Category Archives for Fundamentals

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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The One Thing You Need To Make Your Workouts Workout

  If I told you I went for walk around my neighborhood with my dog, how would you describe that? Would you call it a “workout”? Probably not but for some people, it might be intense enough

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A Novel Substitute For Running

  Today was a speed interval training day so I decided to use my Kickbike and get outside and enjoy the breeze and the sunshine. I use the Kickbike as a form of “running” since it’s

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Why Just Being Active Can Leave You Unfit

  Being active is a good thing. The more active you are, the more likely you will remain active as you age. A patient of mine, a physician who loved to run, injured her knee from running too much.

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How to Train Like The Pros to Slow Aging

The kind of exercise you need as you age is generally just the opposite of what most people actually do. Aging is generally associated with slowing down – walking, maybe some  easy running, maybe

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Why Just Running To Stay In Shape Is a Mistake

  “Well, yeah I do. I get in at least three days a week of about 30 minutes of jogging and sometimes I’ll do some push ups or maybe some squats. That’s pretty good isn’t it?”

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One Simple Change in Your Exercise Routine That Melts Fat

Picture this: You are 5’6″ tall and weigh 40 pounds more than you should. You desperately need to lose weight, but every time you walk up a flight of stairs or try jogging around the block,

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Common Target Heart Rate Calculation Could Be Off By 30 BPM

  People all over the world guess every day when they calculate their target heart rate for exercise. The formula is on every stair stepper, cycle, treadmill and elliptical trainer in every home or

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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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Three Reasons I Like Elliptical Machines, Two Reasons I Don’t, and How I Use Them

I’m not a fan of “chronic cardio” – the endless running on a treadmill or cycling or stair climbing done under the illusion that it’s the best, and in some people’s

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