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3 Reasons You Should Do Weight Training If You’re Over 40

  It is so important to develop good habits when you’re young because it certainly makes aging less difficult. I was introduced to weight training in my twenties, but I took it to a whole ‘nother level in my mid-thirties when I started competing competitively.    However, it didn’t take me long to figure out that [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:47-05:00August 27th, 2014|Christianity, Fitness, Wellness|Comments Off on 3 Reasons You Should Do Weight Training If You’re Over 40

The Basics of Weight Training and Cardio

Knowing the amount of rest you need between workouts depends on many different variables. First you must learn to listen to what your body is telling you by being able to identify signs and interpret what exactly you should do. There are some basic rules to strength training. The most important rule being: Never train [...]

By |2015-01-30T06:27:35-05:00April 10th, 2011|Fitness|Comments Off on The Basics of Weight Training and Cardio

Pectineus Stretch

This muscle is a small muscle that lies from your pubic bone to the shaft of the femur (upper leg bone). The action this muscle produces is hip adduction (bringing the leg towards the midline of your body) and hip flexion (bringing your knee up towards your chest). If you sit a lot during the [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:48:37-05:00January 17th, 2011|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Pectineus Stretch

Aging Gracefully: Choose Ye This Day Fat or Muscle

"It is said that after the age of 25, we begin to lose 10 percent of our muscles every 10 years. Because muscle is a metabolic tissue, the loss of muscle causes our metabolism to decrease, leading to weight gain in the form of fat." Read this full blog by Etta Malcolm at Embodied Spirituality

By |2019-10-02T11:49:02-05:00April 9th, 2010|Health|Comments Off on Aging Gracefully: Choose Ye This Day Fat or Muscle

Dumbbell Chest Press

In comparison to the incline bench press the Incline Dumbbell Press works primarily the upper pectoral muscles, however the dumbbells allow full range of motion and can be better than a bench press. This exercise is used to develop muscle in the upper and middle chest region. Exercise How To: This exercise uses a bench [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:49:10-05:00February 22nd, 2010|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Dumbbell Chest Press

Scissor Kick on a Ball

Adding a ball to any abdominal exercises throws you off balance, which makes muscles work harder to control the motion you are trying to perform. It is a great way to increase the intensity of your workout which results in greater tone in lesser time. The scissor kick exercise is designed to tone your abdominal [...]

By |2010-01-25T02:23:51-05:00January 25th, 2010|Fitness|Comments Off on Scissor Kick on a Ball

Walking

I would like to take a moment to emphasize how important cardiovascular training is for you. What I mean by cardiovascular training is exercise for your heart and lungs. The cardiovascular system is the part of the body that pumps fresh oxygenated blood to every other system in your body. Without working your heart muscle [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:49:13-05:00May 4th, 2009|Fitness, Health, Wellness|Comments Off on Walking