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Explosivelyfit Strength Training Manuals
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: Exercising with high blood pressure
A key component of managing, lowering, or helping to control your high blood pressure is regular exercise. According to Michael Crawford, the manager of the Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, "regular aerobic exercise can lower your resting blood pressure by 10 to 15 mmHg for the diastolic (bottom number). Exercise is an additional tool along with weight, weight control, stress/emotional management, and medications to help keep blood pressure in a range to reduce health related problems from high blood pressure, such as heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, kidney, and eye damage." Read more here.
Strength tip: Think you are too old to strength train? Think again
A great deal of research backs up the benefits to older adults of a regular resistance-training schedule. Not only can you get stronger at an older age but there are also many health related benefits in doing so. The benefits begin to accrue from the first day you start and continue upward as you progress in your program. 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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