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Hack Squat Machine

A great exercise to tone and develop the lower body, that is present in many gyms, is the hack-squat machine (also known as a V-Squat). The advantages of this exercise among new individuals trying out a gym facility are that it is:
– Easy to use
– Safe to use without a spotter
– Works on the […]

By |February 22nd, 2011|General Health|0 Comments

Athletic Exercise Circuit

This functional exercise circuit, composed of a pushup/row, a forward plyometric jump over a bench, a close-grip pulldown, and a side jump over a bench, is not only a great calorie burner but also increases athletic ability and performance. Keeping the rest times low turns this into a very challenging endurance workout, that works […]

By |February 17th, 2011|General Health|0 Comments

Hang Clean & Press

The hang clean and press is a sport-specific, power exercise capable of improving vertical jump, throwing distance and speed, acceleration, and muscular coordination. This exercise works a large variety of muscle groups, including those in the upper body, lower body, and core.

Key points of the exercise include:

– Keeping the bar close […]

By |February 15th, 2011|General Health|0 Comments

4 Exercise Functional Circuit

In this 4-exercise, functional circuit, a 63-year old client completes a squat/curl/press, double-arm dumbbell row, modified up-down, and weighted squat-thrust. He is using a pair of 20lb dumbbells for this circuit.

The advantages of functional circuits like this are three-fold:

1.) They are, as the name implies, functional – meaning they help with day to day […]

By |February 12th, 2011|General Health|0 Comments

Plyometric Jumps on Staircase

Plyometrics are defined as “a type of exercise training designed to produce fast, powerful movements, and improve and enhance the functions of the nervous system, typically for the purpose of improving performance in sports. Plyometric movements, where a muscle is loaded and then contracted in rapid sequence, use the elasticity, strength, and innervation of muscle […]

By |February 10th, 2011|General Health|0 Comments