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Anatomy of a Running Shoe

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While you’re shopping for your new running shoes (because now you've got the expert tips, right?), you’ll likely hear your sales associate throw around the lingo of the trade: “heel-toe drop,” “midsole,” “bends.” But what does it all mean? Never fear: we’ve got a crib sheet to help you learn the ins …
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Buying Running Shoes? Experts Share Their Dos & Don’ts

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“For women, shoes are the most important. Good shoes take you good places.” -Seo Min Hyun Running doesn't take a lot of fancy equipment --- you can get your sweat on pretty much any time, anywhere, while wearing anything. But a good pair of running shoes are non-negotiable. The wrong shoes can …
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Deck of Cards Workout: 10-Minutes, No Equipment, Full-Body

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Need a workout you can do pretty much anywhere, with no equipment that hits your entire body and is totally effective in 10 minutes? Oh, yeah, we got that today with the Deck of Cards workout! That's right, the next video in our Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet series (you didn't miss week one …
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What to Expect: Surfing Lessons

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Let me preface this post for Fit Bottomed Vacay Week by saying I am not a surfing expert. I took two classes while in Hawaii --- one in some pretty rough water with little success, and a second right on Waikiki Beach on the day we were heading home. However! I think this actually makes for an …
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Physical Therapy: Is It for Everyone?

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When I started seeing a physical therapist for my knee last fall, it wasn't my first time there --- I'd already been going for my TMJ pretty frequently. However, when I went for the knee, I saw someone new, and he was very interested in not just how my knee moved and worked, but how everything …
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21-Day Fix Review: Fix or Not?

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When I got the 21-Day Fix program in the mail, I’ll admit, I was skeptical. I set out all the different colored containers and materials and thought, “This is what I’m going to be doing?” It didn't look like what I wanted to be embarking on for a workout and eating plan. I thought the rainbow of …
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Workout I Did: The KISS Workout

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At this point in my pregnancy, things are getting a bit more challenging. There are some pregnant workout beasts out there who can maintain a CrossFit schedule like a boss, but I wouldn't be one of them. (Mainly because I don't do CrossFit to begin with, never mind in pregnancy, but you know what I …
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The 7 Training Mistakes You’re Making (and How to Fix ‘Em)

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Mistakes happen. God knows I’ve made my share of blunders, blubbers and gaffes as a runner. Most of them have led to temporary embarrassment, but some of them have led to injuries that halted my training for months. When I took to the weight room during my hiatus from running, I made a lot of …
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Self Defense Tips From Krav Maga Expert Jarrett Arthur

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When I was in college, I took a course in self-defense, partly because I realized it was something I should know more about, but also, I figured it would be an easy A. Imagine my surprise upon getting a dreaded B (yeah, I was one of those students) on my first paper. We were asked to describe an …
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What to Expect in a Water Fitness Class (and Why It’s Not Just for Old Ladies)

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I recently took my first water aerobics class, a to-do on my list that I've been putting off for reasons of fear or not knowing what to expect. I know it's silly, but there's always a bit of a mental barrier to trying something new --- and when it's something like a class where you actually have to …
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