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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 »

Menopause at Work

Posted by William on March 29, 2012

Menopause can be a real problem for working women. Hot flashes, mood changes and other symptoms make it harder to work, and work may make your
symptoms worse! WAIT! There is more to read… read on »