Archive for the ‘Motivation’ Category

Natural exercises vs. machines

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You might think that a person who rides a stationary bike would get just as fit as someone who rides one outdoors. It doesn’t work like that though. People who use road bikes get a better fitness workout than those who use a stationary bike. A couple (more…)

9 Ways to Get Energized and Motivated When You Feel Lazy

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Getting in shape tops many people’s New Year’s resolution lists. We all say we’re too busy to fit in a workout, but exercise doesn’t… Getting in shape tops many people’s New Year’s resolution lists. We all say we’re too busy to fit in a workout, (more…)

Signs Your Body Needs Rest ASAP

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Ah, yes, this statement and similar motivational (ish) quotes are go-to stock phrases of drill sargents, tough guys, and, unfortunately, coaches and workout buddies… Ah, yes, this statement and similar motivational (ish) quotes are go-to stock (more…)

8 Warning Signs of Depression

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How are you able to tell if you are depressed? It sounds like a stupid question, but a surprising quantity of us might not recognize the signs of depression, even though 1 in ten individuals will expertise a serious depressive episode in their (more…)

Reasons to Cancel Your Gym Membership

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The gym used to be the premier location for fitness. It’s where people go to lift, sweat, burn, blast, tone, strengthen and build their bodies. The gym has it all, but you don’t use it all. Maybe you don’t have the time, or you only want to focus (more…)

8 Things You May Not Know About Weight Training

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Quick: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says weight lifting? Seriously jacked up bodies? Intimidatingly heavy looking dumbbells? Chest-bumping bros?… Quick: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says weight (more…)

10 Trainers Share Their BEST Strength-Training Tips

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In 2011, I was both shocked and honored to be named America’s Top Personal Trainer to Watch in the first-ever contest of its kind, which was… In 2011, I was both shocked and honored to be named America’s Top Personal Trainer to Watch in the first-ever (more…)

6 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism

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6 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism Studies such as those conducted by Laval University, East Tennessee State University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of New South Wales have shown that shorter, high-intensity cardio sessions result (more…)

The Difference Between Toning Muscle and Bulking Muscle

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When most people say that they want to “tone up,” what they usually mean is that they want to become leaner. Basically, they want…   What Is Toning? When most people say that they want to “tone up,” what they usually mean is that they (more…)

12 Ways To Burn More Calories While Running

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Running is one of the greatest, and cheapest ways to improve your cardiovascular health. You can find avid runners going for their daily run…   Running is one of the greatest, and cheapest ways to improve your cardiovascular health. You (more…)