Posts in Fitness
Don't Get Miffed When We Tell You To Lift

There is a nagging misperception that “cardio” is the epitome of measuring fitness and the key to health.  However, quality published science (1,2,3)  consistently shows that strength training is critical to improving health and longevity.  Benefits of strength training include: increased resting metabolic rate, reducing fat, increasing lean body mass, improved balance, improved flexibility, improved cognitive abilities, and, critically, increased bone density.   KINETICOACH incorporates resistance training (weights and body-weight) to help you look, feel, and perform better, while improving your health.

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Say "HOLLOW" to Rock Hard Abs

Abs are like the output of a high-quality stereo—fine tune the dials, and you’ll get a crisp, clear sound. When you dial in the right balance of “Ab” settings, you’ll get leaner, stronger Abs. Exercise is one of several dials you can adjust towards toned abs, and overall fitness.

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When your Groin be Groanin'

The supple yet powerful muscles on the inside of your legs are part of the Hip Adductor group. There isn’t just one “groin muscle,” there are 9 that find there way into your sensitive nether regions. Some, like the psoas, extend from your groin all the way to your spine (gross factor of 7, but a really important muscle).

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Flexibility, Exercises, FitnessCoach J
Active Squat Hold

This is the Active Squat Hold.  Do it daily to decrease injury risk & to improve flexibility.  The full-range squat is excellent for ankle, knee, and hip joint health.  When just starting out, use a bench, table, or doorway for support. Start with 20-30 seconds in the squat. Gradually increase to 3-5 minutes in the squat hold, staying active the whole time and gradually letting go of support.

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The Push Press

The Push Press is emulated in everyday movements that require moving a load from the shoulders to overhead (or above the head).  For travelers, putting your carry-on into the overhead bin is the perfect application for the Push Press.  At home, use the Push Press when putting a box onto a higher shelf in a closet.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Pushup - Part 2: The Progression

In PART 1 of this series, we covered the mechanics of a correct pushup.  PART 2 is an all-inclusive progression for everyone, regardless of experience level.  This will get you to your first pushup, or will increase your existing pushup capacity.

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KINETICOACH - Your Travel & Home Fitness Solution

KINETICOACH is the best, most comprehensive fitness app for business travel, vacation, and home.  It was developed by business travelers and fitness professionals with more than 30 years of personal coaching experience and decades using hotel gyms.  

KINETICOACH is FREE to download and use.  Here's how it works:

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The next time you travel, notice how often you lift objects (backpack, suitcase, etc.) from the ground to your shoulders, or from the ground to overhead.  Correct lifting and pressing mechanics are safe & efficient.  Lifting from the ground to overhead is, essentially, three movement patterns:

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Road Routine

While traveling, having a routine is essential to improving health and wellness. This includes nutrition, workouts, sleep, and stress management. There are so many things out of your control when you travel.  Let KINETICOACH's Custom Workout Builder take the stress out of your fitness routine.  

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With a busy schedule, we often need to seek opportunities to increase our activity levels.  But sometimes, those opportunities just present themselves.  Next time...TAKE THE STAIRS!

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The True Rock Star Parking

A key component to health and longevity is frequent activity (1,2).  It’s very easy to fall into a stressful and sedentary daily routine: drive to work, sit in a desk for 8-10 hours, drive home, sit, lay down to sleep.  

KINETICOACH encourages you to find every opportunity to increase activity throughout the day:  taking the stairs, brisk walk-breaks every 45 minutes at work, etc.  Here’s a simple opportunity to increase your daily activity level:  park further away.

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Fitness, Health, LifestyleCoach J