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For any ladies out there reading my fitness blog, I’ve talked to a few experts recently to gather some tips on strength training especially for you I consulted a college coach, a licensed trainer and another pretty qualified person - my wife Angela, who happens to...

It seems like athletes are being pushed into organized athletics at younger and younger ages and more and more of their “play” is supervised by adult coaches. Whereas my friends and I played limited schedules on local baseball and football teams in grade school when everyone...

It’s debatable whether or not explorer Ponce de Leon really found The Fountain of Youth in the 1500s. While there is no magic potion for staying young today, I can tell you without question the closest thing to it: exercise and a good diet. When people ask...

One of the most common complaints I’ve heard from people is that it’s hard for them to stay motivated to work out. You can do a lot to change that simply by planning ahead. Not only is it important to set aside time in your busy schedule...

You’ve just arrived home from a long, hard day at work and it’s time to get a workout in. The problem is, you just really, really don’t feel like exercising. Try the Five-Minute Rule to get you going. Get on the treadmill or exercise bike even if...

On Monday’s blog I talked about the importance of changing up your music playlist to jumpstart things if your workout is falling a little flat. I concluded with offering up my essential rock and roll play list. I realize some ladies out there don’t want to...

If your workouts are falling a little bit flat lately, one thing you can try is to change up the music play list on your IPod, MP3 player or stereo. Or, if you don’t listen to music much in the first place when working out,...

Do you want to start a running program, but aren’t sure how to do it? Here are a few simple tips to get started toward reaching a variety of goals. Whether you want to run to lose weight, improve your muscle tone, are thinking of entering...

It started with a set of sand-filled weights, a small bar and bench bought from Sears in the 1970s. More than 30 years later, it’s the stuff of legend - at least in our family and among our hometown friends. I’m talking about the weight...