When experiencing a plateau while performing your muscular strength training program, the tendency is to increase the external resistance (i.e. increase the weight you are lifting).  However, everyone reaches a point when they are no longer able to lift more external load either due to their current strength level or perhaps physical limitations which prohibit…

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In Basic Biomechanics, Susan Hall (2003) defines stability as “resistance to both angular and linear acceleration, or resistance to disruption of equilibrium”.  Balance, however, she defines as “the ability to control equilibrium.”  Or, “the process of maintaining the center of gravity within the body’s base of support within a given sensory environment”. Therefore, there is…

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Plyo boxes are valuable fitness tools.  We utilize boxes for a plethora of purposes including the intended use which is to jump up onto the boxes promoting plyometric/power training or stepping onto the box concentrating on muscular strength training for the lower body and nose to toes core.  If the use is for plyometric jumps,…

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As we enter 2020, you may be one of millions of Americans that have decided to integrate fitness into their lives which is one of the best life-changing decisions that you will ever make.  And, as you begin this process, you should prepare to experience delayed onset of muscle soreness (i.e. DOMS).  This, soreness is…

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