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

Muscle Confusion Training Strategies

Vary your workouts to accelerate progress and prevent injury. Maximize results and minimize risk of overuse injuries by utilizing the muscle confusion principle. Train with a variety of different exercises and exercise forms to provide new physical and mental challenges.

The muscle confusion principle works by confusing the musculoskeletal system with varied stimulus. The human … Read the rest

Grip Strength

Build a powerful grip to improve your life. The competitive advantage derived from increased grip strength provides benefit in numerous aspects of life. Shoulder, arm, hand and finger strength is essential in athletics, activities of daily living, emergency situations and business settings.

Develop powerful gripping muscles to increase function and prevent disability. A research study … Read the rest

Reverse Dumbbell Flyes

Perform reverse dumbbell flyes to strengthen the posterior shoulder, rotator cuff and upper back to improve posture and shoulder function. Reverse flyes help to build proportional shoulder strength. Reverse dumbbell flyes develop several key muscles in the posterior shoulder.

Reverse flyes primarily target the posterior head of the deltoid muscle. Reverse dumbbell flyes … Read the rest

Dumbbell Training

Utilize dumbbells to increase muscle size, muscle tone, strength and anaerobic fitness. Dumbbells are an exercise tool used by themselves or in conjunction with barbells, kettlebells, fitballs, exercise machines and resistance bands. Dumbbells are versatile and work the muscles in all three planes of motion. Dumbbell training isolates the primary working muscles while recruiting … Read the rest

Increase your Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Composition (EPOC)

Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Composition (EPOC) is a measure of the bodies increased oxygen consumption after activity or exercise. EPOC is part of the body’s recuperation process to return itself to pre-workout status and the body’s adaption to the exercise. EPOC is part of the process intended to erase the body’s oxygen debt. This physiological process … Read the rest

Importance of an Exercise Journal

Keep records of your workouts to optimize results. Maintain detailed notes of your exercise sessions to improve the quality of your training.

Combine consistent exercise, nutrition and sleep to achieve your health and fitness goals. Live a healthier, fitter, more functional life by developing and adhering to training and nutritional strategies that produce your … Read the rest

Back Training Basics

Develop a back training routine with basic exercises and perfect technique to build strength, stability and endurance. The powerful muscles of the back connect to the spine, hips and shoulder blades. They contract to extend the spine, rotate the spine, bend the spine, retract the scapulae and pull the shoulders backwards.

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Preventing Computer Workstation Repetitive Strain Injuries

The human body is designed for motion. Sitting at a workstation in static positions performing repetitive motions is unhealthy. Sitting at a workstation in bad posture performing repetitive motions at a poorly fitted workstation is extremely unhealthy and leads to injury.

Repetitive Strain Injury is also known as repetitive stress injury, cumulative trauma disorder, repetitive … Read the rest

Proper Lifting Technique

Proper lifting technique is vital in the prevention of back pain.

When lifting an object from the floor stand as close to the object as possible. Take a shoulder width or wider stance. Point your feet slightly outward and align your knees with your feet. Squat down by bending at the hips and knees. Keep Read the rest