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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

5 Plank Variations That Will Challenge Your Core

Planks are incredibly effective, strengthening the core, arms, shoulders, glutes and legs. And when you move beyond the basic plank, by lifting an arm or adding movement, you can dramatically increase the challenge of the exercise. Here are five plank variations that focus on lifting the legs and adding rotation to intensity the work.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

6 Exercise Swaps That Will Kick up the Intensity of Your Workout

If you want to avoid those dreaded fitness plateaus, you need to give your body new demands and stimuli. Fortunately, you don’t have to change your entire workout. By adding small challenges, such as jumping or rotation, or by changing body position, these exercise swaps will kick up the intensity of your existing program.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

5 Creative Ways to Use Dumbbells

Dumbbells are arguably the most versatile and affordable exercise equipment available, making it easy to get a total-body workout at home or at the gym. Here are some great variations on traditional exercises that will get your heart pumping and build muscular strength and endurance.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Summer Boot Camp: Core Workout

Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to start strengthening and toning up for the season. In this three-part workout series, exercises for the arms, core and legs will have you looking your best and feeling strong as you take advantage of all the fun activities summer has to offer. This week’s focus: core.

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Monday, June 16, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Summer Boot Camp: Legs Workout

Summer is just days away, which means it’s time to start strengthening and toning up for the season. In this three-part workout series, exercises for the arms, core and legs will have you feeling your best as you take advantage of all the fun activities summer has to offer. This week’s focus: legs.

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Monday, June 9, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Summer Boot Camp: Arms Workout

Summer is just right around the corner, which means it’s time to start strengthening and toning up for the season. In this three-part workout series, exercises for the arms, core and legs will have you looking your best and feeling confident in your swimwear, party dress and summertime attire. First up: arms.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Aqua Cardio: Get Vertical

Looking for a great cardio workout that won’t tear up your joints? Aqua cardio is a great option, because it provides many of the same benefits of land-based exercise, such as increased muscle tone and strength, without the harsh impact on your joints. Fitness pro Stephanie Thielen explains the numerous benefits of the aquatic environment and offers two great aqua-based workouts to help you get started.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Take High-intensity Interval Training to the Pool

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the hottest things in fitness right now, but it can seem out of reach for those who need to limit the stress on their joints. Fitness pro Stephanie Thielen explains why the pool might just be the perfect environment for HIIT workouts and offers up a fun and creative workout to help you start reaping the benefits of this highly effective training method.

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