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How to do Standing Cable Pushdowns with the V-Bar

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Standing Cable Pushdowns with V-Bar

Select an appropriate weight and attach the v-bar to the cable. Standing with your feet approximately shoulder-width apart, hold the v-bar in front you just below chest-level. Push the v-bar down without moving your upper arms or shoulders until your arms are straight, pause, and then reverse the motion. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Standing Cable Chest Press

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Standing Cable Chest Press

Select an appropriate weight and adjust the stabilizing arms so that they are parallel to the ground. Face away from the cable machine and hold the handles with your elbows bent slightly more than 90 degrees. Then, while keeping your forearms almost parallel to the ground,  push the handles away from your chest. Pause and reverse the motion stopping just before the weight stack rests in its original/resting position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Dumbbell Lunge

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Dumbbell Lunge

Stand with your feet no more than shoulder-width apart while holding a dumbbell in each hand. Then, step forward and slowly lower your hips until both of your legs are at about 90 degrees. Next, push-off of your front foot to reverse the motion. Make sure you control the dumbbells by not allowing your arms to swing. Also, keep your torso in an upright position, avoid touching your back knee to the ground, and be careful not to put pressure on your front ankle by leaning forward. Finally, when you reverse the motion, remember to engage your abdominal and gluteus muscles. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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Does high sodium cause high blood pressure?

ask our dietitian your question todaydoes sodium and salt affect your blood pressure or cause high blood pressure

 

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Lose Weight, Burn Calories and Get Plenty of Vitamin D with These 5 Outdoor Summer Activities

 

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How to do a Barbell Lunge

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Barbell Lunge

Stand with your feet no more than shoulder width apart with a barbell resting on your upper back and shoulders. Begin by stepping forward and slowly lowering your hips until both of your legs are at about 90 degrees. Then push off of your front foot to reverse the motion. Make sure you control the barbell and your upper body by keeping your torso in an upright position, avoid touching your back knee to the ground, and be careful not to put pressure on your front ankle by leaning forward. When you reverse the motion, remember to engage your abdominal and gluteus muscles. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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What is insulin resistance, how common is it and how is it diagnosed?

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How to do an Ice Skater Exercise

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Ice Skater Exercise

Stand with one leg forward and bent at approximately 90 degrees while your other leg is crossed behind you with only a slight bend. Then, jump sideways, in the direction of your back leg, switching your arm and leg positions in the process. Maintain your upper body in an upright position, and reach your opposite hand toward your front foot while your other arm is raised with your elbow bent at 90 degrees. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do a Barbell Biceps Curl

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Barbell Curl

Hold the barbell with our hands approximately shoulder-width apart and with your palms facing out. Then, curl the barbell up and in toward your body without moving your upper arms or shoulders, pause and then lower the weight, stopping just before you completely straighten your arms. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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Is protein fattening, or can I drink a protein smoothie every day?

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How to do a Bodyweight Lunge

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Bodyweight Lunge

Stand with your feet no more than shoulder width apart. Start by stepping forward and slowly lowering your hips until both of your legs are at about 90 degrees. Make sure you avoid letting your back knee touch the ground, and also be sure to keep your torso in an upright position while being careful not to put pressure on your front ankle by leaning forward. Finally, push-off your front foot to reverse the motion.  When you reverse the motion remember to engage/tighten your abdominal and butt muscles, and return to the starting position. Continue the exercise for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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5 Ways to Burn Calories and Get Things Done This Summer

Summer is here, which means it’s time to enjoy being outdoors and getting things done: wash the car, plant tomatoes in your garden, paint the trim around your house AND burn calories the entire time!

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How to do a Seated Cable Chest Fly

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Seated Cable Chest Fly

 

Select an appropriate weight. Hold the handles out to your side so that they’re level with your chest. Maintaining a slight bend at your elbows, squeeze the handles toward each other until your hands meet in front of you, pause and then reverse the motion. Pause again just before the weight stack rests in the original position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Dumbbell Lateral Raise

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Dumbbell Lateral Raise

Hold the dumbbells at your sides with a slight bend in your elbows. Now lift the weights away from your sides until your upper arms are parallel with the floor, pause, and then slowly reverse the motion back to the starting position. Continue the repetitions for a duration that best suits your goals and personal level of fitness.

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LA Fitness Fourth of July Hours and Kids Klubs 4th of July Holiday Hours 2015

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Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on the 4th of July? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub for the Fourth of July Holiday?

Fourth of July – July 4th, 2015, all LA Fitness clubs located in the United States are open until 4 p.m. to commemorate Independence Day in the United States .

Kids Klub is closed on the 4th of July at all LA Fitness clubs located in the United States, for Independence Day.

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Are potassium chloride salt substitutes good for you, and better than normal salt?

ask our dietitian your question todaysodium chloride aka table salt versus potassium chloride

 

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I have been trying to add beans into my diet more, but why do they make me feel so bloated and distended in my belly? Is there anything I can do to remedy this?

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LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klub Father’s Day Hours 2015

Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on Father’s Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub on Fathers’s day?

Fathers’s Day – June 21, 2015 hours are normal operating hours for ALL of our LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klubs.

Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy your day and keep LIVING HEALTHY Dads!

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How to do a Lat Pull Down – ‘Chin Up Grip’

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Lat Pull Down – ‘Chin Up Grip’

Select an appropriate weight and adjust the thigh support. Holding the bar at shoulder-width and with your palms facing you, pull the bar down and in toward your chest, stopping just below chin-level.  Return to the starting position as you control the weight, while being careful to keep your shoulders down; not allowing them to scrunch-up toward your ears. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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What is the hottest hot pepper, and could it really burn my mouth, or hurt my internal organs?

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8 Week Workout to Prep for Summer, Bikini and Swimsuit Season – Weeks 7 and 8

 

This is it…the final stretch. Only 2 weeks until summer begins! 

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I honestly don’t get this whole AMINO ACID thing. What are all the essential and nonessential AMINO ACIDS, and do we need them if they are nonessential and why are the ‘essential’ so, well, essential?

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Bank on This Workout to Improve Your Basketball Skills

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Complement your Lifestyle…

Whether you play in a competitive basketball league or just show off your skills in pick-up games, working out in the gym can help improve your game on the court! That’s why we designed the perfect workout to complement your basketball game.

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How to do a Dumbbell Biceps Curl

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Dumbbell Biceps Curls

Hold the dumbbells with your palms facing out. Now curl the dumbbells up and in toward your body without moving your upper arms or shoulders, pause and then lower the weight, stopping just before you completely straighten your arms. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your personal workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do a Seated Cable Chest Press

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Seated Cable Chest Press

Select an appropriate weight. Hold the handles with your elbows bent slightly more than 90 degrees. Keep your forearms almost parallel to the ground, and then push the handles away from your chest, pause and reverse the motion, stopping again just before the weight stack rests in the original position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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Is it okay if I only eat veggies and fruit and nothing else?

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4 Weeks to Summer Swimsuit Season Diet and Nutrition Tips

Vegetables, baby…Vegetables! Get ready to rock that swimsuit!

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8 Week Workout to Prep for Summer, Bikini and Swimsuit Season – Weeks 5 and 6

Only 4 weeks until summer is here! 

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What shakes or smoothies can help sustain me on my multiple work out days?

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LA Fitness and Kids Klub Hours for Memorial Day 2015

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Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on Memorial Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day – May 25, 2015 hours of operation. All US clubs have normal opening hours and will close at 8 p.m.

Kids Klub is closed on Memorial Day at all LA Fitness clubs located in the United States.

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I can’t lose my BELLY! Can you HELP me?

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6 Weeks to Summer Swimsuit Season Diet and Nutrition Tips

 6 weeks to summer nutrition guide to spice up your health

Bikini and board shorts season is coming…SOON! It’s time to spice up your diet, without all the sodium, and get serious about getting in shape.

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8 Week Workout to Prep for Summer Bikini and Swimsuit Season – Weeks 3 and 4

 6 weeks until summer workout with Bethany-37Summer is coming, and you know what’s coming with it…

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Mother’s Day Hours at LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klubs 2015

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Is LA Fitness and Kids Klub open on Mother’s Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub on Mother’s day?

Mother’s Day – May 10, 2015 hours are normal operating hours for ALL of our LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klubs.

Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your day and keep LIVING HEALTHY Moms!

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Are beans considered protein, starches or vegetables in a balanced diet?

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The Spring into Summer Swimsuit Freak Out Solution, 8 Week Workout – Weeks 1 and 2

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Do you have any suggestions on small ways to increase the FIBER in my diet?

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2 Months to Summer Swimsuit Season Diet and Nutrition Tips

 

Bikini and board shorts season is coming…SOON!

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I am a new member and new to the Living Healthy Blog, how can find the information I need for my diet and fitness goals for my new journey at LA Fitness?

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The 2 Months Until Summer Swimsuit Season Strategy to Blast Away Your Belly

Swimsuit season is coming…SOON!

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I am not seeing any changes in my body composition even though I am eating better and working out, what am I doing wrong?

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Surprising Information About Your Diet, Your Cholesterol Levels and Your Health

what you need to know about your diet and cholesterol

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Am I doing the right things with my diet and exercise to lose belly fat?

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Train for your Career…A Workout for Law Enforcement and Police Officers (or Anyone with a Physically Demanding Job)

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What can I eat to cut sugar out of my diet?

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Does drinking soda cause kidney stones? If not, what does?

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Turn Your Back Onto This…and Get the Back You Have Always Dreamed Of!

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What is the best alternative (to sugar) sweetener for coffee?

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‘Ace’ This Exercise Routine – A Gym Workout for Volleyball Players

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Volleyball is a sport that requires a series of quick explosive movements and excellent overall body control; all while smacking a ball with a great degree of finesse. Being able to accurately spike the ball with extreme velocity and also set that very same ball with ease and touch means you have to be quick and ready. It’s a stop-and-go mix of aggressive and graceful movements that commands a physical skill set from athletes.

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What should I eat to gain more muscle and weight?

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Define, Tone and Strengthen Your Chest with These Cable Exercises

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Chest Exercises – Cables 101

If you’re like many people, the first exercise that probably comes to mind when you think about chest exercises is the classic barbell bench press. However, chest exercises aren’t limited to the bench press. In fact, there are a variety of other chest exercises that you can perform with cables!

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Is swallowing gum really bad for you, and is it true or myth that it takes years to digest? – Christoph L.

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A Gym Workout for Soccer Players – Working Out Off the Field to Score Goals on it

Complement your Lifestyle…

Soccer, or football (for anyone reading this outside of North America), requires a rare type of athlete with a dynamic combination of explosive athleticism and excellent aerobic fitness. In order to compete on a soccer field, you need to be able to jog for long durations and explode into a sprint at a moment’s notice. You also need the strength and stability to leverage your body against your opponents, the agility to dodge defenders laterally while dribbling a ball and the velocity to kick the ball with power and accuracy, as well as with finesse. The best way to develop these skills and handle the physical demands of a complete soccer game is to train both on and off the field.

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How can I reduce my cholesterol and triglyceride levels with diet and supplements?

ask our dietitian your question todaySaturated fats and trans fats are the main culprit in high cholesterol

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I have a lot of muscle tone throughout my body, but a bit of fat still in my stomach area. What foods can help me get rid of this stubborn belly fat?

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I lost 29 pounds eating 1600 calories per day. When will I stop losing weight at this calorie intake and should I start eating even less to continue my weight loss?

ask our dietitian your question todayshould i eat less to lose more weight

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Why do I crave chocolate and salt in the middle of the night?

why do i crave chocolate and salt

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I am having success losing weight, but could you to review my strategy to see if it is my best option?

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Daylight Saving Time Spring 2015 Helpful Tips and Reminders – The Countdown to Summer Begins

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I get a lot of cramping in my legs, can increasing my potassium help?

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I eat clean and do cardio, strength or intense interval training every day, why haven’t I lost weight, help?!

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What should I eat to lose weight?

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Train for Your Next Adventure – A Workout for Hiking

 

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Hiking is a great way to stay active and keep your body in shape while also enjoying the great outdoors. However, traveling long distances up and down different terrains can be physically taxing. That’s why combining your love for the trails with a gym routine that is customized to develop your hiking skills is the perfect way to put your body in prime shape for hiking.

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Dance, Donate and Help Find a Cure to ALS!

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Do you have any suggestions for protein-rich snacks that aren’t nuts?

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5 Outstanding Cable Exercises to Define and Tone Your Shoulders

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LA Fitness Presidents’ Day (USA) and Family Day (CA) Holiday Hours for 2015

 

 

What are the club hours at a LA Fitness for Presidents’ Day in the USA and Family Day in Canada?

President’s Day  – February 16, 2015 hours are normal operating hours for LA Fitness Clubs in the United States.

Family Day (Canada) – February 16, 2015 hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for LA Fitness Clubs in Canada.

 

The Gym Workout for Baseball Players – Train to Hit Further, Throw Harder and Run Faster

 

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If you’re a baseball player, then it’s time to step up your game in the gym to help you the get to the next level when you are stepping up to the plate this season!

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Congratulations to Our 30th Anniversary T-Shirt Winners!

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The results are in! We asked you, our loyal Living Healthy readers, to leave a comment on our blog post for a chance to win an LA Fitness 30th Anniversary T-shirt and you did not disappoint! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our blog as well as your personal fitness experiences.

Congratulations to Frank, David, Jessica, Karrenann and Jacquelyn. Now, here’s what the winners had to say!

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I am underweight and want to have more muscle and definition, what can I do?

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Enter to Win an LA Fitness 30th Anniversary T-Shirt!

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Why does sodium intake affect my blood pressure?

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Fun Facts You May Not Know about LA Fitness

30-Year-Anniversary

  1. LA Fitness just turned 30!

When the first LA Fitness first opened its doors, things were quite different. Cardio machines were basic, displays were simple, and there were no machine-mounted TV screens. Women donned leotards, tights and leg warmers as their preferred workout apparel, men often wore thigh-exposing spandex, short shorts, tank shirts or singlets, and pretty much everybody sported sweatbands on both their head and wrists. The year was 1984, and since then the trends, science, equipment and, yes, even the fashion of fitness have changed.

LA Fitness, too, has evolved drastically in ways we couldn’t even imagine back then…

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