Category Archives for Deconstructing Drills

Swiss Ball Sit Up: How to Get Stronger Abs and a Weaker Back

Many of us suffer from Googleitis – a painful, inflammatory condition of the mind created by a need to find answers on our own. I made that up but I think it’s true. For example, if you search

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Deconstructing the Oprah Winfrey Workout

Oprah Winfrey has been quite open about her struggle with her weight. She’s had chefs, published a cookbook, worked with personal trainers yet her weight has continued to go up and down over the

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The Seven Most Overrated Exercises You Can Stop Doing

I discovered, from my research into why people exercise, that there are two main reasons and they change in priority by age ranges. If you’re under 40 years of age, the main reason you exercise

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Is The Seven Minute Workout Good For Grownups?

  Most people, when asked, will admit that they know they should exercise more than they do. Their number one excuse? Not enough time. Enter the “Seven Minute Scientific Workout”. The

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Does Foam Rolling Work? Or Does it Just Hurt A Lot?

  Reader Nancy says, “Perhaps you could address whether the foam roller really helps or is it just a torture device.” Thank you, Nancy, for the suggestion. I tend to agree with you that

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How Chi Running Makes Running Easier

Today’s post is by John Payne. John is a recently retired personal trainer living in Dripping Springs with his wife Laura, three terriers and a parrot. He and Laura enjoy their blended family of

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Why A Good Morning Exercise Can Lead To A Bad Day

There are some exercises that you just shouldn’t do but you may not know it. Health and fitness sites, magazines, trainers, maybe friends, may suggest certain things to do. And after all, it’s

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Eleven Pros and Cons of Weightlifting Machines

  Whether you should train using an exercise machine, such as a leg press, or use free weights or bodyweight is an ongoing debate within the trainer /coaching world. if you’re not a trainer

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Is Running A Good Choice For You?

It’s easy enough. A pair of running shoes, some shorts, a loose fitting shirt and out the door you go on your way to a healthier, younger you. A lot of people run. They use running to cope with stress,

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Deconstructing The Robert Downey Jr. Avengers and Iron Man Workout

Have you seen pictures of Robert Downey Jr lately? The guy is solid. Like Bruce Lee solid. Just a really dense, muscular build and the few clips I’ve seen of him in his upcoming film “The Avengers”,

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