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Dynamic stretches

%CODE1%It’s important to warm-up before any workout. Dynamic stretching is an excellent way to warm-up. It involves controlled, full-range movement. When done correctly, dynamic stretching improves flexibility, lubricates the joints, and even prepares the...
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Pairing up to sweat it out

Friends are useful for all kinds of reasons—borrowing notes, stealing French fries, justifying Netflix binges. They can also be the kick you need to get (and stay) fit. Working out with a friend means...
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30-day fitness challenge – Squat

%CODE1%The squat is a compound, multi-joint movement that involves the major muscle groups of the lower body. It is considered by many health and fitness professionals one of the most important exercises for building...
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Balletic conditioning moves

%CODE1%Plié: Start standing with your heels touching, toes pointed out at an angle and arms relaxed by your sides. Begin to bend your knees so they are over your toes, but be sure to...
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Exercise at your desk

%CODE1%Desk Pushups: Place your hands on the edge of the table/desk, slightly wider than shoulder width apart, extend your legs so that your back, head and legs are in a straight line. As you...
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Workoutdoors

Where do you like your cardio—outdoors or at the gym? People who run outdoors push themselves harder, on average, than the treadmill crowd, according to a classic study in the Journal of Sports Science (1996). The...
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Advanced sequence

%CODE1%This video accompanying this stretching routine shows examples of various stretches that are beneficial to an athlete or person in training. This is particularly useful for those who regularly engage in intense physical activities...
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Mind-body routine

%CODE1%Inhale/exhales: Step your feet slightly wider than hip width with your toes pointing out. Bend your knees so they are right over your toes and sink down into your hips. As you rise, bring...
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4-minute fitness: Tabata method

%CODE1%Tabata Squats To perform a squat, stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, with your hands across your chest, pointed straight ahead, or behind your head. Sit back and down, keeping...
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Resistance-band workout

%CODE1%Bicep Curls: Start by standing on the resistance band with feet hip width a part. Have a slight bend in your knees and hold the band underhand. Slowly curl your arms up and then...