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Functional Training: Truly functional or just a trend?

Every year new fitness trends arrive such as Plyo, Zumba, High Intensity Interval Training (i.e. P90x or Insanity), but functional training isn’t only trendy. When you look up functional training it is typically defined as an exercise program that promotes … Continue reading

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Back Discomfort? Try this exercise!

Back pain/discomfort is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints among Americans. Some people will resort to avoiding all movements in general (not a good idea) or some will ignore the pain until it becomes unbearable. Lets try to take … Continue reading

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What should your weekly workout routine look like?

Between aerobic (cardio) and resistance (strength/weight) training, it seems impossible to create the perfect exercise routine. There are benefits to all forms of exercise whether it is moderate intensity cardio, high intensity interval training, or muscle group specific weight training. … Continue reading

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Just Tri A Little Harder

“Curls for the girls” is one of the most common saying in the gym world, or at least it used to be. We are constantly in elbow flexion as we hold our phones up to our face, sit in the … Continue reading

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A Foam Roller: The New Household Essential

Do you ever find your self massaging out your neck when you are feeling over-stressed? Myofascial release is the act of applying external pressure on the muscle and fascia to override the body’s protective mechanisms that create tension. Although the … Continue reading

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Are you meeting the minimum?

  Note to self: Be as active as you are physically able. Physical activity (PA) is movement that engages the skeletal system and requires energy above basal (resting) levels. In other words, PA can be a large variety of tasks from … Continue reading

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Get Away From Your Desk and Stretch

It is time to push yourself away from your desk, stand up, and stretch. Many Americans spend OVER 8 hours a day sitting and may I add with terrible posture. You are sitting all day and then you get up … Continue reading

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