Hungry Runner

The Importance of Protecting Your Bone Density
After finishing the Scranton Half Marathon two weekends ago I promptly stuffed my face with 7 orange slices and a chewy bar and then I called my mom.

I let her know how the run went and told her that it was a lot of fun; typical post-race fodder. Then she started talking about her day. She told me she skipped the appointment she had scheduled for a bone density test because a friend told her she didn’t need to get that checked yet. I started ranting.
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The Importance of Protecting Your Bone Density

After finishing the Scranton Half Marathon two weekends ago I promptly stuffed my face with 7 orange slices and a chewy bar and then I called my mom.

I let her know how the run went and told her that it was a lot of fun; typical post-race fodder. Then she started talking about her day. She told me she skipped the appointment she had scheduled for a bone density test because a friend told her she didn’t need to get that checked yet. I started ranting.

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Do you know what the most important part of an effective strength training routine is?

The number of sets and reps you complete? The amount of weight you lift? How many push-ups you can bang out before failure?

Sure, these factors are important (the push-up part for some more than others), but what many exercisers fail to realize is that when it comes to strength training (and all types of exercise really), injury prevention should always be your number one concern. After all, if you’re injured you can’t exercise. If you can’t exercise, you’ll have to put your health and fitness goals temporarily on hold.  

Hopefully you don’t act recklessly while you’re working out, but even if you’re well behaved your chances of sustaining an injury increase greatly when an exercise is performed improperly. Plus, making sure that you perform your strength exercises with proper form makes them more effective, which means you’ll be adding more value to the time you invest at the gym, or wherever it is that you work out.

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theactivetimes:

21-Minute High Intensity Circuit Training Workout

Build strength and burn fat with this short but sweet bodyweight workout. No equipment needed.

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"When I wanted to lose weight after college, all of the exercise routines that I tried on my own always failed. It wasn’t until I worked with a personal trainer that I was finally able to achieve my goals, and that’s because he was able to help encourage and support me both inside and outside of the gym. And that’s the key to reaching your fitness goals."

Why Work Out With a Personal Trainer? (via theactivetimes)

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6 Highly Effective Crunch-Free Ab Exercises 
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One of my favorite core and shoulder exercises!

One of my favorite core and shoulder exercises!

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