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The Workout Mistakes You Might Be Making

To get the most our your workouts and stay safe while breaking a sweat, it’s important to keep in mind that not all exercises and approaches to training are equal. Four fitness experts weigh in on common workout mistakes that might be holding you back from reaching your fitness potential.

Tabata 5 Times More Effective Than Traditional Cardio, Study Says

A new study shows that Tabata definitely lives up to its reputation as a 4-minute fat-burning miracle workout.

Flat Abs Fast: The Core-Strengthening Workout

These belly-flattening exercises work your core for strong, sculpted abs, from the front, sides, and back.

Slim Down in a Splash: Pool Workout

Lose weight without breaking a sweat. Jump in the pool and burn mega calories.

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How to Get Back on Track after Vacation

Last week was the Fourth of July and many families went on vacations and trips out of town to visit family or friends.  Many people allow themselves to “take a break” from healthy eating when on vacation. If you are one of those people who tends to “take a break” from healthy living while on vacation, read on to learn of 3 ways you can get back on track after vacation (or even just after taking some time off from your healthiness goals).

ARE YOU TRAINING TOO MUCH?

For those in pursuit of body perfection, two-a-day workouts — a trend documented by The New York Times last Sunday — are increasingly becoming the status quo. Yet in fact it's those extra sessions that may be what's derailing your training goals. One exercise physiologist explains why in this case, less is more:

You’ve heard the expression “You can achieve anything if you work hard enough at it.” It’s certainly true in some pursuits, but in the gym, too much sweat equity is more likely to leave you exhausted, uninspired and smack in the middle of a plateau — both a physical and mental one — rather than admiring your accomplishments in the mirror. Just consider the person at the gym every day, panting and dripping as he talks about his killer workouts, all of which belie a body that looks exactly as it did three months ago. Chances are, after a while, you’ll see him less and less. Find out more by reading the entire article on Q.equinox.com.

IS THERE A WAY TO SPOT TRAIN A SPECIFIC PROBLEM AREA?

Read the answers given to this very popular question on Q.equinox.com

Spot training is a myth. Love handles are the result of increased fat tissue around the waist and abdomen, and are thus impacted greatly by diet and exercise. Here’s what you can do to fight them:

Measure your waist circumference and get a body composition measure from a trainer if you can.

Engage in a program of strength and cardiovascular exercise designed to optimize caloric burn and build lean body mass, which increases your metabolism. 

Perhaps the most important element in the equation is diet. You must be strict on keeping saturated fat, processed carbohydrates and refined sugar out of your diet while eating healthful "clean" foods at regular intervals throughout the day. 

Lastly, make sure you are getting optimal rest. If you are sleep-deprived, the hormones leptin and ghrelin are negatively stimulated, which can set the stage for weight gain through overeating. 

David Harris, VP, Personal Training

4 REASONS TO CROSS TRAIN, AND HOW TO DO IT

Maybe you love to swim but hate lifting weights, or maybe you'd never step foot in one of your gym's fitness classes because you'd rather be on the treadmill. We all have our favorite ways to exercise, but sticking to the same workout can lead to unwanted consequences, especially overuse injuries. Here are four reasons to cross train and what type of cross training you should be doing. Read more on this topic on Fitsugar.com