Correct posture refers to the alignment of the bones in relation to the joints for the purpose of maximizing qi flow and minimizing obstructions.
End Back & Neck Pain
Using the body mechanic techniques described here is the best way to reduce the harmful shear, torsion, and asymmetrical loading strains that break down tissue and lead to pain.
Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition eBook
The fifth spinal movement, axial extension, is defined as a simultaneous reduction of both the primary and secondary curves of the spine (see figure 2.36). In other words, the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar curves are all reduced, and the result is that the overall length of the spine is increased.
Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength eBook, A
It takes more than just lifting weights to own the ideal female physique�one that is strong, low in body fat, and high in lean mass, that provides muscle definition, and that functions well in everyday life.
NSCA's Guide to Program Design
The number of muscle groups trained per workout needs to be considered when designing the resistance training program.
To build the bench, you must do several things. First, train the bench to perfect its technique and build strength in it.
Senior Fitness Test Manual-2nd Edition
Briefly, strength is increased by gradually increasing the resistance placed on a muscle (i.e., by applying what is called the overload principle). Overloading a muscle means making it do more than it is accustomed to doing. This can be accomplished using free weights (similar to the dumbbells used to test arm strength in the SFT), elastic exercise bands, Velcro strap-on weights, exercise machines that are designed for specific muscle groups, or a person�s own body weight and gravity. A
Lifestyle Wellness Coaching 2nd Edition eBook
At the outset of coaching relationships, you probably know little about your new clients.
Exercise for Frail Elders-2nd Edition
Following are some specific safety precautions for leading resistance exercises for people with specific needs, particularly when they are beyond an early or mild stage.
Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength 2nd Edition eBook
Training to maximize strength tends to be a much simpler pursuit than training to maximize muscle mass. The basic workout samples provided with the training splits discussed in chapter 8 are from tried-and-true training programs that work exceptionally well when the resistance used and reps performed are cycled.