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Fitness Tip#149 - June 29, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Build Quality Quads

Push from your toes when you do leg presses.
Your quadriceps will work harder.


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Have a FaNtAsTiC Weekend!

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Fitness Tip#148 - June 28, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Get Up and at 'Em

If you want to exercise before work but aren't a morning
person, try this trick: For a set period—say, 4 weeks—force
yourself to get up 15 minutes earlier than normal and do any
type of physical activity (walking, for instance). "Make it so
easy that you don't even have to change into your workout
clothes," says John Raglin, Ph.D., an exercise researcher. As you
near the end of the 4 weeks, you'll have a new habit and will then
be able to progress to greater amounts of exercise.

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WALLINMW 6/28/2012 10:20AM

  Great advice!

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Fitness Tip#147 - June 27, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Replace Your Shoes (Not Your Knees)

To avoid injuries, write an "expiration date" on your shoes
as soon as you buy them. Shoes last about 500 miles, so simply
divide 500 by your average weekly mileage to determine how
many weeks your shoes are likely to last.

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LIV2RIDE 6/28/2012 6:40AM

    I'm not a runner but had knee problems a few years back. My physical therapist told me to replace them every 6 months. At first I thought she had a deal with Nike or something but as it turns out she was right. After 6 months of PlyoX or walking or TurboFire you definitely need to replace those gym shoes.

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MILLERGIRL719 6/27/2012 8:10PM

    Great tip! I knew I should replace them after a certain number of miles but didn't really think of how to figure it. Math is not my strong suit! emoticon

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KEEP_GOING247 6/27/2012 7:11PM

    Thanks. Good tip.

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Fitness Tip#146 - June 26, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jump Higher

Do this simple jumping exercise to improve your vertical leap:
Stand on the edge of a step that's about 8 inches high. Step off
backward with both feet. When your toes hit the ground, immediately
jump back onto the step. Concentrate on pushing off the ground as
quickly as possible, rather than on the height of your jump. The speed
of the jump is more important than the height. Do three to five sets of
10 to 20 repetitions twice a week.

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GWBACH 6/26/2012 10:37AM

    this is a nice one to do, and it takes a short amount of time. Thanks again!!

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Fitness Tip#145 - June 25, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Run Longer, Easier

When you run, breathe so that your belly rises as you inhale.
This ensures that your lungs are inflating fully with oxygen, so
you'll be able to go longer. Practice by lying on your back and
placing a book on your stomach. The book should rise when you breathe in.

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LIV2RIDE 6/25/2012 8:58PM

    We use this breath a lot in yoga. I find I go to it when I'm stressed and in exercise.

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