StrongFirst: SFG Level I Kettlebell Technique Testing Standards

StrongFirst Instructor candidates must meet each of these technique standards when testing during the SFG (StrongFirst Girya) Certification, in order to earn the SFG Instructor credential.

The skills tested include:

Demonstrations performed by Master SFG Zar Horton. Narration by Chief SFG Brett Jones.

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The Benefits of Barre Fitness Classes

Whether you want to burn fat, improve your muscle tone and sculpt your body, barre fitness can help. By joining a barre workout class in your area today, you’ll be on the road to reaping the total body health benefits this wonderfully unique exercise program offers. Here’s an overview of what else barre workouts can do for you

5 Tips to Make Running in the Morning Easier and Injury Free

If you are a night owl then the thought of running in the morning may seem a dream. Waking up early may seem like an impossible feat as you may be more inclined to sleep. Most people who do manage to get up in the morning and run may not be able to do it consistently as they get injured at regular intervals.

Exercises and Workouts – 3 Strength Building Moves For Stronger Shoulders

Having strong shoulders isn’t just about looking good as you wear your sleeveless tops or dresses, it’s about having functional strength that makes everyday activities easier to complete as well. Your shoulders will be used for not only carrying heavy objects, but also for lifting any object overhead. Therefore, focusing on developing strong shoulders while at the gym is a very wise move. Let’s look at the three best strength building moves you should be considering to whip your shoulders into top shape…

The Best Chest Exercises To Widen Your Chest

So, I’m going to take a wild guess as to why you’ve come here. You must be ready to build a “road map” chest! I’m going to let you know about the best chest exercises to widen that chest of yours! Both men and women can do these exercises.

DNA Determines Your Fitness Success

Your DNA determines what kinds of exercise your body is best equipped to handle. Learn why in this article.

What Is Whey Protein and How Does It Help You Build Muscle?

Whey is a by-product from the production of cheese and consists of four proteins: Beta-lactoglobulin – Alpha-lactalbumin – Bovine serum albumin – Immunoglobins – Because it contains all nine amino acids, it is considered a complete protein. Types of Whey Protein – If you go to buy whey protein, you’ll find it comes in three different types. From the…

What Are Muscle Fiber Ratios?

The muscles in our bodies are comprised of several different types of fibers. They are generally lumped into two broad categories – slow twitch and fast twitch. The number of slow to fast in a particular muscle is referred to as a muscle’s fiber ratio. The number before the slash refers to the percentage of slow twitch; the number after the slash fast twitch. For example, a common Trapezius ratio is 53.7/46.2.

A Guide to Good Form for Muscle Building Exercises

We’ve all seen it while working out at the gym: some guy swinging a barbell or dumbbell loaded with weights way heavier than he should be lifting, in order to get it to the top of each repetition. Not only is he endangering himself, but others around him. When it comes to weightlifting, it isn’t how much you can lift, but the form you use to lift. A good way to tell if you are lifting about the right amount of weight is if you can do 8 to 10 reps all in the correct form. If not, then you should drop down to a lesser amount of weight. Here are six tips to maintaining correct form:

Which Should Be Done First – Cardio or Weights?

The answer to this age old question is going to depend on a number of factors. Always remember that what works for some may not work for others. So just because your friend lost 30 lbs running on a treadmill doesn’t mean you are going to get the same results. The important thing to keep in mind is your fitness goals are and how you intend on using each type of exercise in relation to your goals. Other factors include current level and experience level of each type of exercise. Some are going to get the most benefit from doing their cardio before weight training, but most will get the most benefit by doing it after. So which is best for you?

Isometric Exercises for Mind-Muscle Connection

When you lift weights, what is your focus? Most often, the answer is to lift the weight. With isometric exercises, moving the weight is not a factor because the angle of the exercise does not change, regardless of the intensity. What then, is the focus? The focus is on the muscles you use to perform the exercise, in order to further develop the mind-muscle connection.

Ab Exercises For Women That Work

Abdominal exercises are becoming really popular these days among men and women alike. Getting strong abs and being fit and well-toned appeals to everyone and people also realize the value that fitness plays in their longevity.

Ab Exercises For Men That Work

Great abs are the dream of every man, as they are the ultimate symbol of strength, fitness and manliness. Many people spend hours at working out, in order to get the perfect body.

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