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Partner strength-training exercises

%CODE1%Directions: Medicine Ball Side Pass: Stand back to back with your partner with one person holding the medicine ball. Reach over to pass the medicine ball to your partner...
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Circuit race

%CODE1%Directions One of the best ways to get a quick workout in with a partner and add some friendly competition is to set up a...
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Interval track workouts

%CODE1%Dynamic Warm-UpDynamic stretching is done by performing brief, repetitive movements through one’s full range of motion. It’s a great way to prepare for activity and reduce the risk of injury. Perform each movement in...
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Push (yourself) up to better fitness

Pushups: That old-school exercise that gives us unwanted flashbacks to middle school phys ed. But there’s a reason this classic move has stuck around—it works for all fitness levels. (Yes, even yours.) Pushups work...
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Seated-ab sequences

%CODE1%Directions: Seated abs: Sit on a mat with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Position your tailbone so you are comfortable and lean back so your core is challenged....
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Take it anywhere kettlebell workout

%CODE1%Two handed kettlebell swing Start with the kettlebell an arm’s length away on the ground in front of you. Sit your hips back and slightly bend the knees, keeping your back straight and chest up,...
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Intervals or circuits by fitness level

%CODE1%Side knee to elbow plank: In a plank position (elbows harder, hands easier) bring one knee to the outside of your body as close to the same side elbow as possible. Return the leg...
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Stair climber and rowing

%CODE1%Treadmill warm-up: Start the treadmill on a low level where you can move at a walking pace. As you get comfortable, start to lift your knees for a march-like walk. To modify, do not...
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High-intensity interval training (HIIT): A fast way to fit

 The days of the hour-long treadmill slog are behind us, friends. You can get all of the benefits of a longer workout in a fraction of the time. It’s not magic; it’s HIIT, a...
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Ask the trainer: How do I gain confidence to go to the gym?

“How do I gain enough confidence to go to the gym?”—Blake M.*, Santa Clara University, CaliforniaGaining enough confidence to start going to the gym could be one of the best things you do for...