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Love Thy Treadmill

by Alexandra Allred

The biggest myth concerning the treadmill is that it is boring. It can only be boring if the routine is boring. The reality is, the treadmill is one of the best, most exciting pieces of equipment you can use to keep your training routine fresh, fun and challenging. But it's all in the way you use it!

Could the Pain Be a Pulled Muscle?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
I haven't been diagnosed with PCOS, but it not only runs in the family, but I have seen my cysts through sonogram. I started working out about a month ago. After the first two days of exercising I started to get a sharp pain on the left side of my abdomen. I thought that I might be pregnant since I was about two weeks late. But, my HPT came up negative.