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...
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..
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..
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