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05/19/2017

Safety Rules for Running Outdoors

Summer is almost over and running outdoors is one of the best ways to take advantage of this weather. Just remember that your safety should always be your priority to avoid accidents and injuries. For this reason at Athletic Republic in Pittsburgh we would like...
05/19/2017

Athletic Republic’s marketing campaign titled ‘We Know Athletes’ is more than a marketing tagline, it speaks to the soul of the Athletic Republic brand and to the core of why each of our performance sports trainers proudly wears the circle-star logo. ‘We Know Athletes’ is our rallying call to...
05/19/2017
Go to any gym and you see the popularity of treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes. There is another way to exercise that is not so boring and time-consuming. The benefits of short, intense exercise continue to pile up, and here is a list of my favorites.

Reasons Why Intensity Training is...

05/19/2017

Boost Your Workout with a Power Pumping Playlist

Scientists have compiled research showing how a specific sequence of music can affect your fitness performance. With a little help from the right playlist, you can actually boost your fitness performance in each stage of your workout. You...
05/19/2017
Get some extra squats in next time you work out. We have some great tips for you on how to add some new varieties of squats into your workout routine. Squats are a fundamental way to work your lower body. These bodyweight squats will help work out different muscles and give you some variety.

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05/19/2017
Crunches are one of those basic moves that everybody does if they want to strengthen their core and get abs. However, many may not know the right way to do them. As an athlete, you’re aware that if you want to get the desired results and avoid injuries, you need to do your workouts with proper...
05/19/2017
Whether you’re passionate about your fitness or just starting out, working out requires some kind of motivation to keep you going. Some days, the motivation is hard to find. Athletic Republic in Pittsburgh has some tips to keep you motivated and to help you find the strength to work out even on...
05/19/2017
As an athlete, you train on a regular basis to prepare for all of your events, meets, and competitions. However, in order to give it your all during your training sessions, you need to prepare for them too. Doing so can help ensure that you’ll have an effective workout, and that you’ll become a...
05/19/2017
Breathing is a basic bodily function, which allows air to go in and out of your lungs and keeps your body oxygenated. However, it is incredibly easy to breathe the wrong way when you’re performing intense physical activities. Needless to say, this could have an impact on your endurance and...
05/19/2017
Everyone has experienced a muscle cramp, as the muscle tissues involuntarily contract which can last from only a few seconds to several minutes. In sports, muscle cramps are relatively common, however, they can get in the way of a prefect training and competition and jeopardize all your efforts....