• 5 Upper Body Exercises That Carry a High Risk of Injury

    4 days ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    One thing you don't need when you strength train is an injury. In fact, one reason to train with weights, or your own bodyweight, is to make yourself more resistant to injury in your everyday life. But, injuries happen, especially if you use poor technique or over-train. Injuries can come on suddenly or result from repetitive stress to a muscle group. Examples of repetitive stress injuries are golfer's elbow and tennis elbow. Both types of injury are because of repetitive motion around a single joint. You can get repetitive stress injuries from weight training too, and the injuries can...
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  • If You Could Do Only One Strength Training Exercise, This is the One You Should Do

    If You Could Do Only One Strength Training Exercise, This is the One You Should Do

    4 days ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    Hopefully, you never have to choose only one exercise, but let's pretend for a moment you do. The gods of exercise tell you that you must select only one exercise to get stronger, preserve muscle mass, and stay in shape. What's your top choice? You might choose squats. Not a bad choice since it works multiple muscle groups, but it doesn't work the muscles in the upper body. You could also choose push-ups and their variations. Push-ups hit the upper body and core, but your lower body gets neglected.
    You need an exercise that works the muscles in your upper and lower body. What about...
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