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Heart disease accounts for about 1 in 4 total deaths in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control. It is also the leading cause of death for both men and women. As plaque builds up, the arteries begins to narrow and blood flow decreases. Plaque build-ups can also rupture and a blood clot can form on the plaque blocking the flow of blood.
Exercise selection should occur with specific training goals in mind. Exercises can be classified according to their “chains” and “circuits”. Here we will provide an introduction to chains and circuits, their applications, and when to use them.
The proliferation of social media exercise videos presents fitness professionals with a dilemma: how to keep their training appearing cutting edge, while still providing the safety and efficacy that is demanded by the profession.
Time seems to be one of the most common limitations when it comes to getting in shape. That being said, exercise selection should be geared towards maximal work, in minimal time, using safe and effective exercises. Some exercises on this list are so common, one would only assume they are both safe and effective, but popular opinion is certainly wrong in this case. This article will not only identify several inefficient and unsafe exercises, but also provide appropriate alternatives.