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Build Strength, Stability and Core to Power You Through Winter
BY CHRIS HODGINS
With winter at our doorstep we're preparing our skis, snowboards and snowshoes for the season's first tracks. I skied a lot as a youngster, 20 some years back, but unfortunately the hill nearby closed down and I found other winter hobbies. Two years ago, I decided to put the skis back on and give it another shot. I was certain I was going to spend the day falling then icing new injuries.
Long days of sunshine are gone, but your training plan doesnâ€™t have to go cold and dark. Whether you love to run outdoors or prefer to train on a treadmill, use the following tips to keep you safe and healthy as you prepare for your next race. So pick your poison; either Embrace the Enemy or Brave the Cold.
Work Out at Home with Just Four Pieces of Exercise Equipment
BY BRI WILSON
Setting up a home gym doesnâ€™t have to cost a small fortune. Forget the pricey treadmills and weight machines: you can get an effective, total-body strength and conditioning workout at home with wallet-friendly exercise equipment. There are myriad exercises you can do with these four items from push-ups, pull-ups and planks to biceps curls and yoga stretches.