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Basic Rules of Strength Training (Part 1)

Basic Rules of Strength Training (Part 1)

Rule 1: Develop Joint Flexibility Most strength training exercises use the full range of motion of major joints, especially the knees, ankles, and hips. Good joint flexibility prevents strain and pain around the knees, elbows, and other joints. The way to develop joint flexibility is to ensure that adequate stretching exercises are performed on training days Rule 2:...

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TRX Suspension Training

What is TRX suspension training? It allows for the explosive movement of plyometrics without the same stress upon landing. By adjusting the body position, the level of difficulty of a particular exercise changes as well. Making it appropriate for people at all fitness levels. TRX Core training is performed on the TRX Suspension trainer using your own bodyweight...

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Benefits Of TRX Training

Unlike most machine exercises, many TRX exercises are three dimensional. Most gym machines are in the sagittal plane, which means you only move forward and back (bicep curl machine, a leg extension machine, a treadmill). But what are the benefits of TRX training? In real life, your body moves in all three planes: forward and back, side to side (frontal plane), and...

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Why it can be dangerous to do twisting sit ups

Many people (Kevin W) do twisting sit-ups to target both the rectus abdominus (abs) and the obliques at the same time. Killing two birds with one stone? Makes perfect sense, but there’s a problem. It can be very dangerous to do twisting sit ups When you do a sit-up – or a full crunch where your lower back doesn’t stay flat on the ground – your lumbar...

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Exercise Tips for Optimal Weight Loss

Lift heavier weights. What I suggest is that the weights workout should be vigorous, with the number of repetitions kept at the low tomedium end of the scale between 8 and 12 RM. To remind you, the RM is the repetition maximum, which means the most weight you can lift forthis number of reps before fatigue. The 8-12 is within a range thatshould provide strength and...

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Tips to get you back in the gym (Part 2)

Tips to get you back in the gym (Part 2)

When you stop working out, it’s hard to get the motivation to start again, so here are our top tips you get you back in the gym: Enjoyment Before Effort – After you finish any work out, ask yourself what parts you enjoyed and what parts you did not. As a rule, the enjoyable aspects of your workout will get done and the rest will be avoided. By focusing...

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Tips to Get Back into the Gym (Part 1)

1. Don’t Break the Habit – The easiest way to keep things going is simply not to stop. Avoid long breaks in exercising or rebuilding the habit will take some effort. This may be advice a little too late for some people. But if you have an exercise habit going, don’t drop it at the first sign of trouble. 2. Reward Showing Up – “Half of life is showing up.” I’d argue...

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Exercise Less for Weight Loss!

Finally some good news regarding weight loss… The latest advice on weight loss is to reduce the amount of time in the gym! This may sound strange and totally inaccurate, but researchers at the University of Copenhagen say that 30 minutes of rigorous exercise can be as effective as an hour for achieving weight loss. The study set out to discover if you can...

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