Lunges with a Unilateral Overhead Press is an amazing total body exercise which may be integrated into your current exercise program as a compound exercise component. Three variations of this compound exercise will be described so that you may perform it from the foundational level with body weight as the only resistance, progressing eventually to…

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The heart muscle needs to be positively stressed regularly. Since this is Heart Month, it is a great time to challenge the health of the heart (always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program). Follow the Heart Month Challenge for the remainder of February. New concentrations will be added each week that focus on a…

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The heart muscle needs to be positively stressed regularly. Since this is Heart Month, it is a great time to challenge the health of the heart (always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program). Follow the Heart Month Challenge for the remainder of February. New concentrations will be added each week that focus on a…

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There are a plethora of health/fitness benefits to high intensity interval training (i.e., HIIT), such as improved explosive power (i.e., a combination of strength and speed), and improved reaction time (which has numerous benefits and has been linked to fall prevention) to name two of many.  Therefore, almost all exercise programs should include some HIIT…

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February is heart month.  One month a year to concentrate on one of the most important organs in the body, seems appropriate.  After all, the heart is the major pump located in our bodies and without a beating heart, life ceases to exist.  Therefore, this week ten matters of the heart will be highlighted.  These…

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The heart muscle needs to be positively stressed regularly. Since this is Heart Month, it is a great time to challenge the health of the heart (always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program). Follow the Heart Month Challenge for the remainder of February. New concentrations will be added each week that focus on a…

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When choosing an exercise to include in your program design one of the most important components, out the ten observational essentials, is to determine what the body’s position will be during the exercise.  For example, if you intend to train your pectoral muscles with dumbbells or a barbell, where your body is positioned in space…

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While each client’s nutritional needs and requirements vary, when a client determines they would like to reduce body weight and improve body composition, along with designing an individual exercise program for them, we begin to make simple nutritional changes that accumulatively may create positive macro changes down the line.   This week, ten simple ways…

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As fitness professionals, we spend the majority of our careers encouraging the world to exercise. So, it may seem unlikely that we need to manage a client who is experiencing symptoms of overtraining, but it happens more than you think, particularly upon entering a new year. Overtraining is a significant issue within our industry but…

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