I have noticed at the gym and on the internet discussion boards, that many females don’t get the respect of hard-training athletes like most men do. So many women have fallen victim to the mind set that they don’t have to train hard to get “”Toned”" Or maybe most think there are certain exercises that are MAN exercises and there are those that are “Girl” exercises.Click here to continue reading
By admin On November 17, 2011 No Comments
More and more people are now attuned to their fitness needs. Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor exercise activity, they will always take the chance to stay physically fit and healthy.Click here to continue reading
By admin On September 19, 2010 No Comments
Physical fitness is the ability to function effectively throughout your workday, perform your usual other activities and still have enough energy left over to handle any extra stresses or emergencies which may arise.
The components of physical fitness are:
* Cardiorespiratory (CR) endurance – the efficiency with which the body delivers oxygen and nutrients needed for muscular activity and transports waste products from the cells.
* Muscular strength – the greatest amount of force a muscle or muscle group can exert in a single effort.
* Muscular endurance – the ability of a muscle or muscle group to perform repeated movements with a sub-maximal force for extended periods of times.
* Flexibility – the ability to move the joints or any group of joints through an entire, normal range of motion.
* Body composition – the percentage of body fat a person has in comparison to his or her total bodyClick here to continue reading
By Guest On September 2, 2010 No Comments
There is a new workout craze hitting the gym classes across the country, the ViPR Fitness Workout. A ViPR workout involves wielding a large piece of tubing with handles cut in.
ViPR is based on an idea of purposeful movement, that is all movements should have a functional purpose. The ViPR Fundamentals, Gravity onto Ground Loading, Stretch to Shorten, Multi-Directional Movement and Using the Entire Body of Movement make up the foundation of Purposeful Movement.
Generally classes are a combination of cardio and muscular endurance. After a thorough warm up exercises are perform with the ViPR, such as:
ViPR Overhead Squats followed by squats swings (aka squat thread in the needle, see video below) – the ViPR is first held overhead with straight arms while you squat, then you start to swing it down and twist it towards you so it can swing between your legs. Then you powerfullyClick here to continue reading