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Effective Cardio Using Just Your Upper Body

April 29, 2013 | Comments: 2 Comments

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One of the biggest mistakes humans make when thinking about exercise is that is that all good cardiovascular exercise has to be done with the legs. Not true! I’ve had clients in wheelchairs and those who couldn’t walk due to diabetic neuropathies. You know what they could do, though? Pull. Get yourself a set of […]

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BOSU: The Basics

April 19, 2011 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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My favorite piece of equipment is the BOSU. It’s an inflated half dome on a flat platform that can be used with either the dome side or the platform side up, BOth Sides Up. Why is it so awesome? Because just about anything you can do on the floor or on a step, you can […]

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Cross Trainers vs Running Shoes: They are not interchangeable

June 16, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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When I am talking to a new client one of the first things I do is look at their shoes. Are they old? New? Covered in grass stains? Cross trainers or running shoes? Many of my clients buy new shoes before the second session because the shoes they think are the most comfortable shoes ever […]

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Advanced Interval Training: High-Intensity Interval Training

March 31, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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High-Intensity Interval Training (HIT) is back in the news again.  A small study published in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of Physiology showed that in men, short bursts of intense exercise works just as well for increasing muscle fitness as longer, lower intensity exercise.  In this case, fitness is defined as the ability […]

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Questions About Strength Training for Women

February 24, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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Five questions I hear all of the time and the answers I give.  These are by no means the exhaustive information on the matter, just a place to start.   1.  I don’t want to look like a man.  If I lift heavy weights will I bulk up?    I can almost promise you that you […]

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Fun Indoor, Cold Weather Workout

February 17, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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Here in the Mid-Atlantic region it is cold and windy with snow piled up to four feet high.  Folks in the Midwest may scoff at a mere four feet, but I assure you, this is huge for our area.  Clearly, no one is going to the gym, but this is no reason not to work […]

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No-Excuses Workout

January 4, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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Warm-up Jumping jacks, jog in place, light jump rope…what ever makes you happy. The idea is to get your heart rate up a little. Body-weight Squats * Standing, arms straight out in front, feet shoulder width apart and straight ahead * Initiate movement from the hips, sit back and down until the thighs are parallel […]

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