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Weight Training For Women - Why They Avoid It

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There a lot of women who are looking to get in great shape especially for the summer months. They are looking for the quickest, fastest, and most effective way to reach their goals. But, when it comes to working out with weights quite a few women simply don't want to do it. Of course one of the most common excuses is that if a woman were to use weights during an exercise then they would get bigger muscles, much like that of a man. This is not true due to the fact that women have estrogen in their bodies which simply will not allow large muscles to develop. Another fear that women have especially when working with weights is that they will get injured or become sore. In reality working out with weights will actually prevent injury and alleviate any soreness that may become apparent. Now you don't want to jump right in and lift more weight than you can. It's best to start out with small weights and work your way up to heavier weights over time. One of the most important things to keep in mind when weightlifting is to always observe proper form and technique throughout the entire exercise. If you are even a little unsure of your form then you should stop immediately and take a break.

Skechers Performance releases NYC 2014 Limited Edition GOmeb Speed 3

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Ahead of the the famous race, Skechers Performance released a NYC 2014 Limited Edition GOmeb Speed 3 (Meb's signature racing show) with special edition colors. Additionally, Skechers Performance writes that "Anyone in NY during the race weekend will be able to get an early pair of the Speed 3 and we will also have some limited pairs of the GOrun 4 available."

'We Are Marathoners'

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"Marathoners are less than 1% of the US population."

Check out the complete infographic at asics

Running crews are the best

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Especially when it comes to heavy-handed commentary.

Nike unveils Air Max Lunar1 WR for the 2014 Chicago Marahton

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"The Nike Air Max Lunar1 WR ... with mesh panels for breathability and a Nike Air unit for comfortable cushioning and a smooth ride. Water-resistant material helps keep the elements at bay, and premium details celebrate a famous foot race by the lake."

More images at Sneaker Report

Nicolas Cage running on The Mall

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Nicolas Cage spotted running on The Mall during filming for The Runner, which I now have to assume is just about him running. Or running to steal the Declaration of Independence. Or possibly both.

(via reddit.com/r/onetruegod/, ht @hellogeorgia)

Follow Badwater 135 live

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Badwater 135 -- a 135-mile run through some of the country's most unforgiving terrain with 17,000+ feet of climbing -- started Monday morning. Follow the race action with @badwater and badwater.com. (Photo via @MerDolhare)