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Double-Dipping During a Cardio Workout

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 8:06:00 AM

Cardio and Strength Training in One.
Here's how.

Think of it as the ultimate multi-tasking coup: a cardio workout that also works on lower body strength.

Turns out the Cybex Arc Trainer delivers both - the Centers for Athletic Performance in Kansas confirms it. 

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What is a rest day? - Part 1 of 3

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 1:00:00 PM

The other day, I completed the Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon. It goes without saying that this was by far the toughest physical (and mental) challenge I have done to date. I was advised to be diligent about scheduling rest days as part of my training, and honest with myself when I needed more rest.

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Workout Wednesday: More fun with the Arc Trainer

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Today, we are kicking off “Arc-tober” with this longer cardio workout that is sure to build speed and endurance. This is a great workout for anyone, as you are able to scale it to your ability level using the guidelines below. This workout is also especially effective for runners who want to do hill training and improve speed at the same time.

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Topics: Power of the Arc, Workout Wednesday

Triceps Presses: Because biceps shouldn’t get all the credit

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 9:30:00 AM

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Topics: Machine Monday

Endless Abilities: A documentary on adaptive sport

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Recently, a friend showed me this trailer for a documentary called Endless Abilities about a young man named Zack Bastian and his 3 friends, Harvey, Will and Tripp, who traveled the country to participate in adaptive sports with athletes overcoming disabilities.

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Workout Wednesday: An introduction to strength training

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 1:30:00 AM

You know that strength training is important for many things - like maintaining muscle mass and bone density, improving body mechanics, increasing stamina, and helping us to more easily fight off infection, just to name a few.

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Topics: Eagle Strength Equipment, Workout Wednesday, Arc Trainer

How to Motivate Your Clients to Work Out (Even When They Don't Want To)

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 12:30:00 PM

In an early morning social media check, I saw that a friend had shared this particular image and quote, which resonated for me around this topic:

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Topics: Cybex Research Institute, Personal Training Success, Arc Trainer

Training for Your First Distance Race

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 12:30:00 PM

With fall approaching, many are setting their sights on cooler weather and deciding to tackle their first distance race. ‘Distance Race’ is of course a relative term, so let’s count anything 10K up to the marathon. The best way to prepare for this kind of race is to run more. Simply put: some combination of running faster and farther.

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Topics: Cybex Research Institute, Arc Trainer

5 tunes (and workouts) that make you move your feet

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 3:00:00 PM

In a recent blog by Susan Sotir, we talked about how music makes your workouts easier, helps you go faster, improves your endurance and helps you get ready for your event. Much like pairing wine and food, we think that certain workouts and songs are a match made in heaven. Here are a few of our favorite musical and workout pairings, why we love them, and when we like to listen to them. Maybe you will want to add them to your playlist too:

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Topics: Workout Wednesday, Arc Trainer

Pop quiz: Arc Trainer arm position

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 12:30:00 PM

The Question:

Can exercisers lose even more weight on the Arc Trainer simply by changing their arm position?

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Topics: Power of the Arc

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