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Equipment Highlight: Kettlebell 101

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If you haven’t swung a kettlebell before, now’s the time! The funky looking fitness toy has been around for centuries for a reason. The concept of a kettlebell is simple. It is a heavy iron ball with a fixed handle on top. What really makes them special, though, is that using them regularly can yield unique results.  Read More

Get Your Sweat On: 20-Minute Bodyweight Step Circuit!

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Create your own circuit workout. It’s easy! An effective circuit workout challenges all major muscle groups, including your heart. You can develop endurance and strength by minimizing rest periods between stops. Circuits don’t have to involve a ton of equipment, time or space. Instead of moving to stations, you can stay in one place and work in interval blocks if you choose. Read More

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Simple Workouts that Olympians Swear By

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There is a reason why a select few people champion their way to the Olympics: the training is grueling; both mentally and physically. Many spend years honing their craft. Some spend decades and won’t settle for anything less than a gold medal wrapped around their necks and a podium beneath their feet. Read More

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Fight the Office Chair! 6 Posture-Strengthening Exercises You Can Do at Work

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In this age of standing desks it’s time to face-up to a truth. Chairs are not the enemy. It’s OK to sit down! Chairs have been a part of human civilization for at least 5,000 years and humans continue to survive. Sitting isn’t necessarily evil, and the dude waving to you from his standing desk isn’t morally superior to you. What is troublesome, though, is poor posture and sedentary habits that can develop when sitting is a default position. Getting lazy in a chair can negatively affect joint alignment, muscular strength and your cardiovascular system. Read More

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How to Build Mental Strength

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Building mental toughness is an endeavor well worth your time: people who have “grit” are generally more capable of overcoming adversity, sticking with a tough problem until they find a solution to it, being courageous, and coping with and moving beyond failure in order to achieve their true goals. Read More