Blogs about Resistance Training

Lifting Lighter Weights Can Be Just as Effective as Heavy Ones

Upending conventions about how best to strength train, a new study finds that people who lift relatively light weights can build just as much strength and muscle size as those who grunt through sessions using much heftier weights — if they plan their workouts correctly. 

Activity Doesn't Always Equal Accomplishment

One of my favorite basketball coaches had a phrase "fake hustle" he loved to use.  If you're into sports you've seen it before.  It's the guy that lackadaisically dives after a ball after it's ALREADY gone out of bounds.  It's the guy that misses an easy layup and commits a foul on the very next possession trying to make up for it.  How about the guy that botches the play drawn up in the last time out, then feigns an ankle sprain and looks at the bench like "Coach, I need a sub!"?

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.

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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!