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Workout and Exercise Lingo Explained

Workout and Exercise Lingo Explained

Working out can be intimidating enough, and the abundance of lingo and technical jargon surrounding workout programming and exercise science can only add to the confusion and nervousness that many new exercisers may feel. So to provide some comfort and shed light on the meaning of these terms and phrases, I cover some of the […]

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5 New Ways to Increase the Intensity of Your Cardio Training

5 New Ways to Increase the Intensity of Your Cardio Training

For years, low-intensity steady state (LISS) cardio has been at the forefront of of the fitness industry as the favorite form of cardiovascular exercise. From the elliptical to light outdoor jogs, LISS is a favorite because it is simple, convenient and enjoyable. But unfortunately, it isn’t the most efficient method for burning fat. Higher intensity […]

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4 Detox Tips to Get Your Body Back on Track

4 Detox Tips to Get Your Body Back on Track

Congratulations! You survived the holiday weekend; it may have been a blast, but like many Americans you probably have put on some unwanted pounds and may be feeling fatigued and sluggish. While you can’t take back the calories from all the hot dogs and beer you consumed, you can take steps to get yourself back […]

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Making the Most With Leap Year

Making the Most With Leap Year

Every four years, approximately, the calendar has 366 days in a year instead of 365. This is so the modern calendar stays in aligned with the Earth’s revolutions. When this happens, it’s known as Leap Year. Well, 2016 is a Leap Year and that means February will have 29 days instead of the typical 28. […]

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Get a Great Cardio Workout with These 5 Running Alternatives

Get a Great Cardio Workout with These 5 Running Alternatives

Running is probably the most popular form of cardiovascular exercise, yet for many people the concept of running is a dreaded one, it can be fun at times, especially when you go with someone else, but if you don´t have anybody to go with then take you little one. If you think it´s impossible to […]

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12 Easy Ways to Move More Throughout the Day

12 Easy Ways to Move More Throughout the Day

Movement is a great way to help regulate body weight and when you participate in a Scottsdale weight loss program, it is easy to stay on compression boots for athletic recovery when you move more and sit less throughout the day.  Physical activity is a powerful tool that can help with disease prevention and weight control. Here are 12 […]

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Avoid Winter Blues by Working Out or Sleeping

Avoid Winter Blues by Working Out or Sleeping

We spend one-third of our day (and lives) in bed sleeping. Not only does a good night’s sleep feel great, but it is ideal for overall health and wellness. I’m sure you’ve often heard people brag about sleeping only four hours per day and functioning better than ever. While this tends to be a macho […]

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The Importance of Sleep in Your Fitness Program

The Importance of Sleep in Your Fitness Program

One quality of being human and an animal on earth is the ability and the need to sleep.  Sleep is one of the most important aspects of being human because this is when the body heals and re-energizes.  During the colder months especially, the body requires more sleep to help fight off colds, flu, and […]

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The Best Workout Programs & Workout Routines

The Best Workout Programs & Workout Routines

At Lucas James Personal Training we’ve taken the guess-work out of creating a workout routine that best fits your daily routine, that you can do on the go and with minimal to no equipment. Here’s some of the best workouts and exercise routines for maintaining a healthy body and mind while still leaving time for family, friends, work and leisure.

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Fitness Circuit Training for Weight-Loss

Fitness Circuit Training for Weight-Loss

When it comes to exercise, Scottsdale, Arizona based celebrity personal trainer Lucas James and nutrition expert Jason Apfel suggest working out smarter not harder.  In terms of maximizing the benefits of physical activity, both believe efficiency is key. Resistance training and aerobic exercise are beneficial for and essential to helping reduce body weight and improving […]

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