Single Leg Training – A Must Do – No Excuses

Single Leg Training – A Must Do – No Excuses

A question that often comes up is the need for single leg work. Years ago, it was thought that squats and deadlifts were all there were needed to keep the body strong and for the athletic community, all that were needed to build strength and power. Strength training has primarily been on two limbs and in the sagittal plane (moving front to back). With the increased knowledge in how our bodies work and how the muscular system functions, training methods have also changed. It is now known that single leg training is of great benefit and involves working more muscles resulting is greater strength and stability. Single leg training should be included in everybody’s fitness program.

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Hints to Incorporate Fitness & Increase Results

Hints to Incorporate Fitness & Increase Results

What are you doing to ensure that you are getting in your exercise every day? Yes, I do mean every day. For our clients at VWP who are attending their workouts 2-3 times per week, congratulations! But, what are you doing the other days? It is important to be getting some form of exercise every day. It doesn’t have to be hour long workouts. It can be as little as 15 minutes.

Remember, as well, that not all your workouts need to be in a gym. There are plenty of ways to get in extra exercise by just putting some thought into your day. Where can you make life just a little more work and to a point, less efficient.

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Improve Your Golf Swing with TSpine Mobility

In past articles, we have mobility vs flexibility and how our bodies are a collection of joints, some requiring mobility and others requiring stability. The thoracic spine or mid back area is proving to be a critical component in maintaining a healthy lumbar and cervical spine. For the golfers out there, this is especially important. […]

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1, 2, 3 – Contract

Muscle Actions by Rhonda Jarmuth, RMT, CPT The muscles we train and use everyday to move our bodies have three different types of contractions: Eccentric, Isometric and Concentric These muscle contractions enable us to manipulate gravity, react to external forces, momentum and resistance. Which all together produce efficient movement. And not one is more demanded […]

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Quick Reads from Victoria Gym Bulletin Board

Thanks to Meaghan for providing some great short articles for our bulletin board at the gym. Here are just a few gems for you to consider. Enjoy! POSTURE Most of us spend a large amount of time at a desk, in front of a computer. This can lead to a lot of postural imbalances. Muscles […]

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