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The Zen of Weightlifting

The Zen of Weightlifting Fitness Wisdom From Brad Stulberg Brad Stulberg writes about health, wellness, and many other topics.  His 2016 article How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym should be required reading in every middle school.  Mr. Stulberg’s most recent article, The Zen of Weight Lifting in the November 22, 2019 New York Times, is another gift.   Please take ten minutes and read the article. If you have on line access to the New York Times, read some of the 300+ comments.  Many older folks sent testimonials in regards to the restorative benefits of strength training.  We need to get the word out that the adaptation response to strength training remains remarkably well preserved into old age.  In…

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Cancer and Exercise

Cancer and Exercise In the 1950’s, doctors told heart attack patients to stay in bed for three weeks.  The standard post surgery advice was long periods of rest and activity avoidance.  My mother recalls her doctor telling her to rest in bed for five days after the birth of each of her five children.  She knew his advice was wrong and completely impossible for a mother of five.  During my physical therapy work in the 1980’s and 1990’s, it was very common for patients with back and neck pain to be instructed by their doctor to stay in bed for a week.  All of this medical instruction has been proven to be more harmful than helpful.  The best course of…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 7

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 7 Planks About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike whenever possible,…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 6

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 6 Stairs and Side Planks About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 5

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 5 Glute Bridge Variations About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike…

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November 2019 Newsletter

Just what exactly is your "core"? Mike O'Hara answers that question and describes the function of the core muscles.  Jeff Tirrell answers the question--"But don't I need cardio?" Download Here

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