Strength Training Rep And Set Range

23 Aug 2009 17:50

At the entrance to my local gym there is a sign that tells you which trainer is currently working as well as who the desk staff person is. Occasionally it will also have a tip of the day sort of thing. Recently the tip of the day has been rep and set ranges for various goals. Until now I have managed to keep my outrage to myself…:)

The board lists 3 goals and 3 guidelines, in terms of reps and sets, and rest periods to perform….

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The Crosswise Brick Exercise

05 Aug 2009 01:14

When talking about lower arm and hand strength we here at GUS have referred to an exercise known as the "crosswise brick exercise". This is a fantastic exercise for strengthening the wrist and the fingers, the best part being it can be performed with a few bricks!…

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The Cook Hip Lift

04 Aug 2009 20:25

You may be familiar with a glute bridge, formally known as a "Supine Hip Extension" or "Supine Glute Bridge". But you probably haven't heard of the Cook Hip Lift. Named after Gray Cook, it is a great beginning gluteal activator and is meant to be used as a precursor to the glute bridge, because it solves a problem that the glute bridge does not address very well….

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Shoulder Injury Prevention - Pec Minor Tightness and Stretching Video

17 Mar 2009 15:01

Pectoralis minor tightness can be associated with pain between the shoulder blades which causes the rhomboids to be in a constant overworked/stretched position….

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Shouler Injury Prevention - Thoracic Mobility

17 Mar 2009 13:38

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Weak Links Versus Sticking Points in Strength Training

13 Mar 2009 16:15

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Common Misnomers and Mix-ups: Muscle Actions, Balance, Stability, Single Legs and Straight Back

21 Feb 2009 20:52

All muscle contractions involve the muscle shortening or attempting to shorten against resistance. There are not different types of contractions only different types of actions (movement or lack thereof) depending on the circumstances. A muscle is producing force by contraction but this may lead to shortening (concentric action), lengthening (eccentric action), or maintaining length (isometric action). So the concept of muscle actions specifically describe the type of length changes that skeletal muscle may undergo after it has been activated by the nervous system….

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Overtraining doe not always reduce strength

29 Jan 2009 20:57

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Fitnessfatigue

28 Jan 2009 23:24

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The Singles Scene - Your Guide to Single Rep Strength Training

24 Jan 2009 22:23

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Core Anti-Rotation Videos - Pallof Press and More

07 Jan 2009 15:06

The following videos demonstrate core stability movements known as anti-rotation exercises. What's that? Well I'm talking about core stability exercises where the the job is to prevent rotation. It's the main function of the core musculature. And you thought it was to do situps, didn't you?…

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Pistols: What have you done for me lately?

05 Jan 2009 01:47

An article of mine, originally published at MaxCondition.com is called "Lip Service". In it I point out that, often, the advice someone gives reveals more ABOUT them than it does FOR you.

Those who continue to stick in and read my ramblings will probably get the idea that I repeat myself. Well, it’s necessary. One way you start to put things together is called “free association”. My mind tends to work that way automatically. Although I have trained myself to do that it’s a nice way to say that my mind wanders. Only it wanders WITH STYLE….

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What is High Quality Fish Oil?

02 Jan 2009 04:19

Fish oil paranoia is rampant right now.

Of course you do need to be careful what fish oil products you use. There is always some contaminated product floating around out there. Even some of the nutritional experts seem to be a little misled, however. Perhaps because they have more money than I it’s easy to get lazy and assume more expensive means better quality….

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Mobility and Flexibility

21 Dec 2008 21:16

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The Kinetic Chain: Open Versus Closed

20 Dec 2008 19:28

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First Aid For Musculoskeletal Injuries

19 Dec 2008 15:28

The first part will focus on the soft tissue injuries that a bodybuilder or strength athlete may incur and the important first steps one should take to ensure a speedy recovery. It will not go into specific exercise and sports injuries and is not meant as a comprehensive guide or a replacement for professional medical advice….

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Valsalva Maneuver

14 Dec 2008 02:12

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Romanian Versus Stiff Legged Deadlifts

12 Dec 2008 17:23

These two exercises, stiff legged deads and Romanian deads, I think have sort of been wrapped around each other in myth and shadows.

Everybody seems to have a different take.

Not to mention that some people teach the conventional deadlift based on its difference from these other two. So you get this kind of thing like "conventional deadlifts are more like a squat than the stiff or Romanians"….

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Let Go of the Fitness Guru Mentality

30 Nov 2008 05:04

I’ve had a lot of people ask me where I do my reading. What books they should read, etc. While I have endeavored to point them to some good resources I don’t think most people “get it” when it comes to learning, yet. Most of the time what they really want to know is where that ultra-secret font of knowledge is. The one thing that will just open their eyes. An article by some “guru” that will just clear up so many mysteries, they can read it and feel like an instant expert and never have any doubts about their training at all. Funny how doubts is one of the main things that has kept me growing. Doubts tempered with faith, I guess you could say….

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