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Couch to 5K For Beginners – Fitness Article

Couch to 5K For Beginners Hello there, and welcome to the Couch to 5K for beginners training plan! We’re happy to have you here with us. Now, before you go thinking that this just isn’t for you, hear us out! While this plan will get you ready to run a 5K (that’s 3.1 Miles, in case you were wondering), you DO NOT have to run. Do what feels right for you- the fact that you’re participating in a 5K or…

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Ease Back Into Running With This 3-Week Base-Training Plan – Running Fitness Article

Ease Back Into Running With This 3-Week Base-Training Plan It’s not just the New Year when people are trying to find their workout rhythm again, but it certainly is a popular one. If after a few weeks of holidays and celebrating you want to jump back into a routine, do this first: Take a breath. A mistake many people make is going out too hard, or too long, or too frequent, or too fast, which lands you nowhere but the…

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Coach, Trainer, or Entertainer – The Fitness Industry Conundrum – Workout Fitness Article

Coach, Trainer, or Entertainer – The Fitness Industry Conundrum Fitness has reached worldwide popularity. The need for classes, personal training, and of course my favorite, semi-private training, has exploded with the rise in popularity of fitness.  Many people and businesses have stepped up to fill this need. This is a great thing, but buyers beware. Not all fitness professionals are created equal. I believe there are three major categories of fitness professionals: coach, trainer, and entertainer.   The Entertainer An…

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Is Lifting Heavy Weight Important For Building Muscle Size? – Workout Fitness Article

Is Lifting Heavy Weight Important For Building Muscle Size? There’s an ongoing debate on how important heavy weights are in order to get jacked. As with most trends, public opinion likes to cluster around the extremes. One day heavy weights are critical and the next they’re entirely unnecessary.   Realistically, we need to have a more nuanced conversation about the merits and drawbacks to both high and low load approaches to hypertrophy. From there we can come up with some…

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Why You Should Audit Your Training – Workout Fitness Article

Why You Should Audit Your Training If you’re feeling stuck, frustrated that your efforts haven’t delivered the results you wanted, and you are spinning your wheels, then the answer is a simple, yes. You should audit your training.   What do I mean by audit your training? Well, it’s simple really. You need to make sure what you’re doing will actually get you where you want to go. This sounds obvious, and you’re probably thinking that of course if you…

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Why You Should Audit Your Training – Workout Fitness Article

Why You Should Audit Your Training If you’re feeling stuck, frustrated that your efforts haven’t delivered the results you wanted, and you are spinning your wheels, then the answer is a simple, yes. You should audit your training.   What do I mean by audit your training? Well, it’s simple really. You need to make sure what you’re doing will actually get you where you want to go. This sounds obvious, and you’re probably thinking that of course if you…

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The Benefits of the Smith Machine Floor Press – Workout Fitness Article

The Benefits of the Smith Machine Floor Press The floor press is an excellent exercise. It is a particular favorite of mine for guys with long arms. I often use it instead of the bench press for these guys. Here are five benefits of the floor press:   Builds muscle mass in the chest, triceps, and shoulders Increases overall pressing strength Specifically boosts lockout strength A good choice for beginners or those coming back from injury Minimizes shoulder stress for…

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5 Tips to Get Fit Over 50 – Workout Fitness Article

5 Tips to Get Fit Over 50 We all have that moment when we realize that we need to take better care of ourselves. For many of my clients, this moment comes sometime in their 50s. When this moment occurs later in your life, it is important to make sure that you are approaching your health and fitness appropriately to ensure that you are mitigating risk of injury and that you are setting yourself up for success.   Below are…

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You Shouldn’t Train Like the Pros to Build Muscle – Workout Fitness Article

You Shouldn’t Train Like the Pros to Build Muscle Most men come to the gym with the goal of improving their aesthetics. Often they look for guidance through various channels of information, the most common being Google, YouTube, or a fitness blog.   These can be a great place to start, but all beginners and many intermediates run into the same fundamental problem. They don’t have a pre-existing understanding of nutrition and exercise and therefore have no way to evaluate…

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Running in the Summer Heat – Running Fitness Article

Running in the heat is something to be taken seriously! There is a lot to keep in mind while you continue to run during the summer months. You cannot run as fast when the temperature rises above 60F/14C. If you slow down 30 seconds a mile for every 5F increase above 60F, you can be the one who is finishing strong and passing other runners at the end. For every second you run too fast during the first half of…

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Do I need a personal running coach? – Running Fitness Article

Some runners run for health reasons, some runners run for time to themselves and other runners are running to get fast. If you’re in the third category, chances are you’ve considered whether joining a team or hiring a coach would be beneficial for you. RELATED: I just ran my first 5K. Am I ready for the marathon? Runners who would benefit from a personal coach Lauren Roberts is a Toronto-based physio therapist and owner of The Running Physio who says…

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The Best Way to Improve Your Running in 2019 – Running Fitness Article

The Best Way to Improve Your Running in 2019 Ready to improve your running this year? It is common in the start of a new year to look at all areas of your life that you want to improve. And for us runners, our running performance is always a part of that. But, there is one key that many people miss and this could be the key that keeps you from achieving that goal to improve.  Make a Plan I…

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