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The Secret to Any Ab Workout

Work your abs effectively, and stop back pain along the way.

They’re Doing It Wrong.

Walk into any gym and you’re sure to see half a dozen people in the mat section flailing around, doing ab work to try to get that 6 pack. Maybe you’re one of them. All too often, unfortunately, a lot of the work being done on the abdominals is not as effective as it could be. While there are a lot of ways to improve your ab workouts, let’s focus on one simple trick to really engage your core and work your upper and lower abdominals every time, and stop lower back pain along the way.

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Getting Started: Joining the Fitness Party

Getting started in your Fitness Journey is possibly the hardest part. There is just so much out there to know and learn about this whole other part of life. Maybe you’ve never really thought about exercise or working out, but you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and you read somewhere that exercise might help with all the stress and general unhappiness that you don’t really know why you’ve been feeling. But just the thought of The Gym only stresses you out more. How do you know where to begin? How do you know you’re even ready? Should you start with changing other things first, like a diet, and then work your way up to the gym? What do you do?

The Start

The hardest part of the Fitness Journey is usually getting started. There is just so much out there to know and learn about this whole other part of life. Maybe you’ve never really thought about exercise or working out, but you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and you read somewhere that exercise helps with stress. But just the thought of The Gym only stresses you out more. How do you know where to begin? How do you know you’re even ready? Should you start with changing other things first, like a diet, and then work your way up to the gym? What do you do?

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Why Exercise? 5 Reasons Fitness Feels Good

For some, just reading the word “Exercise” sends shivers down the spine and PTSD-level responses, while others devote every Tweet, Instagram pic, and SnapChat to sharing their fitness journey. What keeps one group loathing it, and another borderline obsessed? With new studies and news reports everyday covering the latest nutrition or exercise trend, it’s easy to see that breaking a sweat is important, and hitting the gym and can have tremendous positive effects. By getting our heart rate going, and carefully working our bodies, we can tap into wonderful physical, mental, and health benefits.

Exercise makes you a supple leopard
Exercise makes you a supple leopard

Why Exercise?

For some, just reading the word “Exercise” sends shivers down the spine and PTSD-level responses, while others devote every Tweet, Instagram pic, and SnapChat to sharing their fitness journey. What keeps one group borderline obsessed and another loathing it? With new studies and news reports everyday covering the latest nutrition or exercise trend, it’s easy to see that breaking a sweat and hitting the gym can have tremendous positive effects on the body and mind. By getting our heart rate going, and carefully working our bodies, we can tap into wonderful physical, mental, and health benefits.

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Sit on a Disk: 4 More Little Ways To Get Fit

Sit on A disk
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Let’s face it, we’re all busy.  We always have something going on, and not enough time in the day to do everything we want.  It’s especially hard finding the time to do something we may not want to do, but we know is good for us.  One of the top reasons people have for not working out or exercising is “not enough time.”  There’s just not enough time to drop everything, get dressed, go to the gym, work out until our arms are about to fall off, come home, shower, and continue with everything else that we’re busy with throughout the day.
Well, as it turns out, getting a workout doesn’t have to be that complicated.  There are a lot of great ways to squeeze a workout into things you do everyday.  Fitting exercise into your routine, rather than trying to do something new, can be extremely effective.  And here are even more ideas for little ways to get fit without going to the gym.

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Fitness Training

Personal Fitness Training

Getting and staying fit is hard. There are so many exercises in the world, it’s hard to know which ones are right for you, and finding the time to workout consistently is difficult in our busy lives.

My name is Aylon Pesso, and for years I struggled to get fit. Being able to find the time, make the right decisions, and ultimately implement these strategies has changed my life. Now I am an ACE Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and have taken what I’ve learned to help others achieve their goals.

Let me help you make that process easy, and get you into the shape you want. I will take the best of what I know, and customize a fitness plan just for you, teaching you along the way.

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What’s In My Backpack: Everything You Need for Long-Term Travel

My Backpack

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When planning out a trip one of the hardest things is deciding what to bring in your backpack. This is amplified with a longer trip, where you don’t know exactly where you will be, what environment you will face, and how long you will be gone. The weight of your pack becomes a factor when you start to think of all the possibilities. Here is the ultimate guide to the essential things to take backpacking long-term or short-term. Some of these may seem like strange or unusual things to bring, but I’ve found them to be extremely helpful when traveling light.

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Backpacking Box

My best suggestions for low maintenance backpacking travel.
For more recommendations see my article: https://aylonpesso.com/2014/02/18/whats…

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