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Five strength training moves to do with a resistance band

Strength training has numerous benefits, such as reversing the muscle loss that happens as you age, boosting your metabolism, and decreasing belly fat. These exercises call for continuous-loop resistance bands. A resistance band should be heavy enough to challenge your body, but not so heavy that it causes sharp pain or excessive soreness for more than 3 days. You will find that bands come in multiple levels of resistance; the wider and heavier the band, the more resistance.

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How to use (and not misuse) your fitness apps

With 45,000-plus fitness apps out there, we're not here to share our favorite 11,781. What we do want to share are do's and don'ts about them, courtesy of physical therapist James Lewis, clinical manager of Allen Sports & SpineCare.

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EVA reimagines what it means to snowshoe

In the 1990s, the aluminum-framed snowshoe helped bring the winter activity to the mainstream. Some would even say the product created a new sport, with the traditional bulky snowshoes giving way to sleek, light shoes used by runners and other outdoor enthusiasts. The Crescent Moon EVA All Foam Snowshoe is another radical transformation that just may again redefine what it means to snowshoe.

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Nine things you might not know about Colorado skiing

Snow sports in Colorado have quite the storied past – skiing has been around the Rockies for longer than you might think, and it's served several surprising purposes that have absolutely nothing to do with outdoor recreation. Here are a few of our favorite Colorado ski facts.

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Your 20-minute weight-loss workout plan

A forgiving and flexible fitness mentality – that is, doing any amount of exercise wherever and however possible – can be a productive and effective way to drop pounds. That's why this book is packed with routines that give you plenty of options, based on your schedule, your mood and what type of equipment you have (or don't have).

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Everything you should know before you try a rowing machine workout class

In all honesty, I can't 100 percent truthfully claim to be a rowing machine virgin. But considering my first experience with a rowing machine workout took place on a weekend morning several years ago, following an indulgent night of cheese bread and alcohol, I'm going to go ahead and claim a clean slate where this particular workout is concerned. Since I was solely concerned with remaining conscious rather than the workout itself on that fateful morning, I figured a redo was in order, especially considering rowing machine workouts are quickly gaining popularity, cultivating an almost untouchable reputation where bang-for-your-buck impact, results, and yes, even fun are concerned.

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