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.

110920 BREATHING TECHNIQUES FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT

What’s free, low effort and works instantly to help relieve stress? Your breath. It’s one of your body’s the best built-in tools, controllable at almost any time and effectively used to help calm your parasympathetic nervous system. Learning to control your breath, in other words using breathing techniques, is much more practical and less weird than you might think it is.

160920 Exercising for weight loss by Daniel Pare part 1 of 3

160920 Exercising for weight loss by Daniel Pare part 1 of 3 Why is a strength and conditioning coach who trains athletes, for all kinds of sports, writing about weight loss? Several people have asked me these questions over the years and some still do. I simply answer every time “got to get strong”. You … Continue reading 160920 Exercising for weight loss by Daniel Pare part 1 of 3

060920 Goblet squats

060920 Goblet squats This exercise involves the large muscles in the body. That is precisely why it is such a valuable exercise. Begin the goblet squats by holding onto one end of the dumbbell with both hands as if holding onto a goblet. Keep it pressed tightly against your chest. Doing so makes it easier … Continue reading 060920 Goblet squats

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)

220820 Moving the garbage can to the road for pickup

220820 Moving the garbage can to the road for pickup If you live in the country, as my family does, every week the garbage truck comes by to pick up the trash. With five of us contributing to the garbage can, it doesn’t take long to get it filled up. Totally crammed to the top, … Continue reading 220820 Moving the garbage can to the road for pickup