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Fitness Tip# 56 - February 21, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Muscle Up Your Back

When doing lat pulldowns, don't wrap your thumb around the bar. Instead, place it on top, alongside your index finger. This decreases the involvement of your arm muscles, so you'll work your back harder. Works for pullups, too.

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DIVEGODDESS 2/21/2012 5:36PM

    I'll try that next time!

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Fitness Tip# 55 - February 20, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kill Your Excuse

If you think you're too busy to exercise, try this experiment: For one day,
schedule a time to work out, and then stick to it—even if you can exercise
for only 10 minutes. "At the end of the day, ask yourself if you were any less
productive than usual," says John Jakicic, Ph.D., an exercise psychologist at
the Brown University school of medicine. The answer will probably be no—and your favorite excuse will be gone.


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Fitness Tip# 54 - February 17, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Swim Faster

To build speed in swimming, develop your ankle flexibility. Flexible feet will act like flippers and propel you faster through the water. To increase your flipper flex, do this: Sit on the floor with your shoes off. Extend your legs in front of you, heels on the floor. Point your toes straight out as far as possible, then flex them toward your shins as far as you can. Repeat for 1 minute.

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Fitness Tip# 53 - February 16, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Strengthen Your Core

Don't be afraid of situps. We've changed our tune on these, and here's why: Situps increase your range of motion, which makes your abdominal's work harder and longer. (Doing crunches on a Swiss ball or with a rolled-up towel under your lower back has a similar effect.) Just avoid situps with anchored feet, which can hurt your lower back.

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LIV2RIDE 2/17/2012 6:59AM

    Isn't it funny how things come full circle! love the old school exercises!!

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Fitness Tip# 52 - February 15, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Exercise in Order

Use dumbbells, barbells, and machines—in that order. "The smaller, stabilizer muscles you use with dumbbells fatigue before your larger muscle groups," says Charles Staley, a strength coach in Las Vegas.

So progress to machines, which require less help from your smaller muscles, as you grow tired.

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GRACEISENUF 2/15/2012 4:44PM

    good info...thanks for sharing

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GONEWLIFE 2/15/2012 4:43PM

    good advice !

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