Improve your flexibility with pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Improve your flexibility with pilates With the number of jobs now requiring a substantial amount of computer work, it’s no wonder that so many of us end up feeling ‘chair shaped’ at the end of a working day. Pilates is a great way to improve the flexibility of your muscles and the mobility of your joints. Regular practice not only relieves aches and pains but will make every movement feel easier from putting on your socks in the morning to…

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On the Double – Pilates Style – Live Life to the Core – Pilates Fitness Article

On the Double – Pilates Style – Live Life to the Core By Jenna Zaffino • Edited by Amanda Altman I’ll never forget the day when my perfect “Pilates Castle” began to crumble. It was 2013, and I was teaching a 10-hour shift in my custom-designed studio. My last client had miraculously informed me that she had to end early, and my next client was notoriously 15 minutes late. I had a break! I grabbed my Tupperware of cold leftovers…

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How To Learn Proper Weight Lifting Form (And Why It’s So Important) – Workout Fitness Article

If you’re doing any sort of weight lifting workout involving free weight exercises, machine exercises, or body weight exercises, it’s important to always use proper form. In this article, I’m going to cover everything you need to know about why form is so important, and how to actually learn it. This includes… Why proper form can be different for each person. Why form is so important. Injury prevention. Effectively training the target muscle group(s). The progressive overload problem. How to…

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Adding Strength Training into Your Cardio Routine – Fitness Article

If you’re seeking to gain greater muscle definition, visible strength, or want to better address muscle imbalances, there’s no need to add expensive equipment to your strength training workouts. Incorporating a few dumbbells and resistance bands isn’t a big investment in time or space and you can even tuck some into an ottoman or under a bookshelf if you don’t have a lot of space to store equipment. As a continuation of our circuit-style strength training article, here are a…

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Strength Training after a Mastectomy – Workout Fitness Article

It had been about six months since my breast reconstruction surgery and bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. I was at the gym, following an old training program I wrote. Back to training for months, I’d mostly avoided chest training. I glanced down to see which exercise was up next: Push-ups. I felt a little flutter in my stomach and made a spur-of-the-moment decision: I would try push-ups this time instead of skipping them. Since it would suck to lower myself down and choke at the bottom (which…

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