Articles from October 2018
Hold a kettlebell or dumbbell at arm's length in front of you, with perhaps a slight angle above the level. Squat.It gives you quite an upper-body blast, and moves you back on your heels for the squat. Eases off on the knees...
Finding a real solution isn't easy. But solutions are there, and can let you get much more done, more often, more effectively, with better results. Let's assume you want a combination (you choose the emphasis) of strength gain, leanness, and cardio gains. It's best to base a workout on compound exercises, which use multiple joints. They get it done thoroughly, in a way that fits naturally how you live and function. (There's plenty more you can add for variety, balance, agility, and looks - more on that later) Things like a medicine ball, rubber bands and a treadmill won't do much. The..
Just as you would warm up your muscles with increased blood flow, you can - and should, if you're looking for best results - warm up your brain-muscle connections as well. The process of firing up these connections is called Post-Activation Potentiation. (PAP) The definition: PAP occurs when you precede a heavy lift movement with a fast or explosive similar movement through the same plane. Do a few box jumps and partial and/or light squats before serious squats. It works in reverse. If you a sprint athlete or basket ball player, do a few heavy reps of a..
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