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  • 110618 The lifting belt part 4

    110618 The lifting belt part 4 By Danny M. O’Dell, M.A., CSCS Given the modern day propensity of wearing a lifting belt and its appearance on those who are exercising in the gyms and on FitTV, one would think that everyone should wear a belt at all times while participating in physical fitness activities. Those
  • 230418 The warm up-ending notes 4/4

    230418 The warm up-ending notes 4/4 Warm ups that consist of static stretching prior to the power and explosive sports are contraindicated. Warming up dynamically is the key to explosive displays of power. Taking into consideration the issue of muscle soreness as a reason to wait seven days; if you are still sore seven days
  • 020418 The general principles of the warm up 1/4

    020418 The general principles of the warm up 1/4 By Danny M. O’Dell “Workout Preparation” would be a better name for the warm up period, however conventional usage has determined the pre-workout phase be labeled ‘the warm up’. So be it, now let’s talk about just what the warm up is supposed to do, and
  • 190318 Loading patterns

    190318 Loading patterns Successful training programs apply a number of loading variations to consistently challenge the neuromuscular system. These range from the simple pyramid to the flat pyramid. The basic pyramid loading pattern has been an effective tool for many successful strength enthusiasts. In this commonly used pattern the load progressively increases as the repetitions
  • 050318 Keeping the weight off by eating more

    050318 Keeping the weight off by eating more Well here we are, nearly at the end of March, still struggling to keep up with our New Year’s resolution to lose weight. If it is not going too well, perhaps you need to change your plan of attack. Most adults know food volume plays a critical