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neck pain relief with one simple stretch

Neck pain is awful! I sit a lot and end up with lower back aches, and neck tension. These lat (latissimus dorsi: the largest muscle in the back) stretches are very easy to do, and alleviated my neck pain in just one week. I do these stretches three times a day, and will continue to […]

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The ab exercise that flattens your belly

A woman at the gym came up to me and asked, “Would you tell me the one exercise that will make my belly flat?” I told her there is no one exercise that can do that. As a matter of fact, there are no exercises that are guaranteed to give someone a flat stomach. The […]

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chair exercises for seniors

Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 am, PBS airs “Happy Yoga,” a twenty-two minute exercise program featuring seated gentle movements and stretches lead by yogi Sarah Starr. The videos are shot in serene spots such as a field of sunflowers, or at a beach with waves licking the rocks in the background. […]

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How to exercise properly based on your specific goals

This video will help, not just football players, but any athlete, to weight train based on goals, to achieve maximum success in his or her sport. For nutritional information and healthy, delicious recipes from whole foods , designed for maximum energy, go to http://www.thehighfivediet.com to order your book today

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What fitness trainers have to put up with

If you are thinking about hiring a personal trainer, want to be a personal fitness trainer, or already work with a trainer, you’ll find out info they won’t tell you in this YouTube video I created.

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Four reasons you’re not getting stronger

We should all strive to be strong, mentally and physically. If you’re not seeing results in strength or muscle size, there’s four possible reasons why that is. You’re doing the same thing all the time. If you do the same exercises for more than 4-6 weeks, you won’t get stronger because that’s when results plateau. […]

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don’t exercise with your friend or family

Having a friend to exercise with to motivate you to workout, and to be accountable, is an incredible gift, but, what if you’re the one that wants to work out, and your friend doesn’t want to? What if that friend that doesn’t like to exercise dreads it, and demotivates you; or that friend is frequently […]

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The best hamstring exercise. How to make the Nordic ham curl machine for $1

  The Nordic hamstring curl is probably one of the best exercises for strengthening the hamstrings (the backside of the upper legs). If your gym doesn’t have a Nordic hamstring curl machine, or maybe you don’t have one at home, you can make it with heavy dumbbells, a thick mat, a Bosu or a step, and pipe insulation that I bought […]

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Don’t do HIIT too often

HIIT, high-intensity interval training, are popular, maximal effort cardiovascular workouts. They are available at boot camps, certain gyms, and classes. What’s great about HIIT, is that it burns a lot of calories in a short period of time, increases endurance, and strengthens the heart. What’s not-so-great about this type of workout is that it’s extremely […]

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Personal training is like a massage

Personal fitness training is like getting a massage, in that it’s good for the body, and the mind. It’s one-on-one customized care, not cheap, but totally worth it. If you need help with strength, mobility, and/or motivation, interview a certified personal trainer and sign up for sessions with one you like.

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