Living With Type 2 Diabetes: 5 Ways to Make the Most of 5-lb. Hand Weights

Have you ever been on a trip away from home and only had access to one set of weights or minimal equipment? My clients have asked me to help them make the most out of what little they have to work with.  So I thought you might like the help too. Let’s get something straight: The lower body contains the largest muscles and typically requires

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Pre-Workout Stretches to Keep You Limber

At the gym, I usually witness an average of 80 people working out on either the cardio machines or free weights at any given time. I also notice the stretching area averaging only about eight people on a daily basis. That’s only 10 percent of gym-goers consistently work on their flexibility and mobility. I’m not sure of the actual percentage of people who work on

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Post Workout Stretches for More Flexibility

It’s just as important to stretch after working out as stretching before a workout to keep you limber and flexible. And it feels great! Here are some of my favorite post-workout static (non-active) stretches for your whole body: 1. Hip Flexor/Quad. Using a soft surface kneel on one knee in front of a wall. Place your back foot up on the wall enough to get

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How Do You Determine Training Intensity?

What is cardio? To some it may mean swinging back and forth on an Arc Trainer with zero resistance while reading a book, and for others, gut-wrenching hill sprints followed by kettle bell swings. Regardless of what cardio means to you, I suppose either answer could potentially be the proper workout. But before you hop on a gadget and hit quick start, take a few

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The Back Up Plan (Level 2)

In February I posted my original back up plan for last-minute workouts from home or the office.  If you’ve been consistent, you should be ready for some new exercises.  If not, you can always refer back to the original article for guidance. Spring is here, which means summer isn’t far away. Regardless of whether you’re preparing for a beach vacation or not, it won’t be

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The Back Up Plan

(Editor’s Note: Check with your physician before undertaking any exercise routine.) The chaotic new year has arrived. Exercising at least 30 minutes a day is an overwhelming thought, but, hey, shouldn’t a resolution be just that? While I truly believe the best workout results come from getting out of the house or office and into the gym, I know there are days an alternative option

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