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11 Facts About Fitness

The human body has 650 muscles. The only exercise you should hold your breath for is underwater swimming. The heart is the strongest muscle in the body. Nearly 50% of all young people ages 12-21 are not vigorously active on a daily basis. For every pound of muscle gained, the body burns 50 extra calories […]

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HOW TO BE ACTIVE EVERY DAY

It’s the occupational hazard no one warns you about. The slow decline that increases your waistline. The dreaded desk job that encourages a sedentary lifestyle, with outcomes as drastic as anxiety, depression, increased cancer, and cardiovascular disease risk. The guys in white coats say the average 18-64 year old should accumulate 2-5 hours of moderate […]

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HOW TO DEADLIFT LIKE A PRO

Deadlifts are among the most basic of movements (i.e. picking sh!t up). Yet, they’re actually one of the most complex weight exercises of the lot. A well-executed deadlift will hit your hamstrings, glutes, quads, major back muscles (spinal erectors, traps and lats) and core. However, technique and proper form is EVERYTHING. If done incorrectly, deadlifting […]

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TOP 7 PT-BUSTED FITNESS MYTHS

1. NO PAIN, NO GAIN A phrase usually grunted through clenched teeth. While you should push yourself and aim to extend the limits of your endurance, a fitness activity should NOT hurt. If it does, then either you’re doing it wrong, or you already have an injury, which you should get checked ASAP! However, pain shouldn’t […]

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HOW TO BUILD UPPER BODY STRENGTH (IN TWO MOVES)

Everybody is pretty familiar with lower body exercises, right? You’ve got your squats and deadlifts – and we’ve shown you how to nail those. You’re probably total pros by now 🙂 But when it comes to upper body, there’s a heap of smaller muscle groups to cover. Knowing what exercise to do or what machine […]

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Glute Bridges on the Balance Pad

Lie on your back on a mat or on the floor with your heels on a balance pad. Your arms should be relaxed at your sides. To make this exercise more difficult, keep your arms off the floor. Exhale and push into your heels, lifting your buttocks off of the floor. Your neck and shoulders […]

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Knee Extensions

Stand up straight with an exercise band under one foot. Ensure that you have a good grip on the exercise band and that you have a good amount on tension on the exercise band. Inhale and lift the foot slowly, resisting against the band, until your hip and knee are at approximately 90 degrees. Exhale […]

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Chin to Chest Stretch

Sit upright on a ball or chair with your feet shoulder width apart. Arms are relaxed with your hands resting on your thighs. Tuck your chin gently toward your chest. Turn your head slightly to the left until you feel a slight stretch. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat to the right side, holding for 10-15 […]

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