How to Avoid Chafing When Running Long Distances

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It can happen to anyone who runs a lot. And it may only happen once or every time you run. What we are talking about is that painful chafing. Before we get into some ways to prevent it, let’s first discuss what it is. Chafing is that painful skin irritation caused by friction. Mix in a little sweat and you have a recipe for disaster from the comfortability standpoint. Typically, the cause is an article of clothing rubbing against the skin over a long time, such as in distance running, however, the cause can also be skin rubbing on skin.

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How Many Steps Should I Walk Daily to Lose Weight?

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Exercise is an important component in the weight loss equation. It augments dieting efforts by ensuring that the body burns more fat for energy. Although there are many effective weight loss exercises, walking is a cheap, fun and safe option for most people. Including it into your daily exercise routine can be an effective way to lose weight. To develop a good walking program for weight loss, you will need to set goals. That can start with something as simple as setting a target number of steps to walk daily.

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A Basic Guide to Nutrition for Bodybuilding Exercise

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Bodybuilders know muscles are made in the kitchen and not in the gym. Without proper nutrition, they’ll never get as big as they want regardless of how much time they spend in the gym. The reason why good nutrition is so important is that muscles need the right “raw materials” for them to repair, rebuild and grow larger. Good nutrition starts with two key components: eating the right type of foods at the right time.

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Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy Review

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy

Sometimes people want to get in shape, but they don't have access to weights, machines, or any gadgets. Maybe you have a gym membership or have fitness equipment at home, but you're tired of doing the same thing all the time and you're looking to try something different. Sometimes injuries occur, and you may need to take a break from working out with heavy weights to rehabilitate. If any of these situations arise, you will need to know what exercises you can do to stay or get in shape. You will need to know how to properly target each muscle group so that you get the results you want. If you're dealing with any of the situations, Dr. Bret Contreras PhD, MS, CSCS has the answers you need in his book, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy.

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4 Strength Training Exercises That Are Easy to Perform at Home

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Strength training exercises don’t have to be carried out in the gym. Even if you don’t have weights at home, you can do strength training exercises which utilize the weight and resistance of your own body to help train and strengthen your muscles. Here are four of the best strength training exercises that you can perform at home ( 1616) ...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Strength Training Exercises


Strength training refers to exercises like weight lifting, push-ups, leg presses, dumbbell exercises, etc. Basically, strength training exercises are those that get progressively more difficult as you do them. The idea behind the exercises is that they help you break down your muscles so that they can rebuild themselves bigger and stronger. A lot of people ignore strength training in ...

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