Fitness: Tips for “Leaner” Muscles

Starting Out

9 Weight Training Tips | Female Bodybuilding

This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You’re Looking to Get Lean Author picture of Tamara Pridgett March 26, 2018 by Tamara Pridgett
“..Mitchell advises splitting your workouts up into heavy, medium, and light days. Her reasoning — “Muscle confusion is everything. The body never hits a plateau when we constantly switch up the weight and rep schemes.” Here’s a sample of what your programming should look like:

Heavy weight day: Do three sets, decreasing the amount of reps in each set. Start with 10 reps, decrease to eight reps in your second set, and your final set should be only six reps. Be sure to take one and a half to two minutes rest in between each set.
Medium weight day: Do three sets of 12 reps, taking 45 seconds to one minute of rest between sets.
Light weight day: Do three sets of 15 reps with 45 seconds to one minute of rest in between each set.
..”

HOW TO WRITE A WORKOUT PROGRAM – made easy!

Sal: I personally workout 5-6 days a week (sample below)
M-Upper Body: Arms & Biceps
T-Lower Body: Legs & Cardio
W-Upper Body: Triceps & Back
Th- Lower Body: Legs & Cardio
F-Upper body: Chest
Sa-Abodominals (shoulders or other muscles I haven’t been able to workout earlier in the week)
*Note: I do various abdominal workouts daily!

30-Minute Strength Training for Women | Home Workout for All Levels

How Many Reps,Sets and Rest Should You Do To Build Lean Muscle

5 sets 10-12 reps, 20 second break

How many sets and reps to build muscle | for size, mass, strength

3-5 sets 6-10 reps

Upper Body

Misc.

LEAN UPPER BODY WORKOUT FOR WOMEN – YouTube

Tank Top Arms Workout – Shoulders, Arms & Upper Back … – YouTube

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Health & Fitness: What “Motivates” you and how to stay “committed” to what you started?

Why do you want to keep “healthy” ? Why do you want to keep “fit”? What “motivates” you to do one of the other or both? Everyone has some “personal” reason to do each of these or both? However, what keeps one going?

Fitness: Deep Thought-“What Motivates YOU to Workout?” w/healthfitnesslifeguy

What keeps me striving to keep healthy is my “medical challenges”. I was diagnosed “border-line” pre-diabetic (see Health: How to “fight” Diabetes? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com ) at “too” young age (27 or so). I have a family (mom’s side) history of “diabetes” and don’t want to be the “next” one in line.

What about you? What’s your family’s medical history? Whatever “barriers” you were “born” or “inherited” with, don’t let it STOP you. Instead, let it “motivate” you to “overcome” it! We all were born with some “disability” or “challenge”, no one was born “perfect”!


BEST 2017 MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS COMPILATION (1 Hour Long)

“Make a plan (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, etc..”)!”-Denzel Washington

Benefits of Working Out

“Happy” Hormones

Feel happier after working out? You’re not imagining it coach.nine.com.au
“…Here are the most prominent theories:
There’s increased blood flow to the brain

The reason you feel so alert after a good huff-and-puff could be thanks to increased blood volume in the brain…

You get a surge of happy hormones

Researchers believe that exercising to the point of fatigue causes an increase in tryptophan, which leads to the synthesis of the serotonin neurotransmitter, which is what antidepressants target…

It gives you a sense of accomplishment

It’s not just physiological changes – there are also psychological affects that come from ticking exercise off your to-do list for the day, in the form of that little fist-pump feeling…

It helps you sleep better

It’s no secret that sleeping poorly can suck the joy out of life, so the fact exercise helps regulate our sleep patterns makes it an obvious mood enhancer…”

Legally Blonde – endorphins

How to increase the HAPPY hormone Serotonin Naturally

DrewLesser
Published on Jul 31, 2015
On the Science of Happiness we meet with PACCHI RESENDE A PERSONAL TRAINER who demonstrates two easy physical activities you can do at home, to increase your endorphins and serotonin, to assist you on your journey to HAPPINESS.

-Mountain Climbers

-Push-ups

Exercise Pushes Your Happiness Button – YouTube

*intense exercises releases endorphins and decreases depression

The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki

“30 minutes at least each of 3-4 days a week with an #aerboicexercise at the end”

Power Foods for the Brain | Neal Barnard | TEDxBismarck

“10->15->…40 minute a walk 3x a week will help “reverse brain sinkerage”

Other Well-Know Successful People’s “Motivation” Advice

CHANGE YOUR MIND AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL – Best Motivational Videos Compilation for 2017

“”You have to know where your going…set #goals ”

Motivation, Success, Greatness. -Will Smith

HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINK – Motivational Video

“If you don’t know where you’re going, your going to have pitfalls”..
“you can achieve anything if you put your #mind to it”
“it’s behind the scenes”
“Work is behind the scenes, competition is the easy party, behind the scenes is where work is done, everything is done is to get where the race is done”-Bolt

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Fitness: How to get “defined” glutes (butt)?

The Best Workout For Your Butt Type self.com
Find your tush type, then sculpt the derriere of your dreams with our customized plan. Bottoms up!
“..Whatever your jeans size, most fannies fit into the flat, droopy or ample categories. You can’t trade genes with J.Lo, but you can tweak your workout to maximize your caboose’s natural gifts, says Pete McCall, an exercise physiologist in San Diego for the American Council on Exercise, who designed this workout. In other words, the right routine can help round out the flat-bottomed, lift up the droopy and slim down the generously proportioned! Read about your rump’s go-to moves, then shape a butt you can get behind by doing your plan three times a week…”

Women

The 24 Killer Bodyweight Moves for Your Butt MAY 9, 2017 | BY AMY EISINGER greatist.com
“..News flash: Your glutes exist for better reasons than just looking good in those apple-bottom jeans. The major muscle group (made up of your gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus) is a key player in explosive movements like jumping and sprinting. A strong butt can also help relieve low-back pain and make everyday movements—like standing and climbing stairs—that much easier…”

Defying Gravity: How to Build a Stronger, Defined Butt By Stephanie Dolgoff fitnessmagazine.com
“..In fact, EMG studies have been done to find which strength moves get each muscle firing, and our Sculpt Your Backside routine puts those principles to work; one flat-fannied tester added a quarter inch to her behind within four weeks.

The Sculpt Your Backside Butt Workout

Meet 6 women who tried the Sculpt Your Backside Workout

Of course, a big part of your butt’s appearance is dictated by the layer of fat that covers those glutes. “Much of the female posterior is adipose tissue,” Reed says. “The actual muscles are shaped like men’s, if a little different in orientation because the pelvis is slightly wider.”..”

The 24 Killer Bodyweight Moves for Your Butt May 9, 2017 | By Amy Eisinger greatist.com

How to Grow Upper Glutes & Lift Your Butt – YouTube

TOP 6 EXERCISES FOR A DEFINED BOOTY – How to get contact with your glutes Part 2

Men

Butt Exercises For Men Guys, This Is The One Workout You Really Need To Stop Forgetting Jorden Pagel .askmen.com
“..The problem most guys have however, is we spend entirely too much time focus on muscles like our chest, arms, and abs, that we often forget about other body parts; until we’re admiring ourselves in the mirror (which we all do, don’t lie), and we see it…pancake ass.

RELATED: Here’s What You Should Be Doing Instead Of Back Squats

Booty training isn’t just for the ladies. Women love a man with a great ass too, and we owe it to both them, and ourselves, to take our ass training seriously.

It’s 2017, butt stuff is in, so it’s time to make dat ass great again…

Conventional & Sumo

Deadlifts are great, not only because they are a total body movement, but they also are incredibly effective for building the glutes and hamstrings, due to the ability to use very heavy loads. Research shows that conventional and sumo deadlifts are both equally effective for training the glutes. The important thing to remember when deadlifting is to really squeeze the glutes hard at the top part of the movement…”

Fitness: Triceps-“Deadlifts” (Glutes, Back, Hamstrings, etc..) w/HealthFitnessLifeGuy

The 17 Best Glutes Exercises By The Editors of Men’s Health Mar 12, 2015 menshealth.com

Target your body’s largest and most powerful muscle group with these expert-approved moves

Top 3 Strength and Physique Glute Exercises for Men … – YouTube

How To Tone Your Buttocks With 5 Glute Exercise’s (Men) – Best 5 Butt …

7 Easy Fixes to Make Butt Exercises More Effective
QUAD Dominant
“…
If you’re feeling your glutes exercises in your legs, you might be quad-dominant—and tight hips may be to blame.

How does quad dominance occur? It’s not something you’re born with—it’s something you develop over time. The process of becoming quad-dominant usually starts with tight hips…

Plus, weak glutes and hamstrings can cause a host of issues in their own right. Weak glutes can lead to overuse of the low back, which isn’t designed to take on that much load, says McCall. If you pick up your suitcase with your back muscles instead of your glutes, for example, you’re setting yourself up for aches and pains, McCall says…

..Here are seven things to help balance out the work and get your glutes and hammies involved the way they should be…

Is Your Squat “Quad Dominant” Or “Hip Dominant?” Posted on August 8, 2017 by Dr. Aaron Horschig squatuniversity.com
“..Imagine now someone tied a rope around the same 10 lb. dumbbell and attached it to your elbow. It would now be much easier to hold your arm in front of you. This is because the length of the lever arm decreased, which meant there was less force (torque) required by the shoulder to keep the arm extended. Make sense?

But how does this relate to the squat?

If we take a snapshot of a squat at its parallel position, we can calculate the amount of torque that is generated at each joint complex (hips, knees and low back). Like we mentioned earlier, gravity always pulls straight down and during the squat it is often represented as a vertical line drawn through the middle of the barbell. This vertical line then runs through the body and divides the thigh…”

Is Your Squat ‘Quad or Hamstring Dominant?’ |#AskSquatU Show Ep. 13|

Are You Quad Dominant? Simple Test! (HOW TO FIX WEAK GLUTES!!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U631IuCemI
*warm-up your glutes by using a band and do repetitive “kick backs”
*see Fitness: How to get “defined” glutes (butt)? oodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Glute Or Quad Dominant During The Squat With Luke Rose

Glute Dominant Squat Pattern

Best Squat for Athletes: Glute Dominant Squats – YouTube

Squats are not Hip Dominant or Knee Dominant. Some Biomechanical Black Magic. strongerbyscience.com/

The Posterior-chain Workout
Elizabeth Kovar by Elizabeth Kovar
on September 02, 2014 acefitness.org
“..The anatomical term “posterior” refers to the backside of the body. Thus, the phrase, “posterior chain,” refers to the muscles of the backside of the body, specifically the low back, gluteals, hamstrings and calf muscles…”

Elderly

*see Health & Fitness: How to get more “energy” for the Elderly? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

The #1 Exercise All Older Adults Should Be Doing By Abby Lerner | September 19, 2017 silversneakers.com
“..The squat is the single most important exercise we do in the gym. Why? Because life demands that we do it multiple times every day—to stand up, sit down, get out of a car, and more. So it’s crucial to establish a good foundation for this movement pattern…”

Chair Squat For Seniors – YouTube

Senior Exercises: Seated Chair Squats – YouTube

The Squat – Training the Elderly – YouTube

Any other suggestions you would personally like to make that has worked for you?

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Health & Fitness: How to Gain “Healthy” Muscle Weight?

First, how much do you weigh? Is it a “healthy” BMI (Body Mass Index)?

BMI Calculator active.com

Sal: I’m 5’6″, so my ideal weight would be not more than 148 according to the calculator above. I’m currently 140lbs (10.8.18)-BMI 23, which has been my consistent weight for awhile now.

Putting on the Pounds
American Council on Exercise by American Council on Exercise
on January 29, 2009 acefitness.org
“..Nutrition Strategies

A useful rule of thumb is that to gain 1 pound of body weight per week, you should consume an additional 500 calories per day above the amount you typically consume…”

Fitness

Gain 10 Pounds of Muscle in 4 Weeks muscleandfitness.com

How To Gain Weight And Build Muscle Mass Fast And Naturally

Both Fitness & Health

Top 10 Workout Tips | Muscle Building & Body Fat Burning Advice

Sal: I spread my workout routine throughout the week. For example:

Mondays: Upper Body-Chest & Back
Tuesdays: Lower Body-Carido & Legs
Wednesdays: Upper Body-Triceps & Back
Thursdays: Lower Body-Carido & Legs
Fridays: Upper Body- Arms & Shoulders
Saturdays: Core Focus

However, Monday-Saturday: I start my morning doing 3 types of push-ups and numerous core exercises. I do various core exercises throughout week as I mix it in between my sets M-F.

6 Tips To Gain Muscle Mass Naturally – YouTube

-Skinny?

How to Gain Weight Naturally if You’re Skinny | Build Muscle For Skinny Guys – Weight Gain Tips Men

How to Gain Weight : The three ingredients to go from skinny to muscular are nutrition, training and consistency. Here are the most important tips to gain weight for skinny hardgainers and ectomorphs… Eat More. Eat more calories than your body burns. How much depends on your metabolism and activity levels. But if you’re not gaining weight, you’re not eating enough. Eat More Meals. Small meals are easier to eat than big ones. They don’t make you feel stuffed. Wake up earlier, eat breakfast, and then eat 3-4 more meals a day. Eat Caloric Dense Foods. Food high in carbs and/or fats has more calories per serving. It takes less eating to create a caloric surplus. Bulk on pasta, dried fruits, nuts, etc. Eat More Protein. Your muscles need protein to recover from your workouts and grow bigger. Eat a whole source of protein with each meal – meat, chicken, fish, eggs, etc Go Liquid. Blended food digests more easily than solid food. Make weight gainer shakes by mixing oats, milk, banana, peanut butter and whey protein in your blender. Track Calories. Skinny guys over-estimate how much they eat. They think they eat a lot but they don’t. Track your calorie intake to make sure you’re eating enough to gain weight. Lift Heavy. Stop wasting time with curls and flies. Do free weight, compounds like Squats and Deadlifts instead. They trigger more strength and muscle gains to gain weight. Be Consistent. If you eat a lot today but little the rest of the week, you won’t gain weight. You must consistently eat more than you burn to increase your body-weight. Weight Goals for Men How much weight do you have to gain to stop looking skinny? A simple rule is to take your height in centimeter, substract 100, and that’s your goal weight in kg. Anything less you’ll always look skinny. Here’s a table with minimum goal weights for skinny guys, and maximum muscular weights.

Health-Nutrition

7 Fundamentals of Eating for Muscle Growth | Mass Class
https://youtu.be/C1s_2au4qcM
“Bodybuilding.com
Published on Jul 13, 2016
I want people to be more educated about what they eat. It’s a major part of why I became a professor and researcher: to share the latest insights that science has to offer about how to eat to build muscle, get shredded, and built your best physique.
..

| 7 Fundamentals of Eating for Muscle Growth | 1. Perfecting Your Protein (00:37) 2. Timing Your Meals (01:32) 3. Choosing Protein Sources (03:10) 4. Selecting Smart Carbs (04:48) 5. Solving The Sodium Dilemma (07:19) 6. Knowing When to Cheat (08:39) 7. Avoiding Dietary Pitfalls (09:14)..

Sal: 3-I take various whey protein powder supplements after each workout. In fact, I try to change the brand each time I finish one container to bring that variety and so my muscles won’t be so used to the “same” one. I take the powder (5 mg) mix with goat milk powder in a container to shake it ONLY after my leg workouts. I get my protein sources from other areas (e.g. greek yogurt , protein bar (variety depending on what’s on sale), etc..) as post-workout snack within 30 minutes. During this time, I can try to make my meal (depending on the day and time I workout). For example, during supper-I would cook chicken (no hormones), turkey, salmon, or tuna.

Sal: In regarding the health area, I take various vitamins throughout the day..

AM-Vitamin C
Noon-Vitamin D with Magnesium
Evening-Fish Oil

I try other various vitamins- supplements throughout the week.

Mass-Gaining Meal Plan | Muscle & Fitness muscleandfitness.com
“..Below are two sample mass-gaining meal plans for a 180–200-pound male, courtesy of Liz Jackson, owner of Jackson Nutrition (@broccolifit)…”

10 BEST Foods To Add MUSCLE Mass FAST!

Oats 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits healthline.com
“..Phytic Acid: Most abundant in the bran, phytic acid is an antioxidant that can impair the absorption of minerals, such as iron and zinc (12, 38)…”

Top 10 Foods to Build Muscle – Nutrition Natural Way – YouTube

-Quinoa

Sal: I usually like making a cup of this and eating 1/4 with each meal

-Organic Peanut Butter

Sal: I prefer having a peanut butter “wrap” (instead of bread, I used taco/burrito wraps)

The 18 Best Healthy Foods to Gain Weight Fast healthline.com
“..Here are 18 of the best foods to help you gain weight or add muscle, the healthy way.

..2. Milk

Milk has been used as a weight gainer or muscle builder for decades (1).

It provides a good balance of proteins, carbs and fats and is a good source of calcium, as well as other vitamins and minerals (2).

For those trying to add more muscle, milk is an excellent protein source that provides both casein and whey proteins. Research has even shown it can help you add muscle when combined with weight lifting (3, 4).

Additionally, studies have found that milk, or whey and casein combined, can lead to greater mass gain than other protein sources (4, 5).

Try drinking around one or two glasses as a snack, with a meal, or before and after a workout if you are training…

6. Potatoes and Starches

Potatoes and other starchy foods are a very easy and cost-effective way to add in extra calories.

Try to choose one of these healthy sources of starchy carbs:

Quinoa
Oats
Corn
Buckwheat
Potatoes and sweet potatoes…

Sal: I fry these in olive oil almost after every upper body workkouts! It’s a great pre-snack while making /cooking supper!

” Squash
Winter root vegetables
Beans and legumes…

7. Salmon and Oily Fish

Like red meat, salmon and oily fish are excellent sources of protein and important healthy fats…

8. Protein Supplements

Taking protein supplements is a common strategy for athletes and bodybuilders who want to gain weight.

Whey protein supplements and mass gainers can be a very easy and cost-effective strategy to gain weight, especially when combined with strength training (18, 19).

Some people think whey protein is unhealthy or unnatural, but this isn’t the case. Whey protein is made from dairy and has been shown to improve markers of health and reduce disease risk (20, 21, 22).

It may be even more important if you’re also training since your daily protein requirements increase..

*see Health & Fitness: Ergogenic Aids & Energy Enhancing Supplements goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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Fitness: Various and Creative Workouts “Anywhere”

Fun Family Workout You Can Do Anywhere! – YouTube

44 best body weight exercises you can do anywhere – YouTube

Creative Outdoor Bodyweight Exercises – YouTube

Home

Canned Food Workout ❤ Strong, Lean Upper Body (No Weights! Prolapse-Safe!)

4 At-Home Workouts Using Water Bottles – YouTube

Water bottles: how to lift weights on a budget – YouTube

Water Bottle Bicep Curls – YouTube

Water Bottle Workout – Effective Arm Toning Exercises – YouTube

-Elderly
*see Fitness: “Energy” Tips for Aging-Seniors-Elderly-“Older” Age Adults goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

15 Min Senior Workout – HASfit Exercise for Elderly … – YouTube

Wine Bottle Workout: At Home Workout Guide – YouTube

Parking Lot

Parking Lot Workout With Meggin! – YouTube

Workout Anywhere Parking Lot – YouTube

Outdoor Parking Lot Workout – YouTube

Partners

2 Bodyweight Partner Exercises You Can Do Anywhere – YouTube

10 MINUTE PARTNER WORKOUT WITH CARDIO ABS … – YouTube

Winter Season

SNOW EXCUSES! How to GAIN MUSCLE and BURN FAT with no equipment | Tony Horton Fitness
https://youtu.be/TDturVLGK3A
“Tony Horton
Published on Mar 10, 2014
You’ve got snow excuses to not to try full Tony Horton programs here: http://bit.ly/2lkRnPi

Too cold to workout? Well SNOW EXCUSES BUDDY! Time to get outside and get a beautiful wintery PUMP!
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TODAY’S TOTAL BODY WORKOUT:
0:26 Jackson Hole Split Lunges
1:26 Shoveling
2:20 Mountain Squats
3:16 Side Lunges
4:15 Burpee Snow Angels
5:25 Snow Stomping”

31 – Winter Workout Calisthenics Motivation in -20 Degrees … – YouTube

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Fitness: Various “Home” & “Backyard” Exercises

Creative Ways to Exercise at Home! – YouTube

Household Chores

16 Ways to Lose Weight Doing Chores Charlotte Andersen shape.com
“..Do double duty with this multitasker’s dream workout!..”

How To Workout and Clean Your House – YouTube

The Housework Workout – YouTube

-Yard work

Fitness: Outdoor Yard Work-Tilling Garden w/HealthFitnesslifeGuy

Weed Pulling Workout (Yard Work Time Lapse … – YouTube

Back yard work out – YouTube

-Winter Shoveling

Fitness: Winter Outdoors-Shoveling w/HealthFitnessLifeGuy

Snow Shovel Fitness: 1 2 3 Go! Squat Press + Throw the … – YouTube

Homebody Workouts

5 Best Home Workout Tips (APPLY TO ALL HOME … – YouTube

Extreme At HOME Stairs Workout – YouTube

WallDrill – YouTube

-Simple Household Items

Creative Kitchen Pot Workout to Do at Home – YouTube

30 MIN Full Body Chair Workout w/KarinaEM- Total Body Creative …

-No Equipment

32 Minute Home Cardio Workout with No Equipment – Calorie – YouTube

10-Minute No-Equipment Home Workout, Full Body … – YouTube

-Equipment

=>Make it your own

How To Build A Pull Up Bar, (Outside) !! – YouTube

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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
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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.


*click on pic for references on “ying and yang”

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

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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

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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…”

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