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Smutty Fitness: Marathon Recovery

Hayley Posted by Hayley at June 7, 2013 14:51:41 June 7, 2013 14:51:41
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Hi Hayley, I just ran my first marathon two weeks ago and although it went well and I feel like I trained appropriately for the challenge I still feel like I'm not back to 100% yet. I have only been able to do short 3-5 mile slow runs since then and I'm wondering if you have any post-marathon tips for how to train AFTER the race is done. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: From Zero to Hero

Hayley Posted by Hayley at June 4, 2013 14:56:17 June 4, 2013 14:56:17
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Hi Hayley, I am an impatient person; I need to see results fast. When I workout I like to get maximum results for minimum time input. I was fit a few years ago, but I experienced a devastating life event that literally stopped all self care. I haven't run or used weights or done my yoga in 2 years. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Machines vs free weights

Hayley Posted by Hayley at May 30, 2013 15:08:08 May 30, 2013 15:08:08
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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

Hayley Posted by Hayley at May 24, 2013 13:50:32 May 24, 2013 13:50:32
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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

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

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

Hayley Posted by Hayley at May 21, 2013 13:18:24 May 21, 2013 13:18:24
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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

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

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

Hayley Posted by Hayley at April 30, 2013 13:21:22 April 30, 2013 13:21:22
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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

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

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