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D'oh! You had an injury? Or you want to know how to treat an injury if the time comes… Well read on then, here are the best tips one can get to treat injuries. Read the rest of this entry »
The easiest way to determine your anaerobic threshold, is by listening to your breathing. Just when you’re starting to wheeze, you’re around that threshold. A lot more reliable is the Conconi test. This is a sports medicine test, intended to measure someone’s maximum anaerobic and aerobic threshold heart rates.
To measure upper body strength, the chin ups or pull-ups are used a lot (eg. the army). Usually this means you have to do a “repetition effort” without a time limit. This means you have to get as many (correct) repetitions done.
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Here are some free weight los tips that I’ve written for you overweight girls and boys out there. Most of the hints are very logical, but hey, whoever said losing weight was hard in theory?
Split squats? Chances are great that you have never heard of this exercise before. What a shame. This exercise is one great example of a unilateral exercise, that will make your tendons, ligaments and of course muscles stronger. Read the rest of this entry »
Chins, chin-ups, pull-ups .. a lot of names for practically the same thing: a great way to show off your strength if you're small. Since you will need to pull up your own bodyweight, even beginners can sometimes get more reps done than an advanced athlete, who carries 120 lbs extra bodyweight.
Injuries… everyone hates them: they cause pain, they cause you to stop doing the thing you love, and they will slow down your progress a lot. So how about some hints to prevent these injuries when running, aight?!
Yes you might have heard that performing a bench press with the legs up will put the accent more on the pecs. And you believe those rumors because a 40 year old 250 pound bencher has told you that. Am I 40 years old? Nope. Do I bench 250 pounds? Not yet. But I do have things what that 40 year old bencher doesn’t have… good arguments not to put your legs in the air.
Yoyo dieting is defined by alternating periods of feast and famine (that the dieter deliberately undertakes). It is a particularly ineffective method of sustaining weight loss. In other words: this sort of diet is also bad for your body.
Beginning anything isn’t easy. You probably don’t know much about what you’re doing, what you’re supposed to be doing and whether you’re doing it wrong or right.