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Monday, August 28 2017

It’s safe to crunch again.

Not too long ago, a good number of well-meaning, but misguided people stirred up enough fear around crunches that many people were scared to do them and were encouraged to do planks instead—and now the new world record for a static plank that is more than eight hours. That’s not a typo.

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Thursday, August 17 2017

The functional training cable machine is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment because the adjustable cable pulley allows the user to move in a variety of directions with resistance. Unfortunately, it’s often used for only a few exercises: triceps press-downs, chest flyes and some variation of standing or kneeling crunches. That means most people aren’t even coming close to utilizing the cable machine to it’s fullest potential.

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Thursday, August 03 2017

 Flexibility is an important component of health-related fitness, but flexibility training is often neglected, even among regular exercisers. Flexibility describes the ability of a joint and surrounding muscles to move through a specific range of motion with ease and without pain. Lifting weights promotes lean muscle mass, and aerobic exercise such as running improves the function of the heart and lungs, but what can flexibility training do for you? Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Improved efficiency in completing activities of daily living such as bending, reaching, squatting and stepping over things
  • Better posture
  • Reduced risk of injury (especially those related to sport and physical activity)
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