Category Archive: Strength Training

Fact vs. Fiction: Strength Training for Seniors

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Is age really just a number? Can you still get stronger even as you get older? There are common misconceptions surrounding senior populations and exercise or strength training. Let’s debunk some of these misunderstandings.

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Stronger than Yesterday: Lifting and Learning

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The definition of health is not one-dimensional. Health(y) is a state of complete well-being, not only the absence of disease or illness.1

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Stronger than Yesterday: Progressing a Push-Up

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As mentioned in Stronger than Yesterday: Progressing a Pull-Up, our modern society spends much of the day sitting. This behavior can effectively change the natural posture of the body, leading to weaker and tighter muscles. Adding simple strength training moves into your exercise routine can be a wonderful way to reinforce good posture and reduce chronic pain or injury.

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Stronger than Yesterday: Exercises to Improve Pull-Up Strength

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Whether it be a desk, a car or a couch, the average American has plenty of opportunity to sit throughout the day.

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What is the “Core” of My Body?

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The term “core” is frequently referenced when talking about strengthening. For example, you may have been told you need to “strengthen your core,” but what does this mean?

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Stronger than Yesterday: The Deadlift

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Improved daily function is one of the main benefits of exercise. Becoming stronger by participating is strength training is an example of the body working to reach a higher level of ability. Strength goes beyond the gym, seeping into everyday life. Becoming stronger also helps you to become more capable to do the things you love to do!

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Stronger than Yesterday: The Squat (Infographic)

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Beginning a new strength training routine can seem overwhelming, especially when deciding what movements to incorporate.

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Stronger than Yesterday: Getting F.I.T.T

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After taking time to set your S.M.A.R.T. goals, it is time to use these goals to get F.I.T.T.

F.I.T.T. is an acronym that was created to address many of the important questions people have about exercise programs. This principle can be applied directly to strength training. Using the F.I.T.T. principle in combination with S.M.A.R.T goals is a great way to cultivate confidence, generate accountability to goals and improve your physical prowess!

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Stronger than Yesterday: Setting Strength Training Goals

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A New Year can be unpredictable, but setting authentic goals combined with genuine pursuit can usher in the kinds of change and inspiration you are seeking. If becoming stronger and more confident are goals you have in mind, this post has tips to make it happen!

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Stronger than Yesterday: Why Should I Strength Train?

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Fads are common in the fitness world, just think of Richard Simmons videos, Boflex infomercials and Shake Weights as examples. Some fitness fads, however, can stand the test of time.

Recently there has been increased popularity in strength training. This type of exercise, which is also referred to as resistance training, is designed to improve muscular fitness as the muscles generate force against external stimuli.1 Unlike other fitness fads, strength training is timeless because it helps to preserve and maintain healthy muscle.

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