There is no clear evidence that doing resistance training on unstable surfaces works more muscle at this time but I contend that it is important to do at least some exercises on the apparatuses that make you work harder to develop stability. I also contend that it isn’t the ‘movement muscles’ that you aim at … More Fitness Post – Using Unstable Surfaces to Activate More Muscle
In my last Fitness Post I looked at the perspective that the Body follows the Brain, but let’s reverse that point of view in that brain function is effected by the poor posture of the body. Let’s face it, far more of us spend most of our day in a seated posture and the greatest … More Health Post – Is your Brain Function effected by Poor Posture?
All of us don’t have a body in perfect symmetry but some people have a body that is obviously not. There have been many thoughts of how to create a more balanced physique but I would like to offer something that seems more than a little different in approach in fixing this problem… There are … More Fitness Post – Balancing the Body by Balancing your Brain
In the 1970s my doctor who was also a good friend of mine claimed that more than 70% of his patient’s illnesses had a psychological basis. Now a psychologist, Dimitri Halley firmly believes that we create nearly all diseases by using wrong thought processes. Scientists now are proving that we create the world we live … More Health Post – Does Negative Thought cause Illness?
I have mostly exercised by myself over the last 50-plus years, but when competing, at that time I found it invaluable to exercise with a training partner – in fact, essential! The psychological support of exercising with a person you know and trust is best when you are struggling with your program. I have never … More Fitness Post – The Best Use of a Training Partner
In the first post of this small series on Shoulder Rehabilitation exercises I concentrated on preventative movements. Here I look at the movements you can do immediately after injuring your shoulder and some specific movements you can do through the rehabilitation process. But the key factor in a rapid and complete recovery from any injury … More Health Post – Shoulder Rehab Exercises 2
You would have heard the latest theories that we create what we observe and that our expectations cause our own individual reality? I’m not going to go much deeper than this but it is an important consideration when using mirrors in gyms…the understanding that how we feel about ourselves creates the image we see in … More Fitness Post – Using Mirrors in Gyms
I posted ideas about Osteoporosis recently. But I want to highlight the latest scientifically-based research that suggests people taking Bisphosphonates – a drug that slows down the natural aging process of bone – have far more microcracks in their bone tissue than normal. Osteoporosis occurs naturally as we get older in that our bones become … More Health Post – Concern that Osteoporosis Drugs Cause Microcracks in Bone
This is always a more complex answer to the question of what repetition range you should use because it depends on your goals. As I will keep on repeating, if you want to improve your strength and condition you need to be very specific about the goals you desire to achieve if your aim is … More Fitness Post – Repetition Ranges in Resistance Training