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Dynamic stretches

%CODE1%It’s important to warm-up before any workout. Dynamic stretching is an excellent way to warm-up. It involves controlled, full-range movement. When done correctly, dynamic stretching improves flexibility, lubricates the joints, and even prepares the...
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Punching bag workout

%CODE1%Jab Punch: Begin with your elbows in and fists at chin height. To throw the jab simulataneously, push off with your back leg and twist your body on your lead leg side, rotating your...
Pairing up to sweat it out

Pairing up to sweat it out

Friends are useful for all kinds of reasons—borrowing notes, stealing French fries, justifying Netflix binges. They can also be the kick you need to get (and stay) fit. Working out with a friend means...
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Jump rope demo

%CODE1%Most of us were exposed to the jump rope at the playground as kids. For those who haven’t already noticed, it’s followed us to the gym as adults. Whether we know the jump rope...
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Advanced sequence

%CODE1%This video accompanying this stretching routine shows examples of various stretches that are beneficial to an athlete or person in training. This is particularly useful for those who regularly engage in intense physical activities...
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4 martial arts-inspired moves

%CODE1%Lunging Knee Strike: From the standing position, take a larger-than-normal step forward with one foot. Lower your back knee toward the ground so that both legs form close to a 90-degree angle. To avoid...
The best warm-ups for all workouts

The best warm-ups for all workouts

 Fitting a workout into a busy schedule is a win in itself—so we don’t really blame you if you’re hopping right on the elliptical the moment you enter the gym. But if you’re skimping...
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Take it anywhere kettlebell workout

%CODE1%Two handed kettlebell swing Start with the kettlebell an arm’s length away on the ground in front of you. Sit your hips back and slightly bend the knees, keeping your back straight and chest up,...
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Static stretches

%CODE1%Chest stretch:Stand with your feet hip-width apart and clasp your hands behind your back. Gently straighten your elbows and lift your arms up to a comfortable position where you can breathe into the stretch....
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Proper dumbbell technique

%CODE1%Weighted Front Lunges Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Beginners should use a 5-10lb dumbbell. Maintain an upright posture with your shoulders pinched back. Take a larger-than-normal step forward with one leg....