“Not long ago a reputable coach referred to the plank as an exercise for “stamp collectors.” Obviously, this coach had not done his GOOGLE search. Had he done so he would have learned a lot of research back in 2006 demonstrating that plank holds and side planks actually out performed squats and deadlifts on EMG measurements. Sign me up for stamp collecting 101.
By placing yourself in the plank position you actually strengthen the muscles for their purpose, which is to hold the spinal column in extension. Strong muscles of the core help to maintain a healthy spine.”
After cardiovascular exercise or weight training, the body continues to need oxygen at a higher rate than before the exercise began. This sustained oxygen consumption is known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). Originally referred to as an oxygen debt, this pos-exercise state was first hypothesized by A.V. Hill and H. Lupton in 1922. Hill and Lupton theorized that the body needs to replace the oxygen used by working muscles during mild to intense bouts of exercise. More recently, researchers have used the term EPOC to describe the several different events that occur as the body restores itself to homeostasis, or rest.
This article will describe the physiological factors that contribute to EPOC, discuss its relation to weight management and review a recent article on EPOC and resistance training.View More
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Proper start position for thedeadlift. Note the proximity ofthe bar to the leg, the absoluteextension of the spine, the alignment of the bar under the shoulder blades, the neutral head position. This back angle must be maintained until the bar clears the knees. mindfulnessof all these cues is crucial for safe deadlifting.
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