Creating New Health Habits

Implementing new health habits is easier when done one at a time. Multiple sudden changes in diet and exercises are often difficult adjustments. It is easier to begin one healthy habit at a time.

New Year’s is a time for resolutions and change. People frequently make New Year’s resolutions to get fitter, become healthier and/or … Read the rest

Build Explosive Power with Kettlebells

Utilize kettlebells to build explosive power.  Functional kettlebell training is beneficial for all athletes to increase cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness. Equally important, functional kettlebell training develops explosiveness. Most sports require short bursts of explosive power and kettlebell training delivers that necessity.

Characteristics of kettlebell exercises include large functional movements, multi-joint exercises, momentum, high repetitions, perfect … Read the rest

Squats for Athletes (Part 4)

Perform squats as the focal point of your strength training to become stronger. Learn proper technique and establish sound training practices by working with a knowledgeable strength and conditioning coach or a certified fitness trainer. A detailed warm-up and cool down are essential for optimizing results and minimizing injury risk. Sufficient rest and recovery between … Read the rest

Squats for Athletes (Part 3)

Squats are an incredible lower body exercise. Targeting a large number of major muscles, squats develop the muscles of the back, pelvis, hips and thighs. Training routines can be formulated to increase strength, power, endurance, stamina, cardiovascular fitness and respiratory health.

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Squats for Athletes (Part 2)

Become stronger by including squats in your exercise routine. Squats target the large muscles in the hips, back and thighs. These muscles propel us forward while walking, running and jumping. Increased strength and endurance in the hips, thighs and back optimizes athletic performance and lowers injury risk.

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Squats for Athletes (Part 1)

Squats should be utilized by athletes to increase strength, endurance, lung power and heart health. Squats are a tremendous anaerobic and aerobic exercise. Squats target a large number of muscle groups and joints. Squats increase strength and endurance in the back, hips and legs.

The squat is a basic multi-joint exercise in which the … Read the rest

Functional Kettlebell Training

Improve your body composition with functional kettlebell training. Build muscle, burn fat and strengthen the core simultaneously with kettlebell training.

Achieve the fastest results with multi-joint exercises. Large functional multi-joint movements are the foundation of kettlebell training. Functional motions recruit multiple muscle groups synergistically. Positive effects accumulate with the employment of multi-joint exercises.     

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Lung Strengthening Exercises Part 2

Enhance your athletic performance with increased lung strength. Perform general and specific exercises to built robust lungs. Train harder for a longer distance with a healthier respiratory system.

Train hard using multi-purpose and specialized exercises to increase lung strength. Lung Strengthening Exercises Part 1 contains information about how aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise and several types Read the rest

Lung Strengthening Exercises Part 1

Strengthen your lungs to enhance your athletic performance. Improve your health, fitness and functionality by increasing your lung power. Regular exercise strengthens the lungs and improves the health of the respiratory system.

Powerful lungs are a valuable asset for athletes. Formulate and follow a training program that builds powerful lungs. Use general and specific exercises … Read the rest

Proper Deep Breathing

Deep breathing brings an increased quantity of oxygen into the lungs. When air reaches the lungs it oxygenates the blood. The oxygenated blood is transported to your brain, muscles and organs.

Anatomy: Numerous muscles participate in normal breathing and deep breathing.

The diaphragm is a sheath of muscle spanning the bottom of the ribcage and … Read the rest