During the past few years, more and more studies have shown that sensible strength training produces many health and fitness benefits.
Key researchers have provided a wealth of data on the positive physiological responses to basic programs of strength exercise. Consider these 12 reasons to make strength training a part of your healthy exercise program.
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More questions to ask and the qualifications to look for in a prospective trainer.
Just as your health and physical abilities differ from those of your neighbor, so do the skills and personalities of personal trainers. It is important that you feel comfortable with a trainer to get the maximum benefit. These questions and the [...]Continue Reading →
How do you find the right personal fitness trainer?
The best way is to get a referral from someone you know who has a trainer that’s great. Ask your friends and family, call your healthcare provider or inquire at a local health club with a good reputation. Associations and certifying agencies have online directories of [...]Continue Reading →
What To Do After Setting A World Record or Reaching Any Goal
Forty six, forty seven, forty eight, forty nine, stop – times up! Forty nine reps at 215 lbs in 60 seconds for 10,535 lbs and a new Guinness World Record! Now what? Simple, enjoy, reflect, set the bar higher and re-calibrate!
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Over the last 12 months I have been training to attempt another weightlifting world record in a different category and duration than my first hour long squat record. On September 29th2012,in Niagara Falls Ontario, I will attempt to set a new category for the most amount of weight lifted in one minute. Whether I establish [...]Continue Reading →
I have been training in the gym 3 to 4 days a week for about 17 years and competing at a National and International level for 12 to 15 years. Over this time I have come to emphasize and value the need to surround myself with core support which embraces and encourages my effort to [...]Continue Reading →
If you are over 50, you’ve probably worked hard for the last 25 plus years to get where you are. The kids are probably out of the house and you finally have plenty of time on your hands to do most of the things you want to. Unfortunately, frequently that does not include fitness! If [...]Continue Reading →
If you’re a caregiver and have problems sleeping, notice your moods vary or that your anxiety is a bit high…..you may not be getting enough exercise! Regular exercise doesn’t just improve your frame of mind; research also confirms it decreases anxiety, improves rest and raises ones self-esteeCarem. According to the American Senior Fitness Association, [...]Continue Reading →
It’s the time of year when millions of people resolve to get off the couch and into the gym. While advice on how to become active floats around the airwaves or appears in print, it’s mostly aimed at a general audience. For older adults, advice can range from the helpful to the downright dangerous.
My name is Walter Urban and I have been Powerlifting for 15 years and a member of the Canadian Masters Powerlifting Team for [...]Continue Reading →
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