Blogs about Resistance Training

The Benefits of Resistance Training As We Age

Let’s face it…We aren’t getting any younger. There are lots of options available when it comes to exercise, but resistance training is essential as we age.

Resistance Band Demonstration at Women's Health & Fitness Expo (w/Video)

This workout uses resistance bands a type of elastic resistance.  The bands increase strength, mobility and function, as well as reduce joint pain.    Bands and tubing rehabilitate injuries, improve the functional ability of older adults, improve athletic performance, and aid in treating many chronic diseases. In addition, resistance bands are lightweight and portable, take up very little space and are safe and easy to use.  In this routine, a variety of strength training exercises are shown for a complete, total body workout. 

Stay Well At Home program

The Stay Well At Home program is a 6-month long multifactorial fall risk reduction program aimed to help older aduls to stay safely and independently at home. The program includes twice weekly in-home exercise training visits that gradually tapers down to once weekly exercise training visits to weekly phone consults with a qualified health and fitness professional. 

Fit Tips: All-In-One Toning Exercise

A side-step squat with wood chop works your arms, torso, abs, back, legs, inner thighs and butt. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart holding a three- to four-pound medicine ball or dumbbell as resistance equipment in your hands. Bend your arms up so that the resistance is at eye level over your right shoulder. As you bring the piece of equipment toward your left knee, step out with your left leg and bend it no further than 90 degrees, keeping your right leg straight.

Gaining Weight Without Gaining Fat

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Best Supplements for Muscle Gain

Are you trying to build muscle, but not seeing results you want?

Belly Fat: Three Ways to Get Rid of It

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You Can Lose Weight After 50!

IntroductionYes, you can lose weight after 50 yrs old!  Although exercise may not be as easy as it once was,  there is still hope. Below, are five ways that you can lose weight after 50!

Full Body Stabilization Workout

 A free workout! This will work your core, your legs, your cardio, your...your...EVERYTHING!!Note: Don't do any of these if you have an injury preventing you from doing so or if you are new to exercise. Always consult your Doctor before starting a new routineFull Body Stabilization Workout Click Here>>> http://blog.ideafit.com/files/user_upload/1312135.pdf <<<

Staying independent as we age exercise prescription

Dr. Wayne Westcott Ph.D. states that it is important to realize that muscles are the engines of our bodie . He explains that our muscles are where combustion occurs, where energy is released, where power is produced, and where movement originates.Muscles have long been recognized as key factors in physical performance and athletic achievement, however strength training has a much greater application by having a major influence on both our physical and mental health.