Category: Strength

Is Single-Leg Training Better for Athletes?

Strength and Conditioning coaches argue whether Single-leg Training is superior for athletes compared to Double-Leg Training. During sports that involve running and cycling, you are typically driving with one leg at a time, so sport specificity training would indicate that single-leg strength training would be superior. It would then make sense then to incorporate various…

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Back to School, Back to YOU!

Kids are back to school so many parents are ready to start focusing on their health and fitness again. It’s a great time to assess your exercise and nutrition plan and establish some goals to improve your overall health. After all, if we’ve learned one thing going through this global pandemic, it’s the importance of…

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ROCK Your Workouts

No matter if you are camping, hiking, at the beach or just in your backyard, you can give yourself an incredible muscle conditioning workout with just rocks! If you can’t get to the gym or away from your home workout area, it doesn’t mean your workouts have to take a sabbatical. So, no excuses, you…

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Designing Your Weekly Workout Routine

To assure your program is balanced, you should have a workout plan that helps organize your time to assure you’re hitting all key fitness components. So, grab a sheet of paper and section it off into seven columns, one for each day of the week. Using pencil, start to fill in which activities you’ll do…

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Lift Heavy Things

We have discussed in lengths the benefits of strength training and now, a recent study in May, published in the FASEB journal from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, provides further evidence for picking up some weights. The study results suggest that weight training changes the internal biochemistry of our cells to promote…

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Pool Workouts

With the excessive heat we’ve been experiencing, many exercisers are turning to the water for their workouts. Water fitness can improve muscle strength and endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular health, decrease body fat, improve circulation, help rehabilitate injuries, and even enhance sports skills. In addition, water fitness is a lot of fun and if you participate…

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Fit(ish) in Your 60s – Week 5

Today, we complete our Fit-ish series with Brenda Braxton from KGW on how to be healthy and fit through the decades. The goal of the program was to provide tips for achieving optimal health without causing too much stress and anxiety. Fit-ish is about balance, not obsession. Here’s the Youtube clips from the full segments…

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Fit(ish) in Your 30s – Week 2

Last week, we reviewed fitness tips for the 20 somethings. With each decade there are typically new challenges and opportunities. Today, Brenda Braxton and trainer Alicia Rose focus on the 30s and the unique needs throughout this decade. The series is called Fit (ish) and the premise behind the approach is that we all want…

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What’s the Bare Minimum to Maintain Fitness?

It is true that if “you don’t use it, you lose it”. Fitness is transient. The unfortunate reality is that the training benefits gained from an exercise program will be lost if the program is discontinued. Exercise must be a regular component of one’s lifestyle to reap the benefits. There is no finish line. Fitness…

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