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Are those NGR™ Shoes she is exercising with?

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Found these No Gym Required type exercises provided by More magazine where the model is wearing NGR Shoes! That means she's getting a little more out of her workout by increasing the resistance in her legs and core!

The last exercise (Pilates Obliques) is really maximizing the usefulness of NGRs!

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The POWER of INTERVAL TRAINING: Less than 10 minutes = hours of training.

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This is a great article I found in the New York Times about the power of using interval training to get in shape. It’s no secret, less than 10 minutes of yields the same benefits of hours of training.

Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week?
By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Lixin Du’s 60 Pistols

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What should “YOU” look for in a Personal Trainer?

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In the last ten years or so, the Personal Training profession has seen a tremendous growth both domestically and internationally. As a matter of fact, there are more people these days involved with some form of training then ever before…..and the trend will continue to rise for the near forseable future. So, should it matter what kind of a trainer you should hire? Let’s take a look at some of the basic qualifications a Trainer should have:

Athletic Therapy

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Are you a Physio?

On a daily basis i like many of my colleagues hear this question. So, I thought i would take this opportunity to post the scope of practice of an Athletic Therapist. For those of you residing in the U.S.A. we are referred to as an Athletic Trainer. I am simply doing this to bring clarity to the differences between Athletic Therapists and Physiotherapists.

Scope of Practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist

Is there such a thing as the "FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?"

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I recently received a phone call the other day from a middle-aged person who was interested in getting some information about my personal training services. As I do with every person I speak with, I always try my best to let the person know of the great benefits from exercising vs. not exercising and also of the impact of not maintaining a well balanced diet. Here are just a few things that I was able to share with my "perspective" new client:

Lixin Du’s Thursday DO!

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14 Questions for Jennifer Cohen

Jennifer Cohen
Jennifer Cohen, the author of "No Gym Required" and reigning queen of fitness and nutrition in Toronto, offers her advice for a successful get-fit Summer program.

Lixin Du's Tuesday DO!

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Calcium and Captain Obvious Overeating News

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calcium.gifSo lets get right to it–There's been some controversial reports about calcium and weight loss. Some studies show that dairy based calcium supports fat and weight loss and may even help control appetite (some of these studies were conducted at the University of Tennessee). But other studies (mainly conducted at Purdue University and Ohio State) show that calcium does not cause weight or fat loss at all.

At what "AGE" can you start an exercise program?

At a recent speech I gave at the local "Rotary Club" in my hometown, a question was asked by one of the club members as to what age should you start an exercise program? According to the NSCA (The National Strength & Conditioning Association) when a trainer is designing and evaluating a resistance training program for any type of person, a few key factors must be kept in mind:

Why is No Gym Required in the Most Private Gym in Los Angeles

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the-bunker.jpgHi Guys– as my bio says I own the most private gym in Los Angeles. Over the years I have trained dozens of household name clients and other “movers and shakers” I’m not easy or cheap to see. Needless to say people often ask me why I would have a book entitled No Gym Required prominently displayed in here. A pretty fair question considering what I do, but the answer is easy: Her message is right.

It’s almost summer so NO EXCUSES!

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sun.gifI’m the first to admit that it gets hard to stay on routine during the winter. It’s cold and wet outside, you need to bundle up before doing anything, and everything seems like such a chore. Personally, my urge to hibernate and avoid the outside at all costs goes way up when it’s cold. That can wreak havoc on anyone’s routine if you’re not prepared.

7 Secrets to Lean Abs

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rehan-curl-pic-200x300.jpgTip #1: Do Cardio- By performing cardiovascular work 3-4 times a week, you can burn more calories and increase metabolic rate. This can help lower body fat and allow you to see more definition in your abdominal region.

New Lifestyle Officer: Rehan Jalali

Rehan Jalali is President of the Supplement Research Foundation (www.tsrf.com).