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Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: Motivation: keep your eyes on the prize and get results
For most people, sustaining a challenging workout regimen can present some challenges over the long term. Many of us have suffered from the "morning achies," felt like the effort just "isn't worth it" or otherwise had a hard time just getting to the gym. It happens. But armed with a little data and taking a few moments to reflect on why you've
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: Diversification ... it's not just for your stock portfolio
With so many exercise routines available, it's hard to imagine that most of us are closer to "one trick ponies" than we'd like to admit. But it's true. Ask a fellow gym rat to share their log book, and you'll see a heavy dose of a favorite, and in some cases, you'll see the same entries over and over again. While a heavily focused routine can offer
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: Down to the 'core': Don't overlook this part of your workout
OK, so we've tuned our regimens, added flexibility, and focused some efforts on our legs to help out our running, so what's next? We've covered upper body, lower body, so what about all that stuff in the middle? Since our "core" ties it all together, we can't overlook this vitally important segment, and one that is probably the easiest to see
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: It's time to do a little leg work
Now that we've fixed our tight hamstrings, let's take on the rest of the legs. Fortunately, the quads, shins, and calves don't seem to tighten up like the hams, so these areas usually represent more of a maintenance challenge than a campaign to restore lost flexibility. A few easy moves and you can keep the rest of your legs from becoming a
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: It's a stretch: More tips for preventing major injuries
As we explored in the last message, flexibility is a key part of our overall fitness. Most workout routines actually reduce our flexibility over time, so we need to include stretching routines to counter tightness we'll experience as our workouts get more demanding. But before we look at a specific stretch let's review the rules. Rule #1 - never
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: It's a stretch: Simple technique prevents a major injury
If you've been following along over the last year, you are well on your way toward getting the most out of your workouts, so it's time to look at a little maintenance action to make sure you can sustain your efforts over the long haul. One of the most beneficial, and unfortunately, often overlooked fitness components is flexibility, and flexibility
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: Hurts so good...not in this case
So you've busted through a couple plateaus, wore out three pairs of running shoes, and had to change the batteries in your fancy new heart rate monitor. By now you are wondering "What's next?" Well, plenty. If you've been following along, and your aerobic engine is running better than ever; maybe it's time to add a few horsepower. In this edition,
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: Game Time! Crushing the USAF Fitness Test
Most of our "deep dives" over the past few months centered on training, so if you've been following along, it's a good bet that your overall fitness, strength and endurance are improving. If you've joined me in the "Fight's On" campaign, you might even weigh a little less than you did when we started in November. So what do we do with all that
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: It's all about the water
Spring has sprung, temps are rising (FINALLY!) and you've committed to cranking out some miles on your bike or putting some serious hurt on the pavement with your new shoes. But somehow, it's just not working out...you just can't seem to get to that "next level." What's holding you down? The solution might be closer than you think. The higher temps
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: Plateau busting - knowing your physical fitness potential
"I've hit the wall!"... "No matter how much I work out, I just don't see any improvement." We've all been there. It can be really frustrating, but the good news is, unless you've really hit your potential, "breaking through" is easier than you think. Maybe you've heard this before ... "If you want to accomplish what you never could, you have to do
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