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Dumbbells 101 – Sculpting Your Summertime Shoulders

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Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means, right? It’s time to say “GOODBYE” to sleeves and “HELLO” to cut-offs and tank-tops. Oh, and let’s not forget swimsuits. Now that your shoulders are going to be exposed, it’s time to advance your shoulder workouts by incorporating some dumbbell exercises.

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90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – (Days 75-90) – The Grand Finale

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Spot Train for Strength and Definition, NOT Fat Loss. Learn why!

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Weight Machines 101 – Leg Machines – Smaller Muscle Isolation – (Part 3)

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Break Through Weight Training Plateaus with Drop Sets

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We’ve all been there…You’re working hard and seeing consistent results, and then one day you notice the progress stopped…you plateaued.

This is when it’s time to add some additional strategy to your routine with drop sets. Drop sets are an awesome addition to get you past that plateau and on to new results.

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90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – Part 5 (Days 60-75)

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3 Things to Expect When you Begin to Work Out and Cut Calories to Lose Weight

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Daylight Saving Spring Time Change 2014 Can Help You #MoveMoreBurnMore

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Dumbbells 101 – Get a Leg up with these Dumbbell Exercises!

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So you’ve gotten comfortable with a pair of dumbbells in your hand and you’re ready to start using them more in your workouts. How exciting! Now it’s time to move onto the largest muscle group in the body…your legs.

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The 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – Part 4 (Days 45-60) – Half Way There!

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Dumbbells 101 – Chest Exercises

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When you’re just beginning a strength training routine weight machines are an excellent option to help you build a solid foundation. However, as you continue to progress you should begin to substitute some of those machine exercises with dumbbell exercises to help build additional overall strength and balance.[i]

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The 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – Part 3 (Days 30–45) #MoveMoreBurnMore

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Wow, you’re really on a roll now! Great work on making it this far; you’ve made it a third of the way to completing the 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan.

If you are new, remember to start from the beginning by CLICKING HERE:

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20 New Ideas for the New Year

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Your 90 Day New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss STRATEGY

90-Day-StrategyHow to get started and what to do for the first 30 days…THE STRATEGY!

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Your 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – #MoveMoreBurnMore – Part 2 (Days 16 – 30)

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Define Your Abs and Your Mood with Laughter and These Exercises – Abs / Core 101 (Part 2)

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The 90 Day New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss Workout Plan – #MoveMoreBurnMore

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Your 2014 Resolution Weight Loss and Workout Plan is Coming! #MoveMoreBurnMore

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Weight Machines 101 – Arm Machines – Biceps

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15 REAL STORIES of Fitness and Weight Loss in 2013

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Top 10 TOP TIPS of 2013

blog-top-10The New Year is almost here, and though 2013 is almost over, it has been an incredible year for LIVING HEALTHY and TOP TIPS! We published over 50 TOP TIPS articles this year to help you reach your personal health and fitness goals, and the response, which resulted in record-breaking readership, was amazing.

But before we dash off into a new year of fitness, exercises and healthy trends, we are taking a walk down memory lane and sharing with you the TOP 10 TOP TIPS of 2013…just in case you missed one.

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Life Through Fitness, Kira’s REAL STORY ‘Portrait of a Mother’

On March 12, 2013 Kira Martin went into labor with her fifth child; she had a boy, Lucas. After his birth, however, she experienced severe complications and almost died. In “Portrait of a Mother,” Kira recounts the terrifying 10 hours that followed and explains how fitness may have saved her life. This is her story. This is her second chance.

Weight Machines 101 – Leg Machines – Complete Leg Exercises – (Part 2)

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Weight Machines 101 – Leg Machines – (Part 1)

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After Losing Almost 100 Pounds, Karrie’s Next Challenges – A 10K and Half Marathon

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Even though she had lost almost 100 pounds, Karrie wasn’t entirely serious when she said, “Maybe one day I’ll run a marathon.” Well, she didn’t think she was being serious anyway. Immediately after making this statement people began telling her that she should do it. In fact, everyone who knew her believed she could do it…but Karrie had never ran in any such race. A year ago she couldn’t even run one mile let alone consider running 26.2. She was flattered by the confidence that people had in her, but Karrie had her doubts.

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Core Work Outs and Ab Exercises 101 – Part 1

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From Recruit to Law Enforcement Officer – James’ REAL STORY

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‘Fallback’ Time, Helpful Reminders and Tips for the Time Change this Fall

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Get Back to the Basics for a Tight and Toned Body (Part 2 – Lifting Weights / Resistance Training)

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Want to SHRED BODY FAT?! Follow These 4 Steps

If you are frustrated with your body fat, don’t worry. You just need to alter your approach, and combine these 4 Steps to help you shed body fat.

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Weight Machines 101 – SHOULDERS

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Weight Machines 101 – Back Machines

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Weight Machines 101 – Arm Machines – Triceps

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The Life of a Navy SEAL SERE Instructor – Scott’s REAL STORY

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Weight Machines 101 – Chest Machines

Chest machines 101Learn which MACHINES work your CHEST and how to use them.

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5 Common Obstacles & How You Can Overcome Them

If you’re like most people, you have likely run into your fair share of obstacles due to work and other responsibilities that have prevented you from exercising as much as you would like to…Hey, it happens!

Even on days that you have your workouts scheduled in your calendar it seems that unexpected obstacles and extra responsibilities just seem to pop up, right?

So how do you make sure that you don’t get derailed by these obstacles?

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The Blue Print for Building Muscle

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Whether you’re a muscle bound fitness fanatic or someone who simply wants to live an active and healthy lifestyle, building muscle can help you!

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Back on Course After Knee and Hip Surgery – Clay’s Story Continues to Inspire

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“I am doing more physical activities than I have in years… and I am doing them better,” Clay said.

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237 to 147 Pounds and 3.1 Miles Later, Karrie Runs Her First 5K Race

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She Tried it all and Nothing Worked…Until Now! Karrie’s Secret to Losing 90 Pounds

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Sizzling Summer Six-Pack Tips

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Creating a summer six-pack isn’t just about the exercises you perform; it’s also about the lifestyle choices you make each and every day.

After integrating the Sizzling Summer Six-Pack Exercises from our last article into your fitness routine, you’ll probably want some equally sizzling six-pack lifestyle tips to complement your hard work in the gym.

Combine these hot TOP TIPS with our Sizzling Summer Six-Pack Exercises for the ultimate summer abs you have always wanted! Read the rest of this entry

Check It Out! REAL STORIES Heads to Baltimore for an Incredible Weight Loss and Race Story!

Check It Out! REAL STORIES Heads to Baltimore for an Incredible Weight Loss and Race Story!

Before she began losing weight, the idea of running a 5K race never crossed Karrie’s mind any more than she thought about flying a rocket ship to the moon.  At 5‘4” and 237 pounds, endurance races were not a realistic thing to do.

But things can change…

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Sizzling Summer Six-Pack Exercises

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It’s finally that time of year! The sun is shining, the grass is green and the birds are singing their summer songs, but there’s just one problem…you still don’t have that summer six-pack you’ve been working so hard to get. Have no fear, LIVING HEALTHY is here to help you this summer. Read the rest of this entry

F.E.S.P. – What it is and How it can Help YOU!

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15 Energy Sustaining Snacks for When You’re on the Go!

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When it’s time to eat on-the-go what can you grab to tide you over?  The best option is something that you have brought with you, so you get the energy benefits of a healthy snack without having to purchase from a vending machine at inflated prices. Of course, your snack choice must survive the temperature and abuse your gym bag goes through during the day…so don’t choose anything that will melt, spoil, or crumble into 100 pieces!  To help you get started, here are some healthy options. Read the rest of this entry

The 2 Week Workout Finale for Your Best Beach Body Ever!

Haley at LA Fitness 2 weeks until summerThe final stretch to summer is here, and you have been working hard over the past 8 weeks to get your body in its best shape ever. During these last two weeks it is time to go full-force with Advanced Plyometric, Compound Movements and Integrated Intervals so you can strut your stuff with confidence along every shoreline and poolside that you encounter this summer. Read the rest of this entry

Her Goal was to Lose 100 Pounds, So Shannon Gave 110 Percent

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Shannon actually surpassed her goal and lost 110 pounds! When we last caught up with Shannon, she was struggling not to plateau and decided to quit drinking diet sodas as a way to curb her late-night cravings and snacking. She felt that the diet sodas she was drinking, which had no calories, were causing her to crave sweet and sugary foods. Read the rest of this entry

How ‘Philadelphia’ Joe Took Control of Diabetes with Health and Fitness

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Only 4 Weeks Until Summer – Get Lean with this Plan!

Bailey doing Ice Skaters to prepare her body for bikini seasonThere is no time to waste, so let’s get to it! This NEW workout is certain to challenge your body and help you become a tighter and more defined version of yourself (aka YOU 2.0 Summer Edition).

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Are You Ready for a Sleeveless Summer? Define your Triceps with These 4 Exercises

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If you’re looking to build lean, well-defined “tank top arms,” then incorporating quality triceps exercises into your weight training plan is a must. The fact is, your triceps make up two-thirds of your upper arm muscle. This is why having exercises that focus on your triceps is integral to building great arms so you can sport a tank top with confidence this summer.

Start toning your triceps today by incorporating these exercises into your routine:

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How ‘Extreme Traveling’ Helped Harry Lose 23 Pounds

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