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14 Feb

Workouts for Couples – Get Fit With Your Honey

You each have different fitness goals. Whether it's weight loss, gaining muscle mass, toning, or just having more energy, here are workouts that will suit both of you, and, best of all, are fun to do together. We've also included, of course, some couples kits to track your progress, and maybe even get in a little friendly competition. Dumbbell Romanian Deadlifts: 6 sets, 4 reps, 30s rest Stand and hold a barbell. Keep your back neutral, push your hips backwards, and descend until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings. Return to your starting position. TRX Pushups: 6 sets, 4 reps, 30s rest With TRX handles, get in a pushup position with hands shoulder-width apart. Grab TRX handles and get in a pushup position with...
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17 Jan

5 Research Findings That Will Change Your Workouts Forever

Maximize your workouts with these new findings Guess what? New studies show that there are a few minute changes that you can incorporate in your workout to make it more effective and efficient. We've done the research and compiled them all here: 1. Looking for intensity in your workouts? Blast your favorite playlist. If you've ever taken a class, you know just how much of an impact a killer playlist makes. This study had participants complete high-intensity interval workouts on spin bikes in sessions with and without music. Results show that people enjoy grueling workouts more and are more likely to continue with interval training in the future. Make the most of your workouts with these wearables that not only track your goals, but also let you...
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5 Dec

Lumoid Holiday Gift Guide

There's nothing worse than spending a ton on that "perfect" gift only to find out that you purchased the almost correct version. This is especially true with all things tech. Unless you're reading blogs (like ours) every day, you may be entering the holidays a little cold-footed.  You've only got a few weeks left to wrap up your presents, but don't worry! Renting gear with Lumoid for the holidays lets your loved ones test the gear themselves before anyone makes hasty, costly decisions. The editors at Lumoid have tried nearly every piece of gear under the sun and we know what's best and what's worth skipping. With so many pieces of technology out there, we're here to help you find the...
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5 Oct

5 Exercises To Do At Your Desk

We all know that a sedentary lifestyle can cause a plethora of health issues including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. What you may not know is that regular, moderate exercise reduces your risk  of these chronic diseases dramatically. How, most of us have jobs that require us to sit at a desk for long periods of time. To combat all of these concerns, here's a video on 5 easy exercises you can do without even leaving your desk! To take it a step further, check out our article on wearables for meditation and mindful rest. Taking just 2 minutes a day with Fitbit Charge 2's breathing exercises can make all the difference.   ...
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30 Sep

Workout Harder or Smarter?

People train for many different reasons, and these reasons point out the difference between a “fitness enthusiast” and an “athlete." If you train steadily, with diligence, in order to reach goals (not just to vent stress) you must be considered an athlete. One could disagree with my definition, related to training for achieving results, but surely there is something that every athlete (especially professionals) shares between them: the way they perform in order to reach the training goals.It’s all about training and mental approach. If you’re a champion, you are because you have the mentality and the training of a champion. There is an anecdote about Tim Grover, one of the greatest NBA coaches; at the end of every match he used to ask Michael Jordan:...
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29 Sep

4 Ways Drinking Coffee Can Benefit Your Health

For many individuals, the only thing that successfully gets them out of bed in the morning is the promise of that steaming hot, velvety cup of their favorite brew. While sometimes you might bemoan your caffeine addiction (especially when it comes to your wallet), imbibing a mug's worth or two of coffee can actually be quite beneficial to your overall health and wellness in the long run. To celebrate National Coffee Day, here are four ways your daily roast can actually give your body a boost. 1. Cardiovascular Protection While you shouldn't completely eschew a solid cardio workout, coffee can be quite the heart booster. A Japanese study reveals that getting in your daily dose of coffee can be key to heart...
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25 Sep

How To: Review Your Workout with Beast

Intro: The Exercise The Dimel Deadlift is a great exercise I’ve been using since a while among the many deadlifts variations, I saw this exercise on a video by Dave Tate, I want to him here as he’s always a great source of inspiration and education! The exercise is a variation of the Romanian Deadlifts and it is basically a Hip Hinge based movement that works the whole posterior chain with a very quick inversion from the eccentric to the concentric phase. The idea behind this variation is to make the RDL even more explosive and almost plyometric with very high speeds and short Time Under Tension. As Dave suggests in the video below, this exercises is good when performed with long sets (15 to...
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24 Sep

Avoid Overeating with These 9 Appetite Suppressing Foods

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Overeating is a constant battle of restraint vs desire. Whether you’re binge eating an entire bag of potato chips, or find yourself shoveling candy into your mouth an hour after lunch because that salad has left your stomach feeling more vacant than a church on Monday, eating for the sake of eating or just to feel full and satisfied can often lead to trouble. After all, if we’re eating healthy and still hungry later, we’re probably more prone to grab something rich and filling, and not necessarily good for us. However, there are foods that act as natural appetite suppressants that will leave you feeling full until your next meal. Consider adding these nine foods to your meals or snack...
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13 Sep

How To: Create a Workout Using Beast

One of the great features of using Beast Sensor is that you don’t have to choose from a set list of exercises but that you can create a custom workout tailored to YOUR training goals. To Start: go to thisisbeast.com and log in using your username and password. This is the dashboard where you can 1) view all your data from prior workouts, 2) create new exercises that are currently not in the Beast list on your app, 3) plan and schedule your daily workouts. To start look through the list of exercises and check to make sure that all your desired lifts are there. If not simply click on the ‘Exercises’ tab and select ‘New Exercise’. Here you can name the exercise...
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