THE SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE FOR INCORPORATING OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING TO ENHANCE SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Olympic lifts and their variations have long been used as a strengthening technique to enhance sports performance.

Olympic lifts and their variations have long been used as a strengthening technique to enhance sports performance. The use of Olympic weightlifting is evident as regular practice by collegiate and professional strength coaches, and supported in refereed journals (1,2,3,4). As sports performance professionals become more knowledgeable and skilled in designing sport specific programs, more information regarding Olympic lifting is necessary in order to help them best serve their athletes. Before designing an Olympic lifting program, it is important for sports performance professionals to... 

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PERIPHERAL HEART ACTION TRAINING

We know that weight loss or body fat reduction is largely based on a numbers game. And “working out” is a way of controlling the numbers (less calories in, more calories out and weight loss change can be achieved). Cardiovascular training and resistance training both have many desired benefits and we know that both should be done to achieve the best physical shape a person desires – but how can we get those “cardio” and “muscle building” clients to learn and embrace the benefits of both?...
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STAYING FIT IF YOU SIT

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that chronic diseases were responsible for five of the six leading causes of death in the United States in 2006 (1). Not surprisingly, chronic diseases have become the leading cause of death and disability, accounting for 70% of deaths in the United States. Chronic disease includes heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Sedentary living (sitting for extended periods) and poor lifestyle choices are the primary cause for the rapid increase in chronic disease. However ...

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2 THANKSGIVING WORKOUTS TO GOBBLE UP

Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you’re like most, you’re going to over indulge in the foods and treats shared during this feast. Knowing you may over consume, and even if you don’t, these two workouts are guaranteed to help you burn a little extra on Turkey Day, especially if you aren’t going to make it to the gym. As a suggestion, try to start your day off with one or both of these workouts – that way you know you’ll get your workout in and you can spend the rest of your day with your loved ones. Not a morning person? No problem! ...
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MANOPAUSE: GOING FROM DAD BOD TO DAD BUFF

The “Dad Bod” is a male body type that is described as “softly round.” The theory around the “Dad Bod” is that once a man has found a mate and had kids, he doesn’t need to worry about maintaining his physique.

An American psychologist William Herbert Sheldon categorized the human physique into three fundamental somatotypes:

  • Ectomorphic: Thin, tall, fragile, lightly muscled, flat chested and delicate
  • Mesomorphic: Hard, rugged, triangular, athletically built with well developed muscles
  • Endomorphic: Round, usually short and soft with under-developed muscles and having difficulty losing weight
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30 MINUTE WORKOUT PROGRAMS FOR BUSY CLIENTS

Here’s a quick 30-minute workout that will get clients on the road to fitness!

The biggest excuse people give for not working out is, “I don’t have time!” Of course, as a fitness professional, you know that time is not a viable excuse. We have to make time to keep our bodies healthy. People are busier than ever today, and to be honest, fitness is not a priority in most people’s lives. As fitness professionals, we have to educate people on the benefits of exercise and teach them how they can maximize their overall health in a minimum amount of time.

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