Everyone knows you should keep a straight back while lifting. Yet it amazes me when I see trainers failing to recognize or correct poor technique.
Muscular endurance refers to a sustained given level of muscle force. It is important for standing or sitting for long periods. In endurance sports, it allows athletes to exercise at high intensities for long durations.
Muscular endurance depends on a combination of muscle strength and cellular endurance capacity.
In sports that require short bursts of explosiveness such as combat sports, the athelete must balance the ability to produce force rapidly with the ability to maintain the long-term energy demands of the contest.
Muscle endurance is best developed by many repetitions of an exercise, and practicing sports and activities that require considerable muscle endurance.
"What? You are going to work out while you are on holiday? "
This is something I hear without fail when informing people of my intention to work out while taking a break. My answer to the horrified inquisitor is that I actually enjoy working out so getting in a few sessions on holiday is even better than doing it at home.
Talking of interesting contraptions; the 19th Century corset undergarment seems to be making a comeback in recent years, and with celebrities like the Kardashians using the modern day version to slim their waists, it’s no wonder many women are jumping on this this new magic waist slimming bandwagon. We, however, can’t help but think it is a complete waste of time, money and (limited) breath.
The bench press is the core movement for the chest. Unlike the overhead press, the bench press is a truer test of pushing ability as it requires less support from the lower body. There are many variations of the bench press and the technique you apply to your lifts will vary between a press designed to produce mass and a press designed to produce strength.
Avoid these classic mistakes if you want to make metabolic training a part of your training routine.
What is metabolic training?
A simplified definition of metabolic training is completing a sequence of compound (multi-joint) exercises with little rest in an effort to maximize calorie burn and increase metabolic rate during and after the workout.
The deadlift is the king of all lifts. It is a very functional movement that allows you to harness the full strength potential of the human body. Of all the lifts this exercises should allow you to exert the most force. Meaning on a single all out lift this should be the most weight you can lift of all the other exercises through a full range of motion.