Guest blog by Annette Verpillot, President, Posturepro  Here’s what you need to know… 1. Bad posture increases muscle strain and tension, as muscles that are not aligned are forced to work harder to fight gravity. 2. Bad posture increases risk of back pain, nerve impingement and slipped disks, because the spine does not have the
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strength training
Unless you’re an aspiring bodybuilder, or elite-level athlete, there’s no need to complicate your strength training regimen.  And although I’m reluctant to say it, there’s no need to do strength training more than 3 times a week for any longer than 45 minutes.  The key, in both cases, is maximizing your time in the gym,
Havyk Dumbbell, grip training
A Good Grasp on Grip Training Anyone who has been reading my website for a while cannot fail to notice that one thing I’m a bit proponent of grip training. Not just because it can impact your biceps and triceps development, as well as your forearm girth. It’s also because it is a major factor
learning
How much learning should you do a week? Interesting question! I always ask a variant of how much time they dedicate to learning every week to my clients during their first interview. Because my rates are at the top of field, I often attract a well-off clientele of self-made millionaires, and I try to learn as
warm-up

How To Warm Up The Right Way

The Three Principles for a great warm-up for strength training Some background info If there is one area where advice in strength training is more  often than enough moronic , it is for warm-ups. You know the type that recommends this to warm up: cariocas to warm up for squats, having intercourse with foam rollers on
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Prioritize What Matters Most Anyone that’s cracked open a self-help book on productivity should understand the concept of putting their first order, or most important task (MIT) before anything else.  Given that, completing this task will give us the results we’re looking, and in many cases, remove the need to complete some of the other
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football players
by Moritz Klatten, Champ Performance, Hamburg, Germany The benefits and risks of having young football players lift weights There is no question that weight training will make football players better. It will enable them to run faster, jump higher, and kick harder. It will also help reduce the risk of injuries and get football players back
back pain
Guest blog by Annette Verpillot, President, Posturepro “Approximately 80 percent of Americans will suffer back pain in their lives, and at any given time 20 percent of American are suffering from some level of back pain.” These statistics have been recited so many times for the past four decades that its source has become a
perfect rep
In life you either have a result or an excuse The perfect repetition is the most basic of all strength training loading parameters. It actually influences all the other loading such as sets and choice of exercise. Yet, most trainees fail to observe the basics of a good rep. Hence, they lack progress. In life
fatigue
How much volume should one undergo for maximal results in the gym? I just posted on Facebook that I needed some subjects to write on. Ed Coan, multiple world record holder, multiple time world champion in powerlifting is actually the one who asked this question about volume. The question can only be answered if you