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Muscular Strength & Endurance - Creating a Fun and Effective Program

Building muscle doesn't have to be tedious or boring. All it takes is a little planning and creativity.
 

Signature Exercise - The Full Body Lunge

Build on a Classic with these fun and effective lunges.

This classic leg strengthener works best outdoors because of the changing degrees of incline in the terrain, as well as the subtleties on the surface. Grass, gravel, dirt, sand, leaves, twigs and the like, cause you to “finesse through your feet,” developing underfoot sensitivity and enhancing balance and proprioceptive awareness.

 

Is Barefoot Running Good for You?

Shoes or Shoeless - For injury prevention what's the bottom line?

 

Have you read the Bestseller Born to Run? It’s a true story about the Tarahumara Indians who run great distances (50 – 200 miles at a time) barefoot throughout the Copper Canyons of Mexico. The story is compelling and it has inspired many a runner to take up barefoot running as a practice. But is this a smart idea?

Lateral Leg Exercises Work More Than Legs

Life is NOT a linear event!  For better results - mix it up.
 
The simple truth about fitness is this:  Exercise that can be done in an outdoor location, or site, that includes hilly or mountainous trails, a grassy city or suburban park, a sandy beach, can and will better your performance. By utilizing a variety of terrain, you will learn a new degree of body awareness and train your body to move in a variety of ways.

The Best Exercise Program

“The very best exercise program is one that stimulates the body, the mind and the emotions.”    —Tina Vindum

Current State of the Industry
Today I find myself at a very large fitness conference in Los Angeles. I am here to take a look around for a couple of days and find out what is new and interesting within the industry. So far, I don't see a great deal of change. Apart from a few new machines (one-armed rowing), mini trampolines, stretching devices, and braided resistance tubing, things still seem status-quo. Zzzzz.....boring!

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