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.

200520 Strength training for the 60 plus By Daniel Pare Part 2

200520 Strength training for the 60 plus by Daniel Pare Hello everyone, today we are going to talk about strength training for the 60 plus years of age. First of all it is never too late to get started.  Some of us have been working out for years/decades and some of us are just getting … Continue reading 200520 Strength training for the 60 plus By Daniel Pare Part 2

120220 The general warm up

120220 The general warm up The runner’s may actually be onto something when they start out on a run-they normally begin at a slower pace than the main portion of the run will be. Any exercise that revs up the cardiovascular system is good except for the time-honored jumping jacks. As mentioned in Thomas Kurz … Continue reading 120220 The general warm up

220120 Line of Push/Pull Principle, Part 2/2 by Daniel Pare N.C.C.P., C.S.O.

220120 Line of push/pull principle by Daniel Pare N.C.C.P., C.S.O. It is always a pleasure and an honor to write strength training articles for Danny O'Dell and his Explosivelyfit blog. I am returning with another and maybe different view about exercising in general. The line of push/line of pull training principle seems to have been … Continue reading 220120 Line of Push/Pull Principle, Part 2/2 by Daniel Pare N.C.C.P., C.S.O.

241119 Health and fitness exercise guidelines by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

241119 Health and fitness exercise guidelines by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Often times an activity requires specific equipment be available in order to participate. Advanced fitness and strength training methods fall into this category. However, a beginner with the desire and motivation to get moving will do well without any specialized gear. Just the … Continue reading 241119 Health and fitness exercise guidelines by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

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250919 Strength training properties part 3 of 3

250919 Strength training properties part 3 of 3 Morphological changes naturally occur in those who strength train. These changes in the muscle composition result from increases in the amount of muscle glycogen, the number of mitochondria, the capillaries, the muscle fiber size, the tissues of the connective structures, and even the bones of the affected … Continue reading 250919 Strength training properties part 3 of 3

150919 Training room environmental climate conditions

150919 Training room environmental climate conditions Temperature and humidity play an important role in personal comfort and in getting the most from your training sessions. Temperatures that are too high generate excessive heat build up in the strength trainee leading. This may lead to copious amounts of perspiration fluid loss. Individual tolerances to heat vary. … Continue reading 150919 Training room environmental climate conditions

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110919 Combining strength training with endurance training

Never forget the cowardly attack on our nation on this date! 110919 Combining strength training with endurance training It has been well documented that exercising in moderate to intense spurts of as little as ten minutes at a time during the day will increase your physical fitness. Each of the following exercise series are approximately … Continue reading 110919 Combining strength training with endurance training

080919 Lifting weights is associated with positive cognition and memory area changes in the brain

080919 Lifting weights is associated with positive cognition and memory area changes in the brain A new study, conducted by research scientists and led by Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD from the University of British Columbia stated, “exercise is a promising strategy for combating cognitive decline.” She pointed out that other studies have found aerobic and resistance … Continue reading 080919 Lifting weights is associated with positive cognition and memory area changes in the brain