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

Road Work and Jumping Rope. How boxing training develops endurance & stamina.

Boxers have employed road work and rope jumping for over a century. Most well-conditioned boxers fight strong through twelve rounds proving these time-testing boxing standards build endurance and stamina.

Long before treadmills and ellipticals, roadwork was the endurance training of choice for athletes. The simplicity of running makes it seem outdated, but its results can’t … Read the rest

Heart Rate Recovery

Heart rate recovery is a predictor of the risk of cardiac death and an effective measure of aerobic fitness level.  Heart rate recovery (HRR) is the measurement of the hearts ability to recovery following exercise. HRR is the difference between your heart rate during exercise and your heart rate two minutes after exercise.

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Target Heart Rate & Perceived Exertion

Exercising correctly and consistently is a vital ingredient to living a healthier, fitter, more functional life.

The musculoskeletal system requires increased oxygen during exercise. The cardiovascular system responses by increasing your heart rate. The additional blood flow from a stronger, faster heartbeat supplies your muscles with large amounts of needed oxygen.

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