Tag: Sports Fitness
There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about how long you need to spend working out to get results. What is the optimal workout time and how long is too long?
When it comes to strength (weight) training there is a good amount of research that shows working out for more than 45-60 minutes may actually be detrimental and counterproductive. There are a few different factors that may contribute to this.
Winter is behind us and Summer is just around the corner. The days are longer, the temps are rising and people are spending more time outside. There’s nothing better than going for a run, a hike or a bike ride on a nice sunny day. But before you head outside into the sun for that workout, here are a few things to consider to stay safe while exercising in the heat.
Ask any personal trainer what the best body weight exercise is, and you’ll get a response. Probably a different response than the next personal trainer you ask. Keep asking around, and you’ll get a long list of “best” body weight exercises. Put them together, and you will have a compilation of pretty good exercises with no equipment required! (Maybe better than “pretty good,” depending on the credentials of the personal trainers you sampled).
The strength and conditioning, sports and performance industries has been transforming to a paradigm shift. This shift is blending traditional lifting and power techniques with movement variability to load the body systems in a 360 degree environment. I know one of the training tools added to arsenals is the SandBells and the Hyper Vest Pro Best Weight Vest by Hyperwear! In addition to the usual weight training equipment, many types of tools are being used in the program, such as medballs, dumbbells, ViPR, but SandBells add a different dimension than the others.
The traditional model of training often has “blocked” model design, typically characterized as usually low complexity, low skill level single movements in a pre-determined, sequenced design. This often is characteristic of the traditional strength training model. This is not to say it is not a good model, as it is a necessary component for strength gains, hypertrophy, and neuro-control. When performed correctly, there is a learned concept to blocked training and enhances movement patterns, but to a limit, as the repetitiveness does not promote the randomness of movement variability.
We are in the midst of the 2014 NBA playoffs, inching closer and closer to the finals and the heat is on! So far the Indiana Pacers are tied against the Heat—why do I highlight the Indiana Pacers? They are one of the NBA teams that have used our Hyperwear® SandBell® in training, along with the Houston Rockets and the Philadelphia 76ers. The use of our SandBells amongst these notable NBA teams started back around 2010.