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Standing is bad too. What to do.

By now, everyone has heard that sitting is really bad for us because it puts excessive pressure on the low back, reduces mobility in our hips and spine, causes stiffness, and puts our head, neck and shoulders in a forward position that causes pain and unnatural rounding. So, a lot of people have elevated their […]

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How to increase your pull-ups for a stronger back

I used to only be able to do 1 ½ pull-ups, and that was after eight years of lifting weights consistently! In less than a year, I increased my pull-ups from 1.5 to 10. Here’s how I did it. Perform as many pull-ups, for me that was 1-2, and then quickly get on the assisted […]

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Walking is not strengthening

A potential client met with me at the gym because she wants to lose 10 pounds, reduce pain, and increase strength. She said she presently strength trains by stretching and walking on the treadmill. I informed her that stretching is great, but it is to be used at the end of a workout to promote […]

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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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