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» Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 8/19/19 – Workout Fitness Article

Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 8/19/19 Written on August 19, 2019 at 4:22 am, by Eric Cressey I hope you had a great weekend. Before I get to the good stuff, just a friendly reminder that this Friday is the last day to get the early-bird discount on our fall seminar (9/21-9/22) at Cressey Sports Performance – MA. This 1.5 day event offers 10 CEU hours through the NSCA and features some awesome presentations. You can learn more…

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Kids and Exercise: Benefits, Risks & Exercise Tips – Workout Fitness Article

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children and adolescents should participate in at least 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily (1). However, less than 24% of children ages 6-17 meet this daily requirement (1). While community leaders and key stakeholders work to improve these statistics, parents can and should do their part. Here are practical tips to help build a foundation of success for childhood development. Benefits of Exercise on Child Development Physical activity…

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3 Reasons Why You Should NOT Do Cardio When Bodybuilding – Workout Fitness Article

When bodybuilding if you want to lose fat, you must do cardio, correct? At least, that’s what most fat loss experts and personal trainers preach. But did you know that cardio can actually prevent you from getting lean? And that cardio can blunt your ability to pack on new muscle? It’s true! In this evidence-based article, you’ll discover why cardio can have such detrimental effects. In addition, you’ll find out what you should do instead if you bodybuilding or want…

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The ULTIMATE Guide To FST-7 (Supercharge Your Gains) – Workout Fitness Article

A bigger muscle is a stronger muscle. That’s why the best way to build muscle is to increase the workload placed on your muscles over time (aka progressive overload).  You can do this by: Lifting MORE weight Doing MORE reps with the same weight Doing MORE sets Increasing your range of motion If you follow this advice you could probably achieve 80% of your maximum potential gains. However, this is NOT the only way to make a muscle grow. The…

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Welcome to FitCalisthenics! – FitCalisthenics – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Welcome to FitCalisthenics! – FitCalisthenics What’s going on guys! My name is Carlos Salas and I’ve been doing calisthenics for over 7 years. Throughout my journey, I’ve learned, grown and evolved so much that I now want to share everything I know and even all the things that I discover in the future with everyone. Calisthenics was my way into fitness. After suffering a major injury (torn ACL) while playing soccer, I had to resort to lots of physiotherapy at…

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Here is what happens in the Movement, Strength & Recovery Model – Box33 Adaptive Strength – Workout Fitness Article

The Movement, Strength & Recovery Model provides all the components you need to lose fat, get lean, move better and look and feel great. The success of this model is based around our qualified coaches doing personal training. They will work with you every step of the way to make sure you are safe, the training is effective, and you are having fun! This all starts with a professionally trained coach having a chat with you. The chat will give…

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‘How To’ Is Pointless Without ‘Why’ – Workout Fitness Article

“He who has a ‘why’ can bear almost any ‘how.’ – Nietzsche   Back in the 1800s, Nietzsche understood how pivotal the question of ‘why’ is to the human experience.     These days though, in the age of instantaneous and abundant information, asking ‘why’ is a lost art. For many, doing the work of digging deep and asking ‘why’ is just not nearly as convenient or comfortable as asking ‘how to.’   This is especially true when it comes…

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Virtuagym vs. Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Software – Workout Fitness Article

Manage and Grow Your Fitness Business Better with Exercise.com. Learn more below. Virtuagym vs Exercise.com. Choose Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Management Software. Review our head-to-head Virtuagym software comparison and see for yourself. Get a custom web and smartphone app designed for your brand with additional customization available throughout your custom-built software. Grow your business, turn leads into clients, and increase revenue.  With so many software management options available for fitness professionals and personal trainers to choose from, it’s important to…

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Yogi’s Shoulders – Workout Fitness Article

This everyday shoulder sequence is a great way to help increase flexibility and release built-up tension after a long day. Put this into your daily routine to maintain happy, open shoulders. Remember to breathe deeply throughout. Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do…

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Top 4 Choices for Weight Loss – Fitness Article

Just think of it: Burning nearly 200 calories in a matter of minutes. Wouldn’t such calorie burning workouts be perfect for all those who think there is no time in their busy schedules for exercise? All you have to do is make some adjustments and include these effective and time-efficient workouts in your regular training routine. Because whether we like to admit it or not, we can always find 20 minutes to improve our health and fitness. What are these…

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5 Conversation Starter Ideas for Personal Trainers – Workout Fitness Article

We’ve been there. You’re definitely not the only personal trainer who has experienced the client who hardly talks during a session. It can make for an awkward encounter, leaving you thinking you don’t know how to talk to people or that the client doesn’t like you.  How do you get this client to begin to open-up and engage in conversation that is meaningful to their training goals?  Here, you’ll learn how social influences and support systems can spark the dialogue.…

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3 Ways We Glorify God On The Car Ride To School – Workout Fitness Article

Between elementary school and preschool drop off last year I started to wonder if I could be making better use of my time in the car with the kids. A few months into the school year we began to implement these 3 things on the 15 minute car ride to the elementary school: singing, catechism, and prayer. With all 4 kids in the car it has become the perfect way to start the day for all us. SING We love…

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» Pitchers vs. Swimmers – Workout Fitness Article

Pitchers vs. Swimmers Written on August 10, 2019 at 7:42 am, by Eric Cressey I evaluated a baseball pitcher (left) and swimmer (right) back to back yesterday. It should serve as a reminder that not all overhead athletes are created equal – both in terms of the demands of their sports and the way they adapt to those demands. The pitcher is a classic scapular depression example. Notice how “flat” the clavicle presentation is. He’s very lat dominant and struggles…

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Move Forward 5k/10k Race 2019, Featuring a New Course! – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Move Forward 5k/10k Race 2019, Featuring a New Course!  Are you a runner, walker, or just love dogs (and/or beer)? The Regis University School of Physical Therapy is hosting its 17th iteration of the Move Forward 5k/10k and kids run at Regis University on September 21st, 2019. The race will take place on the Regis University Northwest Denver campus, and we are especially excited this year to unveil a new course that takes participants off campus and onto the beautiful…

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40 Fitness Continuing Education (CE) Courses (Complete List) – Workout Fitness Article

Get the Basics… Certified Personal Trainers (CPTs) must obtain continuing education credits to maintain their certification. Many professional organizations offer a variety of different CEU or CEC courses in various formats. It’s important for personal trainers to know how many CEUs or CECs are required from your certifying organization and the length of time to obtain them Learn about 40 popular CEU and CEC courses offered by seven reputable organizations. Continuing Education Credits (CECs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are…

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Benefits of a Low Carb Diet – Workout Fitness Article

When it comes to food, many of us naturally shy away from a low carb diet because we love our carbs, such as, cookies, cupcakes, pasta and pretty much anything that taste yummy. We sometimes don’t even realize how many carbs we consume on a daily. The average person consumes around 225-325 carbs per day. Carbs might be tasty and satisfy our unhealthy cravings, however, have you ever stopped to think about what carbs are? Carbs are essentially sugar when…

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Healthy Alfredo Sauce with Fettuccine Noodles – Workout Fitness Article

You are going to fall in love with this Healthy Alfredo Sauce with Fettuccine Noodles Recipe. A wonderful chicken broth and cauliflower base is blended into a rich and creamy sauce that is lower in fat, and high in nutrients. Healthy Alfredo Sauce with Fettucine Noodles The concept of a healthy alfredo sauce may seem like an oxymoron. How is it possible to make something loaded with butter and cheese healthy? Well, this recipe is definitely an option that gives…

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5 Exercises to Improve Your Deadlift – Workout Fitness Article

Every gym has at least one of them (OK, more like 10 of them)—the people who want to improve a specific skill or movements so their answer is to practice that skill every single day.   I have a client—bless her heart—who was frustrated that her deadlift hadn’t improved in 12 months and proceeded to deadlift heavy every single time she came to the gym for six months. At the end of it all, her deadlift weight hadn’t increased, but…

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How To Lift Weights In The Morning (The ULTIMATE Guide) – Workout Fitness Article

The human body runs on an internal 24-hour “clock” that causes fluctuations in various hormones throughout the day. These variations are known as circadian rhythms. One of the biggest ways that circadian rhythms affect physical performance (strength/power/endurance) is the regulation of body temperature. A higher body temperature exerts a passive ‘warm-up effect’ on the muscles which increases their contractile properties- making them stronger and more flexible. Our body temperature is at its lowest point in the early morning and progressively increases…

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» Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 8/6/19 – Workout Fitness Article

Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 8/6/19 Written on August 6, 2019 at 3:32 pm, by Eric Cressey Today, I’ve got a list of recommended reading to get you through the week. Before we get to it, though, just a quick heads-up that we’re doing a pre-sale on Cressey Sports Performance bucket hats. If you’re interested in buying one, you can do so at THIS LINK. They’ll be available for shipment in early-mid September. As for the reading recommendations,…

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Best Hikes in Acadia National Park – Workout Fitness Article

Acadia National Park is full of hiking, running, walking, and biking trails. Most hiking trails are moderate and relatively short so you can squeeze quite a few into your trip! These are our favorite hikes in Acadia National Park, The Crown Jewel of the North Atlanta Coast. HIKING IN ACADIA NATIONAL PARK If you are planning a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine get ready because you are going to have your breath taken away! We’ve been to some…

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Get Out and RUN! – Workout Fitness Article

Get ready for 25 minutes of sun, fun, and run! This running workout has a built-in warm-up and ramps up in intensity at a progressive, but efficient pace. Don’t forget to connect your smartwatch or heart rate monitor to see which ‘zones’ you’ve been training in. Get ready to work hard and reap the benefits. Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our…

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11 Reasons Why Personal Trainers Should Teach Indoor Cycling – Workout Fitness Article

“Teach Indoor Cycling?  Who, me? I don’t think so. I’m a trainer!” It isn’t uncommon to hear of group fitness departments being at odds with personal training teams.   Instead of working together to help members get the most out of their complete gym experience, trainers often look down on group fitness programs and may not recommend that clients take classes.  On the other hand, some group fitness instructors may generally view trainers as being elitist. While many are content…

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July 2019 Fitness/Wellness Update – The Workout Mama – Workout Fitness Article

I can’t believe it is August! My older two kids are back in school and I miss them so much during the day but know they are having such a great time learning. In July I tried to focus on drinking 96 ounces of water each day. I had to pee so much. Yikes. I need to keep doing this because I feel so much better when I am hydrated. I am not really using the scale anymore because my…

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The 5-Day Workout Routine And Split – Workout Fitness Article

Most of the workout routines I design are based around 3-day or 4-day splits. Why? Because 3-4 workouts per week tends to suit most people’s schedules, recovery capabilities, and personal preferences, and allows for an optimal training stimulus to be provided. But… what if you wanted to use a 5-day workout routine instead? Well, in that case, this one’s for you. I’m going to show you what I consider to be the best 5-day split there is, and then provide…

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Pilates for Summer Bodies | Studio BE Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates for Summer Bodies | Studio BE Pilates July 27, 2019 We are well into the swing of summer by now. The long, hot days full of sunshine — and intermittent, spontaneous thunderstorms. For many it is a season of vacationing and outdoor activity; the schedules we once rigidly followed the rest of the year are cast aside to fully soak up the summertime while it lasts. It can be a rude awakening to readjust to those schedules once school…

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8 Great Reasons To Hire A Personal Trainer – Fitness Article

If you’re considering hiring a personal trainer but you’re unsure whether or not it is the right decision for you then don’t worry, you’re definitely in the right place. Although it may feel as though it is a big step to take, it is definitely a step in the right direction. Whether you want to acheive a goal or you’re training for an event, personal trainers are a great way to up your game when it comes to fitness. To…

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How To Lift Weights Everyday For HUGE Gains – Workout Fitness Article

In short, it is possible to lift weights everyday without overtraining. But that doesn’t mean YOU should do it. If you’re a beginner I highly recommend that you avoid this style of training. You can already make fast gains with a more simple setup (like starting strength). Training everyday is not optimal for bodybuilding either. You would ideally have higher training volume and greater exercise selection for lagging body parts. A program like Size, Symmetry, Strength that focuses on powerbuilding…

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Badger CrossFit | It’s Summer! Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips – Crossfit Fitness Article

Badger CrossFit | It’s Summer! Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips Baby, it’s hot out there! If you have been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you. We are in the dead of summer, and you are probably discovering that your body reacts to the heat and humidity differently than it does to cooler, drier conditions. We should be fit in all weather…

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Cut Body Fat Using Methodized Strength Training – Workout Fitness Article

Occasionally, I pop my head out of my cave to examine where the average level of insight among the general public is in regards to strength and conditioning. I’m not as pessimistic as many of my contemporaries who look for things to be angry about to justify their general dissatisfaction with life. I think things are improving.   The last time I peeked out, I learned that crowds in the gyms and on the internet were looking into strength training…

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