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    November 2012

    JUMP, JUMP, JUMP!
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    JUMP, JUMP, JUMP! Skipping is one of the most beneficial exercises and one of the most over looked. Most people would have used a skipping rope while they were at school and now only associate it as child’s play. But did you know that skipping is estimated to burn as much as 1000 calories per hour, and a 10 minute skip has been found to be the equivalent of a 30 minute run at 9km per hour. Skipping uses just about every muscle in your body, including your abs. It’s great for...
    GET MOTIVATED
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    GET MOTIVATED Exercise is one of those things we all know we should do because of all its great health and weight loss benefits. But just because we know exercise will do all of these great things, doesn’t mean we can always find the motivation to do it. Believe it or not just knowing that you need to do exercise is the beginning of a great start. No matter what your fitness goal is we all need to start at the same point. Motivation isn’t something you can just pick up one day....
    FULL BODY WORKOUT ROUTINE
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    FULL BODY FIT BALL AND DUMBBELL ROUTINE This routine will really get your heart pumping. All you need are a pair of dumbbells and a stability / fit ball. Repeat the routine as many times as you like with as many reps are you want. I would recommend trying 12 reps of each.   Dumbbell Chest Press on Fit Ball Grab a pair of dumbbells and position your upper back on the fit ball. Knees should be bent 90 degrees with your feet flat on the floor. Hold the weights just above your chest...
    CROSS TRAINER VS EXERCISE BIKE
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    CROSS TRAINER VS EXERISE BIKE   When purchasing fitness equipment for your home there are several factors that need to be considered. Both elliptical cross trainers and exercise bikes have there own advantages including calories burned during the workout, ease of use, cost and what suites you workout goals most. Cross Trainer Elliptical cross trainers use your whole body, so you can lessen the time of your workout, but still increase the number of calories burned. Cross trainers give...
    TREADMILL VS ELLIPTICAL CROSS TRAINER
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    TREADMILL VS ELLIPTICAL CROSS TRAINER   A lot of people ask the question, “What is the difference between a Treadmill and a Cross Trainer and which is better?”. Although there are significant differences between the two products, they both offer the same benefits. The real question is which one will suit you and your fitness goals better? To help answer this question we have put the advantages on both pieces of equipment.   Advantages of a Treadmill Treadmills are...
    THE BENEFITS OF A TREADMILL
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    THE BENEFITS OF A TREADMILL Treadmills are an efficient exercise option no matter what shape you’re in. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced exerciser you can choose your speed, incline and programs to create the perfect fat-burning, cardio based workout. There are many benefits that Treadmills offer and below are some of the best.   Treadmills are designed to simulate the feeling of running on grass. To do this they are fitted with padded running...
    WHAT YOUR BODY IS REALLY CRAVING!
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      WHAT YOUR BODY IS REALLY CRAVING!  Did you know that food cravings are often your body telling you it is missing nutrients? It is really important to know what your body actually wants when you are trying to lose weight and exercising. When you start to exercise your metabolism will increase, so you need to know which foods will help suppress your hunger for longer and fulfil your nutritional needs. You need to bare in mind that not all food cravings are related to nutritional...
    15 MINUTE FULL BODY DUMBBELL WORKOUT!
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      15 MINUTE FULL BODY DUMBBELL WORKOUT!  If you live a busy life and find it hard to find time to workout then this one is for you! Maximise your workout time with this great dumbbell routine.   The Workout – Repeat this circuit four times, with a rest after each circuit and select weights per your experience (experience listed below). 1st circuit, do 12 reps for each exercise. 2nd circuit, do 10 reps for each exercise. 3rd circuit, do 8 reps for each...
    WHY YOU SHOULD OWN DUMBBELLS!
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     WHY YOU SHOULD OWN DUMBBELLS! Dumbbells are basically a shorter more versatile version of the barbell, which vary from 5-inches to 14-inches long. The beauty of dumbbells is there really isn’t much you can’t do with them. The advantages of dumbbells over barbells are: They strengthen both sides of your body equally, which forces you to perfect your form on both your weak and strong side. You have a wide variety of exercises for example – front raises and flies,...
    HOW TO CHOOSE A CROSS TRAINER / ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
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      HOW TO CHOOSE A CROSS TRAINER / ELLIPTICAL TRAINER It may surprise you that Elliptical Cross Trainers are the second most intense cardio machine after the rowing machine. Elliptical Cross Trainers were developed to simulate the motion of running, without putting excessive stress on any of your joints and muscles. They force you to use your primary muscle groups and if used properly can target your arms, upper body, legs, gluts and calves. There are two main types of Elliptical Cross...