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How to Use a Landmine

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Box Jumps Do’s and Don’ts

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Pull-Up Hold Ups

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Do Corporate Wellness Programs Live Up to the Hype?  Written by Caitlin Schille  Corporate wellness programs are all the rage. Companies like them for many reasons, including saving money on healthcare expenditures, increasing employee productivity, promoting good company culture, and attracting the best employees. As a result of Affordable Care Act (ACA) stipulations that encourage workplace wellness, wellness programs have become quite …

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Written by Mike Jones With so much conflicting information at our fingertips, it’s hard to know what to believe. We all know the myriad of benefits that exercise provides: improved mood, stress relief, increased energy, disease prevention, and weight control. Working out can certainly do good things for your skin as well. It increases the blood flow, …

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TV watching stretches workout

7 stretches to do while watching tv After a long day, sitting down to watch your favorite TV show on a comfy couch sounds like the perfect reprieve. But, in the day of “Netflix and Chill” it can be easy to spend too much time sitting and not enough time taking care of our bodies. …

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You’ve probably seen people using landmines at the gym, and wondered if that odd-looking workout method would help your fitness goals. What is a landmine? In its simplest format, the landmine consists of a rotating base into which an Olympic or standard size weight lifting bar (typically a 7-foot bar) is inserted, allowing the bar …

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Healthy moms want to work out, but pregnancy takes a toll Written by Healthy Magazine Staff Nine months is a long time. That’s a truth new mothers learn. And as the pregnancy progresses, normal fitness routines get more difficult. When the baby comes, new mothers might be fooled into thinking they’ll get their old lives …

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Using an outdoor bike ride isn’t always possible. Say it’s raining and you simply aren’t equipped for a rain ride or are a little nervous about slick surfaces. Or maybe you just don’t have a decent road bike. So instead, you head to the gym and find the stationary bikes. Not everyone approaches a stationary …

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Why our gym membership cards end up staying in our wallets Written by Caitlin Schille Raise your hand if you’ve ever paid for a gym membership and neglected to actually use it. Those with their hands raised, have you ever wondered why we do this? Let’s examine this frustrating phenomenon. As it turns out, you’re …

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box jump exercise

Box jumps are a bit of a athletic status symbol, with professional athletes or otherwise very fit people posting videos of themselves leaping like gazelles straight up onto chest-high platforms. These flat-footed rocket launches are incredible feats, no doubt. But determining their worth for the average gym-goer is a little harder to nail down. What Box Jumps …

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Written by Angela Silva When you change the way you think about exercise to a matter of functionality rather than physique, you start to realize the importance of some very basic moves you were taught at a young age. Let’s think about it for a minute: what are some regular “exercises” that are part of …

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sprint workout

If you’re trying to lose weight, these workout errors can hurt your progress. > Only doing one type of workout. If you do the same exercise a hundred times, you’ll get cardiovascular benefits, assuming you’re exerting yourself. But as the body builds tolerance to the workout, it will learn how to expend fewer calories to perform …

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