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    Tighten Your Belt in More Ways Than One

    Tighten Your Belt in More Ways Than One
    There was a time when, after a holiday binge, one could take the first tentative steps to getting fit by walking down to the nearest gym and handing over a large amount of money in exchange for a membership card. It was an easy way to start a fitness regime: that shiny new piece of plastic would - in theory at ...
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    4 Ways to Get Home-Grown Muscle

    4 Ways to Get Home-Grown Muscle
    One popular misconception (read: excuse) for people who train at home is that you really can't add any serious mass without the benefit of the fancy equipment and unlimited poundages of your local gym. Because of that, they resign themselves to a life of lesser workouts. "I'll just do what I can," they rationalize. "But I don't expect to really gain ...
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    CASE STUDY: Kettlebells for Firefighters

    CASE STUDY: Kettlebells for Firefighters
    Joe C. Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." -Thomas Edison Joe was in his eighth minute of a ten minute kettlebell set. A client and firefighter candidate, Joe had been lifting kettlebells for a little over six months when he attempted his first ten minute set. He'd originally came to me to help pass the FDNY's ...
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    My Grand Ole Kettlebell Plan

    I foresee a set of kettlebells in every firehouse! I could end the article there and call it a day, or I could go into endless reasons why I feel this way, and how every firefighter that took part in the program would benefit. Don't Americans already know how to get in shape? There seems to be no shortage of super ...
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    5 Routes to Greater Athleticism

    5 Routes to Greater Athleticism
    Phenom athletes like LeBron James and Olympic legend Michael Phelps employ all the tricks of the trade when it comes to training for their sport. Here are five sport-specific training tips to add to your program, courtesy of Jim Ryno, owner of LIFT, a private personal training facility in Ramsey, New Jersey (InsideLift.com) and former trainer to the likes of professional ...
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    Asbestos Dangers - During and After Fires

    Asbestos Dangers - During and After Fires
    There are many factors that play into the dangers of fires. Besides being exposed to the obvious immediate hazard as the fire itself, smoke inhalation of carbon monoxide poison, and collapsing buildings, there is a less obvious factor that may be more dangerous—asbestos exposure. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that is a known carcinogen. This fiber consists of ...
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    Burning Fat on a Budget

    Burning Fat on a Budget
    Let's face it - if you want to buy brand name anything, you have to be willing to dig a little deeper into your pockets. But in the current economic downturn, people are pinching pennies where ever they can to, you know, eat and stuff. If supplements are already part of the budget that you're trying to maintain, you can still ...
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    6 Ways to Burn More Fat

    6 Ways to Burn More Fat
    You've put in the brutal, twice-a-day workout sessions, eaten enough chicken breast and steak to support a small farm, and lined up the correct supplements like a chemical engineer. Now you're left with mounds of protein-infused muscle covering your body, a true physical fitness achievement. Yet like a supermodel draped in a heavy trench coat, the goods are hidden from sight ...
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