December 15, 2016

Pregnancy and Exercise

Facts, myths, and skepticism can hold individuals back from creating a healthy environment.  Pregnancy and exercise can be an issue for some individuals: “I am not healthy enough to exercise,” “I will take nutrients away from my baby,” “If I heigh...

December 9, 2016

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

Today I would like us to take a look at turmeric. Some may be aware of this yellow powder, or even the orange/yellow root nodules, but do we really know what turmeric is and possibly be used for? Turmeri...

September 7, 2016

Call it what you will, it is still sugar. Sugar began its impetuous journey in the new world near the mid 16th century. Starting as simple cane sugar, we now recognize 61 different varieties of sugar to this day. I want to merely show all the names of sugar, and not di...

August 31, 2016

Let’s get back to basics. We often think we know how to read labels, but we often miss read them at first glance. In this article I am going to present a few examples of labels and the basic way to read them. I have found three random labels (see below) that we will us...

June 29, 2016

Balance, a less then integral part of exercise for some. Unfortunately, the ability to maintain balance and a proper walking gait is paramount for sustaining independent living in late life. As we age several factors begin to cause decline in quality of life. Two impor...

June 6, 2016

           There is no need for a gym membership, or to buy a gym’s worth of equipment. Let’s take a look at ways to turn your house into a personal gym, and what you can use as equipment. First and foremost, all you need is a small space. Just a few hundred square fee...

May 22, 2016

            Whether you are in a sport or trying to maintain independence in later life, imbalances within the musculoskeletal system can be paramount either for or against you.  Using unilateral (single-limb) training can be a useful tool to maintaining, or gaining ba...

May 8, 2016

The deadlift is a free weight exercise where a loaded barbell is lifted from the floor using the knees and hips.  From personal experience in the gym setting, I see this highly under utilized! Lack of education, and fears of getting hurt seem to be paramount when talki...

May 5, 2016

 

“Sex Difference in Strength and Power Support the Use of a Mixed-Model Approach to Resistance Training Program.”

John D. Mata, BS, Jonathan M. Oliver, PhD, Andrew R. Jagim, PhD, and Margaret T. Jones, PhD. (2016) Sex Difference in Strength and Power Support the Use of...

April 24, 2016

 

This week’ blog is aimed at explain the benefits of unilateral training, and give an example of such training. After understanding unilateral training, we will take a look at single leg stability ball (swiss ball) wall squats.

 

By definition unilateral means: occurring...

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