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Kenneth Fowler

Kenneth Fowler is currently completing his degree in exercise science at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (UNM). Among his many health-related interests are muscular strength, cardiovascular fitness and nutritional bioenergetics.

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Explosive Power

August 22, 2011

Introduction and Origins of Plyometric Training

According to Russian sports literature, plyometric training had its early roots in the mid-1960s (Radcliffe & Farentinos 1999). In the 1970s other Eastern European countries (e.g., Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Romania) began employing it, calling it “jump training” (Chu 1998). It has been suggested that the dominance of these Eastern European countries in track and field, weightlifting and gymnastics during the 1970s can be partially attributed to this method of training (Chu 1998).

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7 Posture Questions Answered

June 23, 2011

As a fitness professional, you are committed to maintaining and improving the functional independence and physical performance of your clients. Most exercise professionals agree that good posture is essential for attaining these goals. It is often observed in the literature that a skeletal framework and/or spine that is misaligned may result in a cascade of bodily problems, most notably an impediment of the electrochemical messages of the nervous system (since the spine is the pathway for the nervous system to and from the brain) (Edmond et al. 2005).

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The Perils of Poor Posture

March 10, 2011

Exercise professionals are committed to maintaining and improving the functional independence and physical performance of their clients. Most exercise professionals agree that good posture is essential for attaining these goals. It is often observed in the literature that a skeletal framework and/or spine that is misaligned may result in a cascade of bodily problems, most notably an impediment of the electrochemical messages of the nervous system (since the spine is the pathway for the nervous system to and from the brain) (Edmond et al. 2005).

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