The Plank! – Are They All Created Equal?

This often-used core stability exercise can be done in many ways, but are they all equally effective? Let’s take a look inside the strength-building pillar plank. First, let’s talk about what the plank is intended to do for us. It’s mostly an isometric hold exercise, but there are many variations which add some movement, whether […]

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Let go of that fat!

By Daniel Lucas … Almost everyone that steps in a gym wants to lose some body fat. Health and vanity are both powerful motivators! The big question is: How? What’s the best way to get your body to utilize (i.e. burn) fat? Let’s start with what it feels like when your body is actually using […]

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Form And Efficiency

by Daniel Lucas … Are you getting the most out of every strength exercise? It’s an interesting question–one that we ask here at Nimble Fitness all the time. What we’ve discovered is that an exercise’s maximum benefit really depends on you, and where you are at with your training program. If you are new to […]

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You’re Finally Getting In Shape This Year. Do You have A Plan?

by Daniel Lucas … One of the biggest mistakes people make with regards to their training program is that they don’t have one. As the new year begins, many people just head to the gym and do the same thing over and over again, or randomly try something different every visit. Committing to exercise is […]

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Cultivating Happiness

by Daniel Lucas … What truly makes you happy? Is it meeting with a good friend? Is it taking a walk in the park, maybe seeing a movie that’s been on your radar? Making the time for activities that make us feel happy is important, but I want to suggest that being happy is different. […]

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7 Reasons Your Workouts Don’t Deliver Better Results

By Antonio Sini … 1. You do the same exercise routine every week. If you do the same routine over and over—or play the same sport, or take the same class every week–your muscles will quickly adapt and you’ll hit a plateau, with each workout becoming less and less effective. However, if you challenge your […]

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Beating the Late Summer Workout Blues

By Christina Perinhas … We have all been there. It’s the middle of August, it’s hot, and we fall into that workout slump. It’s like pulling teeth just to get to the gym door or to get outside for a run. Let’s face reality: physical activity is in constant competition with everything else in our […]

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Conversation with my Uncle bob (black belt in Aikido)

“Mind leads the body.” -Uncle Bob Do it first in your mind and then it’s done. In Zen archery the idea is that the arrow has already hit the target. The key is total relaxation! The more relaxed you are the more you are in tune with the universe. These were the words used by […]

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