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Fitness Tip#152 - July 4, 2012

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Improve Your Max

Before you try a maximal lift, load the bar with a weight that's 20 to 30
percent heavier than what you think you can handle. Then simply lift it
off the rack, hold for 1 to 2 seconds, and put it back. Wait 3 to 4 minutes,
then try your true max—the weight will feel noticeably lighter. Never attempt
this without a spotter.

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Fitness Tip#151 - July 3, 2012

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Get a Better Grip

To strengthen your grip, wrap a towel around the bar when
you do arm curls. It makes the bar thicker, which forces your
forearm muscles to work harder.

HMMM, and I have been doing this for a different reason. When my hands are sweaty and if I feel like I don't have a firm grip I can't do as many pull-ups or chin-ups. I didn't know I was making my forearms stronger :)

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Fitness Tip#150 - July 2, 2012

Monday, July 02, 2012

Warm Up the Right Way

Skip the treadmill warmup before lifting weights.
Instead, do a warmup that targets the muscles you'll be
using. For a full-body warmup, grab a bar and do two
sets of 10 repetitions each of the squat, deadlift, bench
press, and bent-over row.

Sounds good to me :)

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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.


YOU ARE ALL NO. 1 !!!!!!!!!!!
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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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WALLINMW 6/28/2012 10:20AM

  Great advice!

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