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Mix It Up: 3 New Uses for Old Faves

Posted by lifelinefitness on Nov 15, 2017 2:58:27 PM

In the world of fitness, nothing is reinvented…except class mash-ups and fitness trends. (Piloxing or Goat Yoga, anyone?) But a dumbbell is a dumbbell is a dumbbell. Right? 

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Topics: exercise, Fitness, Workout

5 Benefits of Pull Up

Posted by lifelinefitness on Oct 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Pull-ups are one of the most superior exercises for upper body and core. Here are 5 top benefits to doing a pull up (assisted or not!)

  1. Fundamental Compound Upper-body Exercise. Compound exercises are important because they target multiple muscle groups. Pull-ups do a great job of targeting the back and biceps. If you want a V-taper physique, pull-ups are a must!
  1. Convenience. Pull-ups are one of the most convenient exercises around. You can do them pretty much anywhere. All you need is a bar and your body.
  1. Variations. One of the best benefits of pull-ups is that there are so many different variations of the pull-up. Each variation doesn’t require any additional equipment than another variation. All you’ve got to do is change up your grip.
  1. Easily Increase Intensity. Regularly increasing the intensity of your workouts is one of the secrets to building muscle. Whether with a pull up assist (Lifeline Pull Up Revolution or Jungle Gym XT), you can vary your resistances and/or position. Additionally, you can boost the intensity of your back workout simply by adding additional weight with either weight plates or kettlebells. 
  1. No Excuses. Even if you can only do 1 or 2 pull-ups, do it – Practice makes perfect. Stop making excuses and start doing pull ups. One thing that is key is that assisted pull-ups are superior to pull downs. Even if you can’t do a pull-up, try ditching the pull-down machine for the assisted pull-up equipment. Each week you’ll make a little bit of progress and before you know it, you won’t have to use the assisted pull up equipment. You’ll be able to do a real pull-up.

 

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Topics: bodyweight training, exercise of the week, Fitness, jungle gym, Lifeline Fitness, Workout, jungle gym xt, suspension training

How To Choose Your Next Yoga Mat

Posted by lifelinefitness on Sep 15, 2017 9:23:46 AM

Our "hands on" perspective of picking mats. 

Whether you are practicing at home, at the gym or in your local studio, having a proper mat is key. According to survey by Yoga Journal in 2016 49% of Yoga Studios Serve 100 Students or More Per Week…that’s a whole lot of hands, feet and sweat.  The hygienic choice would be to BYOM to your next class. (In our humble opinion).

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Topics: new mat, yoga, yoga mat, ecofriendly yoga

Fitness On the Fly – Travel Friendly Workout

Posted by lifelinefitness on Nov 20, 2016 4:32:11 PM

Inevitably your fitness can be distracted during increased travel whether it’s holidays, work or vacation. Particularly as we embark on holidays, not only does exercise decrease, so does sleep, but caloric intake increases which are key drivers to falling off the wagon for the 6 weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years.

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Topics: bodyweight training, exercise, exercise of the week, fitness, Fitness, HIGHX, HIIT, holiday, holidays, squat, squats, thanksgiving, burpies, Lifeline Fitness, lunges, push up, Trainer Tips, training, travel, work, Workout

Motivation

Posted by lifelinefitness on Sep 30, 2016 4:01:10 PM

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Topics: Fitness, Wellness

HIIT Circuit Workout

Posted by lifelinefitness on Sep 29, 2016 11:49:00 AM

In just 30 minutes, you complete an 8 circuit workout  that is high intensity coupled with recovery.  Each exercise should be done for 2 mintues with :30 second rest in between.

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Topics: exercise of the week, Fitness, HIGHX, ladder, power wheel, circuit workout, kettlebells, resistance cables, Workout

Don't Throw In the Towel, Maybe You Just New A New Mat

Posted by lifelinefitness on Sep 15, 2016 3:07:14 PM

Nothing is more frustrating that loosing your grip in downward dog.  And seriously, since when was the last time you put "frustration" and "yoga" into the same sentence?  Before you decide to give up on the practice, perhaps you should consider the following items:

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Topics: clean, mat, new mat, Product Education, how to, natural fitness, yoga

Improve Your Quickness on the Court.

Posted by lifelinefitness on Jul 22, 2016 3:01:31 PM

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Topics: athlete, athletic training, coaching, court, Fitness, PER4M, quickness, sports, tennis, Trainer Tips, training, Workout

Strengthen Your Stroke.

Posted by Laura Wilson on Jul 20, 2016 12:05:03 PM

Whether you are a master swimmer or a weekend warrior entered into that charity triathlon, strength training outside the pool can not only eliminate countless hours in the pool, but specifically work on power and strengthening the core.

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Topics: bodyweight, bodyweight training, cross training, Fitness, kettle bell training, push ups, swimming, kettlebells, Trainer Tips, Workout

FACT OR MYTH – Fasted Cardio Burns More Fat

Posted by lifelinefitness on Jul 12, 2016 9:06:29 AM

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Topics: Clean Eating, Fact or Myth, Fitness, Trainer Tips

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