Whether you’re a novice taking the first steps toward fitness or an exercise junkie wanting to get the best results, a well-rounded fitness training program is essential. You should include 5 essential elements in your program – aerobic fitness, strength/resistance training, core exercises, balance training, flexibility and stretching. Aerobic Fitness Aerobic activity, i.e., that cardio...
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I remember working at the University of Colorado (CU) in the Speed-Strength Department with Doc Kreis, Donnie Maib, and Dave Plettl. We were having a meeting for the ball-sport and track and field athletes we would be training for the school year. Pretty much like any first day of class, there were anxious freshmen sitting...
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Managing your energy levels is a daily priority, whether a beginner or a pro. As an exercise buff, but especially if you’re into the collegiate or pro ranks, you face many daily demands while at the same time, asking your body to perform at its best, both mentally and physically, for your chosen activity. And,…

Are you having difficulty building those guns? How many biceps exercises have you done? If you’re like most people, you’ve done a great many. However, biceps exercises alone are not the only exercises you can do to build those guns and often, you need to perform other exercises that help tie in the biceps to...
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Have you been looking at social media? If so, you’ll quickly see that there are thousands of trainers out there seeking your business. And, a great many of them post videos of exercises, which has become the common trend. However, walking into the gym is only the first step to getting healthy and building a…

There are many ways to provide a balanced diet for a person from a garden/farm, but one must take a systematic approach if they are to subsist from a large garden. One of the primary issues is the nutritional requirements. The second issue relates to workout buffs who want to build muscle – there must…

A Korean war veteran related a story to me one day about how he had obtained a head of cabbage while serving in Korea. One day as his squad was going through the country-side on patrol, they came across a farmer who was selling or rather bartering cabbage heads. This veteran wanted one, so he…

An increased amount of body fat can potentially lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues. The body-mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are two measures that can be used as self-screening tools to estimate your weight status in relation to potential disease risk. However, they are not diagnostic tools for disease risks, which should...
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What is the best way to get the finest food you can obtain? The best way is to grow it yourself. But, what if you want to grow food so that it not only meets your daily needs with a balanced diet for a long period of time, but also for a larger number of…

How much do you really know about the difference between losing weight from cardio versus strength training? I constantly hear that running burns the most calories, more than any other exercise. This simply is not true. Running is popular and easy to do for the non professional, but cardio training has its misconceptions. Following are...
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