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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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Fitness Tip#144 - June 22, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Flex for Muscle

When doing standing arm curls, completely straighten your arms by
flexing your triceps at the end of each repetition. This ensures that
you work the muscle through its entire range of motion.


HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEKEND MY FRIENDS!!!!


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I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

After 3 rounds of P90X and half way into my P90X+, I can now do "crane" in Yoga X. It is the only part of Yoga X that I haven't been able to do. I could never understand it.

I held the position for 4 seconds. It has always boggled me why I couldn't do it. After thinking about it today, I believe that my wrist and forearms were not strong enough to do it. I am one of those people that have small and weak wrist.

Thinking about what exercises might have made the difference, I believe the "360 Chataranga Run" in Abs/Core Plus and all the different pull-ups and push-ups in P90X Plus.

Next goal is to hold the position for 30 sec.


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STEPHLOKI 6/22/2012 10:06AM

    I had to google the crane in Yoga X, wow, that is a difficult pose, I'd say it take both coordination and strong wrists. wouldn't even attempt it.... LOL

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LIV2RIDE 6/22/2012 6:47AM

    emoticon I couldn't do crane until I went to a few real yoga classes and learned the proper technique. It's an amazing pose.

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RBETYOURASS 6/21/2012 8:37PM

    It is a great feeling isn't it?
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~Rana

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GRACEISENUF 6/21/2012 8:35PM

    I am not familiar with that pose from P90X but despite that fact I can tell it is a huge accomplishment for you.....SO CONGRATS and WAY TO GO!



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LITTLEROX20 6/21/2012 7:52PM

    Congrats. P90X is awesome!

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