Tag - gym

How to Join a Gym

The process of joining a gym has the potential to overwhelm you because of the seemingly endless list of considerations you need to make before singing up: hours of operations, available cardio & strength equipment, personal trainers, contract length, joiner's fees and monthly dues. Once you decide on which features...

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Top 5 Excuses for not Exercising

Physical activity has plenty of amazing benefits. It gets you toned, builds muscle and perhaps most importantly, prevents or reverses some serious health issues such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and even depression. Exercise is just as good as some of the best (and very expensive) medicines. Why...

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Top 5 Ways to Increase Your Bench Press

1. Keep a Workout Journal. A workout journal is the only way to make sure that your bench press is improving. Each week you should be writing down the amount of weight you're pushing and repetitions you've completed for each set. Note how many repetitions you were able to do...

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Things That Annoy Me – #5: People Who Don’t Follow Basic Gym Etiquette

The gym brings together people with different backgrounds, perspectives and goals. While we don't need to agree on what the best workout routine is (because there is no such thing), or which diet friendly foods taste best (hummus), we should all follow a few basic rules while working out to...

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Top 5 Signs Your Gym Sucks

1. Dirty Gyms. Gyms are pretty dirty places and some are worse than others. Everyone is sweating, few people actually wash their hands and almost no one wipes off the machines. If your gym seems like it's the dirtiest one on the block, it probably means that it sucks. 2. Too...

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