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Here’s a challenging total-body circuit using a Kettlebell. Start by using a lighter weight until you get the moves down, then increase the weight as you become more comfortable with the workout. Perform each exercise for 10-20 repetitions. Repeat the entire circuit 3-5 times.  Walkout to DeadLift  (x 10) Reverse Lunge with Pass Through (x […]
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Need more cardio in your routine? Try this Total Body HIIT Circuit using only a Jump Rope!  Jumping rope in itself is a total body exercise, but this workout adds variety and I am certain will help you kick up a good sweat. Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, with 15 second recoveries in between.  […]
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If you’re looking to kick up a good sweat with minimal time and equipment, try this High Intensity Cardio Circuit. Using a step, bench, or plyo-box this bodyweight workout will surely challenge your cardio respiratory endurance. Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, with 15 second recoveries in between.  Toe Taps Box Jump Burpees Mountain Climbers […]
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If you’re in need of a good Total Body workout that can be done virtually anywhere, give this Resistance Band routine a try!  Resistance bands allow you to perform strength-training exercises without weights. They are lightweight, inexpensive, portable, and easy to store. As an added benefit, take it outdoors for a little fresh air and […]
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The TRX Suspension Trainer can be used to improve mobility and flexibility; it allows you to unload your bodyweight while doing specific movements. By unloading some bodyweight, this tool can also add resistance and leverage to a particular stretch, helping safely pull the body to a range of motion that might not otherwise be achievable. It offers the ability to work with and against the straps while moving into various stretches, reinforcing proper body mechanics and posture. This strength +
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This simple Kettlebell flow is a great way to warm-up or to complete your workout. Perform 6-8 reps, 4 sets, rest 1 minute in between sets.✔One-arm Row✔One-arm Clean✔Reverse Lunge ✔One-arm Press✔Rack & Switch SidesBe sure to start with a lightweight Kettlebell, progressing as you feel solid in your movements. As always listen to your body and remember to work within YOUR pain-free available range.
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With shoulders slumped and slouched, necks thrust forward, and heads bent over electronic devices, it’s no surprise that many people suffer due to bad posture. Your posture and body alignment doesn’t have to be dramatically off to affect how you function or to cause pain.Want to improve your posture? Here are some effective exercises which target the muscles essential for good posture. These exercises will activate and strengthen the ENTIRE posterior chain.All you need is a medium-heavy
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No gym equipment? No problem... BE your own gym! This bodyweight workout not only challenges your core strength, but also your cardio respiratory endurance. If you’re looking to kick up a good sweat anytime anywhere, give this high intensity interval circuit a try!Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, with 15 second recoveries in between.1️⃣ Mountain Climber2️⃣ Superman Lat Pulldown3️⃣ Push-up Shoulder Tap4️⃣ Jump Lunge5️⃣ Kneeling Hip Thrust6️⃣ Oblique Bicycle CrunchRepeat the entire circuit 5
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The Jones Machine - Full Body Workout Most gym goers are familiar with the Smith Rack, which is a popular alternative to free bar exercises. The Jones is a similar machine designed to provide more function and variety. It also allows you to move both vertically and horizontally, which means your body can safely move in its natural state. Thank you to 360 Fitness in Walnut Creek for hooking me up with my favorite piece of equipment. Using the Jones Machine for this week’s workout, perform
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