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Full Body Warm Up Routine

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Mar 24, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Full Body Warm Up Routine

Before tackling any workout, it is important to warm up your muscles, loosen your joints and start getting your heart rate up.  Most people don’t dedicate enough time to a full body warm up routine. These people tend to have more muscle strain and pain, stiffness and even injuries because their bodies were not ready for a vigorous workout.  Here’s how to correctly warm up your body to prepare for whatever workout you choose.

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Topics: stretching, Warming Up

Best Machines to Improve Flexibility

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Mar 17, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Best Machines to Improve Flexibility

There is more to getting a great workout than just lifting a lot of weight. Whether your goal is to bulk up or to lose weight, you will need to improve your flexibility. Improved flexibility helps avoid pulled muscles, back pain, and limited lifting and stretching ability. You want your body to achieve new goals with each workout and having limited flexibility limits your ability. There are several ways you can improve your flexibility but when you really want to see results fast, you will want to use one of these machines.

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Why Cooling Down is Important After a Workout

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Mar 10, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Why Cooling Down is Important After a Workout

Everyone knows how important it is to warm up before you work out, just as we all know that pushing yourself is the best way to see results from your workouts. But how often do you find yourself towards the end of your workout with low energy, aching, and shaking and just stop exercising? It can be so tempting to just stretch out and have drink of water but in fact not cooling down is as bad for your body as not warming up! As good as it would feel to just stop and gulp cold water while you wait for your breath to go back to normal, this is not good for your overall health and does not help your fitness level in any way. This is why you should end your workout with some cooling down exercises.

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Why Cardio is Important for Building Bulk

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Mar 3, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Why Cardio is Important for Building Bulk

When bodybuilders make the decision to build bulk, they sometimes slack off on cardio. This is a big mistake. To build bulk, you need to have strong cardio as well. Cardio workouts promote fat burning, heart health, and stamina. When the time comes to do 20 sets of 10 reps each with heavier weights, your cardio will make the workout not only easier on your body but also more effective.

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How to Protect Your Wrists When Lifting Weights

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Feb 24, 2017 3:45:00 PM

How to Protect Your Wrists When Lifting Weights

Lifting weights is a great way to firm, tone and bulk up your muscles. Some people also use weights for various cardio workouts. It’s common knowledge that using a weight lifting belt will help protect your lower back and stomach from pulled muscles and strain while lifting. But what can you do to help protect your wrists? Wrists are a fragile part of the body that contain many small bones, lifting a bar with a great deal of weight on it can cause strain and damage to the wrist that may keep you from lifting for a while.

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How to Protect Your Wrists When Lifting Weights

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Feb 17, 2017 3:45:00 PM

How to Protect Your Wrists When Lifting Weights

Lifting weights is a great way to firm, tone and bulk up your muscles. Some people also use weights for various cardio workouts. It’s common knowledge that using a weight lifting belt will help protect your lower back and stomach from pulled muscles and strain while lifting. But what can you do to help protect your wrists? Wrists are a fragile part of the body that contain many small bones, lifting a bar with a great deal of weight on it can cause strain and damage to the wrist that may keep you from lifting for a while.

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Seven Home Gym Exercises that Work Your Abs

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Feb 10, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Seven Home Gym Exercises that Work Your Abs

So, you’ve invested in a home gym. Now you get to tackle the challenge of creating a workout circuit that will increase your fitness level, burn calories, and offer a full body workout. The area most people like to start with when they get a home gym is the core or abs.  The question is, which home gym exercises work the abs most effectively?

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Best Leg Exercises

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Feb 3, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Best Leg Exercises

When you begin planning your workout, there are several exercises that target specific areas of the body. When you want to tone, slim, and build your legs, you may be wondering what the best leg exercises are. There are many exercises that are great for legs and most of them have a multi-layered benefit. The more goals you can achieve with one exercise, the better your overall health and fitness.

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Best Ellipticals for 2017

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Jan 27, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Best Ellipticals for 2017

There are many reasons why you may want an elliptical machine in your home. An elliptical offers a low impact cardio workout and is a great alternative to the treadmill that offers a variety of settings to make your workout personal and effective. Whether you are just getting started or are in great shape, an elliptical gives you a convenient way to get your miles in, raise your heart rate, burn calories and tone muscle, all from the comfort of your home. Most elliptical machines even have options for upper body workouts as well. If you’ve never purchased an elliptical before, there are certain things to look for to make sure you get a machine that is great for a beginner or a fitness enthusiast. You want an elliptical that will offer you a great workout as your fitness level increases. These are the two best elliptical machines for 2017.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Home Gym

Posted by Push Pedal Pull on Jan 20, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Home Gym

Finding time to go to the gym when you’re a busy parent or businessperson isn’t always easy. You either have to wake up dramatically early, or stay up far too late finding time to squeeze in your trusty workout. Giving up your workout isn’t an option, but is there anything you can do to make it easy to stay motivated when trying to stay in shape? The answer is yes. More consumers than ever are renting their own gym equipment to keep at home, allowing them to exercise when it suits them best. But renting a home gym isn’t always straightforward; avoid making these costly and potentially dangerous mistakes before you do.

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