Archive for the ‘Fitness Tips’ Category

Beef Up Your Workout Plan

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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OVERVIEW

Starting a workout plan can be a bit complicated since you may be uncertain of what you need to do in order to reach your goals. Whenever you are looking to begin an exercise routine or improve your workout plans, it will be important to set specific goals as well as devise a workout plan that allows you to make steady progress towards reaching these goals. In most cases, you will need to combine resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and a healthy diet in order to reach your fitness goals. A combination of these things will enable you to devise an effective plan to improve your workout and achieve your fitness goals.

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How Athletes Keep Their Bodies Fit

Friday, July 5th, 2019
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If you are among the billions who watch sports, then you’ve probably wondered what it takes to maintain a fit body. Top-performing athletes have different tools that help enhance their skills and keep them healthy and strong. While every athlete may have a different fitness routine, the basic principles of health and fitness remain the same.

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The 5 Best Low-Impact Exercises

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

If you’re an exercise enthusiast, it might be hard to wrap your mind around the many benefits of low-impact exercise. Far too many fitness junkies believe that your workout needs to be high intensity every single time. While there are countless benefits associated with high-intensity exercise, it’s not the only form out there.

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Low-impact exercises are especially useful if you’re recovering from a recent injury. They also serve you well when training for a vigorous event. Incorporating low-impact exercises into your workout regime helps condition your body, repair muscles, and give your body the rest it needs to recover. Want to learn more about some of the best low-impact exercises for overall health and strength? Keep reading!

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Gym Lingo Every Beginner Should Know

Monday, July 1st, 2019

If you are new to the gym, there is no doubt that is can be a really intimidating place. In addition to the machines and overall sweating, there is a “gym language” that you might want to have a fairly good understanding of. Let’s take a look at some common phrases that you might encounter at the gym or even more accurately, might describe some people you run into as you work out.

Power couple

power couple

This couple has been never at the gym without each other. Their routine is the same, from warmups to exercise selection, cooldowns, and stretching. They will usually never leave each other’s side at the gym, doing synchronized movements and then leaving together later when they’ve finished, without speaking to a single soul.

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Complement Your Free Weight Strength Training With Machine Exercises

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Cardio workout

Strength training has so many benefits, from giving you the physique you’ve always dreamed of to reducing your risk of many health problems. A lot of people who are serious about weight training will often opt for either free weights or machines, believing that one is better than the other. However, incorporating both into your workout routine offers the most benefits, and that includes the often dreaded cardio machines.

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The Hows and Whys of Fitting Exercise into an Entrepreneur’s Busy Life

Friday, June 14th, 2019
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As a busy entrepreneur, your focus is going to be primarily on your business. With so many things to get done, meetings to run, employees to check on, and business lunches to eat, your health and well-being are often last on the list of priorities. This often leads to weight gain and health issues that go with the excess of kilograms. Being the most important person in your field of work is only worth something if you’re also the most important person in your own life.

That being said, it’s imperative to change your exercise routine as soon as possible. No more can your evenings be spent in front of the TV, and no more can there be room for excuses. As an entrepreneur, you know very well that there’s no such thing as no time. It’s only a matter of organization, will power, and determination. You’re a go-getter by nature, so use this trait to your advantage.

Just because you need to exercise doesn’t mean you need to be miserable about it. This is a chance to think outside the box and fix your health all in one.

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Beginner Workout at Home Without Equipment

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
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We all know that exercise makes us healthier, stronger, less stressed, more energetic and also helps us live longer. Yet we neglect to work out as often as we should. There is the difficulty of getting on with it, of complying with the exercise on a daily basis since we all have a busy life. As such, getting a membership to the gym isn’t an ideal choice for all of us.

For others of us, we may be suffering from a temporary injury. If you suffer an injury and are scared to perform any physical exercise or go to the gym, visit a physiotherapist. A qualified physiotherapist can design a workout plan for you minimizing the risk of injuries. Healthcare centers like Pillars of Wellness provide client-centered physiotherapy to restore flexibility and movement and maximize strength.

Some people see the gym as a second home. Whether for music, atmosphere or equipment, fitness enthusiasts like to meet to train hard. But what if you are not comfortable in a gym or just do not want to put money every month to train? Don’t worry, we have good news for you.

A gym is not the only way to keep yourself fit!

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Work Out Safely with Arthritis

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Old Male Athlete

People often associate arthritis with older folks, but in reality, people of all ages can get arthritis. Even athletes!

In fact, as an athlete, you may participate in high-impact sports that aren’t the greatest for your joints. But this doesn’t mean you have to give up the gym!

Read on to learn more about exercising safely with arthritis.

Always warm up and cool down.

Warming up and cooling down are important steps to anybody’s exercise regimen, but it may be especially important to people with arthritis. Warming up and cooling down can help prevent injuries that may prevent you from exercising at all.

Also, don’t forget to stretch, especially your hamstrings! A tight, un-stretched hamstring can be harmful to your pelvis and knees.

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Realistic Ways to Gain and Define Muscle

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Everyone has a different body type, but very few people have well developed biceps, chisels thighs, tight glutes, and rock-hard abs without putting in at least a bit of work. Having great genetics absolutely helps if you want to become more muscular, but it truly doesn’t matter what body type you have if you are determined enough. Be realistic about just how ‘swole’ you want to become, but more importantly be patient with yourself. Gaining muscle is much like losing fat – major changes are not noticeable overnight. So, take things day by day, step by step, and discover these realistic ways to gain and develop muscle mass.

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How to set up a perfect fitness routine – tips from Treadmill Hire Ireland

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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“Should I try CrossFit or cardio?”, “should I be doing 5 reps or 4?”, “should I be doing Insanity to get my muscles in shape before summer?” these are all valid questions that every gym goer and fitness enthusiast ask even after months of working out. Picking the right routine can be incredibly confusing for anyone. Even the celebrity fitness trainers have a tough time selecting fitness regimes for their clients after dedicating the better part of their day to their fitness and health.  

Asking these questions shows that you are serious about your health and fitness. It also shows that you are finally ready to take the next step and take matters into your own hands. For most fitness enthusiasts the next step involves taking their fitness regime back home with them. In fact, today, gyms go wherever the fitness enthusiast goes. You don’t have to pay a fortune to buy the membership of a fitness boutique and drive there four times a week to exercise. Health and fitness mean a lot more than sweating it out on the stationary cycle or power rower with crowds of strangers.

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