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Use your anal retentive personality to benefit your health.

I admit it; I have an anal retentive personality.

If you’re like me, you live for lists and schedules. These let me make sense of my life, and provide me at least a little measure of control.

These control tendencies can also work to your advantage when you’re trying to lose weight. It’s just a matter of pointing them in the right direction.

Read on for some tips on making these personality traits work for you.

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How to Do More Pull-ups

Can’t do a single pull-up? Here’s how to get started. Pull-ups and chin-ups are some of the best exercises you can do to improve your upper body. Unfortunately, many of us have a hard time getting above the bar. When I started out I could only do 1, or maybe 2, on a good day. […]

A Sliding Track System for the Heavy Bag

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Move your punching bag out of the way with this sliding rail system. For quite a while, I’ve wanted to add heavy bag training to my workout routine. There are plenty of hardware setups to hang the punching bag from the rafters, but there’s no place in my garage to leave it hanging all the […]

The 7 Minute Workout

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Use this short, intense workout routine to get in shape fast. Personally, I’ve never bought into the hype of the ‘just a few minutes a day’ mentality. I enjoy my 4 mile jogs and 45 minute weight routines. These give me the time to step away from the grind, get into the zone, and recover […]

The Home Gym or the Health Club, Which is Better?

What’s the best choice? Let’s compare a home gym to a club membership. Okay, you’re finally getting serious about getting into shape. You’re starting to eat right, and are reviewing exercise plans that include both weight training and cardio. Now comes the big question, where will you actually exercise? You’ve driven past several health clubs […]

10 Gift Ideas for the Fitness Minded

Here are several inexpensive exercise gift ideas for your favorite fitness fanatic. Fitness gifts send the message that you not only care about the recipient, but you also care about their health. There are many products available, but below are a few ideas to help take the guesswork out of it. Any of these would […]

5 Workouts for the Fall and Winter Seasons

Use the winter months to step up your exercise routine! Guest post provided by Drew James. See below for more information about this author. As the seasons transition, our daily routines transition as well. Days grow shorter and colder throughout the country and the activity that we participate in during the spring and summer months […]

Working Out After an Injury

A few tips on exercising after an injury. Guest post provided by Hossein Noshirvani. See below for more information about this author. An injury doesn’t mean you should stop working out. In many cases you should continue to exercise or work out to help heal an injury. Severe injuries may force you to stop exercising […]

Home Fitness Gadgets That Actually Work

Read on for some great fitness equipment to add to your home gym. Guest post provided by Larry Lembcke. See below for more information about this author. When you decide you want to workout from home, you desire some terrific training equipment to use. The following products are all excellent for at-home use and offer […]

How to Exercise While Driving

Stuck in traffic? Use the time to get fit. Guest post provided by Ray. Ray enjoys blogging about all subjects pertaining to cars. Many people spend a good number of hours in the car. This time is spent being very sedentary and is often a time when people also snack in excess. Instead of snacking […]

Stay Fit on Your Cruise

Don’t let a vacation cruise sabotage your diet and fitness. Taking a cruise is definitely one of the best vacation ideas out there. However, it can play havoc with your diet and fitness routine. The combination of free 24 hour room service and an ever changing buffet, coupled with a break in your workout schedule […]

Do More Than One Pullup

Can’t do a single pull-up? Here’s how to get started. Pull-ups and chin-ups are some of the best exercises you can do to improve your upper body. Unfortunately, many of us have a hard time getting above the bar. When I started out I could only do 1, or maybe 2, on a good day. […]

Comparing a Home Gym to A Health Club

What’s the best choice? Let’s compare a home gym to a club membership. Okay, you’re finally getting serious about getting into shape. You’re starting to eat right, and are reviewing exercise plans that include both weight training and cardio. Now comes the big question, where will you actually exercise? You’ve driven past several health clubs […]