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  • Your strength account
    Your strength account
    Ever since the industrial revolution and the rise of the middle class, it became known that, for most of us, our earning power declines as we get older. Because of this, the wiser among us developed the habit of saving some money during our higher...
  • Going back to progress
    Going back to progress
    "The next step off a peak is always down. One should step down rather than fall off."- Mark Reifkind, former Master SFG, former Coach, Women’s IPF Powerlifting Team USAAs obvious as Reifkind’s quote is to a mountaineer, his...
  • The exercise that hurts can help
    The exercise that hurts can help
    “Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy”.Paracelsus is credited with this quote, which was more recently abridged by Circa Survive in the song “The Only Difference...
  • How to do the good pushup
    How to do the good pushup
    What happens when you can’t even do one pushup? Clicking and pops are normal. The pushup is the best upper body move. Move it over to the wall to get started and practice pushing your body off of it, with your feet two to three feet from the...
  • Stretching, the truth
    Stretching, the truth
    There’s an ongoing debate about whether or not stretching is beneficial. Conclusive evidence now shows that, without a doubt, both sides are right. As with so many other fitness related topics, the training protocol is conditional. What are...
  • Endurance
    Exercising endurance
    Recently, I purchased a membership to a gym and talked with one of their personal trainers, who designed an exercise program for me. The program consists of a 30-minute cardiovascular work-out followed by weight training, which works on a certain...
  • On burpees
    On burpees
    Previously, this column had been categorized as "Corrective Exercise". That name had certain implications, not the least of which is that nobody likes to be corrected. "Restorative" is a more accurate term. Most of us have...
  • True Strength is a Mothers Love
    Healthy Interdependence in Relationships
    Re-evaluating my whole life and my definition of love, and relationships… which let’s face it aren’t “easy” they require work, and effort. That in my opinion is love in action – love is such an easy word to say...
  • Your fitness, all busyness or all business?
    Your fitness, all busyness or all business?
    Business consultants are fond of asking entrepreneurs if they confuse "busy-ness" with "business". It’s a fair question, because “busy-ness”, defined as, "...full of activity; characterized by much action...
  • The difference between working a muscle and isolating a muscle
    The difference between working a muscle and isolating a muscle
    If you were to read many professional exercise science certification manuals, you would find diagrams showing what muscle groups an exercise works. However, you must know there is a big difference between "working" a muscle and "isolating" a...
  • Friendship and Business
    Friends and Business
    Often we get these bright ideas to do something major and of course, we want to include our friends. What could be better to go into business and do it with a friend right? Not so fast!Unless you know that you and your friend are capable of going...
  • Joint centration
    Joint centration
    “Centrate Your joints in 30 Days” wouldn’t likely sell as many magazines as “Chisel Your Abs” or “Firm Your Butt in 30 Days”. But most of us could get closer to our fitness goals if we did just that. For...
  • The Lord is Faithful
    The Lord will protect you
    2 Thessalonians 3:3; But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.Paul and his companions were experiencing persecution by "wicked and evil men" as they traveled city to city preaching the gospel and...
  • South Florida Personal Training School and Certification
    Get your workout back to basics #2
    For this installment of the “Back to Basics” series we are highlighting one of the most over-looked aspects of exercise program design: exercise tempo. Tempo is not just the speed of your favorite song on the radio- it also describes...
  • Chimpanzee mother and baby.
    Metabolite role in human evolution evaluated for the first time
    The small molecules that are consumed as diet played a much larger role in the development of human’s mental and physical abilities than has previously been known. This is the conclusion based on research conducted by scientists from...
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