The Contortionist

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Why are we all so terrified of-slash-mesmerized by-slash-obsessed with the yoga arm balance? What separates the student assuming child’s pose from the one floating effortlessly (or seemingly so) into a handstand? The first answer is easy: they’re intoxicating. “It’s a different type of exhilaration than anything else,” says Allison English, an Equinox yoga instructor based […]

Lose Your Fear Of Weight Lifting

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Just because you’re not vying for 20-inch biceps or thunderously strong thighs like the muscle heads in the gym doesn’t mean you should shun the weight room. Lifting weights gives you an edge over belly fat, stress, heart disease, and cancer–and it’s also the single most effective way to look hot in a bikini. Yet […]

The Skinny On Triceps

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Working the triceps is a key component for any well-rounded exercise routine. Over the years I have accumulated hours upon hours of weight training specifically for my triceps. Between push ups, rope pushdowns, lying barbell triceps extensions, and more, I was wasting a lot of time when I should have been concentrating on the three […]

Yoga Pose of the Month: Heavy Legs on the Wall – Viparita Karani

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This month we will learn about a therapeutic yoga pose and a pose which is highly touted in the yoga community as the “destroyer of old age.” This pose is said to rid all that ails you and is very easy to perform for people of all levels and all ages. How to: Heavy Legs […]

Push Beyond Your Ordinary Push-Up

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Exercises using your bodyweight work well but are greatly underutilized. Using gravity as an aid, our bodyweight acts as an outstanding source of resistance we can use to put together effective workouts. Over the years, thousands of people have effectively used push-ups to develop their musclular strength. This happens because press ups effectively develop muscular strength […]

A Few Fast & Fabulous Fitness Moves!

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Tighter Buns & Thighs, A Strong Core, &  Beautiful Toned Arms Are In Your Future What’s new with personal fitness workouts these days? Boot camp style training is all the rage and with good reason! Tough economic times, have inspired many personal trainers to move away from the typical one-on-one personal training format in favor […]