Keeping Fit

Better Approaches To Weight Loss

We just completed statistical analyses of eight years (33 sessions) of data from our Basic Exercise Program. Since 1996, we have conducted exercise classes two or three days a week, almost every hour of the day, in a separate fitness facility, for...

Don’t Neglect The Neck

A few years ago, we conducted a research study with elderly residents of a large nursing home in Orange City, Florida. The 20 study subjects averaged almost 90 years of age, and spent most of their waking hours in wheelchairs. Their major problem...

Strength Training for Seniors

Importance of Resistance Training Men and women who do not perform regular resistance exercise experience progressive muscle atrophy throughout the aging process. Research indicates that inactive adults lose about one-half pound of muscle per year...

Sets

For as long as I can remember, coaches and fitness professionals have debated the merits of single versus multiple-set strength training. I have personally trained in both manners, and I have conducted numerous research studies on the effects of...

Strength Training Benefits

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 90 percent of American adults are so sedentary they could almost be reclassified as statues (1). It should therefore come as no surprise that obesity has increased by almost 70 percent in...

A New Look at Repetition Ranges

In one of our most interesting research studies (7) we investigated how many repetitions people could perform with 75% of their maximum resistance (1RM weightload) in a standard chest exercise (10 degree chest machine). The majority of our 141...

Keep Kids Active

As you are undoubtedly aware, our nation is presently experiencing an epidemic of childhood obesity. Unfortunately, for every youth who is overfat, there are at least two who are underfit. With less emphasis on physical education, and even the...

Research Briefs

Summary The main purpose of this study was to examine the effect of training intensity on muscle deoxygenation, which may be an indicator of muscle tissue damage that is thought to be essential for increases in muscle size (hypertrophy) and strength...

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