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Julie's Garage Gym > 2018 > April

Taking a few minutes prior to your workout to stretch your ANKLES can greatly improve your overall performance. A little attention to this area can go a long way. In fact, improved Dorsiflexion of the foot can help your squatting, sprinting, strength, and your ability to avoid knee, hips and lower back injuries.    In […]
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Chicken and Tomatoes Skillet with Garlic and Capers! Thank you Erin for this easy, flavor-packed ONE PAN skillet recipe; Chicken breasts cooked with garlic and bursting with fresh Lycopene-rich tomatoes.   YIELD: 4 servings | PREP TIME: 10 minutes | COOK TIME: 20 minutes    Ingredients: 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 small […]
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What is Lycopene? What are the health benefits? Which foods contain Lycopene?   Lycopene is a cancer preventing phytonutrient – a powerful antioxidant with an extensive list of amazing health benefits. In fact, Lycopene is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. It’s most commonly found in tomatoes, but you can consume it […]
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Yesterday we discussed the benefits of Bridges and how to safely perform. It’s only fitting that we incorporate the Bridge into this week’s Workout Wednesday!   All you will need for this workout is a set of Dumbbells and a Stability Ball.    12-15 Reps per exercise. Repeat entire circuit 3-5 times.   Chest Flys […]
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A few weeks ago, we showed you how to “flow” by taking you through the steps of this Vinyasa flow: High Plank > Chaturanga > Upward-Facing Dog > Downward-Facing Dog. This week, we are adding on to our flow with a full Sun Salutation.   The Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskara (SOOR-yuh nah-muh-SKAR-uh), is a […]
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Try this delicious marinated chicken with a healthy twist! It’s super quick, and filled with delicious anti-inflammatory and immune boosting ingredients. Thanks to Kelly for this recipe that’s full of flavor, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly!     INGREDIENTS: 4 Chicken breasts – boneless, skinless 1 tsp Coriander, ground 2 cloves Garlic 1 tbsp Ginger 1/2 cup Coconut […]
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Why DO we Lunge? Why do they hurt so much? Are they really worth the pain and suffering?   Many people are not big fans of the lunge; they’re difficult to do and they have been known to cause intense muscle fatigue/soreness, sometimes lasting for days. Some have even been told that lunges are “bad” […]
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