Strength Training

Physical endurance from qi gong exercises (instead of cardio/ weight lifting)

Many people thought that the more physically fit you are, the more lean or if you have more muscles, then you will have more stamina and endurance. So in order to maintain that, you must continue to push your body to workout hard, more cardio, weights at the gym. The result? Risk of injury. Runners …

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Always activate your core when doing body weight exercises to avoid/minimize injuries

When doing body weight exercises, how do you perform them? Do you utilize the muscles on your glutes, legs and arms (biceps, triceps) or do you engage your core muscles? It is important that you train and develop your core before doing intensive body work exercise like leg pulls and chin ups. If you have …

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Victoria Principal’s The Body Principal- Exercise Program for Life

When I was a teenager, my mom bought the book “The Body Principal” written by Victoria Principal. Victoria Principal is well known for her role in the soap opera Dallas. This book hit the market during the time when aerobics were popular and mega gyms are probably not around yet. But the emphasis is different- it offers a …

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Strength training- danger of overtraining one muscle group and ignoring the rest

Many gym goers focus on only certain particular part of their bodies during strength training. This is very dangerous because it will result in muscle imbalance- and on the long run, increases the risk of injury on other underdeveloped muscles. Examples: 1. Focusing on the biceps and ignoring other parts such as shoulders (deltoids), chest …

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