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Pregnancy Pilates + Why Your Body Deserves It – Pilates Fitness Institute – Pilates Fitness Article

Pregnancy Pilates + Why Your Body Deserves It – Pilates Fitness Institute Bun in the oven? Up the duff? Knocked up? Bacon in the drawer? (who knew this was a pregnancy euphemism?!) This one is for you. Today we have (thankfully) cast off the shackles of historical medical recommendations that saw women eating more and doing less when expecting (hello, generational obesity!). Today we are more empowered by and committed to healthy lifestyle choices as part of the pregnancy journey.…

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4-Week HIIT Program For the Summer – Fitness Article

The sun is finally starting to shine through (here in Michigan), and summer is finally here! The lack of vitamin D during the colder months may have reduced your ambitions to stay on your workout program and shot your ability to reduce your food cravings. Well now is the time to get back after it before summer comes. In order to shed body fat while maintaining and even build muscle, you need to have a bulletproof plan. You cannot…

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5 RUNNING STRENGTH TRAINING MYTHS – Running Fitness Article

There are many known benefits of distance runners performing regular strength & conditioning exercise as part of their training cycle. These include reduced running related injury risk and improvements in performance. However despite a growing awareness of the value of strength and conditioning for distance runners, there remains several key myths that runners have regarding strength training. These myths often prevent runners from incorporating strength & conditioning work into their training routine. The key myths are outlined in the below…

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6 Important Tips to Help You Get Started With Hiking (and Enjoy It!) – Workout Fitness Article

I love hiking and yet I haven’t always. I grew up watching TV and eating microwave meals. I was raised by a single mom who worked long hours just to make sure I could have warm clothes to wear and our heat would turn on in the winter months. Little did I know, we lived in one of the greatest places in the world to explore on foot, the Pacific Northwest. I did not know this until four years ago.…

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Maintaining Strength In CrossFit After Your Strength Cycle » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

A very common question I receive from athletes who have just completed a dedicated strength cycle is how they can maintain their strength gains when they go back to CrossFit. This question arises because the athlete notes correctly that peak levels of strength attained while strength training cannot be maintained when, in the case of CrossFit, programming seeks development of nine skills sets in addition to strength. So, what is one to do? The answer is a complicated one. In…

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