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10 Fitness Machines You Should Replace With A Different Exercise

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There are A LOT of machines at the gym which claim to work wonders for your body, but according to Women's Health, it turns out some of them may be doing damage in the process.

Check out ten exercise machines below that you should actually be avoiding during your workout and what you can replace them with to work the same muscles!

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Are You Diabetic And Trying To Stay Fit? Lift First, Cardio Later!

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Diabetes Work Out

Type 1 Diabetes isn't anything to joke about, and kudos to you for deciding to stay fit in spite of or because of it.

According to a new study, you might have better blood sugar control during your work outs if you life weights FIRST, before doing your cardio exercise.

People with diabetes may have

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Check Out This Hunger Games Workout

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If you're clamoring for everything Hunger Games-related as the release of this Spring's most anticipated movie gets closer, check out this workout inspired by Katniss and the gang!

Here are 4 exercises designed by the Fitness Program Director of DailyBurn, one of the web's leading authorities in exercise, that will bring out your inner archer!

Check them out below and start training today!

ARMS

Exercise – Single Arm Row with Rotation

Equipment – Resistance Band

Description – A single arm row simulates the upper body action in archery by drawing one elbow back (engaging the deep muscles of the back) and slightly rotating the torso. Hook tubing around a stable pole or door jam and place both handles in your right hand. Step back until the tubing has some tension. Pick up your right foot and balance on your left and then begin to pull the tubing back, right hand moving towards right hip. Add a slight rotation to the right, opening up the shoulder.

ABS AND CORE

Exercise – Bear Squat

Equipment – none, just your body weight

Description – The bear squat combines a full plank, which is fantastic for the core, and an explosive leg press. Begin in plank then bend your knees and send your hips back over your heels keeping the knees off the floor (spine is flexed and arms are extended). With a powerful push from your legs, extend back out to plank and hold.

LEG STRENGTH

Exercise – Curtsy Squat Side Lunge

Equipment – Dumbbells

Description – To truly develop strong legs that are functional for running, jumping, leaping and carrying heavy loads, you must train them in all directions. Holding heavy dumbbells in each hand begin with feet together. Step out to the side with your right leg, keeping your left leg straight. Hinge forward slightly but keep chest lifted with the dumbbells on either side of your right leg. Push off your right foot and immediately step back and cross behind the left leg, bending both knees into a curtsy squat.

AGILITY

Exercise – Quick Feet Drill

Equipment – none, just your body weight

Description – To be quick on your feet and have the agility to change direction quickly, you must train the muscles to fire rapidly and with power. This drill is about quickness and endurance and really elevates your heart rate. Begin in the athletic ready stance (feet a little wider than shoulder width with knees slightly bent and a slight hinge forward from the hips) with arms out the side, palms forward. Start moving your feet as fast as you can as if running keeping the feet close to the ground. Keeping your shoulders and torso stable, randomly twist your hips (knees and feet as well!) to the right and quickly back to the center. Repeat to the left continuing to keep your feet moving as quickly as possible.

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Ryan Gosling Talks New Film Training

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We're all pretty pissed that Ryan Gosling got snubbed at the Oscars for his role in Drive. It makes no sense!

But we digress, Ryan's now in Bangkok training and shooting his new movie, Only God Forgives!

And let us tell you, it hasn't been easy:

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Embarrassed About Your Strength??

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Not everyone can lift a bus. Not everyone can even lift a coffee table. But that's no reason to panic!

There are ways to increase your strength without being embarrassed with how little you start out with — and that's exactly what this FitPerezcious reader would like to know:

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