What exactly is “functional training” anyway?

What exactly is “functional training” anyway?

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May

2011

What do you think of when you hear the word, “Functional Training,” “Core Training,” or “Core Strength”? Wikipedia defines, Functional Training as:“Functional training involves mainly weight bearing activities targeted at core muscles of the abdomen and lower back. Most fitness facilities (GLOBO GYMS) have a v ...
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Need Motivation? You already have it!

Need Motivation? You already have it!

21

May

2011

Though I am not an avid blog follower, I read an outstanding one the other day that a friend shared on the topic of motivation. Much of this blog written by Seth Godin, addresses the issue of motivation and most specifically the times in our life where an external force is the difference maker in our actions, rather than ou ...
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What is it you really want?

What is it you really want?

18

May

2011

…A plush gym with new carpet, or a fitness you can FEEL?…The comfort and ease of what you are used to, or results you can SEE?…a gym with an excellent surround sound system, or a community of support that you can HEAR?What attracts you to the gym you train at? What is it you use to value your training experience? Why ...
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Why Building Muscle Should Be Your Top Priority!

Why Building Muscle Should Be Your Top Priority!

17

May

2011

This is a great article from gubernatrix on the importance that building muscle has on your body!                                                                                                                                                 . When you ...
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It Pays to be a Winner (and a Member!)

It Pays to be a Winner (and a Member!)

13

May

2011

By now, many of you that make it a habit of consistently showing up are realizing something interesting about the idea of training and eating well. And that's that it’s almost like it actually works! Who knew being healthy, looking good, and performing better could be so simple? OK, simple? Yes. Easy? Maybe not. At least, ...
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Ahh, Thursday… Perfection!

Ahh, Thursday… Perfection!

11

May

2011

Many of us get into our routines in our daily lives so much so that we forget what truly makes us happy. I have had made it a priority this past year to use the gifts that I have been given and really do what makes me happy! I bet if you take a poll and ask people what their perfect day consists of, or what truly makes them ...
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“When I grow up, I wanna be…”

“When I grow up, I wanna be…”

10

May

2011

How many times have you wanted something (and wanted it bad!), but weren’t quite able to convert your wishes to reality? Literally, we have all done it, from Michael Jordan to the kid down the street who still doesn’t have that bike he’s got his eye on.  Our eyes get big for something, and them at some point life get ...
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Exploring Your “Red Zone”

Exploring Your “Red Zone”

4

May

2011

Have you ever wondered what your limits were? During training, that place where you’re completely focused, slightly uncomfortable, and working at your maximum effort is called “the Red Zone.” Whether you are running or lifting weights, it is often difficult to tell if you are working as intensely as you could or shoul ...
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Commitment Issues?

Commitment Issues?

2

May

2011

What does commitment mean to you?                                                                                                                                                             - Wikipedia's Definition of commitment is: commitment, i ...
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Fitness that Sticks

Fitness that Sticks

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Apr

2011

There are very few people that can say they have had the level of health and fitness they’ve wanted all their lives. Our efforts to get in shape seem to follow the ebb and flow of dissatisfaction and motivation. It seems that when January 1st rolls around and we all have “Eye of the Tiger” coming out of our headphone ...
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