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Pre-season Yoga for Skiers

There is nothing worse than spending the rest of your glorious ski vacation in bed because your legs are too sore to do anything else. You want to keep skiing, to do a little shopping or go out dancing after a day on the slopes, but that is just not going to happen if you are out of shape. The black diamond advanced moguls, blue intermediate groomed runs or green beginner bunny slopes will get the best of you if you do not prepare ahead of time.

Whether you are a hot shot on the hill or you just want to look hot in your brand new ski outfit, the following yoga pose and its equivalent rating of intensity will help keep you on your feet.


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Get Sexier Legs on The Early Show

Women's long legs, with high heels and black skirtTune in to The Early Show on CBS News tomorrow, April 7th for some tips on how to get better looking legs. Women’s Health Beauty Director Molly Nover-Baker will share some secrets to making your legs appear longer and smoother, plus tips on how to reduce stretch marks, minimize cellulite, erase age spots, and disguise veins.

Summer is just around the corner, and you may be looking for “a leg up” when it comes to getting ready for shorts, sun dresses and bathing suits. These fixes will help you feel ready to flaunt your legs by the time warm weather hits. Molly Nover-Baker is a beauty guru who’s got the insider’s scoop on how to make every bit of you feel both beautiful and healthy. The episode will feature tips that can also be found in the March edition of Women’s Health magazine, which features actress Emma Roberts as the cover girl.


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Top 5 Leg Exercises to Prepare for Horseback Riding

mathue johnsonWhile my folks were visiting LA for the 4th of July I took them horseback riding in the Santa Monica Mountains. We rode trails by the infamous “Hollywood” sign and the views were absolutely breath taking. After our three hour adventure through the mountains my legs, butt, and back were tight and I could tell that I was going to be sore a few days later.

So, I have put together a pre-horseback riding workout routine for you (just in case you get the wild hair to ride as well). Today the focus is on a leg workout and I recommend performing three sets of 20 repetitions at a medium weight.
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Dance Your Ass Off Recap – Week 2

dance your ass off discoIt’s week two at Dance Your Ass Off and the contestants are off and running, or rather dancing. This week was disco week, and we saw the contestants working hard in the gym this week to get them ready to hustle.

Last week the contestants lost a combined 85 pounds, and with this weeks’ combined loss, they’re up to a total loss of 121. Those are big numbers and they’re working to lose that weight in both the gym and on the dance floor. DYAO trainer Lee Wall tells us about the extra leg work he had them doing this week to prepare them for their ’70s dance moves.


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Mathue Johnson’s Cardio and Weight Training Workout

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Out of all the posts and blogs that I have done, I don’t ever remember discussing my actual workout routine. I used to do cardio before my weight training, but have recently switched the two and have had a great deal of success. This allows me to have more energy and stamina during my weight training portion.

I typically workout five to six days a week for about an hour to an hour and a half at a time. Each day I break down certain muscle groups basically in a push-pull form followed by three to five miles of jogging. This helps me work every large muscle group at least twice a week and has worked for me for several years now.
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