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Cardio Workouts You Can Do Before Work

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Dec 2, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Cardio Workouts You Can Do Before Work

Having a busy work and home schedule can make finding time to work out a real challenge. You can get your adrenaline going, your heart rate up, and feel ready to face the day if you find cardio workouts you can do before work. Think of the military, they begin each morning with physical training. You don’t have to be in military shape to do a little cardio each morning before work, just try some of these simple workouts.

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Introverts Working Out in Gyms

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Nov 25, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Introverts Working Out in Gyms

Getting in shape is something that many people struggle with, but for introverts the idea of heading to the gym and working out amongst other people can be a major challenge. Introverts are not necessarily anti-social, but they tend to be more particular about when they will socialize. People at the gym might offer suggestions or want to strike up a conversation and that could be a social anxiety trigger for introverts. If you are an introvert who is trying to find a way to make going to the gym possible, there are a few tips you can try.

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Benefits of Renting a Home Gym

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Nov 18, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Benefits of Renting a Home Gym                              

Deciding to start a regular exercise program is a great way to slim down and become healthier. Free weights and exercise equipment offer you the tools you need to create workouts that are effective, so it's important to incorporate them into your regimen. You can use the machines at the gym, but renting is also an option. In fact, here are some benefits of renting a home gym.

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Best Free Weights for 2017

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Nov 11, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Best Free Weights for 2017

If you’re planning ahead for your New Year’s resolution, you should be looking at home gyms and workout equipment. Knowing what to purchase to help achieve your goals is important. To build strength and tone targeted muscle groups, free weights are effective tools. Gone are the days when weight stands and barbells took up huge amounts of space and involved locking heavy plates onto the bars.  Modern free weights come in a handy and useful PowerBlock form.  So, how can a new fitness buff choose the best free weights? Research is the key; knowing what you want, what you can afford and what each option will provide you with will help you get started on the road to fitness!

Top of the Line

The PowerBlock IB-S55 Sport 5.5 is being touted as the world’s smartest dumbbell.  This handy little block replaces 1265 lbs. of free weights and 22 pairs of dumbbells. Rather than having all those separate pieces of weight equipment hanging around you, simply use the adjustable PowerBlock to customize your workout to your needs. This is very handy as you increase your fitness levels. You won’t have to purchase more and more weights.  As far as pricing goes, the top of the line model is the priciest as well, but in comparison with other free weight setups you’re saving a great deal of money. Imagine if you had to purchase 1265 lbs. of free weights in 5 pound increments, that cost would be tremendous. At a price of around $350 the PowerBlock IB-S55 Sport 5.5 is actually a bargain.

Mid Range

While the PowerBlock IB-S55 Sport 5.0 only replaces 10 sets of dumbbells and 550 pounds of free weights this is still a great set for home use. The versatility of the PowerBlock system makes it easy to upgrade using cores and towers for more weight as your fitness level increases. With the price tag of just at $300 this is a great mid range free weight set.

Bargain

The bargain priced PowerBlock IB-S55 Sport 2.4 only costs around $150 making it a very inexpensive, quality starter set. The 2.4 set replaces 216 lbs. of free weights or 8 pairs of dumbbells. As with the 5.0 you can purchase additional cores and towers to match your fitness level as you build your strength.

PowerBlock is the new free weight system that is quickly replacing those old, bulky free weight sets. These 3 sets are the best free weights for 2017, and have something for everyone no matter what their fitness level or budget.

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Cardio Workouts for Cool Weather

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Nov 4, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Cardio Workouts for Cool Weather

You’ve probably done great this past summer with your cardio workouts. After all, it’s easy to throw on a pair of shorts and a tank top and head outside in nice weather to get your cardio in. When it gets cooler outside you may find yourself procrastinating and even getting a little lazy about your cardio workout. Great news, you can get a full body, fat burning home cardio workout inside when the weather cools.

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Two Non-Trendy Diet Plans

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Oct 28, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Two Non-Trendy Diet Plans

Trendy diet plans come and go. There is usually a wave of people who experience extreme weight loss with the plan in the beginning. They are successful right up until they hit that plateau or get the same results that they got with their last diet. When you decide to start your next diet, start off by not calling it a diet, but a lifestyle change. Then, use a sensible method to monitor your foods, including calories and portions. Don't forget to include exercise. You might even invest in a home gym. Either way, enjoy these non-trendy diet plans discussed below!

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Tips for Using Your Treadmill

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Oct 21, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Tips for Using Your Treadmill

Treadmills seem pretty self-explanatory, right? Maybe. But they may also have features that you aren't using. Don't forget, features or not, you can always change things up just like you would if you were walking outside. In fact, it is important to try and keep challenging yourself and to keep things interesting on the treadmill so you don't get bored with it. Walking is one of the best low impact exercises you can do. Don't end up giving up on it because you didn't add enough variety.

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Working Out with Diabetes

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Oct 14, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Working Out with Diabetes

Even if you don't currently have diabetes, if you are at risk for it, it's a good idea to keep a few things in mind when you are working out. Taking action now could help prevent a diabetic future. In any case, even if you don't think you have to worry about diabetes, the tips here can be useful to you as well. 

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Elements of a Productive Workout Area

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Oct 7, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Elements of a Productive Workout Area

Whether you’re trying to create a workout area at home or you're checking out the new gym in town, take the time to make sure the area will work for you. Not all workout areas are the same and not everyone requires the same kind of setup. The more appealing the area is for you, the more frequently you will visit it. Make the experience as pleasant and productive as possible so you get more out of it! 

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Picking a Personal Trainer

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Sep 30, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Picking a Personal Trainer 

Picking a personal trainer can be a difficult task. This is especially true if you are trying to get healthy as part of building your self-esteem. People who have a low self-esteem frequently have difficulty stepping away from those who don't benefit them, including personal trainers. Even if someone gets great reviews, they might be a great personal trainer, but may not work for you. That's why it is important to be prepared when you interview your trainer and understand that it really isn't a one-size-fits-all issue. 

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