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Month: October 2013

Book selection: Becoming a Supple Leopard

Becoming a Supple Leopard Based on the premise that dysfunctional movement patterns impede athletic performance, the author presents the construction and function of his own movement and mobility system, based on his midline stabilization and organization, one-joint rule and laws of torque movement principles, all to remedy body stiffness, prevent injuries and improve and extend athletic capabilities. Learn how to hack human movement “Join the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches; learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your human potential, live pain free…and become a Supple Leopard.” Improve your athletic performance, extend...

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Your workout: complete, intense, organized… as long as it is personalized!

by  Saverio Sculli (Personal Trainer)* Building a better body requires a huge motivation, something that goes beyond the simple inscription in the gym. Also attending the best fitness club may not be enough . But we start from where we left off in the previous article: ” You have to have an intense desire to deal with what you will need to succeed. You must follow your program, not just a week, but month after month, to go beyond the point where others stop. Every day, motivated by your goal, you will find the inspiration to continue in your...

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Are Cardio And Muscle Building Compatible?

Does cardio impact the muscle building process? Cardio fitness activity is beneficial for weight/fat loss, but are any forms of cardio useful when we are working on muscle growth? Should cardio always be included in your training program? Or does cardio only serve to hinder muscular hypertrophy? Or even worse, does cardio promote muscular atrophy? Most traditional fitness wisdom would suggest that LISS (low intensity, steady-state) cardio is the better option since it burns more “fat for fuel” than HIIT (high intensity interval training) which is predominantly glycolytic. Modern fitness theories, instead, explain that HIIT cardio appears to not...

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