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41 Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

 

Looking for some tasty treats to satisfy your cravings during the Super Bowl, but still want a little bit of health benefits? Check out these 41 guilt-free snacks to spice up any party!

http://greatist.com/health/super-bowl-recipes-snacks

The 16 Must-Follow Fitness Blogs for 2016

Love this blog, but want more fitness-savy articles to keep you motivated? This article has compiled the perfect list of great fitness blogs for the new year!

 

http://greatist.com/move/best-fitness-blogs-2016

Stretching 101

Curious about what types of stretches are good before and after certain workouts to decrease injury and increase performance? Check out this article to learn more!

http://greatist.com/move/stretch-before-or-after-workout

24 Healthy and Easy Chili Recipes

On these winter days, what could be a better than a nice warm bowl of chili? This article has great recipes for to satisfy any craving — from buffalo chicken chili to slow cooker fiesta chicken chili.

http://greatist.com/eat/healthy-chili-recipes-easy

Club Sports Spotlight- Swim Club

We spoke with Club President, Zach Ziemba, about the SIUE Swim Club. Started in Fall 2015, they are making waves during their second semester as a club! Currently, practices are Mon-Wed 6-7:30pm and Thu-Fri 3-5:20pm in the Indoor Pool. Times may vary depending on club member preferences.

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Why did you want to start the Swim Club at SIUE/ how did you come up with the idea?

If there was a swim program here at SIUE that competed at the NCAA DI level I would have walked on. Since there was no swim team, I wanted to provide the university with an opportunity to train and possibly compete against other schools. I just felt that there was a need to offer this experience to others.

What does a normal practice consist of?

I come up with the workouts Mon. – Wed. and our VP, Parker Arnholt, is in charge of practices Thurs. & Fri. Typically, a practice starts out with a warm up swim to get a “sweat” going and to get heart rate up as well as get the blood moving. The workout commences with one or two swim sets usually on a time interval. These are also a specified distance. After the beginning set(s) there is a main set, which is the bulk of the workout. This set is essentially the main goal of what the workout aims to accomplish on a given day. Sometimes it might be distance, other times it is sprint work. I am planning on incorporating drills into our training as well to teach proper technique. To finish, there is always a cool down set which is a nice long easy swim. Some practices there may also be sets after the main set that are accessory sets to the main set to enhance that days workout goal, but practices always ends  in a nice easy cool down. We do have days were we play games though! Water polo is a favorite!

Campus Rec student swimming butterfly in pool Club sport group Bill 7_21_09

Do you have plans to compete against other schools?

Initially that was the plan. However, as a whole our members just enjoy swimming for the exercise! We decided not to compete this semester. I would like to offer the opportunity to compete at some point, but right now there is no interest.

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If someone has never swam competitively before, can they still join/what advice would you give them?

Absolutely they can join! No experience is needed and I would be more than happy to help teach someone to swim. I would tell them not to get discouraged, work hard, stay positive, and most importantly have fun. The most important thing to me is offering an environment that is competitive so that you get a great workout, but also be able to do that with people you enjoy being around. We have a great group and we have a lot of fun!

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Are there any fees or team suits they need to purchase?

Currently there are no membership fees! All you need is a swimsuit and goggles. Although, we have kind of talked about the possibility of getting team gear such as bags or equipment in the future which might call for club dues.

Fun fact about swimming?

A little less than half of Americans do not know how to swim! Swimming is a great full body workout that trains all muscle groups and is very low impact on the joints, which means less wear and tear on the body as opposed to higher impact activities such as running.

 

 

50 Awesome Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

The title of this blog says it all, check out this article for awesome quick snacks to always keep you on your toes.

http://greatist.com/fitness/50-awesome-pre-and-post-workout-snacks

The 20-Minute Kettlebell Workout That Strengthens Your Whole Body

If you’re looking for a quick strength workout, check out this blog on the perfect Kettlebell Workout!

 

http://greatist.com/move/quick-kettlebell-workout

When is it too cold to exercise?

Despite the unusually warm temperatures on this first day of February, the winter months tend to get quite chilly in the midwest. However, some people love the cold — and love working out in it. But the question poses itself — when exactly is it too cold to exercise? Check out this great article, and others from this site!

http://greatist.com/fitness/it-safe-exercise-cold

Try these abdominal exercises to strengthen your core.

American Heart Assoc ‏@American_Heart 5m5 minutes ago Try these abdominal exercises to strengthen your core. Can you say “#sixpack?”

Source: Try these abdominal exercises to strengthen your core.

5 Ways to Spice Up Cold Weather Morning Runs.

Have you always loved the idea of being a morning runner, but never actually been motivated at 7 a.m.? This blog has great ideas on getting and staying motivated!

Source: 5 Ways to Spice Up Cold Weather Morning Runs.

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