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Posts tagged with: exercise

Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Exercise and Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition affecting between 1 and 3% of the general population. The syndrome is characterized by widespread muscle aches and pains, stiffness, fatigue and muscle spasms. Many people with fibromyalgia report difficulty doing everyday... Read More

Before You Start An Exercise Program

Before You Start An Exercise Program Before you start an exercise program, there are a few questions to ask yourself to determine whether you should see your doctor first. Question Yourself Your first step is to ask yourself how active... Read More

Muscle and Function: The Triceps

Muscle and Function: The Triceps On the back of the arm is the Triceps Brachii muscle group. The group is comprised of three muscles that have separate origins and a common insertion. The Long Head of the triceps originates in... Read More

The Hip Extension

The Hip Extension Possibly the second most reviled machine in the studio is the Hip Extension (#1-Leg Press). Without question, it is the hardest machine to teach and the hardest to learn proper form. The belt is the reason the... Read More

Flexion and Extension

Flexion and Extension Flexion and Extension – When describing an anatomical movement, flexion is the closing of the angle between two segments of the body. For example, when you bring your hand from your side up to the shoulder, you... Read More

Why Strength Training for Women is Essential

Why Strength Training for Women is Essential The science behind Strength Training for Women is endless, so why then are only about 20 percent of women lifting weights weekly? Many women believe that strength training will make them develop bulky muscles.... Read More

Train Your Neck and Hold Your Head Up

Train Your Neck and Hold Your Head Up Toned arms? Check. Lean legs? Got ‘em! Strong neck? Huh? Very few people think to train your neck, let alone performing strengthening exercises for the neck musculature. But if you consider how... Read More

Big Muscles? No Thanks!

Big Muscles? No Thanks! Many clients say things like, “I don’t want big muscles. Now that I am firmly entrenched in my fifth decade, big muscles aren’t as alluring as they once were. Maybe its because I don’t play sports anymore.... Read More

Reduce The Pressure

Reduce The Pressure Do you suffer from hypertension? If so, you might consider adding strength training in to your life. According to Sue Beckham PhD, approximately 57% of the adult population suffers from hypertension; that being a resting blood pressure... Read More

Spot Reduction

Spot Reduction Definition: noun 1. the usually futile effort to exercise one part of the body, as the thighs, in hopes of reducing the amount of fat stored in that area. (Dictionary.com) “If I want to lose my belly fat,... Read More