Monthly Archives: June 2015

With technology at full speed ahead, many workout programs have gone digital. While technology has been great in advancing our health and fitness regimens, there are many tools that have been around for a long time, and are the tried-and-true way of getting results. From weights to jump ropes and beyond, we’re going old school to give you the scoop on fitness gear that works as hard as you do.

Free Weights

We all know that weight training is a good way to build muscle and tone.
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Will heavy weights make us bulky? Is cardio the best exercise to burn fat? Not quite says Jean-Claude Vacassin, as he debunks the top five fitness myths. With so many conflicting ideas about the best way to get fit, lose fat and be strong and healthy, it can be difficult to separate the wood from the trees. To help you in the right direction, here are the five biggest fitness myths debunked. 1. Eat less to lose weight: This is one of the most hotly debated areas.
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It's not so easy to choose the right nutrition bar these days. Besides seeing countless brands on the market, there are a ton of different ingredients and health claims to shuffle through. Do you pick high protein? Gluten-free? What about low-fat? The options are endless. That's why we turned to registered dietitian Alyse Levine, founder of Nutritionbite, to find out what to look for and what to steer clear from when it comes to nutrition bars. "Different nutrition bars provide specific benefits and cater to.
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Yoga is one of the most beneficial practices you can adopt and integrate into your daily life. It is a workout that encapsulates an awareness of not only the body, but also the mind and soul. Yoga became a widespread hit in the Western world in the 1980s, especially among those who aim to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are many schools and forms of yoga, which each focus on different elements of the practice —this allows you to find the right one to fit your preference..
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AMRAP stands for “As Many Repetitions As Possible”, meaning that you should go through the motion of the listed exercise and complete as many reps as you can during the prescribed amount of time given for a workout without losing impeccable form! (quality ALWAYS beats quantity).

What You’ll Need  For this Workout

  • exercise mat
  • timer (you can also use this online stopwatch)

“Full Body Toner” AMRAP Workout: Breakdown

  • Start off with a 5-10 minute warm-up session (you can warm-up using your favorite piece of cardio equipment or with your own body weight (jumping jacks, jog.
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