Blaire Rummel

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These 5 Exercises are Commonly Performed with Bad Form, Be Aware

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Aug 15, '19 / by Blaire Rummel posted in exercise, technique, form

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Keep reading to find out! 5 EXERCISES THAT ARE OFTEN PERFORMED WITH BAD FORM—AND HOW TO FIX THEM.

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Overcoming a Success Obstacle by Blaire Rummel, NASM-CPT, LMFT

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jul 23, '19 / by Blaire Rummel posted in positive lifestyle, overall health, healthy mindset

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt it—the realization that our goal hasn’t been met and the painful disappointment that we experience at the same time creates powerful negativity. This negativity can be so damaging that it keeps us from trying again or believing that we can have a different outcome. Ugh! I like to categorize this experience and emotional pain as a success obstacle.

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7 Benefits of HIIT Workouts

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Mar 20, '19 / by Blaire Rummel posted in HIIT, high-intensity interval training, benefits

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Are you getting the most from your workouts? Are you getting results you can see? Try HIIT!
You’ve heard of HIIT, but why should you integrate it into your workout routine 2-3 times a week?

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Rethink Your Workout Plans: Why You’re Plateauing After Losing 10 Pounds

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Mar 19, '19 / by Blaire Rummel posted in weight loss, nutrition, fitness goals

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There is nothing like stepping on the scale and seeing the first inklings of weight loss progress. One week in, one pound down. Two weeks in, three pounds lighter than when you started.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Kettlebell Swings

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Mar 7, '19 / by Blaire Rummel posted in fitness tips, muscle building, fat loss

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This post was originally published on February 8th, 2016 and updated on March 7th, 2019.

The kettlebell can be a somewhat intimidating piece of equipment, especially for those who are new to working out or unfamiliar with using it. It also is an easy way to get injured if you don’t perform the exercises in a correct manner.

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6 1/2 Weight Loss Tips for 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jan 4, '19 / by Blaire Rummel posted in weight loss, Weight Loss Challenge, healthy lifestyle

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It’s 2019, and you might just need to lose a few pounds like most of us. Here are six and a half weight loss tips that could help you start the New Year off right.

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How to Optimize Gym Time for Maximum Results

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Apr 27, '16 / by Blaire Rummel posted in workout ideas, health and fitness

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Our fitness industry has bred an unfortunate obsession with “doing more” in the gym. I’m sure you’ve witnessed this pattern of thinking. Whether it’s someone proudly posting about their two-a-day workout routine, talking about how many group exercise classes they took during the week (or even day), or bragging about how much time they spend in the gym during a typical session…it’s a widespread belief that you have to spend a lot of time working out to see results. Here's why it's not a bad thing to optimize gym time and get on with the rest of your day.

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3 Ways Running Could Prevent Weight Loss

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Apr 25, '16 / by Blaire Rummel posted in running tips, weight loss

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Before I upset anyone, I want to note that running can be a really effective step toward successful weight loss. However, it’s important to know how it also can prevent weight loss and ultimately cause you to give up on your fitness regimen altogether.

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5 Healthy Fruits That Are Best Helping Your Fitness Goals

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 15, '16 / by Blaire Rummel posted in health and fitness, healthy diet

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Almost no one can disagree with the statement that fruits are good for you. They contain essential nutrients, can strengthen your immune system and give you energy. Fruits are instrumental in improving your health and should be a staple in your everyday diet. But there are some important things to remember when deciding which healthy fruits are best for you. And keep in mind that despite how healthy fruit can be, the calories can add up and wreak havoc on a diet.

 

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3 Plyometric Exercises to Improve Speed

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Apr 7, '16 / by Blaire Rummel posted in workout tips, training ideas

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If you want to improve your speed, whether you’re an athlete or simply want to boost your overall conditioning, it’s crucial to integrate plyometrics into your weekly training program. Plyometric exercises involve explosive movements, like sprinting, bounding and jumping. They work several muscles at once and help to maximize force production. And they can suck, both literally and figuratively! If you’ve ever done plyometrics, you know how quickly the energy is sucked from your body, leaving you gasping for air and counting down the seconds until your training session is done. But there’s no arguing the effectiveness of plyometrics for making you a better athlete, more conditioned and faster!

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