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How to Shop for and Buy Good Barbells, Bumper Plates, etc…

Buying dumbbells and barbells

Whether you’re designing your first home gym, upgrading an old rack, or simply looking to buy some new weight plates, knowing where to shop for the best deals is an important part of finding quality, affordable fitness equipment. But knowing where to shop is only half the battle. How do you know which equipment is better suited to beginners, and …

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Top 10 Strength Training Blogs 2016

Best Strength Training Blogs 2016

Whether you’re about to perform your first deadlift or a seasoned competitor, there’s always going to be new training techniques to help you improve your form, lift more reps, and increase your overall strength. But how do you separate the poorly written (and often expensive) programs that are destined to fail, from the quality information that puts you on the …

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Top 10 Workout / CrossFit Blogs 2016

Best Workout and CrossFit Blogs 2016

1. Born Fitness Created by New York Times bestselling author Adam Bornstein, Born Fitness is a site dedicated to simplifying the world of health, fitness, and nutrition, by delivering the most important and actionable information in a way that’s concise and easy to understand. When we’re considering which blogs to include in our top 10 and how to rank them, …

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Top 10 Fitness Company Blogs 2016

Best Fitness Company Blogs 2016

Whether you’re buying a new treadmill, elliptical, or simply looking for some advice on how to improve your health, it’s important to find a company that goes the extra mile for its customers and values their fitness. That’s why we put together this quick roundup of the top 10 fitness company blogs, to help highlight the companies who continue to …

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How To Use MapMyRide: An In-Depth Review and Guide

MapMyRide Detailed User Guide

About MapMyFitness Launched in 2007, the MapMyFitness suite of apps has quickly gained in popularity with millions of health and fitness enthusiasts worldwide. The MapMyFitness apps are now some of the most popular on iOS and Android, and include MapMyRun, MapMyRide, and MapMyWalk. All of the basic features, including access to 160+ million routes, are available with a free registration. …

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Girl on the River: An Interview with Patricia Carswell

Girl On The River Interview

About ‘Girl on the River’ After 10 years of working as a commercial barrister, Patricia Carswell decided to completely change her career path and turn her hand to freelance journalism. Since 2007 her talent for writing engaging, well-researched copy in her specialist subject areas of health, parenting, green living, and lifestyle has resulted in a number of features for the …

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How To Apply For a PETE Program

Physical Education Teacher Education at Limestone College

For the purpose of this guide we’re going to be walking you through the application process for a degree in Physical Education Teacher Education at Limestone College. This includes a full list of recommended reading, as well as pulling together information on topics we mentioned in our guide to becoming a PE teacher, such as the PRAXIS test and FITNESSGRAM. …

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How To Use MapMyWalk To Track Your Fitness

MapMyWalk Instructional User Guide

About MapMyFitness Although this guide has been created to walk you through the registration process and what to expect from a usability perspective for MapMyWalk, this is actually one of many fitness tracking apps that are available from MapMyFitness. As a company, MapMyFitness rapidly became one of the world’s largest open fitness tracking platforms, even before it was acquired by …

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The Complete Guide to Racewalking

Complete Guide To Racewalking

What is Racewalking? Racewalking is essentially a fast paced from of walking, whereby one foot must always be in contact with the ground. Historically, the distances covered by racewalkers have exceeded 100 miles in a single event, which spanned multiple days and, in some cases, across multiple states in the US. Recent events are much shorter in comparison, with the …

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How To Become a Teacher of Physical Education

Physical Education

With one in three U.S. children being classified as overweight or obese, it’s not surprising that physical education is being recognized as one of the most important subjects in schools across the country. In fact, a study commissioned by Harvard University’s Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement found that 91 percent of parents polled expressed a desire for Physical Education …

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Benefits of Treadmill Workouts

Benefits of Treadmill Workouts

When it comes to creating an effective and maintainable exercise routine at home, it’s important to remember that not all equipment is created equal, and you’ll need to be sure that anything you do buy is tailored towards your own goals and style of fitness. For example, although there’s no shortage of dumbbell workouts available, for the most part these …

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Top 10 Healthy Lifestyle Blogs 2015

Top 10 Healthy Lifestyle Blogs 2015

Achieving a healthy lifestyle is about much more than following a set diet and fitness plan. It’s about finding a healthy way of eating that’s also balanced enough to be achievable in the long-term, while combining the nutrition with a challenging yet enjoyable workout plan. This may sound simple, but with approximately one third of U.S. adults (33.8%) and 12.5 …

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Top 10 Fitness Company Blogs 2015

Top 10 Fitness Company Blogs 2015

Although the frequency of article posting is usually not as high as with some of our fitness and strength bloggers, there are still a number of high quality blogs maintained by some of the world’s leading fitness equipment and wearable tech companies that are certainly worth a read. Whether they’ve been in business since the early days of the fitness …

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Top 10 Strength Training Blogs 2015

Top 10 Strength Training Blogs 2015

When we mention the term ‘strength training’, many people immediately start thinking about powerlifting, World’s Strongest Man competitions, and Olympic lifts like the clean and jerk. But the fact is that strength training can be performed in a number of different ways, including body weight exercises and training specifically for functional strength, as well as using the more conventional free …

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