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    What is Strength Training? Part II

    In our blogpost last week, I described factors which distinguish strength training from two other related activities, weight lifting and lifting weights. The essential points were: in weightlifting and lifting weights, the primary objective is to increase the amount of weight you lift for one or several repetitions; in strength training, by contrast, the primary […]

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    What is Strength Training?

    Strength training is not weightlifting. Strength training is not lifting weights. Weight lifting is a competitive sport. The objective for each athlete is to complete one repetition in a specific type of exercise with as much weight as he or she possibly can lift. Success is determined by lifting more weight for one repetition than […]

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    What is Strength?

    The word “strength” has different meanings in different circumstances. In sports, strength is the dominating characteristic of powerful athletes: Olympic weightlifters, pro football players, or Clydesdales. In world society, we think of the strength of character shown by Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt in rallying the free world against Hitler and the Nazis. Strength is […]

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    What Are the Core Muscles?

    What Are the Core Muscles? At some point in adult life, most of us say to ourselves, “I have to strengthen my core.” In this moment of personal insight, what precisely do we mean when we use the word “core”? To many of us, “core” means one specifically located muscle group: the abdominals. We picture […]

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    The Quintessential Strength-for-Life® Smoothie

     JA’s Cranberry Expressway A blended nutritional smoothie can be one of the most healthful of modern foods. As a stand-alone meal or as an after-workout recovery drink, a well-orchestrated smoothie is convenient, transported easily, delicious, and nutritious. In addition, a list of potential smoothie ingredients is so extensive that the possible variations in flavor, texture, […]

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    After-Dinner Love Potion #9: East African Ecstastea

    Most of us must admit that, right after finishing dinner, there is a little voice somewhere saying, “I would just love to have something sweet to finish off this meal. And if it could have chocolate and not make me gain weight, that would be perfect. Couldn’t you come up with something like that? You […]

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    Cabbasanga: A Revolutionary 21st Century, Leaner- for- Life Recipe

    In this dish, we follow a traditional recipe for baked lasagna, with one important exception. Instead of blood-sugar-spiking, fat-storage-stimulating, grain-based lasagna noodles, we use fresh purple cabbage, cut into long strips about 2” wide. This recipe yields eight, large, nutrient-packed, palate-pleasing servings. A. Ingredients 1. One pound of organic, ground, pasture-raised beef or turkey 2. […]

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    EVERY STRENGTH EXERCISE IS A FLEXIBILITY EXERCISE

      Although most exercisers, and even arm-chair exercise “experts,” acknowledge that strength training exercises are an effective way to build strength in muscle and bone, relatively few members of these groups believe that these exercises also increase our flexibility. Novices in strength training are usually so preoccupied with learning good technique and proper breathing that […]

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    Stronger After 65?

    Of all human milestones, age 65 is the most ominous. At 18 we vote, at 21 purchase alcohol legally. On 30th, 40th, and 50th birthdays, family and friends rib us for a few days. But at 65 we are recognized relentlessly as elders: by Medicare; at restaurants and movie theaters; by eager retirement villages and […]

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