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Fat loss workout with weights

If you’re looking to use your dumbbells to burn fat, try out this workout routine to try at home, adapted from Strength Training for Fat Loss. Aimed at beginners, this workout will will give you a varied workout, working various muscle groups. In this post we’ll explore a few of the moves in more detail. For full details on each of the moves, get your copy of Strength Training for Fat Loss. Exercise Week 1 Week 2 Prisoner squat 2 sets x 8-12 reps 3 sets x 8-12 reps One-arm compound band row 2 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) 3 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) Knee-tap squat 2 sets x 6-8 reps (each side) 3 sets x 6-8 reps (each side) Push-up 2 sets x 8-12 reps 3 sets x 8-12 reps Stability-ball leg curl 2 sets x 8-10 reps 3 sets x 8-10 reps One-arm band press 2 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) 3 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) Band lat pull-down 2 sets x 10-12 reps 3 sets x …

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The Detrimental Effects Of Stress

This article is written by our guest author, Future Fit Training.  Everyone experiences stress at some point in their lives, most of the time it’s on a daily basis. But do we really understand the effect it is having on our bodies and minds? By understanding the short and long-term impacts we can aim to control the stress reaction as effectively as possible. 

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Human Kinetics speaks your language

¿Hablas espanol? ты говоришь по русски? Parlez vous francais? Sprichst du Deutsch? Parli italiano? Spreek je Nederlands? If English is not your native language and you love Human Kinetics books, did you know that a translated version may be available? Translated versions of many of our books exist in a number of languages, from French to Russian and Italian to Dutch.  In this blog post we look at some of our translated texts and where you can buy them.

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Dance – a lifeline for senior women

Dancers of the #Seniorstars programme, Bühnen Bern Ballett, Switzerland. Clare Guss-West. Photographer: Nathalie Jufer Every Wednesday at Bern Ballet, in Switzerland, the #Seniorstars – gangs of senior women aged 65-90+ gather. They shatter our preconceptions of senior activity – they are noisy, exuberant, confident, animated, articulate, engaged. On Wednesdays they feel alive, they feel visible, they feel free, they escape physical and age-related limitations, they break boundaries, they go beyond, they dare.