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Getting Up To Date On Back Pain

by on Nov.02, 2011, under Fitness

Yoga relaxation techniques can be a powerful tool for coping with back pain. If you’ve ever suffered from an aching back, (and most of us have), you will have noticed that the pain seems to strike at the most inappropriate times – hurrying to an important meeting, racing to meet a business deadline, about to board an airplane for that long overdue vacation. (continue reading…)

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Training in the Warrior Way. Part 2

by on Oct.11, 2011, under Exercise

Principles of Self-defense

This topic is as broad as the subject of Martial Arts, itself. It seems almost every art has proponents that tout their way as the “only” way, that any other system of self-defense is an exercise in futility. In truth, there are many paths to the same destination. There is no “perfect martial art.” Each has strengths and weaknesses. (continue reading…)

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Training in the Warrior Way. Part 1

by on Oct.11, 2011, under Exercise

In Martial Arts, we learn by studying and applying various ‘concepts.’ Many times, a concept can appear ambiguous or at best, non-applicable to the self-defense process. Let’s take a look at training concepts and the reasons behind them.

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Fitness for Your Teen Ager

by on Apr.18, 2011, under Fitness

Did Santa bring your teen-ager another computer or video game? If your teen is typical, he or she probably spends untold hours in front of the computer or television rather than engaged in physical activity. If you are concerned that your teen-age son or daughter is out of shape, take action. There are ways to influence your child even during these rebellious years. (continue reading…)

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More Muscle – Less Fat

by on Dec.02, 2010, under Fitness

Aerobic activity doesn’t put enough stress on the muscles to encourage them to grow. Even if more muscle isn’t your objective, a higher muscle-to-fat ratio will allow the body to burn fat more effectively all day long. Hence, more muscle is the key to less fat. Weight training can be used to increase cardiovascular conditioning, burn fat and build muscle.  (continue reading…)

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Don’t Forget Forearms and Calves

by on Feb.16, 2010, under Fitness

You can improve these hard-to-develop bodyparts, and improve your grip and gait as well.

When you do enough weight training, your attention will eventually come to your calves and forearms—two of the most difficult areas to develop. Your forearms get some work every time you do heavy pulling exercises. In fact, sometimes your forearms and hand grip strength will give out before your lats do. Calves don’t get too much emphasis in most lower body weight training, but they provide much of the propulsion in walking and running.
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