Conor McGregor back Training “Like a Horse”

UFC fighter Jose Aldo hadn’t lost in 10 years—until Conor McGregor knocked him out in 13 seconds with a left hook on the chin.How’d he do it? “Aldo is powerful, and he’s fast,” said the new champion. “But prevision beats power, and timing beats speed.” Truth is, McGregor thinks traditional strength training is overrated. “People…

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27 of the Most Exciting Fitness Centers in America

1. Red Rocks Fitness Denver, CO The only naturally occurring amphitheater in the world, Red Rocks offers a summer fitness series that allows exercisers to admire the breathtaking surroundings while doing workouts that will take their breath away. Sign up for the Red Rocks Fitness Challenge, a 12-week program that offers five workouts a week…

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The Most Expensive Gyms in the World

East Bank Club Location: Chicago, Illinois Membership: $2,220 + initiation fees + personal training sessions They don’t call it the “Windy City” for nothing, so we’re sure Chicagoans appreciate the fact that the East Bank club includes an indoor quarter mile long track, seven indoor tennis courts and two full size basketball courts. In fact, with a 20,000-square…

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Chin to Chest Stretch

Sit upright on a ball or chair with your feet shoulder width apart. Arms are relaxed with your hands resting on your thighs. Tuck your chin gently toward your chest. Turn your head slightly to the left until you feel a slight stretch. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat to the right side,…

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Knee Extensions

Stand up straight with an exercise band under one foot. Ensure that you have a good grip on the exercise band and that you have a good amount on tension on the exercise band. Inhale and lift the foot slowly, resisting against the band, until your hip and knee are at approximately 90…

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Glute Bridges on the Balance Pad

Lie on your back on a mat or on the floor with your heels on a balance pad. Your arms should be relaxed at your sides. To make this exercise more difficult, keep your arms off the floor. Exhale and push into your heels, lifting your buttocks off of the floor. Your neck and…

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Superman on the BOSU

Lie facedown on the BOSU ball. In the start position, your forearms and toes should be resting on the floor. Pull your navel toward your spine to engage your core. Lift forearms and toes off the floor, finding your balance point. Squeeze your buttocks to keep your legs up. Squeeze your shoulder blades…

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Torso Rotation on the BOSU

Stand upright on the top of the BOSU. Your feet should be slightly apart, arms out to the side and shoulders down. Inhale, then exhale and twist from the waist to one side. Slowly return to the start position. Repeat to the other direction. Your hips should remain facing forward at all times….

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