Saturday, December 24, 2011

Video - The Truth About Energy Bars

Merry Christmas Eve! We will not be posting next week due to the holidays, and holiday-related travel. We hope you all have a very happy holiday, with lots of fun, friends, and family. Be sure to check back in the New Year, for tips on keeping those new resolutions, and sticking to your exercise program in the year ahead - and of course - having fun! We look forward to sharing more great stuff with you in 2012!

We don't have a workout video for you this week - instead we have a quick video about energy bars. Being healthy and in shape is about more than exercise - it's also about what you put into your body. Most people think of energy bars as a healthy and quick meal-replacement, great for those on the go who want to live a healthy lifestyle. However, in many cases this is far from the truth.

The video below tells you how to pick the good bars from the bad, and also mentions what he calls the best bar - which we totally agree with!  Lara Bars are awesome - they have ONLY whole natural food ingredients, and they don't have that nasty cardboardy taste that many energy or protein bars do - they actually taste totally yummy - even kids like them!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fun Stuff - Dance with Julianne: Cardio Ballroom

One of the most common reasons people don’t attain weight loss success is because they don't find exercise fun. This is a darn shame when there are so many fun ways to exercise and get in shape. Imagine how much easier it would be if you could do something you love to do while getting in shape at the same time.

Why is it Important to Have Fun While Exercising?

A young girl dancing Cha-cha-cha. The girl mov...Image via WikipediaThink back to a time when you were a child playing with friends. You were laughing. You were having fun and you were completely engaged in your activity. It was easy to lose track of time, right? Even if you were running, jumping and playing hard you didn’t notice how exhausted you were. Sweating, grinning, and out of breath -- you were exercising and having fun.

The same experience can be obtained as an adult. When you’re having fun while exercising you:
* Forget you’re working out
* Put more energy and attention into the movements and exercise
* Make time for exercise even when you’re busy and stressed.

What Makes Exercise Fun?

Exercise is fun when you’re doing something you enjoy. When you feel like a child again. What do you enjoy? What activities make you feel great? Perhaps you enjoy ice skating? Maybe you enjoy boxing or riding your bike. Many people love to dance. Dancing brings out the inner child in all of us. Whether you enjoy country line dancing or hip hop there are fitness programs designed to embrace the “Fun factor” and still help you lose weight.

Dance with Julianne: Cardio Ballroom

English: Logo for Dancing with the Stars TV showImage via WikipediaBallroom dancing has never been so popular. The “Dancing with the Stars” television program has really brought attention to it. Men and women alike enjoy ballroom dancing. Now you can embrace your inner dancer and lose weight too.

Julianne Hough of Dancing with The Stars Fame, has created a workout DVD. Designed for ballroom beginners, Cardio Ballroom centers around several fun and basic ballroom styles including the cha-cha and the jive.

Hough offers expert instruction that makes even the most awkward feel confident and capable. She provides expert step by step instruction. The basics are then integrated into a 55-minute workout. The workout includes a warm-up and stretching session. You’ll burn calories and fat as well as tone your hips and waist. (The hips and waist are the two primary target areas for many individuals.)

If you love dancing, why not have some fun while you get a great workout? Dance with the Stars and learn basic ballroom techniques. The DVD retails for $14.98 (or less) and requires nothing except a willingness to exercise and have fun.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Great Bodyweight Workout for Beginners

Here is an excellent article by fitness expert Yuri Elkaim - we love Yuri's direct approach, and emphasis on the body as a whole, which provides a more natural and effective workout. Yuri is a leading resource in health and fitness, and living a cleaner, healthier life.

Bodyweight Workout for Beginners
Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN

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If you ever find yourself at a loss for workout ideas, don't feel like using weights or machines, or traveling, or looking for some great workouts to enjoy at home then you'll be happy to know that you've already got everything you need.

What I mean is that by simply using your bodyweight you can enjoy incredible workouts that will not only help you burn fat but sculpt and tone your body as well.

Bodyweight workouts are not only great for beginners - they can even by used by the fittest people. To this day, some of my most challenging and calorie-crunching workouts revolve around nothing more than push-up and pull-up variations, some full body cardio movements, and some great core and abdominal exercises.

I'd like to share one such workout with you. So if you're sick and tired of going to the gym and would like to try something new and fresh at home (or even while you travel) then give this bodyweight workout a shot. 

Believe me, it might be tougher than it looks so pace yourself.

Please note that this workout is designed for beginners so stay tuned for more advanced variations.

Bodyweight Workout Structure:

After your warm-up you will be performing a 6 exercise bodyweight circuit where you will perform as many reps as possible (where applicable) in 30 seconds. You will then rest 30 seconds before moving onto the next exercise. Repeat this circuit 2-3 times.

WARM-UP - Jogging on spot, jumping jacks (3-5 minutes)

CIRCUIT WORKOUT (30 seconds work, 30 seconds rest)
1. Y Squats
2. Plank
3. Standing Lunges
4. Side Plank
5. Hip Bridge with Leg Extension
6. Push-ups

Enjoy, and let us know how you liked this article below!

About the Author
Yuri Elkaim is a world-renowned fitness, nutrition, and weight loss expert. He is the creator of Fitter U and Treadmill Trainer, author of Eating for Energy, and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for men's soccer program at the University of Toronto. His trademarked 12-week Fitter U iPod workout program has been helping thousands of people around the world get in shape and lose weight fast without the cost and inconvenience of hiring a trainer. Go to now to get your FREE Fitter U workout and "How to Get Fit and Lose Weight Fast" report!
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Video - 5 Minute Abs

Want great abs in just 5 minutes a day? Check out this free video below. These 4 exercises are designed to target all of the different muscle groups in your abdominal region. Doing all 4 only takes 5 minutes, and if you do these every other day, you will begin to tone and strengthen your core, and improve the look of your abs. Want more? Check out the link below the video for a great resource to help you get six-pack abs.

Be sure to consult with your doctor or chiropractor to make sure you are in good enough shape before beginning any new fitness routine to avoid injury.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Why Physical Fitness Is A Must For A Healthy Life

Whether you’re over 40, a yuppie in your mid-20s or a teenager in college, loving your body and engaging in a regular exercise plan is always a fool-proof way to a healthier you. Physical fitness is your body’s ability to easily and effectively do tasks and leisure activities. It is your body’s capacity to withstand stress, endure and perform certain tasks under certain circumstances.

English: An elderly improves his torso perform...Image via WikipediaPhysical fitness talks about an over-all focus on the body – the heart, the lungs, the muscles, and the other organs of the body. Your body’s fitness is dependent on your physical limitations and capacities as well as your lifestyle – the food you eat and your daily habits.

Here’s a backgrounder on the different components of physical fitness. There’s endurance, the body’s ability to sustain oxygen and nutrients to tissues over a sustained period of time. Strength, on the other hand, is the ability of the muscle to exert force for a period of time. Flexibility is the ability to move joints and use muscles in a wide range of activities and movements. Swimming, running and jogging are some of the activities that can build endurance while pushups and weight lifting are good for building muscle strength.

Your workout should include activities that should develop these components. Remember to have a warm-up before starting your work-out. A warm-up conditions and prepares the muscles for the more rigorous activities of your work-out plan. At the same time, it should end with a cool down, a few minutes designed to bring down the heart rate and cool the body, wherein the muscles are given time to relax after a heavy work-out session. Remember not to overdo your exercise. A daily walk may sound good, but a daily session of pushups may do more harm than good to your muscles. Space your physical activities in such a way that your body is introduced gradually to a variety of physical activities, ranging from the simple to the more complex, from cardiovascular exercises to strength exercises. Two to three work-out sessions a week is a good way to start. As you progress in your activities, you can now increase the frequency or duration of your exercises.

A US Marine Doing Pull-ups.Image via WikipediaTake note of your diet. If you’re exercising because you want to lose weight at the same time as build up your fitness, then lower calorie intake can greatly benefit you. Cycling can burn 240-410 calories while jogging can burn 740-920 calories. In general, avoid salty food and sweets. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. Lessen your intake of sugar, processed grains, and man-made fats, and be sure to drink lots of water.

Of course, keeping fit and staying fit means listening to your body. Allow your body to adjust with each change in routine and exercises. If you’re experiencing cramps, dizziness or prolonged weakness, stop your work-out and consult a doctor. And most of all, never be discouraged. Take note, achieving the body you want is not an overnight miracle.

A physically fit body does not only spell great abs and a flab-free stomach. It also means lesser chances of acquiring lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease, as well as a more active and alert mind, improved ability to cope with stress, and more reserved energy for your daily activities. And let’s not forget a more confident YOU!

For some fun ways to exercise and improve your physical fitness, visit
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Am I Lazy?

Is the reason that there has been an increase in obesity due to the fact that adults in today’s society are lazy? Are we all just a bunch of lethargic couch potatoes that don’t do anything but sit around and eat all the time? I say no. Instead we are a product of our revolutionary, technological society. I am not saying we can blame technology, rather I am saying that as with our youth, we adults are also a reflection of the society that surrounds us. It isn’t an excuse, but it is a thought I have often pondered based on my own typical day.

Palm TXImage via WikipediaMany of us stumble out of bed to the sound of our alarms, and head to the shower, after which you may hear your coffee being made on the coffee maker that is set to make a cup every morning without you having to do a thing. Then you simply push a button on your key ring that starts your car and gets it nice and warm before you even get to it. You can then take a leisurely stroll to your car, get in, and have a nice peaceful drive to work.

Once at work you may take out your PDA and see what is on your agenda for the day. No more flipping through pages of your pocket calendar or scheduler. I know for me, my work day is often simple and sedentary - instead of having to run back and forth through the office to get messages to everyone, I can now simply send an interoffice email with the push of a button. When it is time to leave, I get in my car and drive home.

Many folks these days arrive home from work and put in a microwave dinner that doesn’t have to be chopped up, cut up, stirred, blended, kneaded, poked, or even prodded. Push a few buttons and five minutes later you are sitting in front of the TV watching the shows you recorded on your digital recorder and eating your five minute, nuked meal. (To me this is plain disgusting, so at least I have a from-scratch home-cooked meal every evening.) For many, this is pretty much the norm. 

However, this is really quite a big change from even 15-20 years ago. Gone are the days when people would come home, cook dinner, eat with the family, and go do something like yard work, clean the house, play with the kids, whatever, just something else to occupy the time.

Family watching television, c. 1958Image via WikipediaFinally, your day is coming to an end and instead of doing something really constructive before you go to bed, you can’t resist the opportunity to surf the Internet for a little while, maybe chat with some friends or relatives on Facebook, and check your email. Now your lazy or technologically dysfunctional day is complete.

This whole story brings me back to my question that started the whole thing. Are we lazy or are we just a product of our environment? I think you could probably say we are both. Years ago, even the simple things like making the dinner would be a LITTLE bit of exercise, but now it is too easy because it is done for you in a box. Everything today is easy and done for you, and most adults are on the heavy side, because things are easier and don’t take as much energy. That doesn’t necessarily mean we as a society are lazy, but it does mean we don’t have to exert ourselves as much to accomplish the everyday routines that are needed to complete the day.

However, we could always stop by the gym on our way home, or go for a walk after dinner, so many of us are also lazy too. Today's technological world just makes it way too easy for us to indulge the lazy side of our nature. Which means that in order to stay healthy, we really have to make more of an effort than we've ever needed to in the past. Stay tuned for some fun ways to do this, and keep fit and active even throughout the winter months.

And in the meantime, you can always visit for some great ideas for making exercise fun!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Video - 10 Minute Kettlebell Workout

Here is a quick kettlebell workout you can do in just a few minutes. This one actually looks pretty safe (unlike some of the other videos out there that make me cringe just to watch - they are just asking for injury unless your form is PERFECT!);  however, you will still want to consult with your doctor or chiropractor before trying a new workout like this - especially with a heavy weight like a kettlebell. But some of these moves provide great strengthening and toning, without putting too much stress on your joints.

It's fast, effective, and pretty fun as long as you don't overdo it.

Weight Loss KettleBell Workout for Women

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kettlenetics - Weight Training With a Fun Twist

Have you heard of Kettle Balls? Also called kettlebells they’re the latest and greatest addition to a home gym or fitness center workout. The equipment is taking the country by storm and you can get in on the benefits right in your own home.

kettlebellImage via WikipediaWhat are Kettle Balls or Kettlebells?

Kettle Balls or kettlebells are actually Russian weights. They’re made of cast iron which makes them extremely heavy. They range in size from four pounds to almost 200 pounds. They’re popular because they’re easy to use. A kettlebell is a round weight with a handle on it. The handle gives you more control over the movement. It also means you can easily hold one weight in each hand.

The Benefits of Kettlebells

Kettlebells are compact. Instead of requiring a full dumbbell set for strength training you can grab a kettlebell kit for your home gym and store it in a corner. They’re also much easier to use than a basic dumbbell. Traditionally, women have avoided dumbbells and weight lifting.

However, kettlebells make strength training with weights more accessible. And due to their growing popularity many manufacturers offer attractive and colorfully painted kettlebells. No more drab cast iron and steel. You can now have pink, purple, yellow and red weights! It’s motivating and cheerful.

Additionally, strength training with kettlebells is also something you can fit into a few minutes. If you have ten minutes you can pick up your weights and focus on a muscle group. You don’t need to do a full sixty minute workout to start seeing results.

Kettlenetics with Michelle Khai

Michelle Khai is a master fitness instructor known worldwide. She’s developed a Kettleball fitness program that is both inexpensive and extremely effective. You can purchase her Slim and Tone Kit which comes with three workouts on two DVDs and your required four pound kettlebell. Or you can purchase the DVD workouts “Kettlenetics” which includes four DVDs. You’ll need to purchase the four pound kettlebell separately.

The four DVDs include:

* KB Elements – an instructional kettlebell movement DVD. Learn the basics before you begin the workouts so you gain maximum benefit. It’s also important to make sure you have good form when working with a kettlebell. Injury is possible without good form.

* FlowMotion Basics – This is a twenty minute workout that includes both standing and floor exercises. It’s great for sculpting your muscles.

* Cardio Balanced – this is a forty minute fat burning workout that will really kick up your metabolism and burn calories.

* KB Target Toning – provides five ten-minute workouts so you can focus on your problem areas one at a time.

The combined Kettlenetics program provides you with a complete workout system. And all you need is a single four pound kettlebell! If you want an incredibly inexpensive yet comprehensive fitness program consider Kettlenetics. You’ll burn fat, lose weight and tone your muscles with one program.

The Kettlenetics Workout Program:
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Building Muscle: Comparison of Exercise Machines With Free Weights

Strength training is excellent for developing different muscle groups, and there are plenty of machines that will aid you in your fitness regimen. Free weights also have their benefits, so it can be helpful to compare exercise machines and free weights when choosing a workout routine. Both have their advantages and disadvantages and the purpose of comparing is to weigh which one meets your fitness needs the best.

The weight stack from a cable machine: each pl...Image via WikipediaFree weights are widely available in the form of barbells and dumbbells. Many dumbbells are single weight, one-piece items. Some are designed similarly with barbells. It has a bar on the center and the weights are removable. Thus, it gives you the option to change weights. This is less expensive, however time consuming, since you need to replace weights for every exercise.

Weigh stack machines generally have two types, single exercise (created for one movement) and multiple exercise machines (adjustable for performing various exercises).

Free weights are beneficial for strengthening the entire body. Oftentimes this is more effective. Exercises on free weights are done easily. When holding free weights, your entire body is supporting and balancing the weight  - that is why more muscles are engaged during the exercise. This also supports bone mineralization, which is significant in avoiding osteoporosis in the future. As you lift the free weights, weight stabilization also takes place, keeping your body steady. This promotes additional muscle strength. 

The major advantage of training machines over free weights is safety and easy usage. These machines are equipped with control and guides to direct the resistance paths. Thus it is less dangerous and prevents the user from being pinched, injured, or trapped. In case you failed to control the weights, the stacks will never hit you. A spotter's assistance is not needed as much when exercising with machines. Heavier weights are more comfortable to lift, increasing your muscle mass. Adjustments on the machines can be easily made - that is why machines are very popular in many fitness centers and gyms.

French press exercise for tricepsImage via WikipediaThe major disadvantage of free weights is safety. If you perform a bench press using a barbell, being trapped is possible especially if you fail to complete a certain repetition. It is advisable to do your exercise with a spotter or a friend to assist you. Keep in mind that greater amounts of control are needed when stabilizing your muscles. Total control is needed when lifting to prevent joints and muscle injuries. Therefore you may not want to lift as much weight as you would with a machine. Usage and technique must be properly applied when utilizing free weights.

Many manufacturers have created resistance machines with different qualities and designs. Most often these machines are for "typical" users with typical heights, limb lengths, and weights. The motions of the exercises are guided by these machines. So, sometimes the motion cannot be the perfect motion for the limb length and size of your body. This forces your body to adapt such motion which is not good - sometimes making your exercise ineffective, and in some cases actually harmful to your body. Be sure to consult with a trainer if you are new to weight machines, and make any available adjustments to accommodate your body size and type. 

The choice depends on you and your fitness goals. To summarize, free weights can be better for achieving full stabilization of the muscles and freedom of motion, while machines provide safety and easy usage. Consider your fitness goals and choose accordingly.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Video - Interval Training Workout

Here is a quick example of what an interval training workout you could do at a gym might consist of. We feel interval training is one of the best ways to burn fat quickly, increase your metabolism and cardiovascular capacity, and most importantly, have fun without getting bored with your workouts!

Check out this quick video, and for some more great info on interval training exercises, see the articles below:

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Importance of Varying Intensity in Cardio Exercise

Your Cardio Workouts may NOT be helping you unless you incorporate a high range of heart rate shifts in your training

By Mike Geary – Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist
Author of best-seller: The Truth About Six Pack Abs

Are you a cardio junkie? Everyone seems to think that "cardio" is the best way to get in shape and lose body fat. I'm going to show you with this article why I disagree!

Marine of the United States Marine Corps runs ...Image via WikipediaIt is quite common to hear fitness pros, doctors, and other health professionals prescribe low to moderate intensity aerobic training (cardio) to people who are trying to prevent heart disease or lose weight. Most often, the recommendations go something like this:

"Perform 30-60 minutes of steady pace cardio 3-5 times/week maintaining your heart rate at a moderate level"

Before you just give in to this popular belief and become the “hamster on the wheel” doing endless hours of boring cardio exercise, I’d like you to consider some recent scientific research that indicates that steady pace endurance cardio work may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

First, realize that our bodies are designed to perform physical activity in bursts of exertion followed by recovery, or stop-and-go movement instead of steady state movement. Recent research is suggesting that "physical variability" is one of THE most important aspects to consider in your training.

This tendency can be seen throughout nature as most animals tend to demonstrate "stop-and-go" motion instead of steady state motion. In fact, humans are the only creatures in nature that attempt to do “endurance” type physical activities such as running long distances at the exact same speed the whole time.

Most competitive sports (with the exception of endurance running or cycling) are also based on stop-and-go movement or short bursts of exertion followed by recovery.

To examine an example of the different effects of endurance or steady state training versus stop-and-go training, consider the physiques of marathoners versus sprinters. Most sprinters carry a physique that is very lean, muscular, and powerful looking, while the typical dedicated marathoner is more often emaciated and sickly looking. Now which would you rather resemble?

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Another factor to keep in mind regarding the benefits of physical variability is the internal effect of various forms of exercise on our body. Scientists have known that excessive steady state endurance exercise (different for everyone, but sometimes defined as greater than 60 minutes per session most days of the week) increases free radical production in the body, can degenerate joints, reduces immune function, causes muscle wasting, and can cause a pro-inflammatory response in the body that can potentially lead to chronic diseases.

Highly Variable Cyclic Training

On the other hand, highly variable cyclic training has been linked to increased antioxidant production in the body and an anti-inflammatory response, a more efficient nitric oxide response (which can encourage a healthy cardiovascular system), and an increased metabolic rate response (which can assist with weight loss). Furthermore, steady state endurance training only trains the heart at one specific heart rate range and doesn’t train it to respond to various every day stressors.

On the other hand, highly variable cyclic training teaches the heart to respond to and recover from a variety of demands making it less likely to fail when you need it. Think about it this way... Exercise that trains your heart to rapidly increase and rapidly decrease will make your heart more capable of handling everyday stress. Stress can cause your blood pressure and heart rate to increase rapidly. Steady state jogging and other endurance training does not train your heart to be able to handle rapid changes in heart rate or blood pressure.

The important aspect of variable cyclic training that makes it superior over steady-state cardio exercise is the recovery period in between bursts of exertion. That recovery period is crucially important for the body to elicit a healthy response to an exercise stimulus. Another benefit of variable cyclic training is that it is much more interesting and has lower drop-out rates than long boring steady state cardio programs.

To summarize, some of the potential benefits of variable cyclic training compared to steady state endurance training are as follows: improved cardiovascular health, increased anti-oxidant protection, improved immune function, reduced risk for joint wear and tear, increased muscularity (versus decreased muscularity with endurance training), increased residual metabolic rate following exercise, and an increased capacity for the heart to handle life’s every day stressors.

Sports Workouts and Sprinting

Fox and Haskell formula showing the split betw...Image via WikipediaThere are many ways you can reap the benefits of stop-and-go or variable intensity physical training. Most competitive sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, tennis, hockey, baseball, etc. are naturally comprised of highly variable stop-and-go motion which trains the heart through a MUCH wider heart rate range compared to just steady walking or jogging.

Doing swimming workouts in a variable intensity fashion may also be more beneficial than just swimming for a long duration at the same speed. Same goes for bicycling -- that is why mountain biking, which involves extreme ups and downs at various intensity levels may also be more beneficial than just a long flat steady pace bike ride.

One of the absolute most effective forms of variable intensity training to really reduce body fat and bring out serious muscular definition is performing wind sprints. Wind sprints can be done by sprinting at near max speed for 10-30 seconds, and then taking 60 seconds to walk for recovery before your next sprint. 6-12 total sprint intervals is usually a very challenging workout for most people.

In addition, weight training naturally incorporates short bursts of exertion followed by recovery periods. High intensity interval training (varying between high and low intensity intervals on any piece of cardio equipment) is yet another training method that utilizes exertion and recovery periods. For example, an interval training session on the treadmill could look something like this:

Warm-up for 3-4 minutes at a fast walk or light jog

Interval 1 - run at 8.0 mi/hr for 1 minute
Interval 2 - walk at 4.0 mi/hr for 1.5 minutes
Interval 3 - run at 10.0 mi/hr for 1 minute
Interval 4 - walk at 4.0 mi/hr for 1.5 minutes

Repeat those 4 intervals 4 times for a very intense 20-minute workout.

Also, don't overlook other great ways to incorporate variable intensity cardio training by using a jump rope, a rowing machine, stairs running, or even outdoor hill sprints.

The take-away message from this article is to try to train your body at highly variable intensity rates for the majority of your workouts to get the most beneficial response in terms of heart health, fat loss, and muscle maintenance.

Full-body strategically-designed resistance training programs along with high intensity cardiovascular training programs guaranteed to strip off body fat when combined with a healthy diet are included in Mike's book The Truth About Six Pack Abs. If you’re serious about getting lean for good, this book is a must-read. 
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