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Quick Tips for Eating Smater
Date:  Jul 22 2016

Cut out sugar, fill at least half your plate with produce, keep protiens lean, be fussy about fats ....

Medicine Ball (MB) Incline Passes
Date:  Jul 13 2016

Purpose: MB Incline Passes can be used as an exercise for improving upper-body pushing speed and power. A similar movement pattern is also utilized to assess upper body power among athletes - known as the MB Put Test.

How Much Protein Do We Really Need?
Date:  Jul 5 2016

Excessive protein consumption is often based on the potential associations of the macronutrient with weight loss, performance, recovery and other benefits. However, daily overconsumption does not promote any additional benefits over those associated with adequate intake - which is primarily dependent on body size (fat-free mass), activity level and activity type. The general recommendation is to consume 10-15% of one’s daily calories in the form of protein; with clear variations required for those with special dietary needs such as diabetics. This general recommendation is increased amongst athletes and personal training clients who are very active, but not by much, as the increased need for protein will usually be met by increased caloric intake as long as the diet is well balanced.

Gorilla Press
Date:  Jun 21 2016

Purpose: The Gorilla press is useful for developing shoulder complex strength and stability. This overhead pressing variation requires additional core activation due to the unilateral and asymmetrical load which is far reaching from the base of support in the sagittal plane.

Keeping a Healthy Diet during the Summer Vacation
Date:  Jun 15 2016

For many, summer is the season to recharge and take a little time for a vacation. Vacationing is meant to be fun and usually includes various social activities surrounding food. For this reason some people forego nearly all of the healthy eating habits they regularly follow. The suggestions provided may be useful in helping one maintain a semblance of healthy eating behaviors while still enjoying their time off in a new locale. The key is to try to keep things relatively healthy without spoiling the care-free attitude of the vacation.

Knee Rolls with Bench Push-up
Date:  Jun 6 2016

Purpose: The Knee Rolls with Bench Push-up exercise provides a significant central-to-peripheral stability challenge while promoting full range of motion (ROM) abdominal activity and upper body endurance.

NCSF Signs on to Physical Activity Recommendations for Americans Act
Date:  May 22 2016

The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) has signed on to show support for H.R. 1499, the Physical Activity Recommendations for Americans Act, as part of the organization’s ongoing mission to promote healthier lifestyle habits and fitness levels within the U.S. population. The Physical Activity Recommendations for Americans Act requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to publish comprehensive physical activity recommendations every ten years based on the most current research and evidence. Additionally, the Secretary will issue a midcourse report that outlines best practices and ongoing issues related to physical activity to keep the U.S. population on track within the ten-year period. This legislation could have a major role in combatting the growing obesity epidemic by recommending explicit guidelines for children, adults, seniors and individuals with assorted disabilities. The bill would also require the recommendations to be used within applicable federal health programs to provide a physical activity framework.

Can Only 1 Minute of Exercise Produce Health Benefits?
Date:  May 9 2016

New findings by McMaster University researchers published online in the journal PLOS ONE may refute the common excuse for not getting in shape; there may indeed be enough time in any person’s day to work out. Interestingly, the team found a single minute of very intense exercise may produce health benefits similar to a much longer, traditional endurance training bout. The investigators set out to determine how sprint interval training (SIT) compared to moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT), as recommended in public health guidelines. They examined the impact on cardiorespiratory fitness and insulin sensitivity.

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