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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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    Madness in March: Basketball-Inspired Workouts

    Posted by Sport & Health on Mar 11, 2016 2:16:56 PM

    Celebrate the Madness in March with these basketball-inspired drills from our Explosive Performance training team! 

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    Heart-Pumping Workouts

    Posted by Sport & Health on Feb 12, 2016 8:09:58 AM

    A sedentary lifestyle is one of the 5 major risk factors (along with high blood pressure, abnormal values for blood lipids, smoking, and obesity) for cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. Physical activity is key to preventing heart disease and strokes, the nation’s  No. 1 and No. 5 killers.

    Show your heart some extra TLC with these workouts that provide amazing heart-health benefits!

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    SWEET TREATS TO STAY COOL

    Posted by Sport & Health on Jan 6, 2016 10:55:02 AM

    5 Sweet Summer Treats to Stay Cool

    Summer makes it easy to get out and be active with great weather but that great weather can also bring the need for a sweet treat – hello, ice cream man! Say yes to the temptation by satisfying your sweet tooth with one of these quick and healthy sweet treat ideas.

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    Topics: Good Eats

    5 FALL SOUP-ER FOODS

    Posted by Sport & Health on Jan 6, 2016 10:48:54 AM

    5 Fall Soup-er Foods

    There are so many things to celebrate about the Fall season – crisp, cool air; rich colors and fun activities for all. Fall also brings nutrient-rich produce to keep you happy and healthy all season long. These five easy-to-find super foods are not only good for your health, they can be quite comforting! Try all five super foods in this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and enjoy a great fall comfort food. 

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    Topics: Good Eats

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