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Why rowing is the new spinning

The latest trend spreading across the US in the past few years is for rowing classes to be taking the place of spinning classes. The reason why? Rowing is just a better all-round form of exercise. Read more

The Importance of Bodyweight Training

We’ve all done bodyweight training before even if you’ve never thought of it as such at the time. Classic bodyweight exercises include push-ups, sit-ups, burpees, and squats, but even activities like running, climbing, and yoga should be considered as forms of bodyweight training, or calisthenics as more properly known. Read more

IS IT BETTER TO WORK OUT IN THE MORNING OR IN THE EVENING

Many of our customers at Prime often ask us this question. Though there is a science to performance maximization by arranging your training schedule in accordance with your circadian rhythm, the reality is that people train when it’s convenient, when they can or feel like it. Read more

DYNAMIC STRETCHING

A good warm up not only increases blood flow and body temperature to reduce injury risk, it should also improve your kinesthetic awareness by mimicking the actions you are going to be performing later on. Read more

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INSIGHTS TO THE BODYBUILDING WORLD

There is nothing wrong with a man or woman who loves to pump iron!For most people, when they hear the term ‘bodybuilding’, images of hugely muscled, oiled up men/women in bikini suits register in their minds. Read more

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THE BEST CARDIO EQUIPMENT IN THE WORLD, EVER

And the winner is…the human body. Ok, so it’s a bit of a trick question. After all, you couldn’t perform any cardio without your body being involved. But the answer is worth pondering over for a minute for there seems to be a growing misconception that somehow cardio training necessitates having some kind of equipment. Read more

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT EXERCISES

What defines a great workout? Of course to answer this question properly, one would need to define the workout objective, list any limiting factors such as health conditions, prior injuries, etc. Read more

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THE BEST EXERCISE FOR FAT LOSS

You can lose weight through dieting. You can lose weight even faster if you diet and exercise at the same time. But you cannot expect to drop any weight through exercise alone. It’s just impossible to out-train a bad diet. Read more

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HOW LONG SHOULD A WORKOUT TAKE?

Take an average of how long people spend in the gym and you’ll likely find the answer is somewhere close to an hour. Group classes such as spinning and yoga are often arranged in one hour slots. Read more

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WHY YOU SHOULD BE LIFTING WEIGHTS

Do you remember the days when you could eat and drink anything you wanted and still not put on weight? Then sometime in your thirties, things changed and you seemed to be able to put on weight just by thinking about food. Read more

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TRANSFORMATION STORY: 1-ON-1 WITH ANGELA NIBUNGCO

Sometimes the hardest part of making a big change is getting motivated. We sat down with Prime Shanghai’s regular member and fitness enthusiast Angela “Gel” Nibungco to tell us about her incredible transformation story. Talk about motivation and hard work! Read more

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TO STRETCH OR NOT TO STRETCH

Any sport or everyday activity will have specific requirements in terms of range of motion (ROM), and optimal levels of flexibility exist accordingly. But just as health issues may arise from having insufficient ROM, hyperflexibility can have its own problems, principally in raising the risk of joint injury. Read more

Workouts on the Go

Stuck on the road with nowhere to workout? Try these awesome full body workouts using just bodyweight/dumbbell exercises to maintain strength and conditioning.

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