Get Your Cardio By Kickboxing
Feb10

Get Your Cardio By Kickboxing

Kickboxing is an excellent overall cardiovascular workout. It’s a butt kicking workout that will leave you covered in sweat and probably sore for days to come. But so worth it. Kickboxing is a combination of karate type kicks and the punching of boxing. Both karate and boxing on their own can be intense workouts, by the combining both of them, you get a full body workout (working both your upper and lower body). In addition, it...

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5 Ways to Maximize the Effects of Your Home Workout
May22

5 Ways to Maximize the Effects of Your Home Workout

Home workouts can feel less effective than a group class or a trip to the gym.  Make sure you’re getting the most out of your workout by incorporating the following tips into your home exercise routine! 1.  Sleep According to WebMD, research has found that starting your day as late you can manage will make you more relaxed and increase the level of cortisol that your body produces throughout the course of the day.  This can help...

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Switch it Up for a Challenging Workout Routine

As we set into our workout routine, it can even become monotonous.  Avoid falling into a workout rut and learn from our expert guest blogger how to keep your workout routine challenging! How to Up the Ante for an Intense Workout The quickest way to ditch a fitness routine is to get bored, and the fastest track to sheer boredom is monotony in your exercises. With a combination of high-intensity intervals wrapped around circuit training...

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How to Balance Your Eating for a Great Workout

In our continued series on eating to fuel your workouts, today’s guest blogger gives us some good rules of thumb for planning meals around workouts and workouts around eating. See what he has to say about when to eat and what to eat: Eating for a Great Workout If you work out first thing in the morning, you don’t need to eat prior to your workout. Glycogen in your muscles and liver will sustain a 60-90 minute intense...

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Why You Need To Change What You Think About Yoga
Mar31

Why You Need To Change What You Think About Yoga

So, if you haven’t tried yoga yet, it’s probably because you feel like you don’t want to “waste” a workout hour on just stretching. That’s normally what people like us (Pretty Hard Workers!) think about yoga… before trying it. But, when you arrive at class and see others doing poses like the one above (crow pose), you can’t deny that yoga has some intense benefits. What other kind of...

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