Browsing articles tagged with " strength"
Oct
4
2013

Valside product review

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When I first saw these little plastic sliding discs I couldn’t help but think how easy and stupid they were. However, like a 135lb professional fighter, looks can be deceiving.    The original Valsides plastic discs pads are about ten inches in length and five inches across. They were created by celebrity trainer Valerie Waters [...]

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 [...]

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
16
2013

Exercise variety increases exercise adherence

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Despite the known benefits of exercise, less than 60% of adults participate in regular physical activity.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the United States, at least 365,000 “preventable” deaths per year, second only to deaths caused by smoking, are the result of poor diet and lack of physical activity. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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