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Benefits of Doing Planks daily: why are planks a good exercise?

I love those “all in one” exercises that bring you multiple advantages and doing planks is surely one of them! In fact, no matter your fitness level, you can easily incorporate them into your workout routine and modify them to suit your needs. What are planks? Planks are a form of bodyweight exercise that mainly …

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Why is barre fitness so good for men?

Barre fitness, unfortunately, has still a reputation to be a “girly” sport, designed only for women. However, more and more men are taking barre classes. Surprisingly, I was so happy to hear that professional athletes such as football and rugby players, now do barre workouts as well, breaking the stereotypes associated with ballet and men. …

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Why do muscles shake during a workout? Is it really a good thing?

If you’ve ever done a barre fitness workout, you’ve probably experienced the ‘barre muscle shake’ or heard the term ’embrace the shake’ from your instructor?! But I’ve wondered why should I embrace it? Is it really a good sign? So I’ve done a little research and here’s what I found out about why our muscles …

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What should you eat before and after a barre workout?

I don’t know about you but I love food! That’s all good because it is highly recommended eating before and after your body conditionning. Pre-workout fuel is as essential as post-workout food. Training on an empty stomach is only a good idea if you want to loose a lot of extra weight. If that is …

Why are compound exercises so important?

I don’t know about you but I’d rather get more out of a workout in less time! There are two different ways of training: isolation exercises and compound exercises. Both have their benefits, however, more complex movements will give you a most complete body training with faster results. Compound exercises mimic everyday natural movements and …