The Super Bowl marks the end of football season for fans and athletes alike. But that doesn’t mean you can’t train for next season, as an energetic fan or an up-and-coming player.
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Jump stretch bands are starting to appear in gyms.
Believe it or not, some people actually use their abs as a lure to the opposite sex. Worse yet, some think that if they never achieve six-pack definition, they are lacking a crucial element to hooking the right fish in the ocean of compatible mates.
Pain is a wonderful teacher. It instills a sense of caution and respect for our surroundings.
Two-minute sets. That sounded easy. By the fourth set I was worn out; lying on the gym floor exhausted! My love for the battle ropes was born.
Minigolf as a kid and some long drives out in the desert as a teenager are about the extent of my golfing experience.
Sore for days. My first day using a suspension trainer seemed easy until I tried to roll out of bed the next day.
I recently took an impressive continuing education course with the Stretch to Win Institute. Owners Chris and Ann Fredrick have spent a few decades researching and perfecting their stretch techniques.
Laura Salcedo is an accomplished trainer. She started as a group exercise instructor and has since moved into personal training.
New Year’s is about fresh beginnings and new goals. I have a couple of goals for you this year. I challenge you to be able to do one unassisted pullup and/or one body-weight squat by next year.
Barbells are a great tool for exercising. You can use them for squatting, dead lifting and pressing. Did you know that you can also use them as a mobility tool?
Squats and shoulder presses are hard enough when done as isolated movements. Let’s see what happens when we combine them into one movement, the thruster. The results may surprise you.
Getting out of your seat and jumping around is a low-tech way of getting the heart pumping and the body moving. That is the first step to getting in shape. Get moving. Plain and simple.
L-Sit is a powerful gymnastic basic. Gymnasts pass through the L-sit a few times during a routine as a transitional movement. It is a demonstration of strength, stability and virtuosity.
Confusing “show muscles” with “go muscles” is a frequent mistake in the fitness culture.
I remember when I couldn’t perform one pullup.
The word accessory can mean different things to different people. I think of car parts. Bolting new components to an engine, upgrading the wheels and tires or installing a hands-free radio. Maybe some window tint to abate the Las Vegas sun.
Few things are worse than a spastic cat.
Jumping on boxes, fast presses and pullups, why would anyone bother?
Balance and agility issues seem to plague many seniors I have trained over the years.
We adopt a few different postures throughout the day. In a perfect world, those postures would be conducive and transferable to the functional movements the day requires. Sadly, the path of least resistance often wins and posture is the first thing to suffer.
Finally! I am not the only one in my house who makes a mess. My daughter, inheriting my untidy gene, likes to leave her toys all over the house. Just like me, she gets carried away having fun and before long the house is a wreck.
The ability to lift one’s own body weight opens up a world of possibilities. Dips are one of the most effective body weight exercises. They are also a transferable gymnastic movement.
Ankles seem like an insignificant joint when compared to the power and strength of the hip or shoulder. Believe me, they do have their tasks and they can affect your performance in a major way.
In my training, I use body- weight exercises to drill in form and technique.
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