Upending conventions about how best to strength train, a new study finds that people who lift relatively light weights can build just as much strength and muscle size as those who grunt through sessions using much heftier weights — if they plan their workouts correctly.
One of my favorite basketball coaches had a phrase "fake hustle" he loved to use. If you're into sports you've seen it before. It's the guy that lackadaisically dives after a ball after it's ALREADY gone out of bounds. It's the guy that misses an easy layup and commits a foul on the very next possession trying to make up for it. How about the guy that botches the play drawn up in the last time out, then feigns an ankle sprain and looks at the bench like "Coach, I need a sub!"?
This workout uses resistance bands a type of elastic resistance. The bands increase strength, mobility and function, as well as reduce joint pain. Bands and tubing rehabilitate injuries, improve the functional ability of older adults, improve athletic performance, and aid in treating many chronic diseases. In addition, resistance bands are lightweight and portable, take up very little space and are safe and easy to use. In this routine, a variety of strength training exercises are shown for a complete, total body workout.
The Stay Well At Home program is a 6-month long multifactorial fall risk reduction program aimed to help older aduls to stay safely and independently at home. The program includes twice weekly in-home exercise training visits that gradually tapers down to once weekly exercise training visits to weekly phone consults with a qualified health and fitness professional.
A side-step squat with wood chop works your arms, torso, abs, back, legs, inner thighs and butt. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart holding a three- to four-pound medicine ball or dumbbell as resistance equipment in your hands. Bend your arms up so that the resistance is at eye level over your right shoulder. As you bring the piece of equipment toward your left knee, step out with your left leg and bend it no further than 90 degrees, keeping your right leg straight.