Mar
9
2013

Study says training decreases high school sports injuries

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High school sports are a great way to promote physical activity. They give kids a positive outlet to stay fit, a hopefully continue that lifestyle into adulthood. Participation in high school sports is on the rise, however as participation increases, so do sports-related injuries. Knee injuries are among the most common high school sports-related injuries. [...]

Mar
3
2013

The Rock Routine

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My alma mater, Cal State Chico , has a lot of great things -warm weather, clean campus, nice people – but it had a horrible gym. It was small, with old equipment, crowded and smelled like a sewage plant (they now have a state-of-the-art gym facility). One day a couple of amateur MMA friends asked [...]

Jan
27
2013

Get more done in less time with these simple methods

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Supersets A superset is two different exercises performed back to back with little or no rest in between alternating opposing muscle groups. Examples could include bicep curls followed by triceps extensions, bench presses followed by barbell rows, or leg extensions followed by hamstring curls. This saves on time and allows you to pick up the [...]

Jan
14
2013

What is the FMS?

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Put simply, the FMS ( Functional Movement Screen) is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.   [...]

Jan
7
2013

Interval training explained

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Lack of time is the number one reason people give for not exercising. Not getting results once they do start exercising is reason number two. Interval training is a great solution for both of these common problems. Interval training mimics sports' start-and-stop motions. A standard interval training protocol involves alternating rounds of high- and low-intensity. [...]

Dec
22
2012

Fun four-minute workout more effective than cardio

Sounds almost too good to be true, but according to fitness researchers it's not. A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism tested traditional treadmill cardio against a fast-paced bodyweight workout. Twenty two college-aged, active women split into three groups and did four workouts per week for a month's duration. [...]

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