Smutty Fitness Articles

Fitness tips, exercise and diet advice.

Smutty Fitness: Restarting the running

October 21, 2016 17:18:12 Posted at October 21, 2016 17:18:12
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, July last year I started running again. When I say ‘again’, I had previously used running intermittently as nothing more than a weight loss tool and didn’t veer off of the treadmill. I started running (outdoors) as a way to burn off some of the excess weight that crept on after I moved to France, and found that I really loved it! So much so that I signed up for my first marathon - a hilly trail course in the Scottish Highlands – which I finished in just under 4:15. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Butt alignment

October 17, 2016 19:13:12 Posted at October 17, 2016 19:13:12
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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AKM-GSI

Hi Hayley! It recently came to my attention, after seeing a podiatrist regarding pain in my feet, that my pelvis isn't evenly aligned (i.e. my left side is lower) and that my pelvis is tilted back, causing my butt to stick out more than it should. Who knew!? Anyway, now I'm feeling self-conscious about how I look when I walk and also concerned that I'm doing some major alignment damage to my body. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Be a stronger hiker

October 14, 2016 19:34:43 Posted at October 14, 2016 19:34:43
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I just recently moved to Vermont - land of hills, mountains and great hiking everywhere. I've been looking forward to getting more in shape, but without fail, every hike starts okay - usually with an incline with varying degrees of steepness and then 5-8 minutes in, I'm wheezing, can't breathe, and normally need to stop soon after to catch my breath. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Explosive training

October 7, 2016 19:29:38 Posted at October 7, 2016 19:29:38
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Splash

The beauty of explosive training is that you don’t need a gym to do it and I feel like most training scenes from boxing movies usually take place outside, in the cold. Am I right? All you need to do is find a park that has some stairs you can run up and down, a bench you can step and jump onto and a field where you can run sprints. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Fitness Trackers

September 29, 2016 19:00:03 Posted at September 29, 2016 19:00:03
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Wenn, FameFlynet

Hi Haley! Over the last year, a period of super high stress followed by a knee injury made me lose my good fitness and eating habits - and gain more weight than I'd like to admit to. Since fall still feels like the "new year" to me I'm putting on a big push to get back into my good habits, lose fat and inches and gain muscle. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Pick it up a notch

September 26, 2016 20:29:14 Posted at September 26, 2016 20:29:14
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Wenn, FameFlynet

Hi Hayley: I will be 65 in a couple of months. I have been running for 8 years-lost 25 lbs and kept it off until about 1 1/2 years ago. I put on 5 pounds and I cannot get it off. I lived in tank tops-now I look awful in one. I can't kick up my workout-I run, jump rope and lift weights 5 days a week-a 3 hour workout. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Fitness during a stress fracture

September 14, 2016 21:30:58 Posted at September 14, 2016 21:30:58
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I've really done it this time! I have been training through the summer for my next full marathon in Hamilton on November 5th. I was stopped in my tracks while running home from work last week by a shooting pain in the right foot. I believe I have a stress fracture, which the x-ray I went for didn't pick up, but I am sure the bone scan will see when I go for it next week. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Delayed by a shoulder

September 8, 2016 16:37:23 Posted at September 8, 2016 16:37:23
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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WENN

Hayley, I broke my shoulder yesterday! It's the upper humerus so it is in a sling for four to six weeks. I am at least 50 lbs overweight but used to be very fit about five years ago. I was getting back into fitness with yoga and I had big fresh September plans for a lifestyle overhaul. Now what??? ___ Welcome to what we call adversity. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Motivation for mom

August 18, 2016 15:52:48 Posted at August 18, 2016 15:52:48
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, After decades of crash dieting and little strenuous exercise (coupled with constant complaining about how "fat" she is), my mom has finally started going to the gym three days/week with a trainer. She seems really excited about it all, but after 3 weeks she is already complaining that she hasn't lost any weight. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: An Olympics-inspired workout

August 11, 2016 18:24:25 Posted at August 11, 2016 18:24:25
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Laurence Griffiths/ Jean Catuffe/ BEN STANSALL/ Getty Images

With the Olympics in full swing I am finding it hard to get anything done other than cheer on all of the amazing athletes competing for Olympic gold. I thought I would use this inspiration to share with you some Olympic-inspired workouts that you can add into your current fitness regime. Try one or try them all, bringing to each movement the energy and determination shown by all of the Olympic athletes. Full Article

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