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Warming Up, The Real Pre-Workout!

Warming up is one of the most neglected parts of any daily workout and is way more than just pounding out reps with an empty bar. The best warm ups have 4 important steps - Cardiovascular warm up, mobility, muscle activation and movement practice. If your warmup has key parts, you’re ready to get under a bar and move some weight.  

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A Month Is Enough, Right?

Just 4 weeks in, are you flaking on the gym yet? The resolutioners are dissipating...are you still going? Who are you? The line of critics is infinite. Their criticism is a way to justify no change, to maintain conformity, sometimes even against their inner, deeper desires! We all know talkers, often we are or have been one. Excuses are abundant here. It is so exciting to talk about what we're going to do, but over time, realize that motivation fades. Intentions may be good, but without a plan and good habits and discipline, you never stood a chance. Do-ers are few and often stand alone. BUT, deep down, everyone admires them. They make things happen, they stick to their word....

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