Chest Workout: 5 Exercises, 1 Dumbbell

by O2 Fitness | Nov 22, 2023
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Are you looking to get in a quick strength training session but only have a single dumbbell at your disposal? We've crafted a power-packed chest workout that requires just one dumbbell but promises maximum gains. Let's dive into the simple routine that will leave your ...

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Do I Need to Lift Weights to Build Muscle?

by O2 Fitness | Nov 10, 2023
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Starting your fitness journey and thinking about building muscle can be exciting and a little scary if you're new to the gym. The most common question that arises is, "Do I need to lift weights to build muscle?" If you want help navigating the world of muscle building ...

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The Benefits of Incline, Decline, and Flat Benching

by O2 Fitness | Nov 03, 2023
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Incorporating a variety of bench press techniques can be a game-changer when it comes to strengthening your chest muscles. So, if you're looking to build a powerful a...

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Maximize Your Glute Gains: Hip Thrusts vs. Glute Bridges

by O2 Fitness | Oct 30, 2023
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When it comes to sculpting strong and shapely glutes, two highly effective exercises come to mind: hip thrusts and glute bridges. These movements may seem similar at first glance, but they both have distinct characteristics and benefits that differentiate them. In this ...

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Understanding and Creating Your Perfect Workout Split

by O2 Fitness | Oct 23, 2023
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Starting a new workout routine can feel exciting and overwhelming at the same time, especially if you're new to the gym or looking to start a more structured workout routine for the first time. One of the most effective ways to organize your training is through ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Starting to Use Free Weights

by O2 Fitness | Oct 12, 2023
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Starting your weightlifting journey can be an empowering and transformative experience! The free weights are some of the most versatile tools that can help you build strength, improve muscle definition, and boost your overall fitness....

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Avoid These 3 Missteps for Perfect Walking Lunges

by O2 Fitness | Oct 06, 2023
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When it comes to building strong, muscular legs, walking lunges should be one of your go-to exercises. They engage multiple muscle groups, including your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves, which makes it a powerhouse move for lower body development....

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Mind/Muscle Connection: Strategies for Better Brain-Body Communication

by O2 Fitness | Sep 22, 2023
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Ever wondered what separates a good workout from a great one? For you, the answer could be the mind-muscle connection! You may have heard the term around the gym before, but what exactly is it? In this blog, we're diving into understanding the "why" and "how" of the ...

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Rest vs. Active Recovery

by O2 Fitness | Sep 18, 2023
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The idea of working out on a rest day can seem a little...confusing. You feel stiff and sore, and the idea of doing a workout feels pretty much like the last thing you want to do. This is your body's way of saying that you need to take some time off to recover. So, what ...

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How to Use the Rower to Transform Your Back Workout

by O2 Fitness | Sep 11, 2023
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With all the equipment available in the gym, it can be hard to choose what to use to help you break a sweat. But at least one piece of equipment is great for getting your heart rate up and defining your muscles - the rower! The rowing machine is pretty easy to use once ...

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