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The Grind Includes Friday - Nichole Michele

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Side Bend with Dumbbell

TGIF! Only a couple more weeks until spring and I cannot wait.  The weather is already starting to get warmer in my part of the world.  I am really hoping that the frigid days are done.  In the meantime, the workouts continue.  This week we were able to get in some great runs outside in …

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Dumbbell Shoulder Press

TGIF! Another week in the books. I hope it was a great one for you. Each week I feel stronger and stronger as I continue to strive towards my fitness goals. My husband and I have been putting in the work at the gym which has been great for us. I really enjoy weight training …

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Supermans – Excellent Exercise for Your Core Muscles

TGIF! Hope you all had a great week. It was frigid in my part of the world, but I am proud that I did not let that stop me from getting to the gym at 5AM (Although my hubby did have to drag me from under the warm covers a couple of times 🙂 ). …

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STEP UP your way to Great Legs

Squats, lunges, and deadlifts are staples in many weight-training programs for building leg muscles. Another great exercise to add into your routine are Step Ups. Step Ups not only strengthen the lower body, they engage the core and increase stabilization as well. They are effective using only bodyweight, but dumbbells can be used to increase the …

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How to do a reverse lunge properly

Lunges are a great exercise for strengthening and sculpting several muscles groups such as your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. What’s great is that they can be performed anywhere and are effective when using your bodyweight alone. Additionally, you can choose to increase intensity and difficulty by holding dumbbells in each hand or a barbell atop …

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Romanian Deadlift (RDL) or the Stiff Leg Deadlift (SLDL)?

TGIF! I hope you all had a great workout week and are even closer to your fitness goals. Today I would like to highlight the Romanian Deadlift (RDL) and the stiff leg deadlift (SLDL) which tend to be confused with one another. Both exercises are fantastic in targeting your glutes and hamstrings, but there are …

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Blast fat with Plyometric Lunges

TGIF! I hope you all had a fantastic week. It certainly was a chilly one – especially here in the Greater Pittsburgh area! Today, I would like to highlight the lunge with a bit of a variation. Lunges are a good exercise for strengthening and building large muscle groups including the buttocks, thighs, and hamstrings. …

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Check out this Dynamic Core Workout

TGIF! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for the weekend! But before we get there, I wanted to bring you another demo for a great workout. I was so excited to find this Dynamic Core Workout from Terrell Wilson, a personal trainer at Synergy Fitness in NYC. He introduces a great …

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