strength training

Exercise Basics

One-Sided Exercise: Good Idea or Not?

Perhaps some of you have heard that, if you strength train with one arm, the other arm gets a bit stronger just by association. That is actually true! A huge analysis of studies on this has shown an 11.9% to 17.7% increase in strength of the non-trained limb, depending on the type of training. There…

Exercise Basics | Movement

Arthritis and Strength Training: A Great Match

For those of us who get a bit older every day, the thought of developing arthritis can loom large. With good reason. According to the CDC, 49.7% of all adults over 65 report doctor-diagnosed arthritis. By far the most common type of arthritis involved is osteoarthritis. This is the one that is related to wear…

Exercise Basics

One-Sided Exercise: Is It a Good Idea?

Perhaps some of you have heard that, if you strength train with one arm, the other arm gets a bit stronger just by association. That is actually true! A huge analysis of studies on this has shown an 11.9% to 17.7% increase in strength of the non-trained limb, depending on the type of training. There…

Health and Nutrition

Diet and Exercise: Two Peas in a Pod?

Let me put a few stats in front of you. 80% of Americans do not meet the recommended guidelines for aerobic and strength training exercise. 80% of Americans are either overweight or obese.  Hmmm…do you see any resemblance there? 19 out of 20 people are unsuccessful dieters. And, yet, apparently at any given time, something…

Exercise Basics

You and Your Default Mode

You are probably aware that when you sit or stand, you tend to hang out in postures that feel comfortable to you. Standing with one hip higher than the other, abs not engaged, shoulders not quite pulled back. Your sitting default mode is probably easier to figure out. If at work or on the computer,…