have to take the second and third mentioned tips and are essentially focused on changing what many insist you should do in so called fixed training schedules and workouts. This does not make sense, within the view of the second tip of progressive overload, as you are literally defeating the training object. Hence a more flexible and variable approach within routines and sessions is required.

As mentioned the second tip is that of progression, or commonly referred to as progressive overload within gym workouts. This concept focuses on pushing yourself, endurance and your muscles further and further, which in turn maximizes your efforts and seriously helps to grow and gain muscle.

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Tips for Enjoying Your Workouts at the Gym

Posted on April 8, 2016 By

Ahhh, the gym: a heady world of loud music, pounding feet and sweaty bodies. Converted gym-bunnies wax lyrical about the range of equipment, sociable atmosphere and accessibility. But for others, the gym is akin to the dentists’ chair, something to be avoided at all costs. So what is it about the gym that fills certain people with horror? And can a gym-hater ever be converted?

“I’m self-conscious about my weight or age”

Walking into a gym for the first time can be a terrifying prospect if you feel overweight, old or shy. But most people are too busy puffing/ panting/ sweating to give you more than a fleeting glance. And rather than judging you, regular gym bunnies are more likely to be supportive of new faces- they probably felt overweight, old or shy at the beginning! If you are still self-conscious, shop around for a gym or a particular class that caters for your own age group or fitness level.

“I don’t want to get changed in front of people”

Stripping off in the changing rooms can be a barrier for some nervous newbies. If you feel modest, don’t worry about it- whilst there

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Tips That Can Build Your Muscles

Posted on March 7, 2016 By

Wondering how you can build your muscles? Don’t wonder anymore because you have just entered the place at which you will know the necessary ways of building your muscles. These four tips that I will be writing will give you a foot note of how you can build your muscles.

Tip 1: Try and understand the structure of your body. Why am saying this is that I have noticed that most people who build their body build it in a way that doesn’t seem suitable to the environment. When you are in the gym doing your exercises, try to do them carefully and don’t be in a rush. Over training can lead the body to look awkward, so try not to exhaust yourself when you in the gym.

Tip 2: Make sure that you build your muscles regular because if you are looking for that right figure you shouldn’t just blackout of it. At least make sure that you do your exercises at the gym 3 to 4 times a week. If this isn’t done you will begin to feel this weakness in your muscles.

Tip 3: Supplements are also advisable to use but make

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Gym Tips To Building Muscles and Gaining Weight For Skinny Guys

Posted on March 6, 2016 By

Know that being skinny is not a mistake, neither is it unfair. Everyone is different, that’s what makes the world so special. Being skinny and of a different build than others, you naturally have a much higher metabolism rate. This means your body burns fat much faster and sometimes too fast for you to gain weight or even build mass.

What Should You Do To Build Muscles And Gain Weight

There are 3 important things you should know that will help you.

1) You need to eat the correct food. Just because you are skinny, eating “fatty” food will not help you gain weight. You need food from the correct food groups in the food pyramid. For example, protein.

2) Pills and Steroids will not help you. These products are targeted at a different market. Professional sportsman might find a use for them but not you. If used incorrectly, you will experience hair loss, infertility and many other side effects which might ultimately lead to shortening your life.

3) You need to exercise. Going to the gym and working out aimlessly will not get you anywhere. You need a program made for skinny

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How to Choose a Gym That Is Right for You

Posted on March 3, 2016 By

Are you looking to transform your body and start working out? In this article, you’ll find out how to choose a gym that is the right fit for you.

Buying exercise equipment to use at your home can be a costly investment. Plus you have to worry about fixing the equipment if it breaks. For these two reasons alone, many people choose to join a gym. Depending on your financial situation and where you live, you may not have to spend a lot of money on an expensive health club. Some newer health clubs like Crunch and Planet Fitness offer gym memberships for as low as $9.99 a month. The downside to these lower priced gyms are that they can be packed with a lot of people.

Some people don’t mind paying more money for a gym. If you are planning on sticking with it, it can be a worthy investment. Plus it can give you motivation to workout more often if you are paying more money.

What’s In Your Typical Gym?

Your typical gym provides a good variety of equipment including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes, rowing machines, dumbbells, & more. Not all

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Powertec Home Gym Advantage

Posted on March 2, 2016 By

Free weights

The free weights are useful training tool; it has been used for a lot of years to assist with developing fitness and strength training. However, there are several inadequacies with free weights. Foremost, although free weights can be use with flexibility in many different workouts, this flexibility could lead to careless weight exercising if you do not follow the proper type. Doing the movements improperly can make the training less efficient.

The Powertec home gym makes use of fulcrums and levers to reproduce the accurate arcs that are needed for free weight workouts, providing you the advantages while giving a lead for your movements, guaranteeing that you are doing your workouts properly. However, because the Powertec is a gym machine, you will be able to push your muscles to total failure without having to worry about allowing a barbell or a dumbbell drop on you. It makes the Powertec a good selection if you aren’t thinking of working with a spotter.

Traditional machine

Traditional machines are made in order that you will be able to push your muscles to total failure safely, at the same time as the Powertec home gym. Nevertheless,

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Choosing The Right Treadmill For Your Home

Posted on February 9, 2016 By

Would you like to set up a workout station in your home? Well, a treadmill can be among the first machines you must invest in. When your goal is to become trimmer and healthier, walking as well as running are just 2 of the activities that can help you achieve it. Although you can walk and run without using a machine, you must know that investing in a treadmill will allow you to exercise safely and easily as opposed to going out and running at the track or jogging paths. Such health equipment will provide you with a reduced impact as well as safe workout, burning a great amount of calories within just a short period of time.

It is also a wise idea for you to check other exercise machines before making a final decision. Consider reading elliptical machine reviews, checking out exercise bikes for sale, and the like. However, if you choose to walk and run, then consider choosing the right treadmill for you.

Buying Tips

Look into the safety factor as well as performance level of the machine. You must pay attention to cushioning. You must know that this is the shock-absorbent

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Best Weight Lifting Gloves For Pull Ups

Posted on February 8, 2016 By

We’re a big fan of pull ups. There are few other compound movements that rival the good ‘ole pull up when it comes to developing the upper body. Not only does it work the muscles of the back and biceps, but they hit the rear delts, chest and core muscle groups as well. If you’ve ever done even one set of properly executed pull ups, then you know they they are not a friend to your hands. If you’re looking for the best weight lifting gloves for pull ups here 3 tips to keep in mind.

Best Weight Lifting Gloves For Pull Ups

Tip 1: If you read no further than this tip, you’ll have gleaned the most important information already! When you’re doing pullups, your hands will naturally rotate around the bar. Think of a gymnast who’s throwing themselves around the uneven bars or mastering a performance on the rings. Their hands are constantly rotating around the bar, NOT sticking to it!

If for no other reason than this, you should be avoiding grips pads and gloves that are made from spongy or rubbery materials. There is no such thing as a “new grip”

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Tips For Choosing Equipment For Different Types Of Workout

Posted on February 6, 2016 By

Setting up a home gym can be your best option if you want to achieve a healthy mind and body. Health experts say that in order for you to get the most out of your investment, you must ensure that you invest in fitness machines that are durable and full of important features.

You must bear in your mind that you are far better off buying excellent pieces of cheap equipment as opposed to buying a sub-standard piece of expensive one. The bottom-line is that you must buy the best you can afford.

Various Types Of Equipment You Must Consider

Cardio – This category will include anything that will help you achieve continuous, smooth movement while you are raising your heart rate for just 20 minutes. Cardio training will greatly improve your overall body conditioning along with your heart health. Also, it will result to improved muscle tone and can become a very efficient part of a weight loss program.

Strength Training – These are machines designed to boost muscle strength. Strength training will greatly allow you to perform most of your daily activities easily. Moreover, it will contribute to your overall functional fitness

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The Unique Fitness Strategy of Pole Dancing

Posted on February 3, 2016 By

Popularity of conventional health clubs is steadily coming down these days. This is indeed a unique phenomenon as there is hardly any precedence to it in the annals of history. Traditional gyms are genuinely helpful in enhancing physical health. But as far as catering to the aspect of mental health is concerned, these hardly provide any substantial assistance. Moreover, exercise regimens that are practiced in these health clubs are undeniably boring and monotonous. As such, these workout techniques acutely lack the fun and thrill elements. Considering all these factors it is obvious that attendance in the conventional gyms is steadily sinking as these are no more being able to attract the younger generations.

As an effective alternate to these gyms, pole studious have gained unbelievable popularity across the length and breadth of the society. This development is indeed unique and striking as well. It is well-known to all that the unique dance originated in seedy strip joints. The society imposed a severe taboo on this dance performance because of it and deliberately ignored its artistic and creative aspects. Thus, dancing along the pole was invariably linked to a severe stigma in the past. On the other hand,

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The Perfect Fit for Getting Fit

Posted on January 17, 2016 By

Imagine a (not-so imaginative) world where the goals of getting more people to workout AND more people to spend time enjoying the outdoors could both be reached with one solution. Now imagine if this ONE solution also created healthier citizens in your community. Instead of trying to get more people to join your local health clubs, what if you brought outdoor fitness equipment to your parks or walking trails and let your citizens use them for free? This will help increase the opportunity for the public to use recreational and fitness facilities at no cost.

When actively taking part in the initiative to create a happier and healthier community and park system, it’s important to choose equipment that offers various exercises in order to give users a strong, balanced workout. Today’s outdoor fitness equipment offers people the same fitness benefits as indoor facilities – at their own pace, on their own schedule and with no membership fees. Since the majority of users are of the 90% who don’t belong to a gym, the equipment caters to those who typically don’t have the time or financial means. It is not meant to take the place of indoor equipment

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Different Tips For Using A Treadmill To Burn Calories And Strengthen Your Muscles

Posted on January 8, 2016 By

Treadmills may feel safer and more controlled; however, you may even find the workout easy. Health experts have provided some great tips for upgrading your treadmill time and maximizing the benefits of your run.

To Burn More Calories

Do intervals – If you want longer training runs, running at a consistent pace is recommended. But during shorter workouts, you have to increase the intensity by including speed intervals. If you alternate between running a couple of minutes at a moderate pace and throwing in bursts at a faster pace, you will certainly build endurance, burn more calories, and become a stronger, faster runner. Apart from that, intervals can efficiently fight belly fat.

Increase your speed gradually – Running faster will burn more calories, and since you do not want to begin your run at several miles per hour, begin with a brisk walk and every 2-5 minutes.

Run longer – It is a wise idea for you to combine different types of running workouts. In case you are not running intervals, consider doing a longer run at a consistent pace. When you run for 30 minutes, you can actually burn 270 calories. 45 minutes

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How To Choose An Effective Exercise Bike

Posted on January 6, 2016 By

Today, more and more people are getting conscious of their weight and health. They now start to think of exercising to lose some excess weight and maintain a healthy figure. And among the best exercises opted by many people are running and biking. Although running is considered as the best form of cardiovascular exercise, using exercise bikes also has plenty of other benefits to offer. With a stationary exercise bike, you can proceed with your training, whatever the weather outside is. You can pedal while watching your favorite program on TV or when waiting for the laundry.

In terms of calories burned, you can burn as much as 500 calories in an hour. On top of burning excess fat, you also get to tone the muscles in your legs, hips and calves. Riding it is often recommended as part of a rehabilitation program because it is easy to do and gentle on the joints. Exercising on this type of bike can help improve circulation and boost heart and lung health. And so, many people really opt to buy a stationary exercise you.

Certainly, you can reap the aforementioned benefits with a quality and durable exercise bike.

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