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How to Do a Plank With 4 Variations: Position & Form

Melissa Hatton
Melissa Hatton
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Do you remember the recent social media "planking" fad where individuals would perform planks in some precarious and curious places? While some were photoshopped to express creativity and superhuman strength, when performed correctly, he plank is an ...
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Fitness form Bench Press

Maximize Bench Press Form by Addressing These Common Issues

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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The ability to perform horizontal pushing patterns, like a chest press is an essential component of anyone's movement capability. Perhaps one of the most utilized methods for practicing this movement in the gym setting, aside from the pushup, is the ...
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Preventing Cardiovascular Disease With Hardiness Coaching

Patricia VanGalen
Patricia VanGalen
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Like a leaky roof, do we patch the hole and hope for the best? Or do we replace and restore it and do the maintenance to optimize it, despite extreme weather conditions? In ski-speak, we joke about variable conditions, which are never predictable. In ...
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Fitness Bench Press

Bench Press Elbow Pain: Avoid Lifter's Elbow With These Modifications

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills
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Anyone having experienced pain in their elbow while bench pressing knows it can be a frustrating ordeal. For those who have not, imagine entering the gym ready to put in the work, and after loading the appropriate weight onto the bar, laying back on the ...
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Fitness exercise science

The Biomechanics of the Lat Pulldown: Grips and Form

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
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The lat pulldown is one of the most popular exercises used to strengthen the muscles of the back. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the lat pulldown exercise including movement requirements, joint actions, and involved musculature.
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Exploring Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC): 'Burn Baby Burn!'

Geoff Lecovin 0
EPOC is the acronym for Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption. Many refer to it as the "afterburn." To better understand how EPOC works, let's review the basics of energy systems.
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Fitness exercise science Bench Press

The Biomechanics of the Bench Press

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
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The bench press is a popular exercise and there is ample evidence describing its use for improving upper body muscular endurance, strength, muscle size, and power.
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CPT Fitness Recovery

Active Recovery Workouts: What to Do on Your Rest Day

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Recovery is important for getting the most out of your fitness programming and an essential component of a personal training education. I spend a decent amount of time talking with my clients about proper recovery techniques to avoid burnout and injury ...
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CES Fitness Foam Rolling

Foam Roller Exercises

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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As discussed in the NASM-CES course, effective and efficient rolling means identifying and targeting the muscles that need it – the muscles that are likely the root cause of less than optimal movement. In many cases, muscles become overactive and short, ...
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Fitness wellness Recovery

Shedding a New Light on Your Rest Day

Morgan Shapiro
Morgan Shapiro
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Rest days. Something all of us gym rats know we need to partake in, but often have a hard time doing. We are regularly exposed to phrases such as "no days off" or "no pain, no gain."
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