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Monthly Archives: April 2010

  1. No Pain No Gain - Lose Weight the Right Way

    Let's not forget that there is no easy way to lose weight and build muscle. Short cuts don't work, you will not get rid of your unwanted fat without putting in the work. So many people look for a magical cure when it comes to getting in shape. There are lots of effective, natural ways to lose weight, so do it the right way with safe and proven methods. There are exercise and meal plans easily available that if followed strictly, are almost sure to help. For those of you who actually put in the necessary time and energy when it comes to working out, congratulations and good for you. Keep working on becoming better each day through exercise and eating well and always remember to make sure you stick to your goals. Setting realistic goals for yourself is extraordinarily important if you want to improve upon your health.  There are fairly simple to use and effective fitness equipment that will not do the work for you, but will make getting in shape not all that miserable. Check ou

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  2. Top of the Morning - Exercise Ideas for the Morning

    Waking up and working out. There is no better time to exercise and get your daily fitness routine in. Not only are you totally rejuvenated from the rest you got the night before, but you also get your day off to a running start, which can make the difference between having a good rest (no pun intended) of the morning, afternoon and night. We all know what it feels like to wake up feeling sluggish and not have that burning desire that we need in order to stay at our best. Therefore, it is absolutely imperative that one exercises in the morning when he or she wakes up. Far too often, we become lazy, and go for the quick fix for our energy boost in the morning, and gulp down some coffee. Don't get me wrong, caffeine in moderation is not the worst thing in the world, however, once we start to habitually substitute drugs (coffee), for natural ways to get energy, we become unhealthy and absurdly overweight in general. You may be thinking, "How in the world did we go from coffee not being the

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  3. Give Yourself a Gift and Buy an Elliptical

    The best way to get healthy and stay in shape these days is to use an elliptical fitness machine to work your legs, arms, stomach, back and buttocks. Not only are elliptical fitness training machines great tools for staying fit and thin, but equally as important, elliptical crosstrainer fitness equipments are very gentle and easy on your joints too. One of the best parts about working out is the nice, calm and serene feeling that you get when you are done. If you do not want that feeling to be overcome by body aches and pains in your joints, muscles and bones, then make sure you train on an elliptcial trainer instead of a treadmill. There is a ton of literature out there on why ellipticals/crosstrainers are better tools for cardiovascular exercise than treadmills. However, the only thing that should count is whether or not the stride on the elliptical fitness trainer is as comfortable, or more comfortable, than the treadmills you are used to running on. One should always remember that

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  4. Cardiovascular and Strength Workouts: The Perfect Combination

    It takes two to make a thing go right. It sure does. Can we be healthy, while looking and feeling great, if we chose to ignore either running or lifting, which many people often do., while many more don't think about running or lifting weights, but those people are near hopeless, and can be addressed at another time. For now, this discussion will focus on those who do exercise on a regular basis, but have a hard time incorporating both aspects of exercising into their workouts. For those of you who do not know the two different areas of exercise, and they can overlap at times, is cardiovascular exercise (running on treadmills, using elliptical machines, rowing on rowing machines, playing sports), and strength exercise (weight lifting). A great example of of strength workout would include warming up, then spending about an hour lifting weights, and then a cool down. For example, on a home gym machine such as the BodyCraft Xpress Pro, one could do three sets of chest presses at 8 reps a

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  5. A Home Gym, Treadmill and a Scale Walk into a Bar...

    If you want to take your life from hell to heaven, from a health standpoint that is, buy three pieces of home fitness equipment. The first piece of exercise gear you should buy should be a multi-station home gym. Make sure the home gym has more than one or two stations and also make sure that it has the ability to work out the lower half of your body. A leg press, leg extension, or leg curl machine will do. Additionally, you should also make sure that the weight stack for your home gym is broken down into 10 pound increments to make it easier for you to change the intensity level of your workout. Equally as important, is the ability of this multi-station home gym, to replicate the natural lifting motions of the top quality exercise machines that you would use at a commercial fitness center or gym. Next, buy a treadmill. Do some homework on what kind of treadmill is best for you and buy it. It's not a house, don't over-think it. Buy a treadmill and use it. Lastly, get yourse

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  6. Getting Started - Discount Home Fitness Equipment for Beginners

    Some of you may get intimidated when you walk into a fitness equipment store due to heavy price tags and machines that looks more like villains from a Transformers movie, than safe and effective cardio and strength training equipment. That is why we have friendly and knowledgeable fitness experts ready to talk to you 24 hours a day. Feel free to call us  (800-990-1108) and ask us any and all questions pertaining to home fitness equipment. Take for instance, a 29 year old guy by the name of Jerry. Jerry has recently realized that he does not have much energy as he is used to having and Jerry realizes he is also 21 pounds heavier than he has ever been. Instead of Jerry going out to a local fitness equipment store to buy some exercise equipment for his home, his absolute best bet would be to talk to a fitness equipment expert and find out what the best piece of exercise equipment would be, based on his specific needs, body traits and budget. The sad thing is, ninety-n

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  7. Are Treadmills Bad For Your Knees?

    A friend of mine asked me today what the best kind of running surface is and how treadmills compare to other running surfaces such as grass, concrete, rubberized tracks and a couple of other running surfaces. The easy and 100% correct answer is that grass is the best and it is not even close. Other running surfaces such as concrete are really rough on joints and bones to the point where running can actually become detrimental towards your health.  If you are not able to run on a local field or nice track, buy yourself a treadmill that has a great suspension system and a shock absorbing running belt. With an advanced suspension system and an extra-thick, orthopedic style running belt, a treadmill can be the next best thing to run on for your body, other than natural grass. A prime example of a professional grade treadmill with an optimized suspensions system and running deck is the Life Fitness 95Ti. The 95Ti treadmill, is part of a series of heavy-duty, hi-performance, gym qualit

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  8. Quick Tips For Buying Home Gym Equipment

    One of the first thing we think about every morning when we wake up is how we look and how we could exercise more and eat better. The last thing any of us want to do is spend a lot of money on home fitness equipment. However, it is really difficult to find home fitness equipment that is going to last for a long time, for a real bargain. For example, there are over 100 different elliptical cross-trainers on the market today for less than $1000.00. With that said, out of those 100 or so pieces, the vast majority will be junk. Therefore, never value the price over the quality of the equipment. It doesn't matter if you get an elliptical, if you buy one that you do not use or like. When looking at home fitness equipment, try to focus on reputable name brand equipment such as Precor, Life Fitness, Star Trac, Cybex and stay away from low end fitness equipment seen on infomercials and local sporting good stores.

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