160421 The inner workings of the body’s core by Rachel Baker

When somebody has a strong core, they have much more than just a six-pack. The body’s core refers to the entire midsection of the body, the front, back and sides included. It is made up of complex muscles which stabilize us and allow us to transfer force between extremities to perform functional movement. This is why a healthy core is much more than just well-developed abdominals and deserves to be appreciated and cared for as a crucial component of overall physical health.

080121 Concepts of strength training theory

Strength training is a part of the larger field of training knowledge, i.e. the science of training. This broader view encompasses not only the strength aspects, but also includes other major principle components of athleticism such as agility, balance, coordination, endurance, flexibility, speed, sport technique, and periodization. In the following paragraphs will be brief explanations of the terms that are usually associated with training in general and strength training.

181220 Tips for making your training safe

When first beginning your strength training program, be on the conservative side with the weights you use and temper your aggressiveness in your approach the first few sessions. At least do so until you are somewhat accustomed to exercising on a regular basis. The penalty for not heeding this advice is extreme soreness known as delayed on set muscle soreness (DOMS). For now, here are a few caveats before you begin your training.

111220 Starting out with a sensible training program

A sensible training program not only includes resistance exercise but also aerobic endurance, balance, fall prevention, and flexibility components as well. However, sometimes these programs must be modified to meet the physical needs of the person. Each of us is unique with the physical limitations we are dealing with as we age.

130920 Standing dumbbell hammer curl

130920 Standing dumbbell hammer curl Standing dumbbell hammer curls Begin by holding a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing each other and arms straight. Curl the weight up to your shoulder while keeping your elbow held securely by your side without movement forward, backward or outward. Lower back down under control for one repetition.

020920 Strengthening your body provides positive and specific health benefits (2 of 2)

020920 Strengthening your body provides positive and specific health benefits (2 of 2) Resistance training is well suited to altering the ratio of fat to lean muscle in your body. Resistance exercise, on the other hand, helps increase your lean muscle mass. This is important because muscle tissue is much more active than fat tissue. … Continue reading 020920 Strengthening your body provides positive and specific health benefits (2 of 2)

260820 Strengthening your body provides positive and specific health benefits (1 of 2)

260820 Strengthening your body provides positive and specific health benefits (1 of 2) It doesn’t seem to matter what mode of resistance you use to initially get stronger, i.e. machines, bands, or even your own bodyweight, it all counts. However if your goal is to become as strong and powerful as possible and build up … Continue reading 260820 Strengthening your body provides positive and specific health benefits (1 of 2)

190820 The Make-up of a Resistance Training Program

Starting a training program shouldn’t be more complicated than just throwing on a pair of shoes or heading off to the gym for a few sets of squats or bench presses. As long as your body is receiving a positive stimulus, it will attempt to overcome the stress placed on it. If you are sedentary and have never exercised before then this may work, for a while at least. After a short time, though the body adapts to the stimulus and stops making positive health gains as it accommodates to the new level of activity.