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Smutty Fitness: Machines vs free weights

May 30, 2013 15:08:08 Posted at May 30, 2013 15:08:08
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, Following up on your last two posts, I was hoping you could elaborate a bit more on strength training. Specifically, what are your thoughts on using good ol' gym weight machines? I read (on the Internet... if that counts) that free weights or cross-fit is better, that machines train the wrong range of motions, etc. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Exercise trends

May 24, 2013 13:50:32 Posted at May 24, 2013 13:50:32
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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I wrote an article on Wednesday answering a reader’s questions involving the Tracy Anderson Method and her aversion to bulk. (Click here for a refresher.) Since that article I have had a lot of other readers ask me to share my opinions on other exercise trends, like Crossfit, HIIT (high intensity interval training), and P90X, just to name a few. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: On Tracy Anderson’s “bulk” aversion

May 22, 2013 13:03:31 Posted at May 22, 2013 13:03:31
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Hi Hayley, So I've recently started using Tracy Anderson's mat workout DVD and I'm really enjoying it. My question starts with the fact that Ms. Anderson states that a woman should never lift more than a three pound weight; otherwise she'll end up looking "bulky." I have an autoimmune disease and because of it I was on prednisone a number of years. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Yoga & Prehabilitation

May 21, 2013 13:18:24 Posted at May 21, 2013 13:18:24
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Lainey, What is KD?  I’m assuming it’s a Canadian food or drink that is not healthy but probably delicious and addicting? And on to my other question #1.  How much are aches and pains a part of an active lifestyle (and getting older, alas) and to what degree should they be/can they be ignored and worked through vs. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: In my gym bag

May 8, 2013 12:22:23 Posted at May 8, 2013 12:22:23
Hayley Posted by Hayley

I’m on the go, all the time -- from work, to my workouts, to running errands, to meeting friends for dinner and a glass of wine after a long day. I leave my house at 5:30am and normally I am not walking through my door until the sun is setting. Needless to say I live out of my car and, more importantly, my gym bag. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Fear of failing

April 30, 2013 13:21:22 Posted at April 30, 2013 13:21:22
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Fear of failing is a common theme in many of the emails that I receive, countless emails from women who are afraid to join a gym because they do not know how to use equipment, or women who are afraid to try a class because they are fearful they will not know what to do, or women who are afraid to join a running club because they think they are too slow and will not be able to keep up. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Spring Cleaning & Spring Eating Recipe 3

April 25, 2013 14:13:07 Posted at April 25, 2013 14:13:07
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Click here for previous installments of Spring Cleaning & Spring Eating. I was on Facebook yesterday and a friend had posted a photo of their egg white, spinach and quinoa muffins and the caption below read “cooling my quinoa-spinach breakfast muffins – yum”. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Small steps and weekly goals

April 24, 2013 13:41:16 Posted at April 24, 2013 13:41:16
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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I need some guidance here Hayley. I’m 26, 5’9, and weigh 180 lbs. I’ve gained 40 lbs since graduating college. I juggle a full time job with grad school classes at night. It’s exhausting, especially compared with my life in college. In college, there was a lot of free time, and an enormous gym that stayed open until 11pm (I’m NOT a morning person). Full Article

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