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Pairing up to sweat it out

Pairing up to sweat it out

Friends are useful for all kinds of reasons—borrowing notes, stealing French fries, justifying Netflix binges. They can also be the kick you need to get (and stay) fit. Working out with a friend means...
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Partner strength-training exercises

%CODE1%Directions: Medicine Ball Side Pass: Stand back to back with your partner with one person holding the medicine ball. Reach over to pass the medicine ball to your partner...
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Interval track workouts

%CODE1%Dynamic Warm-UpDynamic stretching is done by performing brief, repetitive movements through one’s full range of motion. It’s a great way to prepare for activity and reduce the risk of injury. Perform each movement in...
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15 minutes: Hiiting the gym

%CODE1%Here’s what you’ll need to perform this fast and efficient 15 minute protocol: a stationary bike that has adjustable resistance and a stopwatch/clock or some other way to keep time.First, begin pedaling for 5...
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Getting past “gymtimidation”

%CODE1%The gym is an intimidating place for many of us, but it doesn’t have to be. One reason why we find the gym intimidating is strength training equipment. Knowing how to use this equipment...
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Static stretches

%CODE1%Chest stretch:Stand with your feet hip-width apart and clasp your hands behind your back. Gently straighten your elbows and lift your arms up to a comfortable position where you can breathe into the stretch....
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Circuit: 4 moves adapted by fitness level

%CODE1%Pushup variation: Beginner: Modified pushup- From a kneeling position, extend the hips to make a straight line from your knees to your shoulders. Align the hands so that the arms are in a...
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Playful workouts

%CODE1%Cross Over’s: Attach a resistance band or jump rope around a pole and hold the handles so there is tension in the band. Arms should be at about shoulder height. Begin to pull both...
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Basic foam rolling techniques

%CODE1%Foam roller FAQWhat’s a foam roller?Lightweight cylinders made of foam. They come in many degrees of firmness, often white and blue coloured rollers are softer while black is firmer. Foam rollers are available to...
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Nontraditional core exercises

%CODE1%Directions Physioball Rollout: Place a physioball on the floor and kneel down with the ball in front of you. Place your hands on the front of the ball and, keeping your...