Browsing articles tagged with " core"
Apr
12
2013

No equipment, No problem

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Bodyweight training goes back thousands of years and was the chosen training method for the Greeks, Romains and Navy SEALS and has been a consistent component of nearly every military organization from past to present.  Outside of being used in the training of the world’s greatest warriors, bodyweight exercises continue to be used in the [...]

Mar
12
2013

Exercises you should do: Push ups

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While fitness fads may come and go, some types of exercises transcend trends. Among them is the push up, which uses your own body weight along with gravity to strengthen the muscles of the upper body and core. The biggest disadvantage with the push up is that they are perceived as too easy for the [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Sep
14
2012

Swing to slim down

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Over the last decade or so, the kettlebell has enjoyed a successful reintroduction into the fitness industry. Kettlebell exercises are usually fast paced, are technically relatively simple, and tend to involve the whole body; the foundational kettlebell exercise, the swing, provides an excellent example of this.  The swing exercise is initiated by driving the hips [...]

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