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The Awesomeness of Warming Up

If you watch professional sports you will notice that the athletes warm up like crazy. They roll around, stretch, scrimmage, practice throwing, get the footwork going, and on and on. And…get this…before Tiger Woods pulled out a win at the Master’s Tournament this year, he reportedly (by his own admission) woke up at 3:45 AM…

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Reaping the Benefits of “Air Time”

I think it was in the era of Michael Jordon that the phrase “air time” really came into its own. And clearly, he was one of the all-time greats at hanging in the air as he nailed a shot on the basketball court. If I am not mistaken, there is still a line of Nike…

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How Hovering and Holding Helps You

What is hovering and holding? As you might suspect, it’s when you take an exercise, stop it at some point, and see if you can hold it there. This is most effective when doing a compound exercise like a bird dog, bridge, or push-up. (see graphics below) Why do this? Simple answer: Because your body…

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Tapping Your Way to Better Fitness

Have you ever gone to the gym and seen little discs or half domes of different colors sitting around? Or perhaps you have seen someone training by tapping the disc with a hand or foot. Aside from the appealing bright colors, what are they adding to a workout? Tapping If you have watched athletes train,…

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Run Circles Around Your Fitness

Given that you probably have enough to do already, it makes sense to try to streamline your fitness workouts or exercises as much as you can, right? The key when you do this is to make sure that your short cuts are still being productive for you and your body. Otherwise, you may end up actually…