Dec
3
2012

Best Chair for Work

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Is there a way to make the workplace more pleasant? According to a survey done by Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., your chair may make a difference. The study found that 86 percent of office workers report some discomfort from their office furniture and equipment, and that more than 1 in 3 [...]

Nov
5
2012

Is kettlebell training for you?

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A kettlebell is a cast-iron weight that resembles a cannonball with a handle. The unique way the weight is distributed allows for momentum and many total-body dynamic exercises. Total-body dynamic exercises have been shown to burn the most calories during and after a workout session. Kettlebells are nothing new. In the 1700s, kettlebells were used [...]

Oct
19
2012

Is it wise to wear a back belt?

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Why do people use weightlifting belts? A study out of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN had 352 healthy strength training members (189 men, 156 women, 7 gender not indicated) aged 20-72 years complete a survey about lifting belt use. 90% of belt users and 63% of former belt users utilized belts to prevent injury, [...]

Oct
13
2012

Two mistakes women make at the gym

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No strength training The biggest mistake women can make in the gym is avoiding strength training. While the treadmill and spinning bikes get consistent use, the barbell and dumbbells are often neglected. As a trainer, I've noticed many women gravitate toward the 3-pound dumbbells for 15-25 repetitions. Most studies have found the average women's handbag [...]

Sep
30
2012

The 80/20 Rule

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The Pareto Principle was inspired by the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. Pareto was one of the first to analyze economics using statistics. In the late 1800s, he observed that 80 percent of the land in Italy was owned by 20 percent of the population. Later, while gardening, he noted that 20 percent of the peapods [...]

Sep
17
2012

Is the bench press overrated?

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Many sports require the total body movement of pushing while standing.  Football linemen are excellent examples of this, wrestlers and MMA athletes also clearly demonstrate the need to exert pressing force while standing.  This same pressing movement is also important in daily activities for the general population. Many functional activities are done while standing and [...]

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