Exercise Tip: Step Ups

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The step up is a great exercise that works every muscle in the leg. It’s an excellent way to develop leg strength for running and jumping because the independent leg action closely resembles the movement patterns of those activities. Step ups can be done with a barbell, dumbbells or simply using your body weight. Muscles involved: quadriceps (thigh), hamstrings, hip …

What Is Functional Training?

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I like Mike Boyle’s definition in Functional Training for Sports. He says that “functional training is best described as a continuum of exercises that teach athletes to handle their own body weight in all planes of movement.” We humans perform a wide range of movements (walking, running, pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, starting, stopping, etc.), which take place in all three …

Intervals vs Aerobics For Fat Loss

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The most effective training you can do for fat loss is intervals. The main reason is that intervals are more metabolically demanding, which means you to burn more fat and calories in the 24 hours after you finish exercising, when the muscles are busy repairing, recovering and replenishing themselves. As many of you know, the term “intervals” refers to exercise …