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Hanging Leg Raise

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The Hanging Leg Raise is a tough exercise, might look easy, just hang there and raise your legs but lets see how many you can do!! this exercise is for advanced ab work.. If you can do double figures in reps, then you have some serious core strength, it works all the muscles of the midsection and even your Lats. Grab the bar with an overhand grip as it will help your stamina and strength, pull your shoulders down, when you lift your legs, the movement should occur at your hips—not in your lower back, When your legs are as…

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No one escapes from the sled!

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No one escapes from the sled! The conditioning sled is one of the best ways to develop strength in your legs, hips and arms, It is also fantastic for fat loss and conditioning. It can be used for conditioning, it can be used for fat loss, it can help build muscle, it can be used for sports specific training, it will stengthen pretty much every muscle on your body and it will also test your spirit as much as it tests your body. It can be pulled, pushed or dragged, in the case of the prowler sled which i use, the…

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Tips to Stay Motivated During Your Workout Program

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Working out consistently can be tough, especially if you’ve let your routine become stale. Here are 5 great tips for making sure you stick to your workout. 1.) Let everyone know Call it bragging if you want but it helps to make it known that you are dedicating yourself to a new lifestyle of health and fitness. If people know that you are serious about lifting each day at a certain time, they aren’t likely to tempt you. 2.) Alarm clock It’s classic and extremely effective, so why aren’t you using it? Your computer, phone, mp3 player, and tablet all…

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VertiMax Training with Pro Boxers Derry Mathews & Thomas Stalker

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Like a kid with a new toy, I am having lots of fun training The Pro Boxers on the new VertiMax Trainer that arrived here in MGM last week. The VertiMax is reputed to be the world’s leading athletic training system for developing speed strength and explosive power to fully develop athletic performance in any sport. If you want to run faster, jump higher, throw and kick further or swing a bat faster, the VertiMax V8 is so versatile it can individually target each of those movements and develop them like nothing else. In addition to radically developing measurable performance parameters,…

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4 Main Components of a Strength and Conditioning Program

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There are four essential components in every strength & conditioning program which any good strength and conditioning coach will use. These four principle movements build a solid foundation which you will need as a competitor or even in your normal routine to perform your daily activities. 1. Pre-training/cool down Exercises It’s very important to warm up the body before any exercise program, and your warm up exercises should be related to what exercises you will be doing in your main training. They can be warm-up drills, mobility drills, flexibility movements and sport-specific drills. These exercises will increase the range of…

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Effective Muscle Building

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Normally, we are looking for ways to slim down and lose inches. But what if you’re looking to increase size to your muscles and bulk up? There are a lot of factors that measure the effectiveness of a strength-training programme and the results that you get, including:   • Exercise selection for the targeted muscle groups • Correct execution of each exercise for maximum gains • Appropriate technique for injury prevention • Combinations of sets and repetitions • Correct nutrition   When choosing exercises, there is an almost a never ending number of exercises and exercise variations. However, there are…

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Muscle Building Workout for Beginners

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If you are beginning a weight training programme and want to build muscle then this workout is perfect for you. This beginner’s muscle building workout using gym machines is designed to hit the whole body in one compact easy to follow workout. The workout is aimed at beginners to weight training who wish to achieve an increase in strength and muscle tone. Laying the Foundations to a Better Body As a beginner it’s important to start with right routine so you can learn the basics of weight training. This routine will lay the foundation for you to build an impressive…

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Easing Back Into a Regular Workout Schedule If You Took the Summer Off

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Easing Back Into a Regular Workout Schedule If You Took the Summer Off Did you take time off from the gym or your regular workout routine over the summer? Kids are back at school and now you can plan to get back into a regular exercise routine. Autumn is a good time to get back in the swing of things and try new physical activities, but be cautious when easing back into a training schedule. Here are some tips for those looking to lose weight, build muscle, and tone up to get in shape in time for Christmas. GET A…

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Core Strength Training

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Strong core muscles are essential to sports performance and injury prevention and it will also make your life easier in performing everyday acts like bending, lifting, twisting, even standing. A strong flexible core also enhances balance and stability. It can help prevent falls and injuries during sports or other activities.

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Complete Body Workout – Upper Body

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Complete Body Workout – Upper Body Upper body exercises are essentially exercises that work the muscles in your shoulders, arms and chest. The 3 exercises that best work these areas are push-ups, dips and curls. Push-ups Push-ups are a really effective exercise that work several muscles, including the pectorals, deltoids and the triceps which essentially means the muscles in your chest, the rounded part of your shoulder and the back of your upper arm. Its really important if you are going to do push-ups, that you learn to do it correctly or else you’ll be wasting your time. So heres…

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