Tagged: resistance training

5 Substitutes for Crowded Fitness Center Machines

Have you ever found yourself in a crowded fitness center, with people all trying to get on the same machine at the same time? Frustrating, isn’t it? It’s tough when you want to get your workout in and can’t get on the equipment you want. With that in mind, here are some easy trades you […]

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Why Runners Should Not Run Away From Lifting

There are a number of misconceptions surrounding runners and weight training. Many runners feel they shouldn’t lift weights because it will hinder their performance. However, the opposite it true. Let’s look at some of these running misconceptions and how weight lifting actually benefits runners.

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Body Science: Myths About Lactic Acid

What’s going on within your body when you are 47 reps deep into curls and have had zero rest time? Is it lactic acid? Ruptured biceps? Soul combustion? Or something else? Let’s take a look at the body science behind the burning sensation in your muscles.

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How to Do Lifts Correctly

Lifting can be a hard part of working out to take up. Without introduction to proper form and guidance through a workout, it may lead to injury and lack of results to show for the hard work one has put in. This is a guide to some easy lifts and workouts to help save your […]

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Why Do Water Aerobics?

There are many stereotypes regarding water aerobics classes. Many assume this particular type of class is really meant for seniors. Others would prefer to just swim laps in the pool. Then there’s the majority of the population who never step foot in the pool unless it involves a floatie and a cool beverage, or just […]

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Building Strong Shoulder Muscles

How does personal training work? Why bother going to a personal trainer when you can do all of the exercises by yourself? One reason might be to stay accountable. But for our purposes here, I want to show you how we build programs for folks, to obtain very specific goals. Whether you’re a guy and want […]

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Battle Ropes Basics and Sample Workouts

The use of battle ropes in workouts today is increasing tremendously. Gyms are providing them and trainers are continuing to incorporate them into client’s workouts. With the many benefits and simple execution, they’re becoming more and more popular for active people everywhere. According to John Brookfield, creator of the original battling-ropes system, “They’re a must-have tool […]

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7 Important Tips for Resistance Training

Resistance training is an important aspect of any workout regimen, but there are a few things you need to remember in order to reap all its benefits. If you don’t keep these tips in mind, you may not see any progress, or worse, get injured. So, read on to see if you have been forgetting […]

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Youth Resistance Training: Should my child start weight training?

Each year, a growing number of children join highly competitive sports. Three-year-olds are playing tennis. By age 8, kids are involved in select soccer. What’s next – golf for diaper dandies? With competitive sports on the rise, it seems everyone is looking for an edge. Parents are hiring performance and speed coaches and personal trainers […]

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Aquatic Exercise: Not Just For "Grandmas" Anymore!

Aquatic exercises are safe, effective, and fun for all ages and athletic abilities. Water fitness programming has progressed and diversified over the past several years, seeing an increase in participation worldwide. The benefits of aquatic exercise include: Buoyancy: In the water there is less impact to the joints than on land. 360 degrees of resistance: […]

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