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EXPLOSIVELYFIT STRENGTH AND POWER TRAINING INFORMATION FOR THE SERIOUS ATHLETE!
Explosivelyfit focuses on the development of superior strength with the intent to help all drug free athletes reach their true strength potential. You will get stronger and more powerful using these strength training methods and tips.
Strength tip: Taking in the experience of a big gym
Several days ago, while walking through a big gym in Spokane, WA. I was struck by what was going on in the free weight workout areas. Let me rephrase this last statement; I was struck by what was not going on….
This gym is big enough to get a walking workout just by going from machine to machine. There were what looked to be ten thousand bikes, elliptical trainers, treadmills, stair steppers…you name it and they were there. All sitting waiting to be used by the next trainee wanting to lose ten pounds.
Strength tip: Accommodation
Using the same loads and the same exercises time after time leads invariably to a decrease in performance gains. Accommodation in the strength field is NOT a good thing to have happen during your training. Read the rest here.
Health tip: Training your breathing
Proper breathing techniques are essential to any athletic endeavor and the learning of these skills correctly, right from the start, is an important first step to success in your athletes chosen sport. The introduction to correct breathing patterns properly begins on the first day, during the introduction to the sport, in the welcoming portion and continues onto the practice field or lifting stations.
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Strength tip: Starting out with an aerobic exercise plan
The research over the past several years continues to support the benefits of aerobic exercise. Not only is it good for your cardiovascular system but it helps ease fatigue symptoms in those with chronic fatigue syndrome, in the elderly, and the long-term sedentary person. However, this does not mean that people in these categories should just immediately go out and try to run a marathon. Before you even start, check with your doctor and review your history of activity, any type of joint problems, cardiovascular conditions, or other conditions that may cause you problems if you exercise. Read the rest here.
Strength tip: Stretching Strength and flexibility training
Stretching and strength training go hand in hand. Start your workout with a general full body warm up then move to a dynamic upper, mid or lower torso stretch and end up with your movement specific stretch.
If you are unsure of how to make the most of your stretching exercises here is a handy twenty nine page booklet to look at and learn from. Stretching tips was written by my Australian stretching guide cohort, Brad Walker.
Stretching a the end of your strength training session helps prepare your body for the next one.
Click on Stretching tips and it will load up in an Adobe PDF.
Keep training smart and strong, Danny M. O'Dell, M.A. CSCS*D
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