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Journal EntryStrength training to optimize performance
No exercise program is complete without strength training. It contributes to your strength, speed, and size—and makes you look good, too.
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Journal Entry RealAudio documentPlan a complete training program
If you want your training program to really optimize your performance and fitness, you need to incorporate four kinds of exercise: aerobic, anaerobic, strength, and flexibility.
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Journal EntryOptimizing Performance: Common errors in abdominal training
Training your abdominal muscles helps strengthen your core and develop that “six-pack,” but only if you do it correctly. Here are some tips to help.
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Journal EntryBack in motion: Can swinging a kettlebell improve back and shoulder pain?
Exercises with strength-training equipment known as kettlebells may provide relief from back, shoulder, and neck pain.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programStress Fracture Prevention: Strengthening the Lower Extremity Muscles
Maintaining strength and flexibility in the lower extremities is one of the many important steps toward decreasing the likelihood of developing the small cracks in a bone commonly known as stress fractures.
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Journal EntryStrength training for children and teens
Resistance training has become popular among children and teens. When performed in a safe, structured environment, this type of exercise can be very beneficial for improving their health and athletic performance.
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Journal Entry Troff documentSpice up your core workout!
A strong core has MANY benefits. Try some alternative exercises to improve core strength and shake-up your workout.
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Journal EntryOne-Rep-Max calculator
Use this easy tool to determine your one-repetition maximum before you begin a strength-training program.
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Journal EntryArmy Physical Readiness Training (PRT) resources available!
Training for the PFT? Check out these valuable resources to get you started and keep you motivated!
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Journal EntryNo gym? No problem!
Try these 25 strength exercises anytime, anywhere. No equipment or gym necessary!
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