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1/10/11 1:25 A

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Thanks for sharing this link. I, too, get frustrated at the gym because there are a couple of machines that I just simply cannot use because they are designed for much taller people, even with the adjustable seats, etc.

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1/9/11 11:20 A

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I love this team. Many great thoughts get passed around.

Progress not perfection is the key to living every day to its fullest!!!
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1/9/11 2:52 A

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I agree also.

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1/8/11 3:34 P

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I agree, Bailey!

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1/8/11 3:04 P

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I agree with this as well, but it's not just for petites. It's for all.





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1/8/11 2:47 P

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The bottom line, as stated in the article, is that, "A well-balanced routine most definitely should include cardio, strength training and flexibility." That is an old, tried-and-true, basic principle and one worth noting - and DOING!

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1/8/11 1:50 P

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Being vertically challenged can make exercising at a gym a trying experience. Letís face it, many weight machines are not tailored towards our smaller dynamics. Free weight training exercises targeted toward building lean muscle along with a high protein diet are the best for petites to lose weight and stay fit.

Many might think just focusing on cardiovascular exercises will work but believe it or not, most smaller bodies generally do not respond as well to just this one form of exercise. You will have the most success losing weight by adding lean muscle mass as well. Our small bodies just arenít designed to bulk up on muscle, however, if you incorporate light weight training into your routine, you will definitely develop a more toned and curvy figure.

To read the rest of this great article I found click this link: cinderellaofboston.blogspot.com/2011
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