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    Push-ups to Failure for Extra Strength and Endurance

    Posted by Sport & Health on Sep 11, 2016 2:15:54 PM

    #ChestDay is the best day! Challenge yourself with this twist on an oldie-but-goodie workout staple, the push-up.

    Sport&Health Trainer McKenna Smet met up with Good Morning Washington's Larry Smith to demonstrate how adding a few simple props to your push-up routine can help you build strength and endurance. 

    "Instead of doing a certain number of push-ups and stopping, we're going to push to failure - until you cannot do another push-up," said Smet. "In this case, failure is success." Pushing to failure keeps the muscles under constant tension. "High-volume training like this keeps blood flowing to the muscles, helping you build size and strength," she said.

    "As you get tired, we're going to shorten the distance for you," said Smet as she adds a flat foam roller underneath Smith's chest. "This makes it a little easier for you and allows you to keep going." An at-home option would be a pillow or book - whatever you have handy that shortens the distance for you. 

    She recommnds having a friend nearby to place an object under your chest so you don't have to keep stopping.

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    HEALTHY FOOTBALL SEASON EATS

    Posted by Sport & Health on Sep 4, 2016 9:56:00 AM
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    Topics: Good Eats

    Gold Medal Workout Tips

    Posted by Sport & Health on Aug 12, 2016 10:29:45 AM

    We love the inspiration that comes from the Olympics... athletes pushing their limits and reaching new heights. Check out our series of Gold Medal workouts to get you in amazing shape! 
     

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    Training World Class Athletes at Sport&Health

    Posted by Sport & Health on Aug 12, 2016 10:17:58 AM

    For every athlete competing in Rio, there are countless people behind the scenes helping them get them ready for their big moment. Kevin Boyle, Director of Explosive Performance at Sport&Health, has had the pleasure of training seven of these athletes in his program. He recently met with Good Morning Washington to discuss training and injury prevention for our world-class athletes competing this summer! 

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    Take Your Plank to the Next Level

    Posted by Sport & Health on Jul 6, 2016 2:07:50 PM

     Planks are an amazing addition to your workout.  In addition to being one of the best exercises for core conditioning, this move also works your glutes and hamstrings, and helps improve both posture and balance.

     
    Take your planks to the next level with these tips from personal Trainer McKenna Smett. 
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    Take Your Workout to the Pool!

    Posted by Sport & Health on Jun 23, 2016 9:36:27 AM

     

    If you’ve never taken your cardio workout to the pool, you’re missing out! For a simple lap swimming workout, try progressing from 6-10 lengths of the pool, using different strokes with each workout. Work your chest and back with alternating laps of back crawl and breaststroke. Or try alternating laps of flutter kicks and the front crawl for an amazing upper/lower body workout.

    Or check out a few of our favorite pool workouts below!

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    Have a "Ball" with Crunch Variations

    Posted by Sport & Health on Jun 23, 2016 8:51:29 AM

     

    It's summertime, and that's got us thinking ABS! Mix up your abdominal routine with a "twist" on traditional crunches. 

    Rockville Sport&Health Master Trainer, McKeena Smet, recently spoke with Larry Smith of News Channel 8 about one of her go-to ab exercises.

    "What I ike to see in abdominal training is something more functional than a traditonal crunch that has you lying on the floor," she said. "This move with the medicine ball is more fun - and much more athletic. You'll get your heart rate up considerably with this exercise." 

    Larry was quick to agree with the effectiveness of the move. "Wow - because you're so stretched out, you can't help but keep your core engaged for the entire move," he said.

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    Squat it Out: 3 Workout Variations

    Posted by Sport & Health on May 12, 2016 9:29:22 PM

    The squat is a compound exercise that works the glutes, hamstrings, quads, calves and core. There are endless variations, try these options to switch up your workout, perfect your basics or challenge yourself.

     

     
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    Blast Belly Fat with These 7 Superfoods

    Posted by Sport & Health on Apr 7, 2016 1:36:48 PM

    From our partners at Diet-to-Go:

    Tuning into your body's natural eating and sleep schedules is the key to banishing belly fat. Making a few simple tweaks to your diet  can help diminish inflammation and kick fat burning into high gear. 

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    Topics: Good Eats

    SPRING CLEAN YOUR DIET

    Posted by Sport & Health on Mar 13, 2016 7:27:28 PM

    During the cold winter months, it’s easy to fall into a habit of comfort eating and drinking. The change in seasons is a great time to reassess your kitchen and freshen up your diet. Try these simple tips to get your kitchen spring-ready! 

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