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Amazing Gymnastic Strength Videos…

12 June 2009

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This video shows the raw strength of gymnasts (developed mostly via bodyweight exercises). If you’re interested in more, Dragon Door publications has a comprehensive article about building strength for gymnastic tension exercises. The focus for gymnasts is body tightness, since a tightly contracted body is easier to move than a relaxed body. Almost all gymnastic […]

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Top 3 Strength Training Myths…

9 June 2009

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I wanted to bust a few myths about strength training real quick… Myth 1: Reduce “Problem Areas” with Certain Exercises Doing 1000 crunches to burn belly fat probably won’t work… sorry to break it to you. The truth is that fat loss has a lot to do with genetics, hormones, and age. Weight loss is […]

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My Favorite Explosive Strength Training Exercise: Plyometric Pushups

29 May 2009

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Plyometric exercises are used by top athletes to develop explosive power. Basically, combining speed and strength gives you power. Isometric exercises are geared towards developing incredible power by enhancing  “explosive” reactions via quick and powerful muscular contractions, usually done by some sort of jumping movement. Watch these plyometric exercise videos… better yet, do 15 plyometric […]

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What We Can Learn From About Strength Training from Frog Legs and Isometric Exercises

28 May 2009

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Some people may be skeptical about the results gained from doing isometric exercises, but I’ll tell you, if done properly, you’ll notice a change in your physique and physical strength. Isometric exercises have been used for rehab for a while. In fact, Rutgers University’s CareCure Forum has posts about isometrics and rehabilitation. For anyone interested […]

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Nice Isometric Exercises for Natural Bodybuilding

24 May 2009

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BodyWeightCulture.com is a great site. They put out this demo of good isometric exercises and dynamic tension exercises using a simple ladder-type device. I prefer dynamic tension exercises over pure isometric exercises for strength training because of the range of motion. As with all isometric exercises, it’s easy to cheat yourself because you can’t easily […]

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Isometric Exercises to Treat Sleep Apnea

23 May 2009

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This blog is mainly about isometric exercises for strength training, but I came across a good article for people suffering from sleep apnea. “A recent study showed that playing the didgeridoo to train the upper airway muscles “significantly ameliorated OSA syndrome severity and associated symptoms,” With this in mind, the researchers chose a set of […]

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How To Turn Regular Strength Training Exercises Into Isometric Exercises

19 May 2009

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Isometric exercises are undoubtedly useful for building strength and power for martial artists. Bruce Lee is known to have used various isometric exercises to build strength, but check out how Scooby applies isometric contraction to his pushups. This principle can be applied for most any exercise… it’s pretty interesting. Join Our Mailing List and We'll […]

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What Are Isometric Exercises

15 May 2009

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I’ve been involved in martial arts since I was in 7th grade and was always told that lifting weights would hinder my progress. I learned about isometric exercises and have been an enthusiast ever since. Isometric Exercises Defined Isometric exercises involve contracting your muscles without movement of your body. Common examples include: Pressing your palms […]

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