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Running Tips - Yasso 800's: Speed Workout For Marathoners

Runners are always looking for some magic formula to get faster and help them to run a good marathon. Well, there is no secret formula - you still need to get out there and put in the miles and the hard work. However, here is a workout that runners have been doing for years to help them reach their goal marathon time.Yasso 800s are a great marathon workout. I have done them for years - I qualified for Boston using this speed workout. They are named after Bart Yasso from Runner's World Magazine who "invented" this workout. He realized that there was a correlation between 800 times and marathon finish times. People thought he was crazy at first, but then they tried the workout and realized that it does work.Here is the Yasso 800 workout. First of all, you want to take our marathon goal and then convert it into minutes and seconds. For instance, if you want to do a 4:15 marathon, then that breaks down to 4 minutes and 15 seconds. That is your goal time for your 800 repeats.Run 800 meters (about ½ mile) in you...

 


Weslo Elliptical Review - Are They Really a Good Buy For You?

Thinking about a Weslo elliptical trainer? Wondering if it's the right buy for you? This Weslo elliptical review will give you a quick overview of the advantages and disadvantages of Weslo crosstrainers. First of all some background... Weslo is a fairly well-known name and has been around for years making everything from exercise bikes to treadmills to elliptical machines. They are a discount brand and can be found in many department stores as well as online. Weslo is owned and manufactured through ICON Health and Fitness - one of the largest fitness equipment makers in the world. They own several other names as well including Epic, Proform, Image and Freemotion. Advantages of Weslo Trainers: #1 Cheap Weslo machines come in at very low prices. They are known to be discount, starter models - priced around $200 - $500, depending on where you buy them. This has made them popular with those looking for a good deal or those on a budget. #2 Compact These ellipticals tend to be smaller than the higher end ellipt...

 


Upright Vs Recumbent Bikes - Which is Best For You?

If you're looking to buy an exercise bike, you're probably wondering whether you should buy an upright or a recumbent bike. There are pros and cons to each one - and once you know these, you can decide which is best for you. So here's a brief overview of the benefit of each type of exercise bike: Upright Bike Benefits: #1 More Similar to Outdoor Biking If you're an avid outdoor cyclist, you may prefer the fit and feel of an upright bike. These bikes most closely mimic an outdoor bike in the design. Plus, there's a newer kind of upright bike now - the indoor sports bike or indoor cycle. That's even more similar to an outdoor bike. Some of them have gear shifters, incline and decline, power output displays and more. These kinds of indoor bikes can keep you in top cycling shape during the winter months when you can't get outdoors. #2 More Compact Upright bikes tend to be more compact than recumbent bikes. So if you have a smaller workout area or live in a condo or apartment, you may prefer an upright bi...

 


Tips On How To Buy Proper Ballet Shoes For Novices

As most beginners start ballet when they are very young, parents usually are tasked with finding them the right ballet shoes. Ballet is an enriching experience for both girls and boys, even if they do not grow up to do it professionally. Many ballet teachers will take all the guesswork out of it and supply the shoes as a part of the class. Other teachers might give specific instructions about what to get in the way of child ballet shoes, and where to get them. You may, however, have to do all the research and make all the decisions on your own. The first thing to look for is excellent materials and workmanship. You may be able to find discount ballet shoes in this category, too. Watch out for cheap ballet shoes that are sloppily made of inferior materials. The best materials for ballet shoes are fine leather or suede. Ballet shoes are meant to be made of materials that allow the dancers to be aware of the contact they have with the floor. They should feel their feet touch the floor with every dance ...

 


Avoid A Wedding Dance Disaster

For almost every wedding, a very important part of the wedding reception is the first dance between the new bride and groom. This dance is used to cement the relationship between man and wife and is generally a very formal affair. For many individuals, this will be the first time that they have ever attempted a classical dance and may be unsure of the steps or timing that will be needed to make their first wedding dance with their new spouse a success. This is the main reason why dance lessons prior to the wedding ceremony are so important. Scheduling lessons with a professional dance instructor can provide an individual with the instruction and practice that they need before their wedding to ensure that they will not embarrass themselves at their reception by not knowing how to perform the dance. A professional dance instructor will work with individuals at their own pace and teach them the dance that they desire in a way that is comfortable for them. Many couples choose to take their wedding dance lessons...

 


Kids Dance Classes

Every parent is aware of the challenges that come with caring for young children, especially when they're out of school. Children have a lot of energy, and if not adequately occupied, they can easily get into mischief. One of the best ways to occupy their time is to enroll them for dance classes. Besides getting your child actively engaged, dance lessons have several other advantages including enhancing socialization, coordination, personal development, self-confidence, discipline and so on.Dance classes excite kids even more than adults. Children are carefree and are not bothered much by making mistakes; once the beat starts playing, they will dance like there's no tomorrow. Learning dance is a proven way of boosting self-esteem in children. Most children who attend dance lessons at an early age develop a life-long passion for the art and even grow up to become professional dancers. Even those who do not carry it to adulthood still have lots of fun in the learning process.Is it too early to Start?If your chi...

 




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