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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Punching bag workout

%CODE1%Jab Punch: Begin with your elbows in and fists at chin height. To throw the jab simulataneously, push off with your back leg and twist your body on your lead leg side, rotating your...
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High-intensity interval training (HIIT): A fast way to fit

 The days of the hour-long treadmill slog are behind us, friends. You can get all of the benefits of a longer workout in a fraction of the time. It’s not magic; it’s HIIT, a...
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15 minute workout

%CODE1%Directions:This workout consists of five different exercises that will be done for 60 seconds each, three times. Exercise 1: BurpeeTo perform a burpee, drop into a squat and place your hands on the ground. Extend...
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Pairing up to sweat it out

Friends are useful for all kinds of reasons—borrowing notes, stealing French fries, justifying Netflix binges. They can also be the kick you need to get (and stay) fit. Working out with a friend means...
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Avoiding Injury

%CODE1%The shoulders, knees, and lower back are injury-prone areas of the body. They are frequently used for movement and weight-bearing activity. Here are some tips for the gym to avoid aggravating these areas and...
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The best warm-ups for all workouts

 Fitting a workout into a busy schedule is a win in itself—so we don’t really blame you if you’re hopping right on the elliptical the moment you enter the gym. But if you’re skimping...
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Avoiding common workout mistakes

%CODE1% Plank: Your low back is most at risk in this move. Start in table top position with your hands shoulder width apart and knees hip width apart. Engage your core, squeeze your butt,...
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Push (yourself) up to better fitness

Pushups: That old-school exercise that gives us unwanted flashbacks to middle school phys ed. But there’s a reason this classic move has stuck around—it works for all fitness levels. (Yes, even yours.) Pushups work...
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Knee & shoulder injury prevention with a wall

%CODE1% Wall sit: For the wall sit, you will begin standing with both feet shoulder width apart and about 1-2 feet away from a wall that you are leaning against. From here,...
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10-minute beginner workout

%CODE1%Short duration workouts, when done correctly, are both effective and efficient. To maximize the benefits of a short duration workout, it’s important to move frequently and quickly while maintaining proper technique. Doing so challenges...