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HEALTH COSTS

January 31, 2011 Quote of the Week

"If our health is a means of praise, and if praise demands a sacrifice, what will it cost you?"

--J.P.

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: ARMS

Don't wait until springtime to start working on your summertime arms. In just 10 minutes, you can start building arms worthy of the sleveless summer days to come. Try this time-efficient, biceps and triceps combo. All you need is the end of a couch or bench and a pair of light dumbbells.

Biceps curl -superset with- Overhead extensions

Bench dips -superset with- Preacher curl*

*To perform this move without a preacher bench, simply hang your arm (or arms) over the couch, with your armpits flush to the top of the cushion.

>> For each exercise, perform as many reps as you can with the selected weight. Perform your reps quickly, but cleanly, and to failure. Go through the listed routine once, or twice if you want an even tougher workout. The next time you do this quick workout, begin with the opposite muscle group.

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SUPERSET: A superset is two exercises performed back to back with little to no rest between moves. Superset means go from one exercise to the next, resting only as long as it takes to get set up for the next move. This increase in intensity helps you to burn more calories during your workout. Performed as they are here, using opposing muscle groups, supersets allow one muscle group to recover while the other is working and can result in greater strength, muscle quality and density.