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TRICKS TO GETTING FIT QUICK
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  Winter seems to be a time workout routines are forgotten and weight gain is hidden under layered winter fashion. But winter shouldn’t be a time to stop working out. It should be a time to work your butt off, so when summer comes around you have a body you are proud to show off.   Quick Tricks: When working out people tend to focus on working one area of their body, for example bicep curls, which only work one muscle. Usually this is due to lack of knowledge or experience....
GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TREADMILL
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Everyone knows Treadmills are great for cardio and weight loss. But many don’t realise just how much you can do on them. Stop the boring repetitive routines and incorporate these tips into your daily workout.   Target your Booty: Everyone knows that doing squats, burpees, and lunges are great ways to target and tone your thighs and backside. But by playing with the incline you are able to not only target and tone your booty, you can also target your glutes and hamstrings. To get...
MEDICINE BALL MUST DOS
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  Medicine balls are commonly over looked when it comes to workout routines. But these weighted exercise balls are extremely versatile and perfect for everyday routines. Below are some great exercises which can be incorporated into your workout plan or completed as a routine.   Medicine Ball Slam   Stand with your feet a little wider than shoulder width apart. In one motion extend your arms and raise the medicine ball above your head and slam the medicine ball into...
DUMBBELL OR BARBELL
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  When it comes to choosing strength equipment it’s important to choose right. But which is better: dumbbells or barbells? Your best option is the choose equipment that allows you to move as naturally as possible. This way you avoid injury and will feel more comfortable moving through each exercise.   Barbells are great if you are in between weights or if you are using heavy weight. They can be cheaper depending on what size you are using, and are perfect for bench press and...
TONE UP FAST
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No one likes having flabby skin and weak muscles, which is why toning is an extremely important part of exercising. Below are some great toning exercises to incorporate into your workout.   Dumbbell Squats Equipment: Dumbbells Works: Whole Body Recommended: 1 set of 20 & 1 set of 30 Throughout this workout keep your torso tight and as upright as possible.   Hold the dumbbells next to your shoulders with your palms facing towards you, while, standing straight with...
INTERVAL TRAINING – WHATS IN IT FOR ME
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  If you have cardio exercise equipment then chances are you have heard of high intensity interval training. If you have ever done interval training then you would also know the great benefits associated with the high intensity workout. Below we will explore high intensity interval training and why you should be doing it.   WHAT IS INTERVAL TRAINING? Like the name suggests it is a highly intense interval workout that is aimed to achieve your fitness goals faster and in less time....
TRAINING SINS YOU NEED TO AVOID
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  If you’re looking to really make progress in building your muscle mass, then you can’t afford to not put 100% into every workout. When it comes to building muscle here are training sins to avoid.   DON’T FORGET YOUR LEGS We’ve all seen the pictures of the guys with the massive upper body and scrawny chicken legs. The trick is to equally work each part of your body, while increasing the intensity and weight over time. If you’re working at a lower...
LOSE WEIGHT NOT MOTIVATION
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  If your goal of working out is to lose weight, then I can bet most of your focus is on cardio. Although cardio is a vital part of losing weight it is not always the most effective and can also leave you bored and not very motivated. Below are some great strength exercises which will get your heart pumping.   Dumbbell Straight-Leg Dead-lift Recommended: 3 Sets - 15 times without a break Equipment: Dumbbells   Hold a pair of dumbbells at arms length in front of your...
WORKOUT TRICKS!
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We all have those days when the thought of working out seems impossible. This could be due to a hectic day at work, you had a late night or you’re just feeling flat. But it can only take one excuse to turn not working out into a common occurrence. This is why on days like these it’s very important to get up and workout.   Just Stretch – It’s the little things that can give your body the energy kick it needs. Lie on the ground on a mat or blanket and start...
COMMON TREADMILL MISTAKES
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  COMMON TREADMILL MISTAKES Treadmills are one of the most popular pieces of exercise equipment and third most cardio intensive machines. They are great for at home fitness when going outside seems impossible and can help you lose weight very efficiently. But a lot of the time people are making common mistakes which are reducing their exercise potential.   Incorrect Shoes Although a lot of treadmills come with thick running mats, it’s still very important to wear the right...