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More on Stretching

On 8/19/11  I wrote a short post about my response to a stretching article Ben had brought home from work.  I had mentioned my desire to see articles with more credible research and information.  Yesterday, I serendipitously came across this one - http://saveyourself.ca/articles/stretching.php Paul Ingraham does an exceptional job of exploring this oh so controversial issue.  Thanks … Continue reading »

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Question: “How do I get rid of my love handles?”

Answer #1: “Why would you want to?”  If you stop and think about why they earned that title it makes sense to me that you would want to keep them!!!  Ok, so maybe they don’t need to be so big.  But, small, cute ones definitely serve a purpose. Answer #2:  Assuming it’s okay if I … Continue reading »

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Progressing a pull up

I’m wondering if you’ve attempted a pull-up, failed and then told yourself, “I can’t do this,” as you walk away from the bar (I did).  Do yourself a favor, turn around (yes, U-turns are allowed) approach the bar and attempt your pull-up again and when you fail (because you likely will), DO IT AGAIN but … Continue reading »

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Got Pole?

The other day an acquaintance overheard me talking to a friend about the pole workout I had just done.  They walked over and interjected (with a face ridden with horror), “You have a stripper pole in your house?!” Of course, as usual, my thoughtful responses seem to be a day late and a dollar short. … Continue reading »

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Weeks 5 & 6 – Day 1

These next two weeks are focused on power (supersets).  Power is the body’s ability to exert maximum muscular contraction instantly in an explosive burst of movement (strength and speed).  The first exercise in each superset is done with a slow negative (3 sec. eccentric contraction and a 1 sec. pause followed by 1 sec. powerful … Continue reading »

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Week 3 – day 4

This is the last workout of the week – focus is on core strength.

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