Archive | August, 2013

Downhill Running Technique

28 Aug

If you are like me, you love to run, despite the wear and tear it can put on your body. In this post I am going to highlight downhill running technique. Utilizing the proper technique can minimize the impact on joints and help prevent injury.

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When running downhill

  • Lean slightly forward keeping your body perpendicular to the ground.
  • Land on the balls of your feet with your knees bent. This will reduce impact on the knees.
  • Take quick steps minimizing contact with the ground.
  • Shorten your stride. This will help you to stay in control.
  • Engage your core to help with stability.
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Gym Jams-Cardio Edition

20 Aug

These are some of my favorite songs to listen to when doing cardio.

1. No Surrender-Bone Thugs N Harmony

2. Deceptacon-Le Tigre

3. BYOB-System Of A Down

4. Break Ya Neck-Busta Rhymes

5. Krack-Soulwax

6. Greyhound-Swedish House Mafia

7. Hollaback Girl-Gwen Stefani

8. Get In To The Groove-Madonna

9. Don’t Stop Movin’-Kid Sister

10. Sweat-Snoop Dogg (David Guetta Remix)

11. Atom-Nari & Milani

12. Kryptonite-Big Boi

13. Call Me A Spaceman-Hardwell

14. Rock That Body-Black Eyed Peas

15. Bring Em Out-T.I.

16. Revolver- Madonna (David Guetta Remix)

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Raise your heart rate and drip sweat!

 

Sweet Tooth

13 Aug

Months ago I came across a recipe for Lemon Ginger Crispy Treats. Lately I have been craving sweets and finally made them, with a few modifications.

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Ingredients

1-1/2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Zest

1/3 cup Candied Ginger, chopped

4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

3/4 cup Agave Syrup

7 cups Puffed Rice Cereal

8 oz Dark Baking Chocolate

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20130806-145748.jpg1. Zest lemon and chop ginger. Set ginger aside.

20130806-150020.jpg2. Melt butter and add agave syrup, lemon zest, and puffed rice cereal. Mix until cereal is well coated.

20130806-150804.jpg3. Pack cereal mixture in a greased 9 x 13 pan, Because agave syrup is not as sticky as marshmallows you need to really pack the cereal mixture in to the pan. I laid a sheet of parchment paper over cereal mixture and pressed it as tightly as possible. This will ensure your crispy treats stay together and won’t fall apart on you.

20130806-150917.jpg4. Melt chocolate and evenly spread over packed cereal mixture.

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5. Sprinkle chopped ginger over the top and place in the refrigerator to set.

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6. Run a spatula or knife around the edges of pan and cut in to squares.