How to Develop Strong and Healthy Shoulders

Strong and healthy shoulders are key to overall upper body strength and ease of doing the everyday activities of life.  Your shoulders are the most mobile joints in your body and are involved in every upper body movement.  This mobility also makes your shoulders more susceptible to imbalances in strength and flexibility than any other […]

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Pullups, Pushups, and Barbell Squats, Three Exercises For a Complete Workout

Recently I was asked if I could only do three exercises, what would they be?  After some consideration, I said I would do pullups, pushups, and barbell squats.  I explained that if you combined these three exercises in a workout you would hit all the major muscle groups of your body Let’s look at these […]

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Pre-Workout and Post-Workout Meals are Crucial to Optimizing Your Exercise Program

In order to workout at your best and see optimal results you need to eat the right balance of carbohydrates and protein both before and immediately after your exercise sessions.  The pre-workout meal provides the energy for you to exercise at maximum intensity, and the post-workout meal provides the nutrition your body needs for optimum […]

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Four Basic Exercises to Strengthen Your Upper Body

  Exercise 1.  Lat Pulldown The lat pulldown is a great exercise for strengthening and developing the upper back muscles that are critical for good posture.  People whose shoulders are slumped forward most likely have underdeveloped upper back muscles. First, sit down and adjust the thigh pad to a position that firmly fits over your […]

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