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Train Like a Gymnast

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 12:12 PM

Olympic fever is in full effect right now. Being in Central Park all day I've seen the reinvigoration of sport in every corner of the park. Yesterday I saw someone do a giant swing on a pull-up bar! This gymnastics sighting has inspired today's workout.

To be...

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Train Like a Sprinter

(3) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Sprinting is one of my favorite Olympic sports. There is something sexy about seeing the rippling muscles of athletes as they push the limits of human speed. The "race of all races" for sprinters is the 100-meter dash. The world record holder for men is Usain Bolt (9.58 seconds) and...

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Working Out for the Olympics

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 8:00 PM

When I see fitness, I see the limitless possibilities of life. I see strength that reaches far beyond physical. I see potential bursting through preconceived boundaries and I see unending capabilities and power. This is my fitness. Realizing true potential through the simple act of exercise.

While Olympic athletes seem...

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30-Day Summer Shape Up Challenge: Workout 4

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Summer is here! We have one last workout to fine tune the machine that is your body. By now you are looking and feeling amazing and you are ready to take it to the next and final work out. Complete the exercises for one minute each, three times, with little...

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30-Day Summer Shape Up Challenge: Workout 3

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Here we are on week three of our progressive workout. You should be feeling your body changing and your performance increasing. That means you are ready to to take it to the next level. Without further ado... Here it is.

Remember, if you get tired there is no shame in...

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30-Day Summer Shape Up Challenge: Workout 2

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 7:37 AM

So you got through our first workout and you are ready to kick it up a notch. This week we get a little more intense with a lot more results. If you find yourself getting tired or sloppy in a set, revert back to week oneʼs...

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30-Day Summer Shape Up Challenge: Workout 1

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Doesnʼt it seem like summer comes faster each year, without notice... and then it's too late? No time to get beach body ready but still wishing you had a few more weeks to try. Well, fret no longer. Iʼve put together a four-week workout guide to help you shed some...

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Double-Dipping Workouts

(7) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 8:22 AM

The New York Times recently ran an article about a fitness trend of people who workout two to three times a day, commonly referred to as "double- or triple-dipping." Indeed, variety is a crucial part of any workout or diet. Our bodies respond well to subtle changes. (See...

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The Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

(22) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 8:09 AM

The original all-terrain vehicle was the human body. Our cave dwelling ancestors might have a leg up when it comes to exercise routines. How can we train our bodies to wrestle sabertooth tigers or mastodons? Early man might not have left their workouts painted on cave walls, but they did...

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Wear Your Fitness in Layers

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 5:21 PM

What if becoming a better runner meant running less? It may sound backwards, but strict repetition is not a successful way to exercise. The world's best athletes are taught how to balance their workout routines to maximize performance while minimizing wear and tear on the body. Intelligent fitness is not...

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