There are 3 different types on muscle contractions
1. Concentric- which is the muscle shortening. Like the press up in the bench press.
2. Eccentric- Muscle lengthing. Like the lowering phase in a bench press.
3. Isome...tric- muscle produces force but no movement. Think wall squat or any plank variation.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 10:35am
National Posture Institute News Story: Strawberries and blueberries may cut heart attack risk in womenEating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by one-third – according to research from the University of East Anglia in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health.
HIIT involves alternating brief bouts of cardio ( 30 sec - 3 min) of high intensity with a rest or a recovery period. Anything can be used from a treadmill, bodyweight, bike to a rowing machine. Now this is not just for the super fit. Anyone can do this if you follow these 3 guidelines.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 14:29pm
Drinking water and other liquids throughout the day can keep you from becoming dehydrated. It can also help your muscles contract and relax more easily. It's especially important to replenish your fluids when engaging in physical activity and to continue drinking water and other liquids after being active.
Posted by Ruby Bond @ Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 13:49pm
I am excited and happy to announce that Balanced Training Solutions (BTS) is now a sponsored coach by Trisports.com. This means all BTS coached athletes receive a 15% discount on items (excluding bikes) purchased at the store or online. Also, 10% discount on bikes purchased. Please contact Pete for your discount code. Also, be sure to check out Trisports.com's annual "TRIFEST" event which is a great way to start off your training year. If you attend TRIFEST 2013 be sure to let me know so I can do some serious pre-season training with you.
Posted by Peter Simon @ Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 13:28pm
Harvard Researchers have concluded that regular exercise can reduce risk of erectile dysfunction by 41%. Sex, what is it good for? Other than the obvious, sex lowers stress and blood pressure, increases immunity and heart health, improves self-esteem, may lower risk of getting prostate cancer, enhances quality of sleep, and decreases pain, just to name a few. It's as simple as getting out and walking 5-7 days a week for 30 minutes. Your Life. Your Choice.