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Cool Down – Rule of Fitness #9

Is a cool down really that important? A cool down period is an often overlooked or omitted part of your workout. In a world where everyone is crunched for time, a cool down is likely to be the first thing cut from a workout. I suspect that everyone, myself included, is guilty of going straight…

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Rest and Recovery – Rules of Fitness #8

Rest & Recovery A standard refrain post gym is the complaint of how sore you are! Jokes about leg day and stairs are common. Rest and recovery are a vital component of any successful training regimen. Without it, you run the risk of over-training. Over-training can cause your progress to plateau. It can cause fatigue,…

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Protein Pancakes – Free Recipe

Who else out there loves pancakes? I know I love pancakes, and so does my family.  Adults and kids of all ages enjoy pancakes, as breakfast or dinner. But if you are trying to lose weight, or simply watching what you eat, pancakes can come with heavy side of guilt.  The high carbohydrate count, the…

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Just Breathe – Rules of Fitness #7

Rule of Fitness #7 — Just Breathe   Most people take it for granted, but the act of breathing is a marvelous thing! It’s something we’re born knowing how to do. On average, an adult human takes 23,040 breaths per day. And yet, for something so instinctive, a lot of folks breathe incorrectly during their…

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Make Yourself a Priority Everyday

This post entitled Make Yourself a Priority originally appeared on WomenOffshore.org, view the original content here. Be a Priority in Your Own Life Making yourself a priority is something we humans struggle with everyday. It is easy to let all the demands of life overwhelm us.  Careers, schooling, raising a family, all of these things…

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Clearing up Cardio – Rules of Fitness #5

Clearing Up Cardio Confusion Who loves cardio?  I’ll be the first to admit that it is NOT my favorite.  I’d much rather head to the weight room and sling some iron around.  But, I’ve long since recognized that for me, cardio is necessary for achieving my personal fitness and aesthetic goals.  Rather than making it…

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Stress: Reduce It and Re-Use It

Stress: Reduce It and Re-Use It This post on stress originally appeared on WomenOffshore.org, view the original version here.   Stress. It seems to be ever-present in our daily lives, both at work and at home. It feels like there is always something to be worry over, whether it’s a large assignment, finding balance between…

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Stretching Tips – Rules of Fitness #4

Stretching Exercises and Tips Now that you’re all warmed up and loose, it’s time to do some stretching! This important step is often overlooked, even by professional athletes, and it’s to their own detriment. After all, stretching helps prevent injury, reduces fatigue, and helps with recovery. If you’re going to make a commitment to an…

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Workout of the Week on Wednesday!

Anyone can get fit, anywhere. We’ve got an all new WOW – Workout of the Week – for you today!  This week, we are continuing with the WOWOW, a Workout of the Week on Wednesday!  This week, we’ve got a boulder shoulders workout for you!  Give it a try this week, next week, and choose…

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Warm Up Routine – Rules of Fitness Rule #3

WHY IS A WARM UP IMPORTANT   Let’s look at a little metaphor for WHY your warm up is so important to a good workout. It is a brisk winter morning, but your bed is warm and snuggly. Leaving it behind takes sheer force of will, but now you’re late for work. You get dressed…

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