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5 Simple Total Body Home Exercises

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When we bodyweight train, the upper and lower body must interact together in constant connection. Kinesthetically we refer to this as successive contraction, or like flicking dominoes to make them fall consecutively. Movement begins in the feet with a sense of being rooted from below the earth. Those who have had a chance to train with me know that when I teach the plank, for example, I always cue from the feet first. "Push back into your heels and drive the toes towards the shins and into the ground." Then we bring that ground strength up through the legs by squeezing...

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Simplicity = Truth

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Simplicity.Indeed, it is difficult to see fitness as simple. Our minds are very complex, and it is easy to be distracted or confused by all of the noise filling the fitness space. It is even more difficult to stay motivated in a world that places aesthetics and superficiality above form and function. How is it possible to know what is real of fake? How can we know what is truth or fiction? How is it possible to achieve what we want to achieve when we have to sift through all this noise?Getting back to basics avoids the superficial, clears the complex,...

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You're Fat. Whose Fault Is It?

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Whose fault is it that you're out of shape?If you go by what you hear in diet ads then you believe that it's anyone's fault but yours. The big diet companies think that if they put the blame on you, then you wouldn't buy their bogus pills. So they put the blame on your cortisol levels, your modern diet (ie fast food), or your busy schedule instead of where it belongs - which is squarely on your shoulders.Sure, you have obstacles that get in your way - your schedule, your job, your kids, the weather, your knee injury from college...but ultimately...

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3 Ways To Get More From Your Workout

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Use the following three tips to bring your routine up to the next level: 1. Be Unstable: Use your entire body, and target your core, by performing exercises that engage stabilizing muscles. To do this use an exercise ball, a balance board, a balance disk, or you could simply stand on one leg.  2. Add Resistance: The more resistance that you incorporate with your routine translates into higher intensity and more calories burned. Some ideas for adding resistance include: carrying dumbbells while doing lunges, wearing a weighted vest while walking or jogging, or putting a weight between your feet while doing leg raises....

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Bigger, Faster, Stronger in 1 Move: The Deadlift

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Every one who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, some follow bodybuilding protocols, and others are only down with yoga or bodyweight training. If you've been training with me for a while then you know I love to do it all. However, there are a few exercises that have withstood the test of time, and these moves have become staples in my plan. Here is the Deadlift and how to do it correctly. 1. The DeadliftThe deadlift is what I call an "essential" movement....

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