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  • Top fitness trends of 2016: functional training

    Top fitness trends of 2016: functional training

    Functional training, or functional fitness, is a growing exercise trend geared toward building overall strength to make certain everyday, practical activities or movements easier.

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  • What makes a good workout?

    What makes a good workout?

    If you think you have to go to the gym to get in a good workout, think again. Where you do your workout and even what kind of workout you choose doesn’t matter. The keys to a good workout are getting your heart rate up and working multiple muscle groups.

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  • 10 exercises you can do at work

    10 exercises you can do at work

    Sitting all day can have serious health consequences. Studies have shown that people who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart problems. Not only does sitting too much put you at an increased risk for disease, but your muscles are missing out on much-needed activity to keep them toned and strong.

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  • 6 tips for a basketball workout

    6 tips for a basketball workout

    Basketball fans across the country are gearing up for the big college basketball championship tournament. But you don’t have to be a competitive athlete to get out on the court — basketball is a great form of exercise for increasing stamina, strength and hand-eye coordination.

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  • Get the scoop on TRX Suspension Training

    Get the scoop on TRX Suspension Training

    TRX Suspension Training uses bodyweight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. This kind of training delivers a full-body workout, with exercises that challenge abs, back, shoulders, chest, hips and legs.

    The workout requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a portable training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s bodyweight to complete a variety of exercises. By using your own bodyweight, a TRX workout provides greater performance and functionality than large, expensive exercise machines.

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  • The benefits of resistance training

    The benefits of resistance training

    Resistance training is any kind of training that aims to increase muscle strength by working against a weight or force. There are different types of resistance training, including the use of free weights, weight machines, weighted medicine balls, kettlebells, resistance bands or body weight.

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  • Bundle up: 5 benefits of a winter workout

    Bundle up: 5 benefits of a winter workout

    Are you dreading winter weather because you don’t want to move your workout indoors? It may be cold outside, but braving the cold temps for your workout could actually have added benefits.

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  • 6 essential post-workout stretches

    6 essential post-workout stretches

    At the end of a workout, the last thing most of us want to do is spend extra time stretching and cooling down. However, dedicating some time to post-workout stretches can relieve tightness, help your muscles return to a neutral position, reduce soreness and even help prevent injury.

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  • Skip these 7 exercises for a more efficient workout

    Skip these 7 exercises for a more efficient workout

    If you’re like most Americans, you squeeze your workouts into an already-busy day, so it’s important that your workout is effective and efficient. When it comes to some exercises—particularly some weightlifting or strength training exercises—you could be getting more out of your workout by trading your moves for some more effective alternatives.

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  • Which is better: walking or running?

    Which is better: walking or running?

    Walking and running are the two most common forms of exercise. Humans have been walking and running since the beginning of our existence—long before we had gyms, yoga studios, weights and fitness equipment.

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