Rest is often a carefully thought-out variable in strength training routines. Rightly so, suggests research published
in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (2015; 29 , 3079–83). The study found that resting too little or too much can negatively impact ratings of perceived exertion and the number of repetitions exercisers complete.
Do you have to be sore in order to qualify your workout as “good”? Brad Schoenfeld, ReebokONE Expert Contributor, explains why that usually is not the case.newsletter_teaser: Do you have to be sore in order to qualify your workout as “good”? Brad Schoenfeld, ReebokONE Expert Contributor, explains why that usually is not the case.
Exercise guidelines call for people with osteoporosis to avoid flexing or twisting the spine (National Osteoporosis Foundation 2015). This makes training the core a little more challenging. Planks (side and prone) and bridges are both great options, but they can get boring. The exercises below safely target the core without spinal flexion or twisting.
Stand sideways to wall, hands centered on stability ball. Arms are straight, at shoulder level. Press hands into ball, and tap each foot back (alternate).
Most people are aware that children in developed nations are experiencing epidemic levels of obesity, and that this problem is, in large part, associated with physical inactivity. However, the standard fitness recommendation to get more cardiovascular exercise may not be the best advice for overweight, underactive children. The fact is, very few childr...
Research on resistance training design finds that the chief variables include intensity, volume, recovery between sets and exercises, workout frequency, equipment and speed of movement (Simão et al. 2012).newsletter_teaser: Research on resistance training design finds that the chief variables include intensity, volume, recovery between sets and exercises, workout frequency, equipment and speed of movement (Simão et al. 2012).
Asymmetrical bar training (ABT) can help clients enhance their sense of balance while improving their core strength and rotational power.newsletter_teaser: ABT uses a rigid bar with resistance on only one end to create an unbalanced—or asymmetrical—load that introduces the transverse (rotational) plane of motion into the exercise.
Baby Boomers are constantly bombarded with promises to lift, tighten and rejuvenate their bodies and “turn back the clock.” Truthfully, fitness professionals can roll back the clock for older participants! When you improve strength and stability, you increase functionality and combat the effects of sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss).
Remember when you were in high school and your physical
education (PE) teachers made you do push-ups, chin-ups and sit-ups? What about
those long-forgotten Presidential Physical Fitness Tests, which required you to
run different distances for time? Whatever happened to thos...