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    A Quick and Easy Guide to Indoor Rowing Machines

    By: John Phung

    Did you know that rowing is one of the best exercises for developing aerobic fitness? Not only does working out with rowing machines or rowing ergometers allow people to develop their cardiovascular system, but they also place considerable demands on your muscular system as well!

    Unlike cardio machines suchas treadmills, exercise bikes and stair climbing equipment, a rowing machine exercises your upper body as well as your lower body. The rowing stroke when using an indoor rower is composed of 65-75% leg work and 25-35% upper body work.

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    Alcoholism's "Leaky Gut" Syndrome

    By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D., N.D.c

    William Silkworth, wrote in the preface of The “Big Book” the following: “The action of alcohol on chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy: that the phenomenon of craving is limited to this class and never occurs in the average temperate drinker.” Alcoholics

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    How to Avoid the 3 Worst Personal Training Mistakes

    “How To Avoid The 3 Worst Mistakes Any Personal Trainer Can Make (Not Knowing These May Be Costing You Thousands Of Dollars Per Year)!”

    By Pat Necerato

    Mistake 1: Trainers Not Properly Dealing With Procrastination

    The biggest mistake personal trainers make is that they don’t properly deal with procrastination with each and every prospect. Procrastination is the reason why your prospects don’t buy your Training services.

    Notice I didn’t say its most likely the reason they don’t

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    Benefits of Martial Arts Training For Kids

    By: Laura Saunders

    Admit it. When the going gets tough at home, we’ve all plopped the kids in front of the television and breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, we can get started on dinner, maybe check email or sort that massive pile of laundry. But when your five-year old yells

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    Total Body Conditioning

    Over the past 25 years, ever since the introduction of Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s book, Aerobics, many individuals have focused on walking, running, cycling and other types of aerobic activity as their only means of exercise. Unfortunately, this has led to many of us neglecting another key component of fitness -

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    The Psychology of Selling Why People Hire Fitness Professionals

    By Jim Labadie

    Now more than ever, we in the fitness industry have a moral obligation to help those who are in desperate need of our help. We, in fact, have a responsibility to sell solutions to the problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

    Therefore, as a fitness professional you need to

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    Muscle Recovery from Extreme Endurance Events

    MUSCLE RECOVERY FROM EXTREME ENDURANCE EVENTS: THE ‘AWFUL AFTERS’ COUNTING THE COST OF A 140-MILE TRANS-SAHARA FOOTRACE

    By: Dr. Bill Misner Ph.D.
    Eavesdropping…Ultra heroes and heroines of the 15th Marathon de Sables murmured without shame, “What have I done to myself”…,”It is totally fricken’ loony out there…,” “I couldn’t breathe, you have to live to race another day, it’s not worth dying over”…, or as one summarized it

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    Fitness Programs & Workplace Stress

    By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D., N.D.c.

    “It is a laughable sight, to see those guilds of cobblers and tailors… when they march in procession.. stopping, round shouldered, limping men, swaying from side to side. They look as though they had all been carefully selected for an exhibition of their infirmities.”

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    HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl butyrate)

    There is some evidence that this innovative nutrient can raise anabolism (the constructive phase of metabolism) and promote recovery in trained athletes. As well, there may be some other beneficial effects for the endurance athlete who chooses to use this novel supplement. HMB stands for beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl butyrate. I think we’ll

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    Water Pollution Today

    by Brian Lavendel

    Pollution of lakes, rivers, streams, oceans: it’s a problem many of us are aware of and concerned about. The good news is that today, the actions of individuals can have a large impact on the quality of our waters. Yes, each one of us can help keep our

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