Walk into any gym or fitness facility with a pull down bar, and you will always see someone doing the lat pull down absolutely wrong. This link shows the proper form and execution of a lat pull down.
One of our class members, Catherine, lost her son Demitri last week in Afghanistan. Please keep Catherine, Demitri and their families in your thoughts and prayers. TAMPA --reprinted from TBO.com. 1st Lt. Dimitri del Castillo was on patrol in the mountains of Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on Saturday when his unit was attacked, sparking an intense firefight.
Is it best to do cardio before resistance training or resistance training before cardio? This question is common from many gym members that I talk to. Overall, the decision is based on the person. I always include, the warm up is more important than the order of cardio and resistance training. A good 5-10 minute warm up will ready the body for what the workout has in store. In regarding to the person, some people dread resistance exercise and enjoy cardio, or vice versa. In this case, I would consider doing resistance training first in the workout before cardio.
Water is great for a number of reasons. I will discus 3 of them here with you today.1) Water is the best way to keep you hydrated. Staying hydrated is very important for several different reasons. Staying hydrated keeps you healthy and helps with weight loss. Which leads us to reason 2.
Arthritis and osteoporosis affect millions of Americans. These diseases continue to rise at alarming rates in America. In fact, researchers have found a direct correlation between affluent cultures and an increase in osteoporosis. This is due, in part, to a lack of weight bearing activities and poor nutritional habits.
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I finished working on the "Pause" Zumba song and have started putting finishing touches on other songs for my Zumba classes. The transition from Hi/Lo and Step to Zumba is a challenge. The key is putting moves to the music and no focus on 8 counts or 32 count phrasing. This reminds me when I was in Middle School taking Mondern Dance. I worked for weeks on one song (Moon River in case you wondered), Then when I performed it for my teacher it was seamless.