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How popular media distorts the way people look at core exercise

How popular media distorts the way people look at core exercise

Too often in American popular media, the primary focus of core exercise is placed on potential aesthetic benefits, such as “six-pack abs.” People should instead focus on the potential functional or sport performance benefits of core exercise. read more
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Why keeping a diary is so important to a runner’s health

Why keeping a diary is so important to a runner’s health

One of the reasons it’s important to keep a running diary is that running is a lifetime endeavor, like health and fitness. A season from now, a year from now, even a decade from now, runners can look back at how far they’ve progressed. Keeping a diary of their workouts allows them to capture two of the most beautiful elements of running—its measurability and its comparability. read more
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Seven primary influencers of running economy

Seven primary influencers of running economy

As with many aspects of running performance, genetic differences play a major role in the variation of running economy between runners. In his new book, two-time San Francisco Marathon winner Pete Pfitzinger details the seven primary influencers of running economy—and how running economy can be significantly improved through training. read more
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Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

It is understood that when you do strength training, the strength you gain in the gym will translate into improved performance in the ring. read more
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The Body’s Fuel Sources

The Body’s Fuel Sources

Our ability to run, bicycle, ski, swim, and row hinges on the capacity of the body to extract energy from ingested food. read more
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Why women should train for their body type

Why women should train for their body type

Genetics play a huge factor in how the body responds to exercise. But simply doing the same training as somebody whose body you admire may not work. Attaining your goal may require training specifically for your body type. read more
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Seven reasons why you should be working out with dumbbells

Seven reasons why you should be working out with dumbbells

While most exercise machines are expensive and can typically be used in performing only one exercise, dumbbells are relatively cheap and adaptable to a huge range of exercises. Former U.S. Olympic strength and conditioning coach Allen Hedrick says that nearly every barbell exercise you can think of can be performed with dumbbells. read more
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Learn how to explain, demonstrate, and correct exercises when working with clients

Learn how to explain, demonstrate, and correct exercises when working with clients

First impressions about the prescription form in the demonstration stage and continue to be reinforced through subsequent workouts and all the stages of monitoring. There is a relative paucity of articles concerning the teaching and demonstration of new exercise skills, despite the fact that this often constitutes a vast majority of the time of a personal fitness trainer. read more
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Understanding food labels

Understanding food labels

You have already learned the importance of exercise, and this step will help you understand the importance of your nutrition needs and how to meet those needs. A nutrient is a substance the body needs in order to work properly. read more
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