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  • Modes of Exercise

  • Better weather often motivates us to get outdoors and engage ourselves in some form of physical activity or even more formally, in some mode of exercise. Research has proven, those who were inactive or sedentary could literally double their fitness level by engaging in low intensity activities like gardening, yard work or just puttering around the house. Since 60-70% of our adult, American population

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  • TRAIN SKILLS FOR SAFETY IN SPORTS

  • Sport injury is a topic of growing concern, especially in youth athletics. The statistics of youth sport related injuries are staggering. The types of injury range for minor buries and abrasions, strains, sprains, minor orthopedic acute injury up to life altering physical and psychological injury. Despite this, the level of involvement in youth sports is steadily increasing and what to

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  • Exercise Adherence

  • Adults struggle with exercise compliance (sticking with it.) Nearly 75% dropout within a few months. Boredom, is one of the major reasons dropouts give for failing to comply. Children face even greater challenges when it comes to adhering to an organized fitness program. Youngsters are programmed for “play” and “fun.” Laborious, repetitions performed, using the same exercises, each and every workout is a recipe

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  • Child Obesity: Not The Full Picture?

  • Is Childhood Obesity the Full Picture or Is There More To It Than That? PBS News Hour recently reports that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committing $500 million to spend over the next ten years on programs stopping childhood obesity. This is in addition to the $500 million they committed in 2007. Obesity rates have dropped from 14 percent to

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  • Exercise: How Much or How Little

  • Exercise: Understanding How Much or How Little Over the past three decades, experts have varied in their program design. Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s landmark book entitled “Aerobics” suggested 12 minutes of continuous rhythmic movement, engaging large muscle groups, most days of the week. In the late 70’s and early 80’s that seemed like the norm. Marathons, over distance bicycle, swimming and rowing events became popular

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  • Lower Body Stretching

  • Fitness is a three legged stool. When one leg is missing the stool topples. The legs are defined as muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular health and conditioning, and flexibility. This article will focus on the latter, specifically as it relates to posterior lower body stretching. The exercises demonstrated in the video target the hamstrings, glutes, hip rotators, calves, and low

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  • Building Body Center Strength: Part One

  • Body center strength is the foundation for all human movement and performance. Without proper development the body cannot function as a total unified structure, and will begin to fail with age under increasing external forces. The term “Body Center” refers to the muscles and connective tissue assisting in stabilization at the conjunction of the axial skeleton and pelvis in the

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  • Over Training Syndrome OTS

  • Personal Trainers, Coaches, and Athletic Trainers are well aware of detriments associated with over training and the negative effect it has on performance. However, the affects Over Training Syndrome (OTS) has on a child will play out in every aspect of their life including academic performance, relationships, moods, dietary habits, appearance, sleeping habits, and more. Parents are well-informed to monitor

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  • Four Day Split Resistance Training Workout

  • Note: Use the search utility on right to access videos for various exercises. Monday & Thursday   Warm-up 5-10 minutes of cardiovascular exercise   Bench Press 3×6,4,2 (Mon.) 3×6-8 (Thurs.) Hang Clean 3×6,4,2 (Mon.) 3×6-8 (Thurs.) Stability Ball Leg Raise 3×12-20 Stability Ball Ab Crunch 3×15-20   Incline Barbell Press 3×5-7 Pull-Ups 3xmax. Reps. Stability Ball Flutter Leg Raise 3×12-20

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  • At the Core of Fitness

  • The S.A.I.D. Principle S.A.I.D. is an acronym for Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands, which is at the core of Exercise Science and has been for several decades. Simply put, S.A.I.D. means, the way you train dictates the results you earn. It would be senseless for a sprinter to engage in over distance running or for a weight lifter to perform

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