Category Archive: Exercise

Jan 08

4 Fitness Classes To Try In 2017

Working out on your own can be lonely, creating the potential to lose interest and motivation over time. Here are four new fitness classes to try this year that are sure to keep you going back for more: Boxing. Forget about having to jump in the ring for this full body exercise — many gyms …

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Jan 01

How to Swim Faster: Step Up the Pace to Improve Your Times

As a former Swimming Coach and Learn to Swim teacher, I am often surprised when I hear about swimmers that have spent months and even years in a swimming training rut. Each week they diligently attend their hour or hour and a half long swim sessions swimming laps up and down that black line with …

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Jan 01

Getting Back Into The Pool: How To Get Into Condition

There are numerous reasons for taking the plunge and starting a Swimming Training regime. When getting back into the pool, you will have two major hurdles to overcome before you can complete your first ‘K’ without stopping. Addressing the ‘mental’ hurdle of making yourself start a new regime and sticking-to-it is going to be totally …

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Dec 31

Work Out To Strengthen Your Immune System

Modern life can get in the way of our fitness goals, but even a little bit of exercise can go a long way in boosting your immune system. Did you know that engaging in just 30 to 60 minutes of moderate exercise daily can actually improve your body’s immune response? An often overlooked but important …

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Dec 30

5 Tips To Get Fit And Stay Fit

(BPT) – To lose weight and/or get in better shape consistently ranks as one of the top New Year’s resolutions. However, many resolutions to reach this goal fall short or last less than a month because a great idea is seldom successful without a plan to make it happen. If you’ve tried and failed to …

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Dec 05

A Little Bit of Yoga Stretches To Keep Things Moving While Working at the Computer

OK, not everyone gets to sit at their computer in New Zealand close to the ocean but sitting is sitting. So to counteract all that sitting at the computer which makes our mental function feel good about accomplishing cognitive stuff, we still have to take care of the poor old body – the physical function. …

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Dec 04

Liven Up Your Workout With Push Up Variations

For decades, maybe centuries, the push up has been the mainstay of the military’s workout regimes, and why not. It is a great exercise for chest, biceps, shoulders, and indirectly strengthens the core because of the position that is necessary to execute them properly. It is also a mainstay in circuit training, particularly bodyweight circuits. …

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Dec 02

Bodyweight Circuits – The Efficient, Effective, And Practical Way to Condition High School Athletes

I have been coaching soccer for 25 years from the NCAA Division I level on down to youths. In recent years, my coaching has been exclusively with youths and teenagers. I’ve also trained myself with the traditional isolation style weight lifting and traditional cardio for 30 years. I made the transition to bodyweight circuits myself …

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Nov 27

Best Leg Exercises for Fast Weight Loss

Introduction The best way to induce fast weight loss is to engage in short burst exercises using multiple major muscle groups in a series of non-opposing exercises, often called a circuit. Leg strengthening exercises using multiple muscle groups in the legs should be the foundation of any circuit training program. Two exercises that fit this …

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Oct 30

Bear Crawl and Crab Walk for an Equipment Free Workout Routine

Introduction On Saturdays I make it a point to take a break from my normal bodyweight circuit workout routine to perform an unconventional workout routine. There are some really funky unconventional exercises that you can use to build muscle and burn fat. Let’s talk about two of my favorites. The Bear Crawl The bear crawl …

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