It just may be the perfect Tom Cruise movie for the 21st century.
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What you do for a living can affect your overall fitness. This is the first in a series of occupation-specific columns to help various workers feel and perform better on the job.
Sometimes it is a struggle to get people to eat more healthfully. Your trainer or gym buddies can only be with you a fraction of the time. They can’t always be around to encourage you to make better, consistent dietary decisions.
Have you ever seen something that just doesn’t make sense? Like referring to a 5-year-old as being 60 months old? Or maybe it’s so obviously wrong that it kind of hurt your eyes. Like a 2-by-4 wooden car spoiler.
In high school I had one of those hand springy things you squeeze to improve your grip. I thought it would build my forearms. My friend had one with a built-in counter so he could track his reps.
We know that when the temperature outside gets warm it is time to spray for bugs. Those creepy crawlers will stop at nothing to get inside a nice home and set up camp.
I like training sports athletes. It’s fun to create a program for people with sport-specific performance as their goal. It’s a diversion from my usual efforts to make a male athlete “buff” or a female athlete “toned.”
The Tyrannosaurus rex wouldn’t have liked pushups. That’s because it had short arms.
Pistol squats are one of those exercises that can be intimidating at first. But with today’s modifications, you can ease your way into them.
One burpee is not so bad. A few burpees are tolerable.
Continued education is invaluable.
Shoulder pain can be the force that halts your physical activity and curtails your goals. It may start small and slowly build. Trauma also can be a source of shoulder pain.
The Super Bowl marks the end of football season for fans and athletes alike. But that doesn’t mean you can’t train for next season, as an energetic fan or an up-and-coming player.
Jump stretch bands are starting to appear in gyms.
Believe it or not, some people actually use their abs as a lure to the opposite sex. Worse yet, some think that if they never achieve six-pack definition, they are lacking a crucial element to hooking the right fish in the ocean of compatible mates.
Pain is a wonderful teacher. It instills a sense of caution and respect for our surroundings.
Two-minute sets. That sounded easy. By the fourth set I was worn out; lying on the gym floor exhausted! My love for the battle ropes was born.
Mini-golf as a kid and some long drives out in the desert as a teenager are about the extent of my golfing experience.
Sore for days. My first day using a suspension trainer seemed easy until I tried to roll out of bed the next day.
I recently took an impressive continuing education course with the Stretch to Win Institute. Owners Chris and Ann Fredrick have spent a few decades researching and perfecting their stretch techniques.
Laura Salcedo is an accomplished trainer. She started as a group exercise instructor and has since moved into personal training.
New Year’s is about fresh beginnings and new goals. I have a couple of goals for you this year. I challenge you to be able to do one unassisted pullup and/or one body-weight squat by next year.