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Deadlifting: Use Proper Form to Avoid Injury

Like squats, the deadlift is a powerful exercise that works multiple muscle groups at the same time. But form is everything when deadlifting. Do it the right way, and you’ll see impressive gains. Do it the wrong way, and you’ll see nothing – or worse, you’ll injure your back. Use the tips below to correct your form, and avoid injury in the process. Keep Your Back Straight When deadlifting, it’s…

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Master Your Rowing Form with These 3 Tips

When it comes to at-home workouts, few machines will give you a better cardio workout than the indoor rowing machine. A good workout on a rowing machine can blast away calories, melt fat, and help you build muscle. But if you’re not using the right form, you may be sabotaging your workout results. Here are four easy tips to help you master your rowing form. 1. Start with the Catch…

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Why Proper Squat Form Matters – And How to Master It

Squats are a full body workout. When performed with proper form, this one move will work your lower body, abdominal muscles, shoulders, upper back, and arms. But if your form is off, you won’t see the gains that you’re after. You may also injure your back and knees in the process. How to Squat Properly For maximum safety, use the power rack when squatting. Make sure that the horizontal safety…

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How to Safely Train While Recovering from an Injury

If you find yourself on the bench after suffering an injury, you don’t have to necessarily wait on the sidelines until you’re fully recovered. Many runners turn to cross-training as a way to continue training while still recovering from a recent injury. Which activities are best? Let’s weigh the options. Cross Trainer Sometimes referred to as an elliptical trainer, a cross trainer is on par with the treadmill as far…

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The 4 Most Common Bench Press Variations

There’s only one way to do a bench press – right? Wrong. This classic exercise is probably already in your workout routine, but what you may not know is that there are several different variations that you can incorporate into your regimen to boost your results and work different muscles. Some common bench press variations include: 1. Inclined Bench Press As you may have guessed, the inclined bench press is…

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Movember for Charity

Movember isn’t just a pun for November. This is a serious event that millions of people partake in every year, and our team of personal trainers are happy to announce that we are taking part in the Movember for charity.   What is the World is Movember? Movember is all about spreading the word about some of the issues that men face each and every day around the world: Prostate cancer…