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May 24, 2019
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The lat pull down machine is designed for the purpose of compound exercise, specifically exercise meant to both develop and then stress the lat muscle, which is short for lattisimus Doris.
To familiarize yourself briefly with just what exactly your lat muscle is, do the following. Thrust your elbow into the air so that it is 45 degrees from being vertical. Turn it in a gentle arc downwards and back until...
May 24, 2019
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The word 'cardio' is probably one of the first words you hear when you first start an exercise program. You know that cardio is an essential component of any workout, whether you want to lose weight, get fit, or just be healthier.
Health authorities recommend 150 minutes of cardio exercise per week to reduce health risks. If you want to lose weight or keep it off, you may have to...
May 15, 2019
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Buying strength training and aerobic equipment for your home makes exercise convenient if you shop wisely. Here's how to map out a strategy before you spend the cash.
A home gym can make smart fitness sense. It's more convenient and ultimately cheaper than a health club membership, and it stands to reason you would be more inclined to get fit if you had easy access to exercise eq...
May 15, 2019
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Here's why you should bookend each workout with a warm-up and a cool-down — plus other exercise safety tips.
Your fitness level depends on getting regular exercise, but how you approach an exercise program will determine whether it enhances your well-being or actually causes a problem — the exact opposite of your intention. Push yourself too hard or use the wrong equipment, even ...
May 08, 2019
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Beyond just feeling and looking great, strength training has many benefits that will help your body over the course of your lifetime. Whether you do strength training with weights or without, the benefits are too great to ignore. If you are looking to add any one thing to your lifestyle to increase your health, strength training should be it. Here are the top benefits to strength training:
May 08, 2019
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Exercise does help you control your weight, but maybe not in the way you think. When you do the math, exercise won't help you lose much weight when you're overweight — as it turns out, studies have shown that cutting calories works much better than trying to burn off any extra calories through increased physical activity.
Where exercise really shines is in helping you to keep off...
May 01, 2019
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You’ve probably heard the debate about which type of strength training is most effective — total-body workouts or split training (e.g., arm day, leg day, etc.). Poll a handful of fitness experts about which type of training they prefer, and you’ll likely get a variety of answers.
That’s because there’s no “right” answer for everyone. So how can you determine the best strength-tra...
May 01, 2019
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A personal trainer can help you make the most of your exercise routine.
If you're having a hard time getting motivated at the health club, or just don't feel like you're getting enough out of your exercise routine, consider hiring a personal trainer. More than just an instructor, a personal trainer can help you come up with the right workout plan to meet your goals. Whether it's ...
Apr 08, 2019
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Efficiency is key. Our busy lifestyles demand that we make the best possible use of every minute. So it is understandable to want a workout to be productive. However, health is not measured in how many calories you burn in a minute.
Exercise is an excellent way to relieve muscle tension and to refocus the mind. So your priority should be that exercise makes you feel good. Wheneve...
Apr 08, 2019
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Warm ups prepare athletes for the strenuous exercise session ahead. Know more about the benefits of warm ups before a work out to remain injury free.
Do you skip warm up to save time and get started on the workout right away? Then, go back in time to your school days and remember your physical training class always started with a good ten minutes of warm up. While you giggled doi...
Apr 01, 2019
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The vast array of cardio machines is dizzying. But when it comes to getting results, boosting your fitness and shrinking your waistline, the best cardio machine is the one that burns the most calories.
In can be intimidating to walk into the gym and see row upon row of shiny contraptions with belts, chains and gears. The vast array of cardio machines is dizzying. But when it come...
Apr 01, 2019
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When decking out your home gym or personal training studio with top-notch equipment, you have to be selective. You probably don't have space like big gyms and health clubs, which often house every piece of equipment imaginable. So to help you narrow down what you really need, here are the top 10 pieces of equipment every small-scale gym must own.
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Mar 11, 2019
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Sweating is a natural process anytime the body’s temperature gets elevated, like during exercise. Working muscles produce much more heat than muscles at rest, which expedites the need to cool down through sweating. The sweat evaporating from the skin is what helps lower overall body temperature. This is a critical step because if the body over heats without being able to cool down, serious damage can happen in t...
Feb 28, 2019
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What's your goal when you work out? Is your goal to build massive muscles, or are you trying to develop real, functional strength? You'll find that the two are very different!
Bodybuilding: It's All About Size Bodybuilders are lifting weights not to develop functional strength but to increase the size of their muscles. They will...
Feb 28, 2019
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Learn how you can customize your treadmill workout to burn fat better all while increasing your fitness level.
Feel as though your treadmill workouts aren’t paying off quite like they used to? Remember, if you hit the gym and do the same thing every day, sooner or later your body is going to adapt. And when it does, this spells bad news for your future fat burning.
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An Introduction to the Lat Pull Down Machine
Posted On May 24, 2019
The lat pull down machine is designed for the purpose of compound exercise, specifically exercise meant to both develop and then stress the lat muscle, whi..
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