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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Exercise?

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Q & A With Olivia Harlan

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How to Use a Landmine

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weird fitness trends

We were going to start this list with Jazzercise, but found some stuff that made Jazzercise look pretty normal. For example: Prancercise This isn’t some clever name—it’s literally prancing around to get fit. It makes for some stellar Youtube videos (11 million views), but after some soul searching, I don’t have what it takes to try …

fitness gurus twitter

More and more, we’re using electronics for fitness. Twitter is a way to tap into the fitness world expertise in an easy, efficient way. Here are some of the healthiest birds in the Twittersphere. @BodyForWife James Fell is a fitness writer who’s been published all over. He talks to awesome sources and shares what he …

increase vertical leap

How to Fly: The University of Utah’s basketball strength coach gives some tips on improving your vertical leap. There is a lot of advice out there about how to get a better vertical leap. Weird shoes, intense month-long programs and more promise to send you flying, but a lot of that is nonsense. Ute men’s …

rows strong back

By Greg Marshall, The GYM at City Creek & Station Park, Salt Lake City In today’s lifestyle with sitting at computers all day and the forward movements that we do, most of us are going to be naturally imbalanced, so it is a good idea to emphasize back exercises. As a personal trainer I’m concerned …

Written by Jenna Koford For those wanting to tone their upper arms, these simple triceps exercises are a great place to start. 1. Bench Dips Like its name suggest, the Bench Dip exercises usually involves a bench, chair, or other piece of sturdy furniture. While facing away from the bench, place your hands shoulder-width apart …

beginner weight lifter

Scared of Weights? Written by Zach Gee Weight training is one of the most important types of exercise you can do. Its benefits include increased strength, increased power, increased muscle mass, increased metabolism, increased flexibility, improved posture, improved balance and stability, and decreased chance of injury. With all of these benefits, there is a reason …

chair workout

One of the greatest, yet overlooked, benefits of exercise is injury prevention. Yes, prevention. It is a common misconception that exercise will cause injury, and while that can most certainly occur with improper form and progression, strengthening the stabilizer muscles will reduce the chances of injury from both sports-related injuries and injuries from daily movements. …

middle age running tips

Negative Nancy to Positive Polly (Mindset) Running long distance is more than just having a physically-able body. In fact, without having a strong, positive mindset during and before the run, it can be the most strenuous, difficult task you ever set out to achieve. Oftentimes, it can be the people who either stop in the …

coconut water facts and fiction

The truths and myths behind all the coconut water buzz Lately it seems that everyone is nuts for coconuts—coconut water that is. From celebrity endorsements to the “mother nature’s sports drink” nickname, coconut water is falling off the shelves around the nation. So what’s all the hype about? Coconut water is said to be low …

Written by Brooke Kittel Do you know people that seem to effortlessly maintain a fit physique?  While they certainly pay attention to their diet and exercise regimens, they seem to be genetic “freaks of nature”.  In actuality, fit people tend to adhere to several common practices that give their metabolism and physique an extra boost.  …