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Lengthened v. Shortened Muscles

At Urban Fitness, it is not just about working your muscles, it is also HOW you work your muscles.   Whether it be through formal education or your own self-education about exercise, many of us think that muscles must contract and shorten in order to create movement and become stronger. However, several types of contractions […]

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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Injury prevention is a necessary part of any functional workout! Injury prevention is important because, at best, injuries are no fun. They disrupt our lives and leave us in miserable pain; and one injury often leads to more injuries. Besides the physical pain, injuries can increase or cause depression or other mental health issues. Therefore, […]

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Core Stability and Strength

Core activation, or core work, is one of the most important aspects of any healthy workout routine! Our body is connected throughout, in ways most of us never consider. Imagine your body is a network of trains. We have many train stations and a few main depots, but the trains run through our entire body […]

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Chest Expansion with Theraband

This exercise is amazing at strengthening your arm and upper back muscles! This exercise targets a number of different muscles but, when done correctly, especially works your triceps, lats and shoulder blade muscles. It is wonderful for helping reduce under arm flab and building scapular strength. This exercise has a lot of moving parts, or, […]

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Plank and Pushup Position – Improve Your Scapula Placement

Good form leads to more effective exercise! Most people know what a plank or pushup position is. However, that doesn’t mean their form or alignment couldn’t use some improvement. Bad form in these exercises, regardless of what variations or modifications you are doing, is usually the cause of neck, shoulder and back pain in these […]

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Arm Circles – to Strengthen the Upper Abs

Portions of the abdomen are often under utilized. Strengthening the upper abs, those tucked right underneath the bottom ribs, can reduce mid-back pain and improve overall posture. The essence of this exercise is to continually engage the high abs which stabilize the rib cage in spite of the movement of your arms. Rib cage placement […]

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Strength Training

WHAT IS STRENGTH TRAINING? Strength training includes all exercises that use resistance: from the added weight of lifting a dumbbell to the use of your own body weight against gravity. Exercises like wall pushups, climbing stairs,¬†pilates, yoga, using resistance bands and lifting weights all fall into this category, along with many other exercises. With so […]

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Cardio – Find a mode you enjoy for big benefits long term

The long list of benefits for those who regularly engage in aerobic, or cardio exercise, sounds too good to be true! It reads like a ‘magic pill’ nutritional supplement pitch that promises to make us abundantly healthy, improving everything from skin and sexual health to weight loss, mood boosts and longer lifespans! However, one key […]

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Proactive Aging – Improve Your Quality of Life After 50

Regardless of how we approach life, time will pass and aging will occur. While this is reliable and inevitable, the status of our abilities is not pre-determined. We can end up in a variety of places on the aging scale. Where we land and the freedoms and activities we partake in later in life is […]

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