Archive for December 2012

What Is Functional Training?

Functional training can serve a variety of purposes such as rehabilitation, bodybuilding or improving endurance. Even though most people associate functional training as a type of training that works mostly with rehabilitation, it can also be applied to general fitness programs. When functional training is used in a rehabilitation setting, it typically consists of low…

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How To Get Healthy Without A Gym Membership

Staying fit doesn’t always require that you must have a gym membership; there are many other ways to get healthy besides going to a gym. If you want to save the expense of a gym membership or simply love the outdoors, there are numerous activities outside that can get you in better shape than attending…

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How Exercise Causes Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

About a day or so after you work out or play sports, it’s normal to have sore muscles. This is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Scientists used to believe that an excess of lactic acid in the muscles was the cause of the pain, but now most experts discount that theory and agree that…

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What Is Hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia is the medical term for high blood sugar. It’s a condition in which the blood plasma has too much glucose. Glucose is found in most foods and is used by the body to supply energy to cells. In a healthy person, insulin is released from the pancreas and used to help the cells convert…

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The Health Benefits Of Resistance Training For Losing Weight

When it comes to fitness and getting in shape, there are a myriad of training programs to choose from. Different people prefer different methods for their given situation. One of the most popular forms of training is resistance training, also known as strength training. Resistance training is a form of training where weights are used…

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What To Expect When Joining A Fitness Boot Camp

Fitness boot camps are not for the faint of heart, and it is important to understand what they are before deciding to join one. The term “boot camp” should make you think of military training you have seen on TV with coaches yelling in your face, push ups as punishment and being mentally and physically…

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Jumping Rope For Weight Loss

When most people think of jumping rope, they probably think of kids playing around with jump ropes outside on the sidewalk. But the truth about jump ropes is that they can be an extremely beneficial addition to your workout when done properly. Jumping rope is a great cardio exercise that works multiple areas of your…

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Starting A Sustainable Fitness Training Program

When starting a new sustainable fitness training program, there are several things to do to make sure you follow through to your end goal. Many people have fitness goals but fail to follow through with them. They either fail to even start a fitness program or starting a routine and getting so discouraged or distracted…

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What Is Dynamic Stretching?

Dynamic stretching is a kind of stretch that uses the momentum of a movement to complete its extension of the muscle groups. Dynamic stretches are also called dynamic warm ups. If you want to perform at your best, you should warm up properly first. These stretches maximize your performance and decrease risk of injuries. A…

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