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Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 30, 2015

Knees Hurting??

Try strengthening your GLUTES!! Don't over do the quads and knees as you are trying to work those legs. Engage more of the Gluteal and hip muscles for less wear and tear on the knees. Grab a trainer and talk "glutes" as you figure out what moves target the biggest muscles you have without causing your knees to hurt.
Exercises To Try:
TRX Squat
Hanging(modified) Deadlift
Mini-band work
Hip Extension
Leg Press positioned with high heel
Hip Bridges (loaded/unloaded)

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Topics: working out

Tips For Working Out In A Gym

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

It can be intimidating to work out in a fitness gym. First of all, you probably notice all of the really fit people, especially if you have some weight to lose. Then, there are the complicated machines staring at you. Also, if you decide to try some of the classes, you might be intimidated by all of the people who seem to know exactly what to do. Especially if you have not worked out in a while, you might be a little worried about stepping into a gym.

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Topics: fitness, fit tips, working out