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Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Having strong hips—specifically a strong hip cuff—is critical for women, Core Performance founder Mark Verstegen recently told SHAPE magazine. Women have wider pelvises than men, creating greater angles between hips and knees and increasing their risk of injury, he says. Use the moves below to build strong, stable hips and decrease your risk of injury.

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Tags: Women, Injury Prevention, Glutes, Injury, Hip

Movement

Save Reading for Recovery

Do you read or watch TV during your cardio workout? Knock it off. Metabolic specialist Paul Robbins explains why this is a sign you aren't getting the most out of your training.

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Tags: Heart Rate, Energy System Development, Training, Cardio, Health

Movement

Time Crunched? Spread Out Your Workout

It's easy to skip working out when you feel like you don't have enough time for a full session. Instead, performance specialist Craig Friedman says break your day up into smaller blocks to sneak in some movement.

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Tags: Training, Energy, Health

Movement

7 Ways to Perform the Glute Bridge

What’s so great about the glute bridge? It’s simple, it’s versatile, and everyone who sits on their butt for hours or wants to be stronger and more powerful stands to benefit from it. To keep things interesting and effective, we’ll spot you seven variations, ordered below from least to most challenging. Remember to focus on technique and progress from one variation to the next over time. Tell us your favorite in the comments!

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Tags: Strength, Pillar strength, Stability, Lower Body Push, Glutes

Movement

Increase Cardio Intensity to Maximize Weight Loss

Metabolic specialist Paul Robbins explains how you can burn more calories and turn up your metabolism with a simple twist to your cardio routine.

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Tags: Cardio, Weight Loss, Energy System Development, Health

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How to Become a Barefoot Athlete

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Barefoot running has been around since man learned to walk. Several of the top champions in track and field have competed barefoot, a list that includes South Africa’s Zola Budd, who dominated women’s middle distance running in the 1980s.

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Tags: Barefoot, Running, Foot

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How to Fit in Your Workout at the Playground

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The scene at public playgrounds is a familiar one. Kids scamper around, climbing gym equipment and other obstacles while parents sit nearby, many focused on their smart phones. Such multitasking can be necessary in a modern workplace where many employees are expected to remain connected and available around the clock. Stay-at-home parents use this valuable playground time to get things done digitally while the kids are occupied. Other parents, however, are just surfing the Internet as the kids blow off steam.

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Tags: Outdoor Recreation, Family, Health

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How to Adapt Your Workout if You Don’t Have Access to a Cable Machine

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Cable exercises are featured in many Core Performance workouts, and for good reason. Training with cables—especially pneumatic-based equipment like Keiser—allows you to easily change the resistance and train your total body at virtually any angle and at various speeds to develop strength and power, says performance specialist Kevin Elsey.

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Tags: Rotational Movement, Resistance Training, Strength, Cable Machine

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Why You Should Take Your Workout Outside

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While your gym time is still an important part of your fitness routine, adding some outdoor activity can help enhance your wellbeing, according to a new study. Researchers from Glasgow University found that enjoying outdoor activities like running, biking, or walking may help improve mental health [HuffingtonPost.com].

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Tags: Sleep, Outdoor Recreation, Health, Stress

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5 New Rules to Stay Fit for Life

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Bodies change as they age and deal with adversity. Nobody knows that better than Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove. Schuler is 55. Cosgrove is a two-time cancer survivor. Cosgrove is a prominent trainer who has contributed to this site. Schuler is a prolific fitness journalist who served as editor for Mark Verstegen’s original Core Performance book.

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Tags: Energy, Longevity, Health, Build Muscle

Blogs

Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.

Live Better

America: A Nation of Couch Potatoes

A new study from the University of Alabama found that the average person is getting less than two minutes of rigorous exercise a day.

Nutrition

7 Fresh Juices to Start Your Day

Juice these fruit and veggie blends to start your day.

Well at Work

Health News: Exercise Can Alleviate Work-Life Balance Stress

Researchers found that working out can help ease stress and increase confidence in dealing with work-life balance issues.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.