Could Coffee & Caffeine Be The Key to Your Results?
Apr04

Could Coffee & Caffeine Be The Key to Your Results?

Coffee? Really? It’s true. A cup of coffee before your workout has many benefits with very few side effects. We’ll get one thing out of the way now — drinking caffeine, specifically coffee, doesn’t dehydrate you. Here’s what the Mayo Clinic wrote about this myth: “Drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn’t cause fluid loss in excess of the volume ingested. While...

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10 Subtle Body Changes When You Start Lifting Weights (MSN)
Feb21

10 Subtle Body Changes When You Start Lifting Weights (MSN)

“I work with many women that are truly apprehensive about stepping into the ‘men’s’ part of the gym.They have been on the outskirts of the cardio machines, or may have taken aerobic classes, but they have been afraid to check out the barbells and dumbbells.” -Julie Lohre (FitBody.com)  Our friends at MSN & Reader’s Digest recently released a list of 10 subtle body changes you can expect to see...

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A Different Approach to Leg Day (Muscle & Fitness Hers)
Jan30

A Different Approach to Leg Day (Muscle & Fitness Hers)

Sick of the same old leg day routine? These tips from Muscle & Fitness Hers’ Alyssa Shaffer offer a different approach to the standard leg day using a machine you may already be using! Instead of using free weights or barbells, Shaffer’s article, “The One Machine Leg-Day”, focuses on lower body work using cable crossover/functional trainers—like Best Fitness’ BFFT10 or Body-Solid’s GDCC210....

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Maximizing your side lunges!
Jan27

Maximizing your side lunges!

A few days ago, Betina Ely, a Nike Training Club Elevated Trainer as well Fitness Director/Trainer at CrossTown Fitness, stopped by for a photoshoot at the Body-Solid offices. We love having Betina come in for video and photoshoots not only because she looks great on camera but because of her unbelievable knowledge of fitness, no matter the product. Her credentials speak to that.  One of the main products we shot was...

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5 Fitness Trends for 2015
Jan15

5 Fitness Trends for 2015

Have you started incorporating more bodyweight exercises into your routine? Personal trainers, are you incorporating more HIIT into your client’s plans? Dealers, are you selling more functional training equipment?  If so, you’re on the right track as all three of those were named top 10 fitness trends for 2015 by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Now in its ninth year, the ACSM fitness survey is based on...

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Built for Life & Times (September 23)
Sep23

Built for Life & Times (September 23)

  Good morning! Welcome to yet another edition of the Built for Life & Times, the official digest blog of Body-Solid. In today's edition, we feature an interview with the 2014 Mr. Olympia Phil Heath, tips for making the most out of your cheat meal, the Body-Solid Product of the Day, stretches and much more! Let's get right to it:  One-on-one with Mr. Olympia Roger Lockridge of Bodybuilding.com had the chance to...

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