Browsing articles tagged with " power"
Jun
18
2013

Stress-relieving workout

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You pull out the driveway and spill coffee over you as you head to work. You can’t change clothes because you’re already 15 minutes late with road construction ahead. You want to toss your now empty coffee cup out the window, but that will have to wait. When clients have days like this, only one [...]

Apr
21
2013

Fast training increases function in seniors

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Strength training is routinely emphasized by fitness professionals and for good reason. Strength training is good for your bones, good for your health and working out can be fun. In seniors, muscle strength is a main factor in the performance of everyday tasks. Whether it be carrying groceries or picking up the grand kids, strength [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Aug
20
2012

Add varity with power training

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Power training has become increasingly popular amongst general population training.  Technically power is defined as the work divided by time, or the speed at which you can do a particular task.  In contrast strength is the amount of force you can generate at a specific force, and power is how fast you can generate that [...]

Jul
27
2012

Fitness for firefighters

Firefighter

There are over 1 million firefighters that work in the United States.  The job requirements of the firefighter vary but can include actives such as extracting people from cars and buildings, being the emergency first responders, and general community service.  As fire prevention technology becomes more advanced the roll of the firefighter has evolved as [...]