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  • Lower Body Stretching

  • Fitness is a three legged stool. When one leg is missing the stool topples. The legs are defined as muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular health and conditioning, and flexibility. This article will focus on the latter, specifically as it relates to posterior lower body stretching. The exercises demonstrated in the video target the hamstrings, glutes, hip rotators, calves, and low

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  • Building Body Center Strength: Part One

  • Body center strength is the foundation for all human movement and performance. Without proper development the body cannot function as a total unified structure, and will begin to fail with age under increasing external forces. The term “Body Center” refers to the muscles and connective tissue assisting in stabilization at the conjunction of the axial skeleton and pelvis in the

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  • Over Training Syndrome OTS

  • Personal Trainers, Coaches, and Athletic Trainers are well aware of detriments associated with over training and the negative effect it has on performance. However, the affects Over Training Syndrome (OTS) has on a child will play out in every aspect of their life including academic performance, relationships, moods, dietary habits, appearance, sleeping habits, and more. Parents are well-informed to monitor

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  • Four Day Split Resistance Training Workout

  • Note: Use the search utility on right to access videos for various exercises. Monday & Thursday   Warm-up 5-10 minutes of cardiovascular exercise   Bench Press 3×6,4,2 (Mon.) 3×6-8 (Thurs.) Hang Clean 3×6,4,2 (Mon.) 3×6-8 (Thurs.) Stability Ball Leg Raise 3×12-20 Stability Ball Ab Crunch 3×15-20   Incline Barbell Press 3×5-7 Pull-Ups 3xmax. Reps. Stability Ball Flutter Leg Raise 3×12-20

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  • At the Core of Fitness

  • The S.A.I.D. Principle S.A.I.D. is an acronym for Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands, which is at the core of Exercise Science and has been for several decades. Simply put, S.A.I.D. means, the way you train dictates the results you earn. It would be senseless for a sprinter to engage in over distance running or for a weight lifter to perform

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  • Physical Fitness and Autism

  • Physical Fitness and Autism About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability defined by diagnostic criteria that include deficits in social communication and social interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. Initial

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  • FDA and EPA to Pregnant Women and Parents: More Fish

  • FDA and EPA to Pregnant Women and Parents: More Fish Two federal agencies teamed up recently to update recommendations on fish consumption, and the new guidelines suggest that pregnant women and children eat more fish, mostly varieties low in mercury.   by John Tyburski, PHd, MPH   Youth Fitness Council     Long-hailed have been the value and importance of

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  • Sensory Intelligence

  • Understanding Sensory Intelligence   by Daniel Fusco A.C.E. CPT co-Founder Youth Fitness Council Working with youth in fitness is not a “one size fits all” situation. Having a basic understanding of the differences between individual children and why they act the way they do will help create a successful and enjoyable program for all involved, including the teacher. Our modern world

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  • 5 Tips to Prepare for the New School Year

  • Autumn brings change, regardless your age or activity. This is just a fact of life. We may not always realize it though. For this reason it is a good idea to take a look at our lives and see what we are heading for. For many youth, this include academic and social pressure, a busier than summertime daily schedule, and

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  • Youth Exercise: A Parent’s Gift

  • Youth Exercise: A Parent’s Gift   Giving gifts to our children is a pleasurable experience. Birthdays and holidays present opportunities for generous gift giving. Good health is the one of the most valuable gifts we can give our children. Running the All-American Fitness Center with my wife, Cindy, made this gift relatively easy. Our instruction, and modeling done by our

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  • Effects of Poor Childhood Nutrition in Adulthood

  • Can poor nutrition during childhood lead to chronic health conditions in adulthood?   Researchers around the globe teamed up to determine whether severe malnourishment during early childhood lead to cardiovascular impairments later in life. Their findings prompt us to think carefully about even mild malnutrition in children.   by John Tyburski, PhD, MPH Youth Fitness Council What happens during childhood

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  • Youth Exercise and Fitness: Why?

  • Youth Exercise and Fitness: Why? Why would a child choose to place a heavy object in their delicate hands and move it through an unfamiliar range of motion and repeat this unnatural act 2-3 times a week.  How can a child pay attention to adult instruction for several minutes at a time?  A simple answer might just be, because they

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