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Monday, December 22, 2014

Total Fitness for Surfing, Part 5

Posted by William on August 31, 2012

One example of what not to do that is seen in gyms is people who stand up and push a barbell or dumbbells forward from the shoulders and back to the start. These people are under the mistaken impression that the Pectoralis muscles (chest) are being used while the body is standing erect, as in some sports, such as football. Unfortunately, the muscles being used are the anterior deltoids, since the direction of motion is horizontal, while direction of resistance is straight down. The Pectoral muscles are only used when bringing the upper arms closer together in front of the chest directly against resistance. In addition, some people may find this movement irritates the lateral epicondyles at the outside of the elbows. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Motivation. Part 2

Posted by William on April 19, 2012

Chronic behaviors, i.e. lifestyle practices dictate the body’s condition more than any other factor in the normally healthy adult. The human body responds consistently to the influences of diet, exercise, rest, relaxation and response to stress. That constant response continues well into the seventh and eighth decades of life. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Exercise Programming, Part 2

Posted by William on December 14, 2011

Special-case motivation

Although keeping members motivated is never easy, members who participate in Special Case Monitoring tend to stick with the program. “We find that with the education and the lectures we offer, there’s a lot of self motivation going on,” says Assistant Program Manager Glen Newman, who adds that members are always quick to register for new programs. “We just get the wheels spinning — they’re the ones who keep them turning,” he says. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Staying Fit During Pregnancy

Posted by William on December 2, 2011

Long gone are the days when becoming pregnant dictated that a woman prop up her feet for nine months and wait with ever-growing dismay as the pounds pile up, her ankles swell and her self-esteem plummets to an all-time low.

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