ABS

What do you think is the most impressive body-part? For me it has got to be the abdominal cavity. Whether you’re an athlete or the average gym goer…Abs are the last thing to show and the first thing to go! I mean look around…you see big arms, big legs pretty much everywhere. Walk along the […]

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10 Things Over 40 Lifters Should Do Differently‏

1. REASSESS THE SITUATION You’ll know when the time comes to take a long look at what your goals are fitness-wise. Are you a competitive bodybuilder? If so, then you may want to enter less shows than you did in your 20s and 30s, as the entire dieting down process can be very taxing on […]

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THE REAL COST OF COMPETING…

Let’s start off with the cost of personal training you will need prior to competing. Don’t forget the supplements you will need to help prepare you to compete. Then you have the cost of food. Most athletes bring their meals everywhere (however prep time and cost is a factor). Once you have decided who to […]

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COMMON INJURIES IN THE GYM

FOOT AND ANKLE Cause: “People spend their days in front of their computer with rounded shoulders. When your shoulders are rounded and you stand up, your weight falls to the front of your foot. Take that misplaced center of gravity and put it into running shoes, which naturally tip you forward with a heel higher […]

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WHY NEW YEAR’S RESOULTIONS FAIL

On January 1st or even December 31st,  many of us will be once again making our new year’s resolutions!  As the owner of Bodies 2 Envy I see my fair share of these people every year. My best advice is, don’t wait for the new year to start something you should have started well before […]

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PERSONAL TRAINER DEFINITION

What Is the Definition of a Personal Trainer? The term “Personal Trainer” is often misunderstood. Some think that personal trainers hovers over you-while assisting you with exercise. Others think personal trainers are like babysitters-doing your work for you. Many feel that once they lay down the money, it’s the personal trainers job to ensure the […]

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ALCOHOL AND CALORIES

With the festive season here, many of us will be consuming alcohol. Here are a few facts that you may or may not know! Alcohol consumption inspires a variety of dietary questions. How many calories in a bottle of beer? Does red wine have more calories than white wine? And you don’t even want to […]

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FREE WEIGHTS vs RESISTANCE MACHINES

After talking to a fitness expert, you discover that a good exercise program must incorporate aerobic exercise such as running, aerobic dance or cycling, and some form of strength training. You have been to the gym and noticed some people were using dumbbells and some were using the machines. So, are weight machines the best […]

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WOMEN AND WEIGHT TRAINING FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

Did you know that weight training for osteoporosis — not just walking or doing aerobics, but lifting weights — can help protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures? Studies show that strength training over a period of time can help prevent bone loss — and may even help build new bone. In one study, postmenopausal […]

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THE FLU AND WORKING OUT

Should you work out when you feel like you’re coming down with a cold? According to the research, this may in fact be a good idea. At the very least, it is unlikely to do you any harm unless you exercise too vigorously.. In one such study, participants were infected with a cold virus and […]

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