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Rowing 101

At Thrive, we utilize the Concept2 rowing machine because it provides a great total body cardiovascular workout with very little wear and tear on your joints. With good rowing technique, you can burn a ton of calories each workout and lose those stubborn inches around your waistline.  There is one downside to rowing though; it …

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Muscle fatigue/effort level instead of counting reps

After reading a recent study about strength training and whether you need to lift heavy weights to build muscle, I got to thinking about my clients and how they strength train.  The study showed some evidence that rather than worrying about lifting real heavy weights, we should consider simply lifting the weight until we reach …

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