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Stair Climbing Training For Mountain Climbing

On days you can'get get out and do stairs, use the Xiser machine for an incredible workout. See it in action in the video below.  Even if you do not have access to a gym, there are plenty of options for in-home cardio or interval workouts. One of my favorite options for home, office, dorm, boat or RV workouts ...

Found in:   Fitness  •  Hiking and Mountaineering

Tags:   #cardio    #exercise   

Gym in a Bag Travel Workout with Bands

For each exercise, 8-12 repetitions improves strength and power, 10-15 repetitions improve strength in middle-age and older persons starting exercise, and 15-20 repetitions improve muscular endurance. I suggest trying this at home first before your trip so that you are familiar with how to do the exercises. Then you ...

Found in:   Active Healthy Aging  •  Fitness  •  Healthy Boat Living  •  Weight Management

Tags:   #exercise    #healthyhabits    #travelexercise    #weightloss   

Maria's Boat Travel Workout

Body Weight, Loop Band and Paper Plate Sailboat Travel Workout Instructions: Initially, try each exercise and see if it works on your boat and see if the exercise seems appropriate for you. If one exercise just doesn't work, omit it. There are plenty others to challenge you! I do not have instructions for every exer ...

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How do you get clients through their training plateaus?

Article by:  Maria Faires, RD Published:  March 2014, IDEA Fitness Journal Owner, Active Nutrition Fitness and Nutrition Consulting, Sammamish,  WA IDEA is the world's leading organization of fitness professionals. IDEA's publication IDEA Fitness Journal contacted me and asked me to describe how ...

Found in:   Fitness  •  Healthy Behavior Change  •  Nutrition

Tags:   #exercise    #healthyhabits    #healthylifestyle    #weightloss   

Fueling for Performance for Hiking and Mountaineering

For intense hiking training for mountaineering, you will benefit from having a well-planned fueling program that ensures adequate calorie and fluid intake. And for maximum fueling, choose "Real Foods" instead of processed like candy bars, protein or energy bars, granola bars, etc. See this post: Hiking Snack: Proc ...

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Best Neck, Back and Shoulder and Posture Relief Products

Please come back. This is being edited and updated. Sitting at a desk or standing with poor posture can cause forward head posture, rounded shoulders, a hunched upper back, headache, shoulder pain, upper back and neck pain and tension.    Ease back, neck, and shoulder pain with the help of these pr ...

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Tags:   #correctiveexercise    #exercise   

Is High Intensity Interval Training Best for Weight Loss for Beginning Exercisers?

New or inexperienced exercisers may have some misperceptions in regards to cardio training. It is not uncommon for an individual to begin an exercise program with the intention of losing weight by performing a high volume of cardio training at a high intensity. (By high intensity I mean to the point that speaking is po ...

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Tags:   #cardio    #weightloss   

Deep Neck Flexor Muscle Strengthening for Forward Head Posture

Wrap a small towel behind your head at the base of your hairline. Hold the towel endings in each hand. Hold the towel tightly to create resistance for the neck. Assume the same position as in Exercise #1 Chin Tucks and press against the towel. Caution: Keep in mind that most trainers are not trained to deal with these ...

Found in:   Active Healthy Aging  •  Fitness

Tags:   #correctiveexercise   

HIIT Training: Get Fit Fast with High Intensity Interval Training

What is so great about HIIT training is that you can get fit fast! And I am talking minutes a day. So, if you are short on time and want to get in shape and improve your health, consider trying HIIT training. So let me tell you about HIIT training, what the benefits are and how you do HIIT training correctly and what my ...

Found in:   Fitness  •  Healthy Boat Living  •  Hiking and Mountaineering

Tags:   #cardio    #exercise    #travelexercise   

Real Food Refueling During Exercise

Carbohydrate is the only fuel that can sustain moderate to high level effort that is required in most sports and athletic endeavors. Carbohydrate is stored in the in skeletal muscle and liver in a form called glycogen. Glycogen can become depleted during continuous exercise lasting at least one hour and during intense inter ...

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Tags:   #healthylifestyle    #sportsnutrition   

Training your Core Muscles for Reflexive Control of Movement

Here are some effective exercises to train your core muscles for stability: Chop:  To see a video demonstration of the chop exercise go here. Dying Bug with Ball: To see a video demonstration of the Dying Bug with Ball exercise go here. This is an advanced exercise. If you are a beginner, I suggest starting ...

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Tags:   #correctiveexercise    #exercise    #strengthtraining    #workoutprograms   

Are Your Ab Exercises Hurting Your Back? And Safe Core Exercises To Do Instead

I have been a huge fan of Dr. McGill for years now. Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo and renowned back pain researcher. He knows more about training abs and backs safely than anyone. According to Dr. Stuart McGill, doing sit-ups will hurt your back over time. He says ...

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