Health & Fitness: Body, Mind, & Soul (Spirit) Exercises

what is mind-body exercise? by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Jun 01, 2004 ideafit.com
“…A Little History

The term mind-body exercise comes to the fitness industry from the field of mind-body medicine. According to the Mind/Body Medical Institute in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, mind-body medicine is based on the “inseparable connection between the mind and body—the complicated interactions that take place between thoughts, body and the outside world.” ..”

Health Benefits


The Benefits of Mind Body Exercise
Posted on May 7, 2017 trifocusfitnessacademy.co.za
“..The Power of Mind Body Exercise

Although every kind of exercise or physical activity will most definitely help improve your mental health and well-being, there are certain kinds of physical activity that focus more on the mind and body than others. A weight training, swimming, running or cycling session is definitely beneficial to your overall physical and mental health. However activities like Yoga and tai chi are more aimed at exercising the mind and improving your mental health…”

Mind-Body Exercises & Heart Health my.clevelandclinic.org
“..The mind-body connection means that you can learn to use your thoughts to positively influence some of your body’s physical responses, thereby decreasing stress. If you recall a time when you were happy, grateful or calm, your body and mind tend to relax.

Research has shown that when you imagine an experience, you often have similar mental and physical responses to those you have when the event actually happens. For example, if you recall an upsetting or frightening experience, you may feel your heart beating faster, you may begin to sweat, and your hands may become cold and clammy.

Whether you have been diagnosed with an illness or need to prepare for a medical procedure such as surgery, it is very important to minimize the negative effects and maximize the healthy, healing aspects of your mind-body connection.

A variety of calming and empowering mind-body exercises have been proven to help people:..”

Exercise Benefits Body, Brain, and Mind – YouTube

History

The origins of Western mind–body exercise methods Jonathan Hoffman & C. Philip Gabel
Pages 315-324 | Receiv ed 30 Aug 2015, Accepted 23 Nov 2015, Published online: 08 Apr 2016 tandfonline.com
“..Tracing the origins of Western MMB training suggests that the regular practice of movement-harmonizing exercises was embedded in ancient Greek culture.1 Herodotis. The history of Herodotus. New York (NY): Appleman and Company; 1885. [Google Scholar] Calisthenics in Greek means strength and beauty, a combination highlighted in Greek mythology and everyday life. This philosophy engendered sporting activities that were practiced to facilitate self-empowerment and prepare for events such as the Olympic Games or military actions.2 The Atlantic [Internet]. Cheever DW. The Gymnasium (1859). 2015 Aug 30 [cited 2015 Aug 30]. Available from:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1859/05/the-gymnasium/305407/
. [Google Scholar] Today, Calisthenics refers to full-body movement exercises benefiting the body and mind by employing functional motions such as bending, stretching, twisting, kicking, jumping, push-ups, sit-ups, and squats.3..”

Exploring Mind-Body Modalities ideafit.com
“..Here are five likely criteria that La Forge says can help determine whether an activity is mindful, or mind-body, in nature:

1. The activity contains a self-reflective, present-moment and nonjudgmental sensory awareness.

2. It includes a perception of movement and spatial orientation.

3. There is a focus on breathing and breath sounds.

4. Attention is paid to anatomical alignment.

5. The activity has a quality of being “energycentric,” or involves an awareness of the movement and flow of one’s intrinsic energy (chi or prana). ..

Mind, Body & Spirit Workout Routine. Gentle Restorative … – YouTube

Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi? Beginners Guide beginnerstaichi.com
“..is a way of moving. If you’ve seen photos of groups of people practicing a graceful, slow-moving exercise in China, you’ve probably seen tai chi. This particular way of moving is practiced by over 200 million people.
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Tai chi is different from most other forms of movement and exercise because it’s a way to work directly with one’s qi, or life force. ..”

Tai Chi 5 Minutes a Day Module 01 – easy for beginners – YouTube

Tai Chi for Beginners Video | Dr Paul Lam | Free Lesson – YouTube

Best Tai Chi for Beginners – join in – 8-minute exercise

8 Powerful Ancient Qigong Exercises for Cultivating Healing Energy in the Body
BY MISHA RUTH COHEN .consciouslifestylemag.com
“..
What is Qigong and Why is it Essential?

Qigong (pronounced: chee-gun), which combines meditative and physically active elements, is the basic exercise system within Chinese medicine. Qigong exercises are designed to help you preserve your
Jing, strengthen and balance the flow of Qi energy, and enlighten your Shen. Its dynamic exercises and meditations have Yin and Yang aspects: The Yin is being it; the Yang is doing it. Yin qigong exercises are expressed through relaxed stretching, visualization, and breathing.

Yang qigong exercises are expressed in a more aerobic or dynamic way. They are particularly effective for supporting the immune system. In China, Qigong is used extensively for people with cancer…”

Chi Gong and Tai Chi (Qi Gong) Energy Healing Exercises – YouTube

8 Powerful Ancient Qigong Exercises for Cultivating Healing Energy in the Body BY MISHA RUTH COHEN consciouslifestylemag.com

12 Quick And Easy Qigong Exercises To Boost Your … – YouTube

Easy Qigong & Easy Tai Chi – Senior & Elderly Exercise –

T’ai Chi Chih: Rocking Motion by Justin Stone – YouTube

TYPES

a. Tai Chi Chuan – Chen Style Full Form – YouTube

b. Tai chi chuan for beginners – Taiji Yang Style form Lesson 1 – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlHGjYHyjmM
*most used in the West

c. Chang style tai chi – YouTube

d. Introduction to Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan – YouTube

e. 30 Forms Tai Chi: Sun Style – Full Form Beginners Tai Chi for Health …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMckeX3oFcE
*recommended for elderly (see Health & Fitness: How to get more “energy” for the Elderly? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Perspectives:

Should Christian’s do Tai Chi? September 22, 2012 by bonlou hatchcreek.com
“..I believe the Holy Spirit made me uncomfortable with the idea, so I decided to look into what Tai Chi really is. I needed to make a decision based on more than just what the pretty flier told me and the enthusiasm of my friends. So, I did some research which I will share with you…

though it’s often called a “moving meditation” since the movements are done slowly and deliberately, and it is taught more as a meditative and health-enhancing practice than as a martial art. ..

There is no supreme God or Creator in Taoism; all originated from the Tao, which is an impersonal principle or source of creation…

It is easy to follow the crowd, but we are to test the spirits to see if they are from God. Well, I can see from my research that the spirit in Tai Chi is not from God. It is anti-Christian. Therefore, I should not get involved.

1 John 4:1 NASB Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

I remember as a child some of my friends would join a certain group, or take part in something, and I wanted to also. I wanted to be part of the crowd. …

Yoga
*see Spiritual: What is Yoga? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

6 Reasons This Popular Meditation Trend Is Dangerous for Christians 6:00AM EDT 7/18/2016 Rosilind Jukic charismanews.com
“..How to engage in biblical meditation

The Lord spoke to Joshua and said this:

This Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night, that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise. Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Josh. 1:8-9).

The Hebrew word for meditate used here is hagah, meaning to speak, mutter, muse, imagine or plot.

Biblical meditation is the repeated speaking of the Word of God. It also involves imagining and using the mind to plan ways that we can implement the Word of God in our lives.

You do this by taking a passage of the Word and repeating it over to yourself, examining each word and imagining how it applies to your personal life.

As we begin to make biblical meditation a part of our daily Christian discipline, speaking, muttering the Word of God and imagining how we can mold our lives in concordance with it, we will see our lives transformed and the Lord promises that our “way will prosperous” and that we will “have good success.”

Do we believe the Word in this?..”

WARNINGS

Bad karma: When yoga harms instead of heals By Jennifer Wolff Perrine updated 7/15/2008 8:34:49 AM ET nbcnews.com
Inexperienced teachers and overeager students behind rise in injuries
“..Years of hunching over my computer had left me stiff, almost breakable. One false move — getting out of bed too quickly, tying my shoe — could lay me flat on a heating pad for days. Friends and family commented that my shoulders were rounding, my back curving, my chin protruding beyond my chest. Sometimes I’d see little old ladies hobbled over canes, their tiny bodies twisted and contorted, and I’d wonder, Will that be me?..

“In my practice, I’ve seen a significant increase in yoga injuries in the past five years,” says orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Halbrecht, M.D., medical director for the Institute for Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine in San Francisco and a specialist in knee and hip problems. And it’s not only those in the recent wave of newbies who are getting hurt, Dr. Halbrecht says: “I’ve treated more experienced yogis than rookies.”..”
Yoga Injuries and Pain During Yoga Class – What’s the Story?
February 3, 2014 by Kara-Leah Grant theyogalunchbox.co.nz
“.. started yoga already injured, and with limited mobility. I’d already had one spinal fusion, and was on a fast track to a second – I had intense sciatic pain down my right leg, half of my right foot was numb and I was walking with a limp.

Within a year or so of starting yoga – a mixture of Bikram and Vinyasa – my symptoms had largely disappeared, although it took several years to regain full feeling back in my foot. It seemed yoga had healed me, where nothing else had worked.

The last year though, things have been different.

Eighteen months ago, carrying my 2.5 year old on my hip while doing a tour of Anahata Yoga Retreat – up and down uneven tracks – I aggravated my sciatic for the first time in years.

Since then, I’ve done about twenty Bikram Yoga classes and I have been in pain through all of them. I start the class pain free, but by the time we’re into the first posture – Half-Moon sidebends, back bend and forward bend – I’m in agony.

This is in contrast to my home practice where I’ve mostly been pain-free…”
Facing my fear: I used yoga to cope. Then an injury took away my lifeline Chrissy Auger Friday 3 June 2016 06.30 EDT theguardian.com
“..Yoga is admittedly self-serving, and westernized yoga is sometimes plagued with contradictions, like people meditating in $100 leggings, posing for sexy pictures instead of sinking into poses, and quietly competing to be the best at stretching. But since I wasn’t into any of that, I thought my practice was relatively pure, and that I was doing yoga for the right reasons: to gain clarity, strength and flexibility. I wanted to be mentally healthy and physically independent, and until recently, I was…

..but I didn’t realize in the moment that accepting a yoga challenge meant pushing myself there, too. Instead of accomplishing a goal I didn’t care about, I got hurt doing the thing I loved the most.

I still needed to balance against the wall to stay upright, so the day that I slipped, either from poor form or my ponytail, I didn’t exactly fall over. But when my weight came crashing down upon my head, my entire body started shaking, and I immediately knew something was terribly wrong. My instructor, who is also my friend, brushed it off, saying I would eventually be able to do the pose.

Instead, my entire world was turned upside down.

I went to see a spine surgeon, who gave me painkillers and a referral for an MRI. He was about my age, and during that first visit, we kidded around and called each other doctor, joking about my PhD. ..

From one moment of seeking inner peace gone awry, I had a herniated disc in my neck, two bulging cervical discs, and the pleasure of learning about some other degenerative surprises like arthritis and stenosis. ..

Pilates Method

An Animated History Of Pilates – YouTube

Joseph H. Pilates | Biography – Jillian Hessel jillianhessel.com

“..was born on December 9, 1883 in Mönchengladbach (near Düsseldorf), Germany. His father, a native of Greece, had been a prize-winning gymnast, while his German-born mother was a naturopath who believed in the principle of stimulating the body to heal itself without artificial drugs. No doubt his mother’s healing philosophy and father’s physical achievements greatly influenced Pilates’ later ideas on therapeutic exercise. ..”

JOSEPH H PILATES – YouTube

J H Pilates – YouTube

About Pilates – Pilates Method Alliance pilatesmethodalliance.org

An Exercise in Balance: The Pilates Phenomenon
“I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” – Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86.

“..is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds. ..”

How to Use a Pilates Reformer Machine – YouTube

Mr & Mrs Pilates – The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning … – YouTube

Yoga vs. Pilates : What’s the Difference?

*see New Age, Kundalini, Yoga, & Astral Projection In The Church. Yoga & Meditation Spiritually Dangerous youtubecom
*see 16:58 minute mark (“those (some) who have sclerosis did yoga (5th level) …origins of pilates)

Alexander Techniqu

Alexander Technique | FM Alexander Giving a Lesson

What is the Alexander Technique? alexandertechnique.com

“..is a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The Alexander process shines a light on inefficient habits of movement and patterns of accumulated tension, which interferes with our innate ability to move easily and according to how we are designed. It’s a simple yet powerful approach that offers the opportunity to take charge of one’s own learning and healing process, because it’s not a series of passive treatments but an active exploration that changes the way one thinks and responds in activity. It produces a skill set that can be applied in every situation. Lessons leave one feeling lighter, freer, and more grounded.” ..”

The Alexander Technique: First Lesson – YouTube

Alexander Technique: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Bending – YouTube

Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method feldenkrais-method.org

‘..an educational system that uses movement to teach self awareness and improve function.

The Feldenkrais Method was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984). The Biography of Dr. Feldenkrais shows his diverse fields of study and hints to the sources of the genius of the Method he developed.

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais wrote extensively. Here are some excerpts of his works that will stimulate your thinking, and serve as an introduction to the Feldenkrais Method.

The IFF has adopted Standards of Practice, which give a description of the applications of the method.

Examples of Dr. Feldenkrais teaching can be viewed or listened to in our online Archive.

Materials for purchase are available here:..”

Neuromuscular Integrative Action technique

About NIA – Neuromuscular Integrative Action inwardboundadventures.com

“..Based on both Eastern and Western philosophy Nia, or “Neuromuscular Integrative Action,” helps to heal the body, spirit, mind and emotions. It is a fusion of many different movement forms inclucing Yoga, Tai Chi, Jazz, Duncan, Modern, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Feldenkrais and The Alexander Technique.

Designed to be both therapeutic and fun it is set up similar to the martial arts with belts awarded for progress and mastery starting with white and proceeding up to black. Those at the highest level are considered to be Movement Medicine Healers…”

NIA Fitness & Exercise Lessons : What is Neuromuscular Integrative …

Chi Running & Chi Walking

Chi Running & Chi Walking – YouTube

Transitioning Between Chi Walking and Chi Running Posted by Keith McConnell on Thu Nov 10th, 2011 chirunning.com
“..Briefly stated, the transition (or change) process from walking to running, or running to walking, is an individualized decision combined with some general principles and timing guidelines. First, it is key to pay attention to yourself, to “Body Sense” so that you are aware of your own energy as you decide to continue with what you are doing as opposed to making the transition: exertion level? heart rate? attitude? current form? And further, what’s going on around you: are you running or walking on level terrain, uphill, downhill? what point in your workout or race? personal goals? aid station coming up? how long have you been either walking or running?..”

American Indian and Alaskan Spiritual Dancing

“Our Culture Is Medicine”: Perspectives of Native Healers on Posttrauma Recovery Among American Indian and Alaska Native Patients
Deborah Bassett, PhD, Ursula Tsosie, MSPH, and Sweetwater Nannauck ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

RezMove Native Dance and Cardio Workout – YouTube

Spiritual Practices in the Healing of American Indian/Alaska Native …

Biblical Meditation

*see Health & Fitness: “Holistic” Biblical Scripture Meditation and Prayer goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

The Power of Meditation Enliven Health and Wellness April/May 2015 By: Sherrell Moore-Tucker faithandfitness.net
“..However, upon further research and good bible teaching I learned that God does in fact want us to meditate. Joshua 1:8 says,

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

Now don’t get me wrong I was familiar with this scripture but I lacked the application of it in my life. ..

Christian Meditation

The scientific benefits of mediation are great but here’s where worldly mediation and Christian mediation differ, the focus. Christian meditation is essentially a form of prayer in which you ponder and reflect upon the revelations of God. Rick Warren, in The Purpose Driven Life describes meditation as “focused thinking”. God wants us to mediate on His Word day and night so therein lays the focus. If you are dealing with anxiety meditate upon 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV), “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” And just like prayer you can mediate anywhere. Mediation is even valuable during exercise. For example, you can turn your fitness routine into a moving mediation by focusing on 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.”..”

In Prayer | 17-minute Christian meditation

PraiseMoves | The Christian ALTERNATIVE to Yoga! praisemoves.com

Catholic

Pietra Fitness – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VuXuYV2ANU
“Pietra Fitness
Published on May 29, 2014
PIETRA FITNESS is a unique ‘whole-person’ fitness program that integrates physical exercise with Christian prayer while drawing upon the rich and timeless traditions of the Catholic Church. Bodily prayer, sacred art, sacred music, and Christian meditation are woven into the stretching and strengthening workout so that in only one hour, you feel calmer, stronger, refreshed, and renewed. “

Application

5 Ways to Include Mind-body Exercise in Your Fitness Classes Jennifer Turpin Stanfield by Jennifer Turpin Stanfield on August 09, 2017 acefitness.org
“..Your fitness class regulars follow you to group strength, indoor cycling and even boot camp. However, you haven’t had any luck getting your loyals to try yoga or Pilates, or any mind-body fitness class for that matter. As health and fitness professionals, we know that mind-body exercise is a great complement to any fitness program, but how can we get our participants to buy in? Here are five ways to incorporate mind-body exercise into any group fitness class. ..”

You can can incorporate some of the breathing and stretches from the various movements above to your “warm-up” and “cool down” stretching before-after a typical workout/exercise.
*see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Walking barefoot, the incredible benefits for mind, body and spirit with this exercise!
https://youtu.be/qk-pyTWrLW0
*see Fitness: “Safety” & Best Tips (Properly) When Running, Jogging, and/or Walking Outdoors goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Good News Philosophy
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WARNINGS:

Dangers of Yoga: Side effects – Websites and articles dangersofyoga.blogspot.com
“..This site presents the side effects of yoga, meditation, transcendental meditation and qi gong. It also presents a record of these practices in schools: Who are the promoters and those who are opposed…”

“Disclaimer: No part of this site is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. Nothing on this site is to be construed as medical advice; the authors are not doctors. Please discuss your personal health, including any options or ideas you may read on the internet (on this site or others) with your personal, qualified health practitioner before making changes to your diet or adjusting/discontinuing any medication. We are not responsible for any adverse outcomes associated with using or misconstruing advice or information on this site. THANK YOU for stopping at our site! May you find what your looking for and “God speed” to good health and prosperity!”

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Health & Fitness: Ergogenic Aids & Energy Enhancing Supplements

ergogenic merriam-webster.com
“..enhancing physical performance

athletic use of caffeine and other ergogenic aids..”

Supplements and Ergogenic Aids for Athletes Reviewed by Sharon Denny, MS, RDN Published December 03, 2014 eatright.org
“..Dietary Supplements: Who’s Watching?

Dietary supplements are under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but are regulated differently than conventional foods and drugs. Manufacturers are not required to prove a supplement is safe before it is sold, or even that it works. The FDA can take action to remove or restrict the sale of a supplement only after it has been on the market and been shown to be unsafe…”

Watch Legal Ergogenic Aids – Nutritional Aids In Sport – YouTube

Ergogenic Aids – YouTube

Ergogenic Aids

Protein

*see Health: Nutrition-Macronutrients & Health: When is “too much” Protein in your diet “too much”? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Protein vs Amino Acids – YouTube

What Do Amino Acid Supplements Do For You? – YouTube

Hydrolysates

What Are BCAA’s And How Do They Work? – YouTube

BCAAs: The Many Benefits Of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplements
Layne Norton, PhD August 21, 2017 bodybuilding.com
‘…While BCAA supplementation may be useful for gaining mass, I believe BCAAs are especially helpful for maintaining muscle mass while on a calorie-deficit diet. They’re particularly useful for bodybuilding competitors who take their physiques to the lean extreme.

Although dieting down makes you look awesome onstage, on the beach, and to your friends of the opposite sex, it can also take a chunk out of your muscle mass…”

1. Whey

Whey Protein Types: Concentrate, Isolate, Hydrolysate

2. Casein
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5 BEST Casein Protein Powders 2017, What is Casein … – YouTube

CASEIN PROTEIN NECESSARY TO BUILD MUSCLE?

b.

The Benefits Of Glutamine! Contributing Writer September 15, 2017 bodybuilding.com
“..Studies have shown that L-Glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism. Find out everything you need to know about glutamine and how it can help you!

Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscles – over 61% of skeletal muscle is Glutamine. Glutamine consists of 19% nitrogen, making it the primary transporter of nitrogen into your muscle cells.

During intense training, Glutamine levels are greatly depleted in your body, which decreases strength, stamina and recovery. It could take up to 6 days for Glutamine levels to return to normal – and Glutamine plays a key role in protein synthesis. Studies have shown that L-Glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism.
..”

Pros & Cons

BCAAs | Benefits? Side Effects? When to take? Dosage? myprotein.com
“..BCAAs are considered the perfect supplement for people looking to put on mass, but more so people who are looking to cut down and shred some body fat whilst maintaining as much muscle as possible…”
What are the pros and cons of protein powder for bodybuilding? quora.com

BCAA Side Effects Dangers You Should Be Aware Of! – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usm-bKcldj4
“..One of the largest dangers has to do with negative interactions between supplements and prescription drugs. This is why if you’re taking any prescription drug it best to let a qualified physician know what you’re doing. They probably will not object to it, but it’s best to be safe. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take this supplement. Not enough is known about these amino acids when it comes to interacting with a developing human being. Of course one supplement a pregnant woman really should take is a multivitamin. ..”

-Human Hair

True fact: A common ingredient in commercial breads is derived from human hair harvested in China Thursday, June 16, 2011 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger naturalnews.com
“..(NaturalNews) If you read the ingredients label on a loaf of bread, you will usually find an ingredient listed there as L-cysteine. This is a non-essential amino acid added to many baked goods as a dough conditioner in order to speed industrial processing. It’s usually not added directly to flour intended for home use, but you’ll find it throughout commercial breads such as pizza dough, bread rolls and pastries…

Most of the hair used to make L-cysteine is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China, by the way…”

Protein Shakes Contain L-Cysteine Derived From Human Hair …

How Do They Make L Cysteine? – YouTube

L – Cysteine In Your Bread – Bakeries Use Human Hair … – YouTube

10 gross ingredients you didn’t know were in your food theguardian.com

‘..Human hair

Amino acids are your body’s building blocks, and while they can be good for your health, not all amino acids are created equal. L-Cysteine – an amino acid used to prolong shelf-life in products such as commercial bread – can be found in duck and chicken feathers and cow horns, but most that’s used in food comes from human hair. It has been reported that most of the hair used to make L-Cysteine comes from China, where it’s gathered from barbershops and hair salons. You can avoid L-Cysteine by buying fresh bread from a local baker, as it is not an additive in flour. Steer clear of fast food places such as McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Burger King too, who all use L-Cysteine as an additive…”

Beta alanine amino acid carnosine & Sodium Bicarbonate

A. Beta alanine amino acid carnosine

Beta Alanine Explained in 60 Seconds – Better Than Your … – YouTube

Carnosine & beta-Alanine – Vegan Health.org

“… Carnosine (also known as beta-alanyl-L-histidine) is a molecule made up of two amino acids, alanine and histidine. It is synthesized in animal tissues, especially muscle and brain (1), and is not contained in any plant foods. One study has shown vegetarians to have 50% or less carnosine in muscle tissue (7).

Most of the research on carnosine has been in vitro and in animal models, with a few small studies conducted in humans. Most of the research has looked at carnosine as an anti-glycation/anti-glycosylation agent and for athletic performance…

beta-Alanine

Beta-alanine is the limiting amino acid for carnosine synthesis, and beta-alanine supplements have been shown to increase muscle levels of carnosine. In fact, only beta-alanine supplements, rather than carnosine supplements, have been tested on athletic performance in human subjects… “


Beta Alanine Increases Muscle Carnosine – YouTube

Carnosine the most effective anti aging supplement – YouTube

-Pros & Cons

β-alanine: performance effects, usage and side effects bjsm.bmj.com

Sodium Bicarbonate


How To Drink Baking Soda: The Best After Workout Tonic
The Alternative Daily –

June 10, 2016 thealternativedaily.com
“..The health benefits of baking soda stem from its ability to regulate pH. When our bodies become too acidic, or too alkaline, health problems can occur. Baking soda helps to restore a healthy balance.

One very important area of life in which baking soda can greatly assist us is exercise. We all know the feeling of being utterly winded when we work out. Anyone who’s ever done high-intensity exercise knows the feeling of stiff joints, sore muscles, and lingering fatigue that this activity can bring.

The process of vigorous exercise leads to a buildup of lactic acid in our joints. While this is a natural process, it is one that can lead to that crushing fatigue, and nagging muscle pain that can knock you off of your feet. Exercising can also lead to a lowering of your body’s pH, a process called metabolic acidosis…”

Increase endurance and stamina quickly with baking soda – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0kaVQKnXmg
“ZHealthPerformance
Published on Dec 3, 2014
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
– 40% to 50% increases in endurance.
– One of the few things shown to actually provide results.
– Boost your energy levels for a better training session.

http://zhealtheducation.com/episode-7&#8230; “

Caffeine

The facts about caffeine and athletic performance Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D. For Active.com
“..Caffeine and performance

Caffeine is one of the best-tested ergogenic aids (substances, devices, or practices that enhance an individual’s energy use, production, or recovery) and is known to help athletes train harder and longer. Caffeine stimulates the brain and contributes to clearer thinking and greater concentration. ..”

How to Use Caffeine to Improve Your Athletic Performance
Beth Skwarecki 11/12/15 1:00pm vitals.lifehacker.com
‘..Thankfully, if you’re relying on caffeine to help you run faster in a race, you’ll still get a benefit even if it’s your hundredth day in a row of chugging coffee in the morning. But for the best results, you may want to go off caffeine for a week or more before an important race.

When the big day comes, the International Society for Sports Nutrition recommends taking a big hit of caffeine one hour before your event starts. Caffeine begins to circulate in your blood after about 15 minutes if you take it on an empty stomach, or longer (45 minutes or more) if you have it with food. (The delay is similar to what happens when you have alcohol with food.)..”

Does Coffee Enhance Athletic Performance? – YouTube

Pros and Cons of Coffee – YouTube

Caffeine – Pros and Cons – YouTube

Creatine

*see Supplements: Good and Bad of Creatine? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

anabolic androgenic steroids

ANABOLIC-ANDROGENIC STEROIDS: Mechanism of Action and Effects on Performance Thomas D. Fahey sportsci.org
“..The research literature is divided on whether anabolic steroids enhance physical performance. Yet, almost all athletes who consume these substances acclaim their beneficial effects. Many athletes feel that they would not have been as successful without them.

There are several possible reasons for the large differences between experimental findings and empirical observations. An incredible mystique has arisen around these substances, providing fertile ground for the placebo effect. The use of anabolic steroids in the “real world” is considerably different from that in rigidly controlled, double-blind experiments (in a double blind study, neither the subject nor experimenter knows who is taking the drug). ..”

Sports Documentary Anabolic Steroids Effects – YouTube

Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: The Psychological Side Effects …

Cortisone Shots

What Is Cortisone? arthritis-health.com
“..is a synthetic version of cortisol, a steroid produced by the body’s adrenal glands. In large quantities, cortisol suppresses the immune system’s inflammatory and allergic responses. Cortisone medications mimic the action of cortisol but tend to be more powerful.

Cortisone and cortisol are both types of glucocorticosteroids, often referred to as corticosteroids. The term “corticosteroids” is sometimes used interchangeably with the terms “cortisone” and “cortisol.” ..’

Are Cortisone Injections Good or Bad? Clinical Research … – YouTube

Dangers of cortisone and steroid injections. My research and why it might not work.

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Fitness: Various Plyometric Training Exercises

Pre-Workout

The Stretch Shortening Cycle – YouTube

Fast & Slow Stretch-Shortening Cycle – YouTube

Workout

The 10 Best Plyometric Exercises for Athletes Updated: January 31, 2017 stack.com
“..is a great way for athletes to build explosive power. Performing plyometrics one to three times a week can increase your vertical jump and improve your speed and strength. The gains athletes make from plyometric training can directly translate to better performance on the field…”

Plyometric Progressions for Athletes ideafit.com
‘..Plyometric Training Progression

One of the main reasons trainers and coaches often hesitate to implement plyometrics is that, as the velocity and intensity of the training increase, so does the inherent injury risk, underlining the importance of establishing proper progression (Chu 1996; Twist 2007). ..”

Explosive Plyometric Workout
Elizabeth Andrews by Elizabeth Andrews
on March 15, 2016 acefitness.org
“..Plyometrics are explosive exercises that increase speed, quickness and power. Most exercises include “jumping,” in which the muscles exert maximal effort and force in short bouts or intervals of time. The goal is to move from the eccentric to concentric phase of a movement rapidly while using proper biomechanics…”

Sports Specific Training velocitysportsmed.com
“..Velocity’s key training characteristics:
Technique is essential to maximize the effectiveness of plyometrics. If used incorrectly, this high intensity training method can cause injury.
Velocity minimizes this risk by ensuring individual specific exercises are employed characterized by specific intensities, degree of difficulty, and duration…”

Plyometric exercises – 23 Plyo Variations – YouTube

Lower Body
*see Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Plyometric exercises for lower body – YouTube

Top 3 Plyometric Exercises for Legs | Plyometric Exercises – YouTube

Fat Burning Plyometric Workout — Plyometric Training for … – YouTube

-Jumping

Fitness: Plyometric-Jumping Exercise w/ “HealthFitnessLifeGuy”

Movement Pattern Progression

movement pattern progression for velocity training linear forward lateral backpedal rotational crossover cutting curving

Upper Body
*see Fitness: Upper Body Workouts-Arms, Biceps, etc… goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Upper Body Plyometric Training – YouTube

Upper Body Plyometric Movements – YouTube

EXPLOSIVE Upper Body Training (Dynamic) – YouTube

Speed Drills

Best Plyometric Exercises For Speed. – YouTube

Best Plyometric Exercises for SPEED – YouTube

Plyometric workout to increase POWER and speed – YouTube

Arm Drive Drills

How to RUN faster – ABC running drills to improve form and speed for …

Agility

5 Essential Speed and Agility Drills – YouTube

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Equipment Options

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Cancer Types: How to “fight” Ovarian?

CAUSES

Do We Know What Causes Ovarian Cancer? cancer.org
“..There are many theories about the causes of ovarian cancer. Some of them came from looking at the things that change the risk of ovarian cancer. For example, pregnancy and taking birth control pills both lower the risk of ovarian cancer. Since both of these things reduce the number of times the ovary releases an egg (ovulation), some researchers think that there may be some relationship between ovulation and the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Also, we know that tubal ligation and hysterectomy lower the risk of ovarian cancer. One theory to explain this is that some cancer-causing substances may enter the body through the vagina and pass through the uterus and fallopian tubes to reach the ovaries. This would explain how removing the uterus or blocking the fallopian tubes affects ovarian cancer risk. Another theory is that male hormones (androgens) can cause ovarian cancer…”
Risks and causes | Ovarian cancer | Cancer Research UK cancerresearchuk.org

“..Possible risk factors for ovarian cancer

The following factors may increase the risk of ovarian cancer:
Getting older

As with most cancers, the risk of developing ovarian cancer increases as you get older. Most cases of ovarian cancer happen are in women who have had their menopause.
Inherited faulty genes..”

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms and Its Real Cause – YouTube

Cellular Memory Healing: How to Clear Limiting Beliefs and Emotional Wounds at the Cellular Level BY DR. ALEXANDER LLOYD consciouslifestylemag.com
‘..So what exactly do we mean when we say “cellular memories”? Really, we are simply talking about your memories. Researchers began adding the word cellular because we used to believe that all memories were stored in the brain—until, over many years with lots of patients, surgeons removed every part of the brain and found the memories were always still there. The experiences of organ transplant recipients also support this idea. Now we know that memories are stored in cells all over the body, but they’re still just what we would call our “memories,” which is how I’ll refer to them throughout the rest of this. Also, out of the various terms writers and researchers have used for cellu­lar memory, I’ve come to prefer the term that King Solomon used, particularly since he was the earliest source I found for this concept: the issues of the heart. But to distinguish this concept from our cardiovas­cular heart, I call it the “spiritual heart.” So when I refer to the spiritual heart throughout the rest of the piece, you can just as easily substitute cellular memory or the subconscious or unconscious mind. I simply mean the place where our good and bad memories, the source of all our life issues and problems, reside…”

pt.2 Healing Codes -Another way to Heal the heart letusreason.org
‘..

Cellular memory is that scientists now believe that illnesses, such as cancer, occur when a bad cellular memory replaces a good one. Bad cellular memories can contribute to depression, addiction, and psychological trauma as well. Scientists are working to find out how cells develop these memories, and how they can be changed.

Many in the medical community feel that when we get sick, we need to address five core issues: negative emotions, negative thought patterns, conscious beliefs that are not what they should be, actions and behaviors, and the physiology of their body. But Loyd says these five issues are not the ailments themselves, but merely the symptoms of a deeper, underlying problem. He explains that what is really at the core of all illness is what he calls the issues of the heart, or your core spiritual issues.

Heal the cell memories, replace the bad ones with good ones, and pain and illness will disappear.

As King Solomon said 3000 years ago, “Guard your heart above everything else, for from it flows all of the issues of life.” Addressing matters of the heart, or spiritual beliefs, will allow you to heal your cellular memories. And once the memories have been changed, the cells themselves are able to be healed, and your hypothalamus turns off the stress signals to the body. This, in turn, allows your body to heal. (Cellular Memory and its Role in Healing by Jack Hugo on May 2, 2012)

So what he is saying is that cells go bad from experiences, stress; and his new method of healing can remove this damage.

“The healing code is not a religious thing it works like gravity, The Healing codes work because of physical laws of nature” It is not a religious process but a physical mechanical process. (Larry Napier- spiritual foundations of healing). If that is so, then why do they refer to it as a spiritual healing? Why do they use the Bible Scriptures to support it?..”

PREVENTION

The Anti-Ovarian Cancer Diet By William W. Li, MD President, The Angiogenesis Foundation
Posted on 9/08/2011 | By William W. Li, M.D. doctoroz.com
“.. Stop the Silent Killer

The threat of ovarian cancer is hard to beat because the biggest risk factors are your genetics, your family history, and if you’ve never had children – things you really can’t change. So, what can you do to lower the risk? It turns out that what you eat can make a difference. ..”
7 Foods That Help Prevent Ovarian Cancer Naturally Updated: Sep 20, 2017 9:40 pm
By Editorial Staff womansworld.com
‘..Researchers have uncovered new ways to reduce your risk of developing ovarian cancer — and have made strides in figuring out how to catch it early while it’s very treatable and beatable. The most up-to-date, no-hassle strategies? Eat ovarian cancer prevention foods, such as these…’

HOW TO PREVENT OVARIAN CANCER? – YouTube

TREATMENTS

-Foods

10 Useful Home Remedies for Ovarian Cancer organicfacts.net
“..Some of the most important home remedies for ovarian cancer include soy, ginkgo, ginger, flaxseed, shiitake mushrooms, red clover, green tea, red onions, fish, peppermint, sunshine, exercise, acupuncture, and hydration…”

Top healing foods that stop ovarian cancer in its tracks Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by: Carolanne Wright naturalnews.com
“..Ginger, ginkgo biloba, green tea and …

flaxseed are all remarkably effective at destroying ovarian cancer cells and tumors — hindering proliferation and increasing survival rates dramatically.

Using food as medicine
Diet is extremely influential in preventing as well as healing ovarian cancer. Beyond consuming an abundant variety of fresh produce and limiting dairy, meat and sugar, certain foods specifically target ovarian cancer cells — demonstrating extraordinary success in defeating this life-threatening disease…”

Treatment of Ovarian Cancer – Dr. Weil drweil.com

‘..They found that the 45 percent who lived five years or longer after diagnosis were those who ate the most vegetables (excluding potatoes). Women who ate cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower survived longer, as did those whose diets additionally contained high levels of vitamin E (vitamin E supplements did not appear to help)…”

Natural Cures For Ovarian Cancer – YouTube

Cure Ovarian Cancer Naturally

-Survivor Stories

Trina Hammack, 5-Year Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer Survivor: “I Beat the Odd” Patient Stories
Hope4Cancer July 9, 2013 hope4cancer.com
“…Treating Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Jimenez realized that the large tumor needed to be removed surgically. However, after the surgery, he encouraged Trina to bypass chemotherapy in favor of alternative cancer treatments. Trina started her treatment program centered around Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy and the Seven Key Principles of Cancer Therapy.

Trina’s second-hand knowledge through her patients made her acutely aware of what chemo and radiation could possibly do to her body, and it made pursuing alternative cancer treatments a no-brainer. While she knew this was the right choice for her, given that she was suffering from advanced ovarian cancer, it is unlikely that she was expecting a miracle…”

-Fasting
*see Health: Benefits of “Fasting”? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Fasting – Healed Of Ovarian Cancer freedomyou.com
Fasting Testimony By Sammy Hoffard
“..She told me to start by boosting my immune system. An Internet search repeatedly came up with the word, “fasting”. Was that a joke? How could starving myself cure cancer?

First, I found a reputable website which not only taught members the proper and safe way to fast, it also offered ongoing support, encouragement and a means of having all my questions answered along the way. It also had a great leaning towards Christian spiritual matters, but at the time I paid no attention to that. I began with a five day juice fast, then later did a seven, ten, and a fifteen day fast: becoming more able to handle the detox symptoms, and familiarizing myself with the challenges which come with adopting a whole new system of nutrition. I learned exactly how the body begins to heal itself and how the very building blocks of the human body are actually restored and renewed through proper fasting and changes in lifestyle and outlook. My immune system was super-charging…”

HEALING

*see Deep Thought: Why doesn’t God “heal” everybody? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Prayer

Healed of Stage 4 Cancer! – YouTube

Others:

Jehovah Rapha (Lord Heals) by Sal youtube.com
https://creativemusicartsy.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/music-prayer-come-and-let-your-healing-fill-this/

Paul Rapley Ministires-Testimonies paulrapley.com
ASIA-Philippines:

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Fitness: How “Balanced” are you?

Balance and Coordination and Fitness topendsports.com
“..There are two types of balance: static and dynamic. Static balance is maintaining equilibrium when stationary, while dynamic balance is maintaining equilibrium when moving. We use our eyes, ears and ‘body sense’ to help retain our balance. Coordination is a complex skill that requires not only good balance, but good levels of other fitness components such strength and agility. Balance and coordination can be improved through practice and training within specific sports…”

Fitness Test

Static

TFT Static Balance Test – YouTube

1. Romberg Test

Romberg Test physio-pedia.com
‘… is an appropriate tool to diagnose sensory ataxia, a gait disturbance caused by abnormal proprioception involving information about the location of the joints. It is also proven to be sensitive and accurate means of measuring the degree of disequilibrium caused by the central vertigo, peripheral vertigo and head trauma. [1] It has been used in clinic for 150 years [2] ..

Purpose

The Romberg test is used to demonstrate the effects of posterior column disease upon human upright postural control. Posterior column disease involves selective damaging of the posterior column, known as tabes dorsalis neurosyphilis. The Romberg test is used for the clinical assessment of patients with disequilibrium or ataxia from sensory and motor disorders. “

Sharpened Romberg – YouTube

Sharpened Romberg Test – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM7s7Sqc6NA
“Remedy Pain and Performance
Published on Mar 9, 2015
Great assessment to determine your balance as well as an easy drill to improve balance.

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Romberg Test
https://youtu.be/AHBlWW3pk3A
*close your eyes after having it open for first 30 seconds

2. Stork-Stand Balance Test

Stork Balance Stand Test topendsports.com
“..purpose: To assess the ability to balance on the ball of the foot…”

Stork Balance Stand Test – YouTube

3. McGill’s Torso Muscular Endurance Test Battery
*see Fitness: Morning Routine-Different types of Sit-Ups-Crunches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

McGill’s Torso Muscular Endurance Test Battery Blog by:Akshita Piplani bfysportsnfitness Posted on November 24, 2016 bfyblogs.com
“..1)To evaluate balanced core strength and stability, it is important to assess all sides of the torso.

2)Poor endurance capacity of the torso muscles or an imbalance between these three muscle groups can contribute to low-back dysfunction and core instability…”

McGill’s Torso Test – YouTube

-Others

Testing Your Core: Part 4 graychiropractic.ca
“..In the table below you can review the normal ratios when comparing endurance scores between the Trunk Extensors, Trunk Flexors (abdominals), and Lateral Trunk Muscles…”
*trunk lateral endurance test (a.k.a. “side bridge test”)

Side Bridge Muscle Testing
by Kim Nunley healthyliving.azcentral.com

The 7 Stage Abdominal Strength Test – YouTube

Dynamic

Dynamic Balance Test: Can You Do It? – YouTube

Stability & Mobility Training

Static Balance

Training for Balance, Training for Life Christopher Gagliardi by Christopher Gagliardi
on March 28, 2013 acefitness.org
“..Center of Gravity (COG)

Line of Gravity (LOG)

Gravity acts on the body in a straight line through the COG toward the center of the earth. The line of gravity must fall within the base of support to maintain balance without moving.

Base of Support (BOS)

This is the area beneath the body that is encompassed when one continuous line connects all points of the body that are in contact of the ground…

Center of Gravity & Static Balance Tutorials – YouTube

Exercises to Improve Dynamic & Static Balance : Fitness … – YouTube

=>Single Leg

Balance – Dynamic Single-Leg Stand – YouTube

Balance – Blind Static Single Leg Stand (Advanced) – YouTube

Stability – Single Leg Balance Reach (Frontal) – YouTube

Stability – Single Leg Balance Reach (Multiplane) – YouTube

Single Leg Balance with Hip Flexion – YouTube

Single-leg balance + contralateral arm reach – YouTube

Increase balance and stability…DB Single-Leg/Reverse Curl – YouTube

Single Leg Balance + Hip Abduction | Chris Johnson PT – YouTube

Stability – Single Leg Balance on a Bosu (Static) – YouTube

Static Balance activities- 4-ways single leg stance – YouTube

Exercises

Dynamic

Dynamic Balance Workout – YouTube

Both

Balance Training Exercises

Exercises to Improve Dynamic & Static Balance : Fitness … – YouTube

Others

Fitness Tests thepegeek.com
‘Fitness Tests is the quick, easy handbook guide for PE teachers, sports coaches, personal trainers or anyone looking to measure their fitness.

The app allows for swift reference of over 30 fitness tests from aerobic capacity, through to flexibility. Upon selecting your test you will be provided with the aim, equipment, procedure and the norm standards so that you can easily and accurately complete the tests you desire.

***Procedures and norms for the following tests are included within the app

20m Shuttle Run, 12 Minute Run, 1.6km Run, Harvard Step Test, Queens Step Test
300/400/800m Run Tests, RAST tests
Handgrip Dynamometer, 1RM Bench Press, 1RM Leg Press
Timed Push-ups, Pull Up Test, Squats Test
Sit and Reach Test, Trunk Rotation Test, Shoulder Elevation Test
Waist Circumference, Body Mass Index, Waist-Hip Ratio
Vertical Jump Test, Standing Broad Jump
35m Sprint, 50m Sprint
Illinois Agility Test, T-Test
Stork Balance Test, Standing Balance Test
Alternate Hand Wall Test, Soft Drink Can Test
Ruler Drop Test
..”

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Fitness: Physiology of Exercise

Human Anatomy Systems

*see Medical: Human Anatomy Overall goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Exercise Physiology Basics nursinglink.monster.com
“..The changes that occur to the cardiovascular system during exercise all have a common function: they allow the body to meet the increasing needs demanded from an increased workload on the body. Many components of the cardiovascular system work in tandem with one another to achieve this goal. Like a fine tuned machine, the components of the cardiovascular system are orchestrated by local mechanisms, as well as by the neural and endocrine systems, to supply the increase in demand. The role of the nervous and endocrine systems will be discussed in a later topic. To better understand the contribution of every mechanism, we will need to take a quick look at each in greater detail. The following physiologic factors perform a unique contribution to the overall goal of homeostasis. These will include:..”

What Happens to your Heart when you Exercise – The Human Body – A User’s Guide
https://youtu.be/O8ttt3M8qZM
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& *see Fitness: Various Cardio Workouts goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Physiological Responses and Adaptations ptdirect.com
acute merriam-webster.com
“..characterized by sharpness or severity

acute pain

(2) :having a sudden onset, sharp rise, and short course

acute disease

(3) :being, providing, or requiring short-term medical care (as for serious illness or traumatic injury)

acute hospitals

an acute patient

b :lasting a short time

acute experiments

..
chronic merriam-webster.com
“..Definition of chronic
1 a :continuing or occurring again and again for a long time

chronic indigestion

chronic experiments

b :suffering from a chronic disease

the special needs of chronic patients

2 a :always present or encountered; especially :constantly vexing, weakening, or troubling

chronic petty warfare

chronic meddling in one another’s domestic affairs —Amatzia Baram

b :being such habitually

a chronic grumbler

..

*see Fitness: Kinesiology-Kinematic Exercise Types goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Sweating

Sweat Is Cool humankinetics.com
“..Sweating does for humans what panting does for dogs, but sweating does it better. Sweating is an effective way to stay safely cool in hot environments. That simple fact explains why humans are better than most animals at being physically active in the heat for prolonged periods. Animals that do not sweat cannot pant fast enough to keep up with the heat production of exercise. In humans, when body temperature increases slightly above normal resting temperature (98.6 ℉, or 37 ℃), the hypothalamus in the brain senses the increase in temperature and signals the sympathetic nervous system to dilate blood vessels in the skin and activate sweat glands. (See figure 10.3.)..”

Why do we sweat.mp4

The Science of Sweat By Tim Newcomb Dec 7, 2016 popularmechanics.com
From nerves to exercise, this is sweat’s cool factor.
“..When your body starts to heat up, whether it’s because of exercise, work, or outside temperature, your brain reacts by releasing sweat from the more than 2.5 million eccrine glands spread out across nearly all of your body, pouring liquid through pores to lower your body temperature. But when sweat simply drips off you and hits the floor, it can’t lower your body temperature. To reap the cooling effect of sweat, though, that salty liquid must evaporate off the skin and turn into a gas, says William Byrnes, a sweat expert at the University of Colorado…”

Sweat isn’t triggered by heart rate or movement, but by receptors in the hypothalamus area of the brain. Individuals living in hot and humid environments will adapt to the weather, just as people aerobically trained will sweat more and sooner. The body welcomes “adaptions that help us with heat regulation,” Byrnes explains.

Because the stink of sweat doesn’t come from the odorless, colorless liquid the body produces in an effort to cool the skin, but rather from contact with bacteria present on the body, we have to combat it from all angles. With this bacteria concentrated in the armpit, applying a powerful deodorant to that specific area, instead of rubbing it all over, proves the most effective way to combat B.O…”

Exercise – Thermoregulation: HEAT TRANSFER FROM … – YouTube

Thermoregulation During Exercise

-Fitness Gear

SWEAT SPOTS: Exercise clothing TIPS for those who SWEAT a lot!

“Published on Oct 7, 2011

**HEY, SUBSCRIBE & RATE THIS!** Just a few tips on what I have found to work me (being that I am someone who sweats profusely during exercise), in terms of clothing material to purchase (stay away from 100% cotton, however nylon & spandex work great!).

Wicking fabric is a must, just be sure to check the labels of the workout gear you’re thinking of purchasing. Just because it is sold as fitness gear, does not mean that it will provide the wicking effect you need if you tend to sweat a lot!
If you have a brand you recommend, please do share!”

*see Tips for Energy during “Hot” Summer Activities goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

10 Fitness Fabrics, Explained Karla Bruning shape.com
Your workout clothes do more than make you look good: wearing the right material can also increase the efficiency of your sweat sesh
“…Bamboo pulp yields a natural fabric that’s light, breathable, and moisture-wicking—it also protects your skin from ultraviolet rays. “It feels insanely soft, repels odors, regulates your temperature, and is UPF 50+,” says Tasc Performance designer, Sarah Chase. Tasc Performance and other brands blend chemical-free bamboo with organic cotton, wool, and spandex to make workout clothes l..

…A recent Belgian study found that it gives off less post-workout stench than polyester because synthetic fabrics allow stink-causing bacteria to thrive. But don’t head to spin class in a cotton tee just yet. Cotton absorbs moisture, potentially making you feel like a dishrag during a hard-charging workout. Still, for yoga, weight training, or other low-sweat activities, go with clothes made from cotton blends”..

Famously used to make women’s stockings, the synthetic fabric is soft as silk, mildew resistant, and dries quickly. It’s also breathable and wicks sweat from your skin to the fabric’s surface, where it can evaporate.You’ll find nylon in all kinds of sportswear, ..

Polyester’s main drawback: the stink factor. Synthetic material can foster bacteria growth, and it also doesn’t dry quite as quickly as polypropylene or nylon….

But unlike polyester, this synthetic material is totally water-resistant, says Lauren Hallworth, product line manager for Brooks Running apparel. “Even if you’re sweaty after a run and the outside of the shirt is wet, what’s touching you is completely dry,” says Hallworth. “It’s great as a base layer.” Polypropylene forces moisture to pass through its fibers, expelling it to the fabric’s surface where it can evaporate. ..

=>Cold Weather

WOMEN:
The Best Cold-Weather Workout Gear By Caitlin Carlson December 2, 2015 womenshealthmag.com
The perfectly crisp fall days are almost behind us. Gear up for outdoor winter workouts with these 10 essentials
“..
Adidas Techfit ClimaWarm+ Tights

The fabric of these tights is woven just tightly enough to block cold air while still allowing sweat to escape. Mesh vents behind the knees are a sign that these budget-friendly tights are on par with premium options…

Moving Comfort Sprint Insulated Vest

Keeping your core warm is key to regulating your body temperature in cold conditions. This quilted vest does just that—without restricting your movement. The side panels are made of a lightweight material so you don’t feel like the Michelin Man…”

MEN:
10 Winter Running Essentials by Jeff Laboon mensfitness.com
All the running gear to keep you warm and dry on your winter runs—”Baby, it’s cold outside,” won’t stand as an excuse not to go.

‘…
Mid Layer

The Adidas Sequencials Half-Zip Long Sleeve Tee doesn’t just offer a mock turtleneck to protect your neck and trap body heat from escaping. Made with a spandex-type blend, its material allows for full range of motion while also keeping you cool and dry between your base and jacket. What’s more: The zipper and mesh side panels allow for extra ventilation without sacrificing body heat. Get it in grey or “infrared,” an orangish color that will shine bright on the darkest of runs. ($60, adidas.com)
..”

Leggings

Though they may not leave much to the imagination, a pair of tights must be in your running wardrobe. Period. Because just like the upper body, you want a compression layer touching the skin that can easily wick away sweat. Under Armour’s ColdGear Action Leggings are a modest set of tights made from nylon, polyester, and elastane, and paired with some synthetic underwear, they’ll keep you cool and dry. Trust us, if there’s one part of the body you want to keep comfortable on a freezing run, it’s your, lower body. Your girlfriend/wife will thank you. ($50, underarmour.com)

Wool Socks

Running in the right sock (or wrong sock) can make all the difference in your winter workout. You want a moisture-wicking sock that’s thick and warm enough to prevent frostbitten toes, but that isn’t too bulky to cram into your shoe. The Smartwool PhD Toe Sock Mini controls the temperature in your feet and blocks the bacteria that make them reek. Its individual toes are intended to prevent blisters, and even though they’re partially made of merino wool, these socks won’t itch—promise. They cover the balls of your feet to ensure there isn’t a slit …”
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Shoes

Are You Wearing the Right Shoes For Your Workout? by Amber Long on October 27, 2015 acefitness.org
“..If you participate in a specific sport or activity more than two times per week, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) recommends wearing a sport-specific shoe. This means you might need different shoes for different activities. Here are some recommendations on shoes for popular fitness modes…

For those who do not log miles, replace shoes every six months if you work out most days, or every year if you exercise a couple of times per week. You can extend the life of your fitness shoes by using them only when you exercise. Purchase a casual pair of sneakers to jet around town. This will prevent wear and tear from standing or walking and allow you to look forward to lacing up for exercise.”

Proper Fit Explained: You Don’t Have a Shoe Size; You Have a Foot Size 12 November 2011 naturalrunningcenter.com
“..A proper fit accounts for the natural expansion of the foot upon ground contact. Excess waste is eliminated, along with everything that inhibits your foot’s natural motion. So your foot is free to move and work the way nature intended it to; the way of its own barefoot motion. Call it toe wiggle freedom.

Yet, with sizing, most get it wrong

First, abandon the notion that you have a shoe size. Instead you have a foot size. Shoes are made all over the world and apply different shapes and standards. If you measure your foot seated with a traditional measuring device like a Brannock Device and base your size on that you will likely be off by 1-2 sizes when applied to a running or hiking shoe. One shoe size is only 1/3 an inch.

Here’s why most sizes are too small:

When a load is applied to a foot by running or with a pack weight your foot will spread in length by up to half an inch

You need at least an 1/8 inch or more space on heel and toe for any sock.

You want 1/3 to 1/2 an inch in front of your big toe to allow room for loading and splay

Your foot will splay 15 percent in width under load.

Your foot is widest at the toes and unfortunately most shoes are not shaped this way.

Tips on sizing.

At Two Rivers Treads, we never had a customer return shoes because they too were too big.

Do not assume you are the same size as a previous shoe.

Take your time and try several shoes on, preferably at the end of the day. Go run in them. Do not try them on sitting…”

How to Find Your Proper Shoe Size – YouTube

8 Winter Cycling Shoes For Seriously Cold Weather By Katelyn Miller on January 12, 2016 bicycletouringpro.com

“..Northwave Fahrenheit Winter Cycling Shoes

For a road bike shoe that keeps feet warm in temperatures down around freezing the Northwave Fahrenheit is a sleek, reliable option. The GTX stands for Gore-tex, a waterproof lining that protects from wind and moisture. The shoe is designed with a speed lace system with additional hook-and-loop closure that adds even more protection from the elements.

northwave artic black winter cycling shoes..”

Shoe Lengths for U.S. & European Shoe Sizes with Sizing Chart healthyfeetstore.com
*see Fitness: Benefits of Biking? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

=>Wind Gear

GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER®: What’s the difference? inspiration.goreapparel.com
A Study Program for curious minds and serious athletes
“..Here’s a new term to learn: expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). The GORE-TEX® membrane found in both GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® is an extremely thin layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). It has over 9 billion pores per square inch–these pores give the GORE-TEX® fabric its amazing characteristics.

What are those characteristics? To sum it up short and sweet: WINDSTOPPER® products are windproof, breathable and WATER RESISTANT, while GORE-TEX® products are windproof, breathable and WATERPROOF. As you can see, the real difference lies in the waterproofness.

As a visual aid, take look at these jackets from our GORE BIKE WEAR® ELEMENT collection to learn more about the characteristics of GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER®:..”

7 Best Waterproof Socks To Keep Your Toes Toasty & Dry — PHOTOS .bustle.com
Dexshell Hytherm Pro Waterproof Socks (Small) walmart.com

-Bad Odor

Foods that make your sweat smell bodyandsoul.com.au
“..
Humans have two types of sweat glands – eccrine glands and apocrine glands.

Eccrine glands control body temperature and are concentrated on our foreheads, underarms, soles and palms. They release sweat with little odour, mostly composed of water, salt and other trace minerals such as calcium and potassium.

Apocrine glands are found mostly around the armpits, lower abdomen and genitals. Their purpose is to excrete wastes (mostly fats and proteins) from the body. Although this sweat also has little odour itself, bacteria on the skin feed on it and produce malodorous waste products such as androstenes and isovaleric acid. The process takes about 20 minutes.

Studies show that women find fresh male sweat reasonably pleasant, but the chemical compounds that result from its breakdown highly unpleasant…”

5 Foods That Can Increase Your Body Odor By Gina Roberts-GreyMoney & Security WriterAugust 12, 2013 nextavenue.org

Broccoli, red meat, junk food and low-carb diets can increase BO. Here’s how you can avoid putting up a stink…

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7 Foods That Fight Odors Jessica Girdwain Sep 16, 2011 womansday.com
Banish bad breath, offensive body odor and stinky feet the natural way

‘..For Offensive Body Odor:

Citrus Fruits
..”

Stress

The General Adaptation Syndrome: Applications for Sports Training sports-training-adviser.com
“..In the 1930s, Hans Selye first described the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) as the predictable way in which the body restores itself to balance, or homeostasis, in response to stress. … Around the same time exercise physiologists began exploring adaptations taking place due to different forms of training stresses…

The General Adaptation Syndrome has three distinct stages:

The Alarm Stage, or alarm reaction stage, is the initial response when stress is first recognized. This fight or flight response is a very quick hormonal response that served to help animals survive in the face of danger since ancient times.

We might respond to narrowly missing a serious car accident in the same way. Our bodies immediately release hormones, including cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline to provide instant energy. Adrenaline immediately raises the blood pressure and heart rate. When the stress is removed, the body returns to normal state of homeostasis.

The Resistance Stage, or adaptation stage, occurs if the stress continues or recurs for a period of time. In this stage, the body makes adjustments in its structures or enzyme levels to give it added protection against this specific type of stress. Rest must occur in order for recovery and rebuilding to take place.

The type of training the athlete performs determines the type of protein synthesized during recovery. This is the reason for “specificity” of the adaptive response to training. A speed training session will mobilize the energy, building projects and immune responses in the cells and tissues involved in producing speed. The stimulation of these reserves during a speed training session will dictate the type of structural changes during recovery to make the cell stronger for the next speed training session.

Mobilization of the immune system strengthens the defense capacity of the body and stimulates the repair process by dismantling and rebuilding damaged cells. The immune system plays a critical role in the outcome of the response to training.

The Exhaustion Stage occurs when long-term stress is not removed. At this point the athlete becomes fatigued and irritable. The body runs out of reserve energy and stress takes its toll on the athlete’s mental, physical, and emotional abilities. When excessive long-term stress persists, as in the case of overtraining, the athlete is unable to function and is forced to take time for recovery….”

general adaptation syndrome model

*see Medical: Endocrine System goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Fuel Sources
*see Health: Nutrition-Foods to Know About goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

The Body’s Fuel Sources humankinetics.com
This is an excerpt from Endurance Sports Nutrition, Third Edition by Suzanne Girard Eberle.

The Body’s Fuel Sources

This is an excerpt from Endurance Sports Nutrition, Third Edition by Suzanne Girard Eberle.

The Body’s Fuel Sources

Our ability to run, bicycle, ski, swim, and row hinges on the capacity of the body to extract energy from ingested food. As potential fuel sources, the carbohydrate, fat, and protein in the foods that you eat follow different metabolic paths in the body, but they all ultimately yield water, carbon dioxide, and a chemical energy called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Think of ATP molecules as high-energy compounds or batteries that store energy. Anytime you need energy—to breathe, to tie your shoes, or to cycle 100 miles (160 km)—your body uses ATP molecules. ATP, in fact, is the only molecule able to provide energy to muscle fibers to power muscle contractions. Creatine phosphate (CP), like ATP, is also stored in small amounts within cells. It’s another high-energy compound that can be rapidly mobilized to help fuel short, explosive efforts. To sustain physical activity, however, cells must constantly replenish both CP and ATP.

Our daily food choices resupply the potential energy, or fuel, that the body requires to continue to function normally. This energy takes three forms: carbohydrate, fat, and protein. (See table 2.1, Estimated Energy Stores in Humans.) The body can store some of these fuels in a form that offers muscles an immediate source of energy. Carbohydrates, such as sugar and starch, for example, are readily broken down into glucose, the body’s principal energy source. Glucose can be used immediately as fuel, or can be sent to the liver and muscles and stored as glycogen. During exercise, muscle glycogen is converted back into glucose, which only the muscle fibers can use as fuel. The liver converts its glycogen back into glucose, too; however, it’s released directly into the bloodstream to maintain your blood sugar (blood glucose) level. During exercise, your muscles pick up some of this glucose and use it in addition to their own private glycogen stores. Blood glucose also serves as the most significant source of energy for the brain, both at rest and during exercise. The body constantly uses and replenishes its glycogen stores. The carbohydrate content of your diet and the type and amount of training that you undertake influence the size of your glycogen stores…”

Nutrition Notes: Fuel Sources for Exercise – YouTube

Endocrine

*see Medical: Endocrine System goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Anabolic vs Catabolic Metabolism – YouTube

General Training Principles

ACE Integrated Fitness Training (IFT) Model for Functional Movement and Resistance Training: Phases 3 and 4 BY PETE McCALL, M.S. acefitness.org
“..The first two articles in this series provided an overview of the ACE IFT Model and examined the key concepts of Phases 1 and 2: Stability and Mobility, and Movement Training. The second article also introduced a template provided within the ACE IFT Model that progresses individuals in preparation for more traditional load and performance training, which are the focus of Phases 3 and 4. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of Phases 3 and 4, which address the application of external loads to movements to meet client goals related to muscular strength, endurance and hypertrophy, maximal strength and body-composition changes, and, if appropriate, competitive or performance-oriented goals…”

ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model – YouTube

Training Movements, Not Muscles Pete McCall by Pete McCall on November 14, 2013 acefitness.org
“..Focusing on just one body part at a time would be an effective way to exercise if that was how the human body was designed to function. Human movement, however, is not a series of isolated joint actions. If you have ever watched the process of a baby learning how to roll over, crawl and eventually walk, then you have seen everything you need to know about human movement. The human body is designed to be in constant motion with all joints and muscles working together to walk and move in an upright position.

Walking, or the gait cycle, is a series of coordinated movements. The foundational patterns that comprise the gait cycle are:

1. Squatting (when both feet are on the ground) [e.g. sitting down in a chair]
2. Lunging (as one leg is planted and the other leg is swinging) [e.g. picking up something off the floor]
3. Pushing (as one arm swings forward) [ eg. pushing a heavy door]
4. Pulling (as the other arm swings backwards) [eg. opening a car door or picking up a child]
5. Rotating (when the trunk and pelvis counter rotate during leg and arm movement). [e.g. picking up something from left side at the dinner table with right hand and passing it to someone to your right)

Following a movement-based exercise program based on these patterns means that you are using all of your muscles at the same time, which can be more effective for burning calories while also training the body for how it is designed to move…”

5 Essential Primal Movements for Your Workout Program
https://youtu.be/VexzP8X2MI4
“..At the most basic level, our primary goal within a workout program should be functionality. Utilizing exercises in your workout that promote human movement will enhance your performance levels in your daily life. Every movement our bodies perform originates from some category of human biomechanics. Those categories are: SQUAT, LUNGE, PUSH, PULL and ROTATION. It is important to understand how to integrate the entire body and properly perform these basic foundational movements. Using these 5 essential primal movements will improve gait patterns, enhance human performance and decrease any likelihood of pain and injuries…”

ACE IFT Model for Cardiorespiratory Training: Phases 1–4 BY TODD GALATI, M.A. acefitness.org
“..The following article introduces a new systematic approach to cardiorespiratory training that can be used to help any client reach his or her unique goals for health, fitness or performance in endurance competitions.

The ACE IFT Model has four cardiorespiratory training phases:

• Phase 1: Aerobic-base training

• Phase 2: Aerobic-efficiency training

• Phase 3: Anaerobic-endurance training

• Phase 4: Anaerobic-power training

Each phase has a primary training focus designed to facilitate specific physiological adaptations to exercise. Not every client starts in phase 1, as each client has a unique entry point into the cardiorespiratory training phases based upon his or her current health, fitness and goals…”
*see Fitness: Various Cardio Workouts goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Medical Issues

-Medications
*see Medical: How the Heart Functions? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Cardiovascular Medication and Your Client by Trish Muse, MPT, CSCS on May 01, 2006 ideafit.com
“…A client may have more than one condition, disorder or disease and could be taking more than one medication concurrently. This circumstance, known as polypharmacy, may intensify or alter physiological responses. Therefore, you may need to make further exercise modifications. Be aware that this situation may arise, particularly among older clients.

The Medications

ACE Inhibitors

Beta-Blockers

Calcium Channel Blockers

Diuretics

Digitalis Preparations

….

Nitrates

..

Cholesterol Reducers

….

Antidysrhythmics

….

Vasodilators

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
….

Anticoagulants

….

Be Prepared

Fitness professionals have an ethical responsibility, obligation and commitment to do no harm and to provide safe programming for all exercise enthusiasts. Maintaining a solid education foundation and being able to identify cardiovascular medications are important. Become familiar with the basic characteristics of each drug class as it pertains to fitness, and know the potential side effects. Be able to anticipate these effects, and be ready to intervene with modifications. Always refer to the client’s physician when appropriate. One variable truly cannot be independent of another without the client being at risk. Understanding this fully is imperative if you are to work safely and responsibly with the increasing number of fitness enthusiasts and the many new exercisers just starting their journey to physical activity and wellness.

Cardiovascular Medications and Exercise Modifications

Be aware of these guidelines when working with clients on cardiovascular medications. Always obtain a physician’s clearance when necessary.

Potential Target Heart Rate

Cardiovascular Drug Potential Exercise Modification (THR) Adjustment ..”

How Common Medications May Affect Your Clients’ Exercise Programs By Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D. acefitness.org
Prevalence of Prescribed Therapeutic Drugs


Current trends show that Americans are living longer, while the number of individuals living with chronic diseases continues to increase. In the past 100 years, life expectancy at birth in the U.S. increased from less than 50 years to more than 76 years. The U.S. Census Bureau has projected that by 2030, the number of adults 65 years of age and older will be approximately 70 million. Approximately 80 percent of individuals aged 65 years or older are living with at least one chronic health problem, and another 50 percent are living with two. Management of these chronic conditions involves numerous strategies including both lifestyle interventions (e.g., increased exercise and healthy eating) and the prescription of therapeutic drugs. Not surprisingly, the percentage of American adults taking medications for common chronic conditions (e.g., high cholesterol and/or hypertension) increases with age (Figure 1)….

1. BETA BLOCKERS

2. ACE INHIBITORS

3. DIURETICS

….Modifications Required in the Exercise Program

Encourage your clients taking diuretics to unfailingly perform a gradual cool-down after all exercise sessions. It’s also a good idea to suggest your clients perform a daily weight check to ensure that the prescribed dosage of diuretic is continuing to have the desired effect (i.e., increased urine excretion-lowered plasma volume-reduced blood pressure). A sudden change in weight of a few pounds can help alert clients that something may be amiss and that they should get in touch with their physician.”

4. STATINS

5. ORAL HYPOGLYCEMICS

…Modifications Required in the Exercise Program

The most important program modification for clients taking oral hypoglycemics is frequent monitoring of blood glucose values. Initially, this should include checking levels pre-exercise, at the mid-point of exercise and post-exercise. Once it has been established how much blood glucose values typically drop for a usual exercise session, and provided these changes in glucose levels are within an acceptable range, less-frequent monitoring will be required. It should be noted that it is not your responsibility to check blood glucose values. Rather, the client should bring his or her own glucometer and glucose strips, which are prescribed by a physician or endocrinologist….”

Sports Training Principles sports-training-adviser.com
“..The commonly known training principles (Specificity, Overload, and Recovery) are heavily grounded in exercise physiology–the study of the effects of exercise on the human body. However, other sport sciences also support these principles.

For example, the Specificity Principle concerns how the athlete’s body adapts to the stress placed on it. Specificity also applies to practice conditions and the environment in motor learning literature.

Regardless of the fields in which they are studied, it is most important for coaches to understand how to effectively apply them in practice and competition.

While it is important to know how to use these principles, skill learning, movement mechanics, and other areas aspects of sports performance must be integrated into the programs of athletes at their respective levels of competition. ..”

Training Strategies – Principles of Training

Reversing Reversibility: How to Help Clients Get Back on Track By Daniel J. Green acefitness.org

A SMART Guide to Goal Setting on November 01, 2013 acefitness.org
American Council on Exercise by American Council on Exercise
“..Follow these guidelines to setting SMART goals and you will be surprised at what you can do:

Specific. Your goal should be clear and easy to understand.
A common goal, “get healthy,” is too general. There are so many ways to get healthy. How do you want to do it? Is it losing weight? Start exercising? Stop smoking? Break it down and it will be easier to manage.
Let’s pick weight loss and make a SMART goal out of it together. For example, “I will lose weight.”

Measurable. A goal to “lose weight” is not enough. How will you track your progress and how you will know when you have reached your goal? Making your goal measurable means adding a number.

Attainable. Before you can add a number, you have to know how high or low you want to go. It’s good to ‘shoot for the stars’, but don’t be too extreme. Likewise, a goal that is too easy is also not very motivating. Only you know your limits.
Let’s take our goal above. What percentage is attainable for you? Research suggests that a 5-10% weight loss is attainable for most overweight people.

A measurable, attainable goal could be, “I will lose 7% of my body weight.”

Relevant. Set goals that are important to where you are in your life right now. Don’t set a goal that someone else is pressuring you to attain-that isn’t very motivating.
Examine our goal so far. Does it seem relevant to you? If so, let’s keep going. If you are not concerned about weight loss or this is not a good time in your life to focus on that, choose something that IS motivating to you.

Time-bound. Include an end-point. Knowing that you have a deadline motivates you to get started.
Since healthy weight loss is about 1-2 pounds per week, set your deadline accordingly. For our example we can use 3 months. “I will lose 7% of my body weight in 3 months.”
..”

Assessments

Working with Special Populations Makeba Edwards by Makeba Edwards on April 04, 2017 acefitness.org
“..As a Fitness Professional, you will encounter clients who require special consideration when designing their programs. Whether it is a health concern, such as cardiovascular disease, or a special need, such as pregnancy, you should identify and address these conditions prior to conducting assessments and designing your clients’ programs. Furthermore, it will often be vital to ensure that your client has been cleared by his or her physician to engage in physical activity…

SOAP notes


Taking SOAP Notes by Daniel Ball, MS and Brian Murphy on Apr 01, 2008 ideafit.com
“..How can you as a personal trainer communicate with a team of trainers working with the same client, maintain continuity of care with allied medical professionals and accurately manage and document client progress? Discover a documentation process called SOAP noting (Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan) and learn the basics about modifying it for the fitness industry. ..

Subjective. In the “Subjective” section, include client responses to your questions regarding exercise adherence, changes in functional abilities, health status and follow-up activities….

Objective. In the “Objective” section, note new data collected during the training session. …

Assessment. In the “Assessment” section, document noteworthy changes you see in the client’s performance….

Plan. After you have gathered the subjective, objective and assessment information, briefly outline revisions or adjustments to the exercise program design in the “Plan” section. …

Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Movement Assessments Jessie Newell by Jessie Newell on August 07, 2015 acefitness.org

Look out for possible medical issues..

ACSM Indications For Termination of an Exercise Test exrx.net
“…Absolute Indications

Suspicion of a myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
Onset of moderate-to-severe angina (chest pain)
Drop in systolic blood pressure (SBP) below standing resting pressure or drop in SBP with increasing workload accompanied by signs or symptoms
Signs of poor perfusion (circulation or blood flow), including pallor (pale appearance to the skin), cyanosis (bluish discoloration), or cold and clammy skin
Severe or unusual shortness of breath
CNS (central nervous system) symptoms
e.g., ataxia (failure of muscular coordination), vertigo (An illusion of dizzying movement), visual or gait (pattern of walking or running) problems, confusion
Serious arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)
e.g.: second / third degree AV block, atrial fibrillation with fast ventricular response, increasing premature ventricular contractions or sustained ventricular tachycardia)
Technical inability to monitor the ECG
Patient’s request (to stop) ..

Relative Indications


Hypertensive response (SBP >260 mm Hg; DBP>115 mm Hg)…

Cyanosis patient.info
“… is the abnormal blue discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes, caused by an increase in the deoxygenated haemoglobin level to above 5 g/dL. Patients with anaemia do not develop cyanosis until the oxygen saturation (SaO2) has fallen to lower levels than for patients with normal haemoglobin levels and patients with polycythaemia develop cyanosis at higher oxygen saturation levels. Cyanosis can be divided into either central or peripheral…”
Claudication medicinenet.com
‘..is pain and/or cramping in the lower leg due to inadequate blood flow to the muscles. The pain usually causes the person to limp. The word “claudication” comes from the Latin “claudicare” meaning to limp. Claudication typically is felt while walking, and subsides with rest. It is commonly referred to as “intermittent” claudication because it comes and goes with exertion and rest. In severe claudication, the pain is also felt at rest…”
Syncope (Fainting) .heart.org
“..is a temporary loss of consciousness usually related to insufficient blood flow to the brain. It’s also called fainting or “passing out.”..”

Applying Risk Classification as a Fitness Professional
Christopher Gagliardi by Christopher Gagliardi
on May 10, 2017 acefitness.org
“…Risk classification is determined based on the presence or absence of a known cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, or metabolic disease or the presence or absence of symptoms of these diseases (see “Signs and Symptoms” below). ..

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Stratification Criteria:

For each positive risk factor, add a +1.

For HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) there is an opportunity to take away a risk (-1) if the level is high (≥60 mg/dL).

Client Age: Male ≥45, Female ≥ 55
Family History: Myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary revascularization (bypass surgery), or sudden death for the client’s male first-degree relative who is younger than 55 years old or female first-degree relative who is younger than 65 years old; first-degree relatives include parents, siblings, and offspring
Cigarette smoking: Current cigarette smoker or quit within the previous six months, or exposure to secondhand smoke
Sedentary lifestyle: Does not participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on at least three days/week for at least three months (remember this by thinking of the 3’s—30 minutes, for 3 days, for 3 months)
Obesity: Client has a BMI ≥30 kg/m2
Hypertension: Blood pressure ≥140/90 mmHg or currently on antihypertensive medications; both numbers do not have to be above the defining criteria for a + 1 in this category; if either the systolic reading is ≥ 140 mmHg or the diastolic number is ≥ 90 mmHg, the client would get a +1 in this category
Cholesterol: Total cholesterol should only be used if it is the only value given; if using total, ≥200 mg/dL is considered a risk (+1)
If you are given LDL and HDL cholesterol, use these values only:
LDL (bad cholesterol) ≥130 mg/dL is a risk (+1)
HDL (good cholesterol, you want lots) <40 mg/dL is a risk (+1)
HDL (good cholesterol) ≥60 mg/dL is good, allowing an individual to take a risk away (-1)
PreDiabetes: Fasting glucose ≥100 mg/dL is a risk (+1)

The risks are then totaled and the client is classified in one of the risk categories:.."

Low risk = Asymptomatic and < 2 risk factors
Moderate risk = Asymptomatic ≥ 2 risk factors
High risk = Symptomatic (see signs and symptoms below) or if the client has a known cardiac, pulmonary, renal, or metabolic disease
.."

-Lower Body
*see Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

‘…Bend and Lift Screen

The squatting motion is one of the five primary movement patterns….

Bend and Lift – YouTube

=> Hips
*see Fitness: Various Exercises for the Hip goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Hurdle Step Screen

This is an example of a single-leg motion, …

Hurdle step – YouTube

Thoracic Spine Mobility Screen
*see Fitness: How to reverse common Abnormal Postures? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Rotation (another basic movement pattern) in the torso should generally be isolated in the thoracic spine, as the surrounding joints (scapulothoracic joint and lumbar spine) should remain stable. ..

Movement screenThoracic spine mobility screen – YouTube

-Shoulders
*see Fitness: Upper Body Workouts-Shoulders goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Shoulder Push Stabilization Screen

For this assessment, you’re observing the scapulothoracic joint (where the scapulae articulate with the spine) and the spine from the sagittal view to determine the presence of scapular winging or hyperextension in the low back. (Pushing is another basic movement pattern.)..”

ShouLder PuSh StabiLization SCreen – ACE Fitness (pdf) acefitness.org

-Shoulder Pull

Movement screen Shoulder Pull stabilization screen – YouTube

*see Fitness: How “Balanced” are you? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Calculations

Tools & Calculators acefitness.org
“…ACE Fit offers a number of free tools and calculators to help you determine everything from your body mass index (BMI) to your target heart rate zone, your blood pressure, body fat composition, daily caloric needs and more. Each of those tools will help you find an exercise program that fits your individual needs and goals, whether that be losing weight or increasing your strength with weight training…”


What Is a Realistic BMI for Someone Athletic?
by MICHELLE MATTE Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 livestrong.com
“…
Misclassified

Kinesiology professor Sue Beckham, PhD of the University of Texas at Arlington, asserts that BMI is not useful in assessing athletic muscular individuals and is not a good indicator of changes in body composition. A 2007 study of male and female college athletes published in “Medicine and Science in Sports and Medicine” concluded that BMI incorrectly classifies athletes with normal body fat as overweight and that separate standards should be established for athletic populations.
BMI versus FFM

Your fat free mass, or FFM, includes your muscles, bones, connective tissue and other not-fat components of your body mass. According to exercise scientist Len Kravitz, PhD of the University of New Mexico, we all need a certain amount of fat to maintain good health, and women need more than men. When you subtract your FFM from your total body mass, you get your fat mass. Body composition is a measurement that compares your fat mass to your total body mass, expressed as percent body fat…”

How to Calculate Body Mass Index

BMI Percentile Calculator for Child and Teen
English Version
nccd.cdc.gov

Sequoia Fitness TrimCal 4000 Body Fat Caliper (Black) [Health and Beauty]
TrimCal 4000
amazon.com

=>Men

Accurate and cheap bodyfat measurement using skinfold caliper

Body Fat Calculator scoobysworkshop.com

=>Women

How to Perform the Skin Fold Test (Female) – YouTube

AccuFitness Fat Track Fitness Body Transformation Toolkit, 6.4 Ounce
Fat Track
amazon.com

Girth Measurements

How to: Circumference Measurements

*see Fitness: Various Cardio Workouts goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

1 Rep Max Test

x 1.41 (e.g. 10 reps of benching 130 ; 1.41 x 130 =max should be 183.3lbs

R.P.E.

What is the best way to measure and monitor intensity during exercise? Viktoria Brautigam by Viktoria Brautigam on June 01, 2011 .acefitness.org

“..Another way to monitor exercise intensity is by the Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE), or Borg scale. Using the Borg scale, with values from 0 to 20, can help you monitor your cardiovascular intensity. A rating of 7 corresponds to very, very light training intensity. A rating of 12 corresponds to moderate intensity. A rating of 17 corresponds to very hard intensity. A rating of 20 corresponds to maximum all-out intensity. Notice how, as your fitness increases, your exertion level at a previously difficult intensity starts to decrease. For example, running a 10 minute/mile pace used to be a level 16 exertion level for you. Two months after exercising regularly, you notice that the same 10 minute/mile pace is only an exertion level 12. RPE is a useful way of monitoring progress and keeping intensity appropriate. It is best used when cardiovascular training is more generalized and less specific. A person most likely to benefit from using the Borg RPE scale is following a general weight loss program…”

Perceived Exertion (Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale) cdc.gov
“..Look at the rating scale below while you are engaging in an activity; it ranges from 6 to 20, where 6 means “no exertion at all” and 20 means “maximal exertion.” Choose the number from below that best describes your level of exertion. This will give you a good idea of the intensity level of your activity, and you can use this information to speed up or slow down your movements to reach your desired range…”

Simple Workout Log

Simple Workout Log Overview | 2016

-Apps

10 Best Workout Log Apps lifewire.com
There are many workout logging apps, but are there any worth your effort?

Reps & Sets | The complete gym logging app repsandsetsapp.com

Sport Skills assessment

-Power Test

Physiological Assessments: Sports-skills Assessments
Jessie Newel on May 09, 2014 acefitness.org
“..These assessments can be divided into two categories: (1) power and (2) speed, agility, and quickness. ..”

How to Calculate Power Based on Force and Speed
Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Related Book Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition By Steven Holzner dummies.com

Physics 1: Force, acceleration, velocity – YouTube

1. Standing Long Jump Test

2. Vertical Jump Test

Fitness test- Vertical jump – YouTube

3. Kneeling Overhead Toss
4.Margaria Kalamen Stair Climb Test
5. 300 Yard Shuttle run Test

-Children

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) hhs.gov
“..
PCFSN engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. Since 1956, the Council has created and promoted programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to be active and eat healthy….”

The President’s Council On Physical Fitness And Sports … – YouTube

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition – YouTube

Most Common Assessments

1. Pro Agility Test

Combine Testing: Pro-Agility Shuttle stack.com
“..The Pro-Agility Shuttle is a key test used by coaches and scouts to evaluate football players at the NFL Combine, college pro days and other football combines across the country. It is a great way to assess a player’s quickness and ability to change directions, which are fundamental skills for success on the gridiron.
Pro Agility Shuttle How-To

To set up for the Pro Agility Shuttle, position three cones in a straight line five yards apart. Start at the center cone in a three-point stance, straddling the start/finish line. Timing starts on your first movement. Sprint five yards to the right. Stop and touch the line with your right hand at the cone. Sprint 10 yards to the far cone. Stop and touch line with your left hand at the cone. Sprint five yards through the finish line. This can also be performed starting to the left.

Check out a diagram of the Pro Agility Shuttle to better understand the set-up…”,

Instructions for the Pro Agility Test (5-10-5) – YouTube

Pro Agility II: The 20-Yard Shuttle – YouTube

2. T Test

Agility T-Test topendsports.com
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purpose: the T-Test is a test of agility for athletes, and includes forward, lateral, and backward running….

Fitness Test – “T” Test – YouTube

3. 40 Yard Dash

40 Yard Dash Fitness Test – YouTube

Medical Tools

-BMI

Know Your Numbers: Body Mass Index
American Council on Exercise by American Council on Exercise

on November 04, 2013 acefitness.org

-Blood Pressure

*see Medical: Is your blood pressure too “low” or “high”? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Sphygmomanometer practicalclinicalskills.com

Sphygmomanometer Definition

“..
A sphygmomanometer is a device that measures blood pressure. It is composes of an inflatable rubber cuff, which is wrapped around the arm. A measuring device indicates the cuff’s pressure. A bulb inflates the cuff and a valve releases pressure. A stethoscope is used to listen to arterial blood flow sounds. …

Checking your blood pressure with a sphygmomanometer – YouTube

Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure) hopkinsmedicine.org
“…Vital signs are measurements of the body’s most basic functions. The four main vital signs routinely monitored by medical professionals and health care providers include the following:

Body temperature

Pulse rate

Respiration rate (rate of breathing)

Blood pressure (Blood pressure is not considered a vital sign, but is often measured along with the vital signs.)

Vital signs are useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems. Vital signs can be measured in a medical setting, at home, at the site of a medical emergency, or elsewhere…”

Ultimate Fitness Tests

The Test of Fitness

Phase 1:Stability-Mobility

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 1: Stability and Mobility Training Makeba Edwards by Makeba Edward on February 27, 2017 acefitness.org
‘..When using the ACE IFT Model, first address proximal (toward the center of the body) stability via the lumbar spine/core before progressing to the distal (away from the center of the body) extremities or distal joints. Establishing proper core function (i.e., proximal stability) will allow for stable, central muscles that perform their given functions without compromising the actions of the distal joints…”

Phase 2: Movement Training

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 2: Movement Training
Makeba Edwards by Makeba Edwards on July 25, 2014 acefitness.org
“>..5. Understanding the reasons for exercises in Phase 2 requires some understanding of kinematics within the body (specifically as it relates to the lower extremity). Kinematics refers to the body in motion, in relation to the joint angle and pattern of movement, without any consideration given to the forces acting at the joints, or causes of motion…”

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phases 3 and 4: Load and Performance Training Makeba Edwards by Makeba Edwards on February 01, 2017 acefitness.org
“..The objective in this phase may be to increase muscular endurance, strength, or hypertrophy for the purpose of improving body composition, function, movement, or health by using resistance. ..

MUSCULAR ENDURANCE:

Circuit Training

How to Build the Perfect Circuit Workout By Charlotte Hilton Andersen shape.com
6 simple steps to create the ultimate fat-torching routine
“…Imagine a turbocharged workout routine that mixes cardio and strength training and has you in and out of the gym in 30 minutes. Plus, it’s infinitely and easily customized to help you reach your goals faster. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! It’s called circuit training…”

Circuit Training – Exercises Ideas – YouTube

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MUSCULAR STRENGTH:

Save Time and Get Stronger With Single-Set Training Tom Kelso
Tom Kelso Coach Strength and Conditioningbreakingmuscle.com
“..9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Single-Set Strength Training…

How Can You Get Big & Strong With Only One Set Per Exercise …

“..MUSCULAR HYPERTROPHY:..

Bodybuilding Workout For Beginners: Arms & Chest – YouTube

What Is a Super Set in Bodybuilding? : Great Exercise Tips – YouTube

Bodybuilding Workouts – Compound Sets For Legs – YouTube

Resistance Training Models

Macrocycles, Mesocycles and Microcycles: Understanding the 3 Cycles of Periodization
April 11, 2017 By Tyrone Holmes trainingpeaks.com
“…Periodization is the process of dividing an annual training plan into specific time blocks, where each block has a particular goal and provides your body with different types of stress. This allows you to create some hard training periods and some easier periods to facilitate recovery. Periodization also helps you develop different physiological abilities during various phases of training. For instance, during base training you focus on the development of aerobic and muscular endurance. During the intensity phase, this focus switches to lactate threshold and aerobic capacity (i.e., VO2 max), and as you enter the competition phase, greater emphasis is placed on boosting anaerobic capacity and neuromuscular power…”

Periodization and the Adult Client April Merritt by April Merritt on December 13, 2010 .acefitness.org
“..is is done through the use of micro (small) cycles, combined to form meso (intermediate size) cycles, which combine to form macro (biggest) cycles…

Periodization has two primary styles – linear and undulating.

Linear periodization is what we sometimes consider a more traditional resistance training program with gradually progressive increases. Within each micro cycle the training protocols are consistent, and then after each micro cycle the training variables are adjusted. Linear programs tend to be fairly rigid in their design. ..

Undulating periodization provides different training protocols during the micro cycles, in addition to changing the training variables after each micro cycle. Undulating programs tend to be less rigid in their design. :…”

Macrocycle, Mesocycle, and Microcycle – YouTube

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phases 3 and 4: Load and Performance Training Makeba Edwards by Makeba Edwards on February 01, 2017 acefitness.org

Phase 3 : Load Training

The Scientific Differences Between Weightlifting and Powerlifting Dresdin Archibald Coach breakingmuscle.com
“…At first glance, the most obvious difference is between the competition lifts. Weightlifting uses the snatch and the clean and jerk, both overhead movements. Powerlifting uses the squat, bench press, and deadlift, none of which is directed vertically overhead. (If only the media and public could grasp this.)..”

What is the Difference Between Powerlifting and Weightlifting? – N&P …

Phase 4: Performance Training

Plyometric
*see Fitness: Various Plyometric Training Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Equipment Options

30 Essential Pieces of Equipment for the Successful Personal Training Studio by Ryan Halvorson on Jul 01, 2012 ideafit.com
“…What equipment would you include in your dream studio?

You certainly have plenty of choices. The fitness equipment industry sold $4.3 billion worth of gear in 2010—a 4.1% increase from 2009—according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. While a substantial chunk of that revenue came from high-dollar devices like treadmills and elliptical trainers, a vast variety of specialized pieces of exercise equipment have also made their mark on the fitness industry.

Which ones add the most challenge and variety to customer workouts? ..”

The Life Fitness Insignia Series Selectorized Strength … – YouTube

Selectorized Strength Equipment lifefitness.com
“..

Life Fitness selectorized strength machines are designed with a focus on both durability and sound biomechanics to ensure that they provide reliable performance for facilities and effective results for exercisers who are new to strength equipment as well as workout veterans…”,/i>

What is Selectorized Weight Training?
Published on March 20, 2006 in Exercise Equipment Advice healthstylesexercise.com

How to Use a Cable Pulley Machine, Gym Basics, Fit How To – YouTube

Cable Machines, Cable Weight Lifting Machines For Sale – Gym Direct gymdirect.com.au

Cable Machines-Benefits and Advantages fitnesshealthzone.com

Machines Vs. Free Weights – Which Builds More Muscle? – YouTube

Exercise Equipment : How to Use Free Weights – YouTube

Fitness Town Video Fit-Tip: The Benefits of Kettlebell Training – YouTube

Top 6 Medicine Ball Exercises – YouTube

The benefits of a resistance band – why you must have one … – YouTube

8 Best Bodyweight Exercises Ever (HIT EVERY MUSCLE!) – YouTube

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How to handle injuries?

Is R.I.C.E. All Wrong?
by Jim Thornton9 months ago life.spartan.com
“…It’s the most famous acronym in sports medicine, a household term as familiar to athletes as the physicians who treat them: RICE, for rest, ice, compression, and elevation…

As for why keeping injured tissues moving works better than immobilizing them, the exact mechanisms await further research. “We don’t understand everything about this yet,” Reinl concedes, “but we do know that stillness is the enemy. If you remain still, everything shrinks and atrophies—your muscles, bones, ligaments, everything.”…

So if RICE is no longer the answer, what’s a better strategy for expediting your return to the field of play? Reinl, for his part, believes the answer lies in a new acronym: ARITA—active recovery is the answer.

There are exceptions, of course—you may have no choice but to immobilize a limb, say, with a compound fracture. But for most garden-variety sports injuries, Reinl suggests resisting the urge to ice away your pain and plop down on the couch for days. Instead, let your pain level be your guide and keep on moving as much or as little as your mending body allows….”

RICE is Dead | Injury and Daily Recovery Tips – YouTube

Documentation

Fitness record-keeping: not just a waste of trees
Published: 05-Nov-2014 Updated: 10-Nov-2015 fitness.org.au
“…By way of a general guide, records should at least cover the following:

Initial assessment (most of these should be captured on a Client Information form):

client details (such as name and address of the client and details of GP);
relevant medical history including medications administered and diagnostic results;

previously injured her knee and wishes to regain fitness;
the assessment undertaken and findings, both positive and negative; and
the fitness plan and estimated cost.

Each session:

the date of each training session;
the client’s response to the last session and update on medical history e.g. any intervening incidents;
information and advice provided to the client, particularly in relation to warnings as to relevant potential adverse outcomes, and the client’s consent to training;
any new assessment undertaken and the findings;

It is important that your clinical records are just that – clinical. Do not record personal or offensive comments about the client – as a rule of thumb, if you would not say it to their face, do not write it down. A personal or offensive comment will, at the very least, be embarrassing to you if the records are required to be produced in response to a complaint and may well adversely affect the outcome of that complaint.
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What does it take to be a good personal trainer? – YouTube

How To Spot A Bad Personal Trainer / Coach

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Fitness: Various Resistance Training Exercises

Physically Challenged

Resistance Training for Persons with Physical Disabilities nchpad.org
“..6. Certain individuals with cerebral palsy have a condition known as athetosis. This condition results in involuntary movements that occur in one or more of the person’s limbs. The movements are uncontrollable and are often referred to as slow and ‘writhing.’ Facial muscles are also involved, which make the person appear to be laughing or crying. Since the movement of muscle groups is involuntary, use of free weights may not be possible because the hand may open reflexively during the weight routine. Elastic bands may also be a problem since the resistance may be difficult to control and may result in the band snapping back too quickly. Cuff weights and machines are the most appropriate modalities. Active-assistive exercise may be needed to perform the motion smoothly…”

Resistance Bands

Stretching

*see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

TOP 5 Resistance Band Stretches for Flexibility – YouTube
Video for samples of stretching with bands resistance stretches youtube.com
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Stretching With Resistance Bands-Aguirre Fitness

Variety

33 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Literally Anywhere greatist.com
“..The most common types of bands include tube bands with handles, loop bands (aka giant rubber bands), and therapy bands. (When in doubt, a fitness professional can help determine which band is right for you, depending on your fitness level and specific workout plan). For most exercises, try aiming for 8 to 25 reps for 2 to 3 sets per exercise. And don’t miss our sample workout suggested at the very end. Ready, set, streeetch!..”

Muscle Building

10 Forms of Resistance Training That Strengthen Your Muscles April 10, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. health.usnews.com
Strength training: Carry a load to build up your arms, legs, core, and more.

Special Focus and Challenges

Exercise Bands & Tubes for Strength, Rehabilitation and Arthritis-Friendly Workouts draxe.com
“..For beginners, perform 2 sets of 8 for each exercise using the lightest resistance band. If you need more resistance because you find it to be too easy, either shorten the distance where you are holding or standing on the band, or choose the next resistance band level up for the added challenge. ..”

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