Senior-itis

Do you have a person in your life who is becoming unsteady or frail? This article talks about that population, their issues, and the training that I do with them to improve their status.  A funny thing… when I talk about people getting “older”, I usually mean “older than me”! That’s the case in this article. Right now I am 63 years old, and honestly… I am a little fearful of what the future holds. A lot of us aging folks feel that way. The...

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Rope Jumping

Rope Jumping

Grab a rope and join me. Rope-jumping takes coordination, skill and practice, practice, practice. But the pay-back is worth it. Here’s a teaser for you: the average 150 pound person can burn nearly 125 calories in 10 minutes of rope-jumping. That figures out to almost 780 calories per hour! (See article “Caloric Burn Table” in the Weight Control category of this blog.)  In addition to high caloric burn, rope-jumping trains our...

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Rope Jumping. Exercise or play?

Is this exercise, or is it play? I would say “both”! Brett Ortega has invested the time and sweat to bring his jumping skills to a high level. And today, he makes jumping look effortless, playful and fun!  I am inspired to get out my rope every time I watch him do it. If you are in the gym when he gets jumping, take a minute to watch. Nice going...

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The Almighty Pull-Up

  I’m going to make an un-studied guess and say that only 2% of the population of the entire United States can do even just one bodyweight (BW) pull-up. I will further guess that less than 5% of all the members of Lifetime Fitness Gym, even though most members are hard working, regular exercisers, I will guess that less than 5% of those people can do a set of 12 good pull-ups! Just looking at the exercise you would expect the...

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Do 30 pull-ups? Are you cRaZy?

In the article “The Almighty Pull-Up”, (Link here) http://fitnessmotivation.net/2012/02/the-almighty-pull-up found in the “Exercises” category of this Fitness Message Blog, I talk about how tough pull-ups are to do. Well… how would you feel if you were challenged to do 30 of those suckers? That is exactly what I do at FitMAX class from time to time. In case you don’t know, FitMAX is a non-competitive, fun,...

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