Exercise Selection for Perfect Programming

There is an art / skill to choosing the right exercises for your clients. The most important consideration of exercise selection is to select exercises that have a fundamental application to the training objectives. The exercises included should develop the muscle mass, strength, or power of the client in ways that apply to their life, sport or the event which they are training for.

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Barefoot Running v Running With Shoes

For many the idea of running barefoot would seem counterproductive or even dangerous however barefoot running has a strong cult following. It would be an easy assumption to make that the participants of this activity are limited to small fanatical groups, however supporters of barefoot running come from the highest level and there are ample amounts of scientific evidence to support its benefits.

Probably the most obvious evidence that barefoot running can be performed at an elite level comes from the Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikela who in 1960 won the Olympic marathon. This race wasn't won on a graded track; it was run over the uneven streets of Rome. So how is it possible for someone to win a race barefoot against opponents who have the benefit of shoes? Olympic silver medalist and 5 time world record breaking runner Gordon Pirie would say that it is easy to believe, and that shoes often show no benefit. Pirie states that the difference between running barefoot and running in a typical running shoe can be up to 30 seconds in a mile, faster barefoot. Pirie also states that the way in which typical running shoes are designed promote incorrect running technique.

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Bone Health In Young Women

Concern for Bone Health in Young Women: A synergy between nutrition and exercise.

By Jacinta King

On a daily basis do you drink 3.5 cups of milk? Eat 7 slices of cheese or 2 tubs of yoghurt? What about if you do not like dairy products? If this is the case do you consume 333 almonds, 300g of canned sardines or 1kg of bok choy in an average day? Chances are that majority of women reading thisarticle said no to each of those questions! The most recent national survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that on average the calcium consumption of each age group of women was significantly lower than the recommended daily intake (RDI)

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