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  • Can Whole-Body Vibration Training Make You Fit?

    07/14/2021 8:13:57 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 80 replies
    Quick and Dirty Tips ^ | January 24, 2020 | Brock Armstrong
    Although these rather bland-looking platforms are only recently popping up in gyms and spas, whole-body vibration training (WBVT) has been around for quite a long time. According to the BioMedical Journal, the ancient Greeks were the first to think that shaking the human body would elicit faster healing. The history of whole-body vibration training Ancient Grecian doctors used body vibration machines as a "therapeutic methodology" to help soldiers recover from their injuries. Their version was a bow-like wooden instrument that they would pluck strings on to create vibrations over cuts and wounds. The Greek docs observed that the vibrations allowed...
  • Good Days for Dogs on the Horizon: Connecticut is on the cusp of letting the boys join the girls wherever they are

    05/06/2021 5:47:18 PM PDT · by calvincaspian · 11 replies
    Thoughts from the 42nd Parallel ^ | 05-06-2021 | Tom Shattuck
    Men are dogs. Not exactly a revolutionary notion, I know, but I think it is healthy to remind ourselves of this now and again. Which brings us to Connecticut, which is on the verge of facilitating highly desired outcomes for the dogs in that state. What happened was that two guys wanted to use gym equipment in a health club but it was all being used, except in the women’s-only section, where it was available. When they tried to access the women-only section they were prevented by the club. So they sued and here we are. This could mean the...
  • NJ gym owner offers free memberships to non-vaccinated customers

    03/28/2021 10:21:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/26/21 | Alexandra Steigrad
    A New Jersey gym owner is riffing on Krispy Kreme’s popular offer of free donuts for vaccinated customers — by handing out free memberships to people who don’t get vaccinated. Ian Smith, co-owner of The Atilis Gym, located in Bellmawr, NJ, tweeted out the provocative offer earlier this week, kicking up a storm of controversy in the process. "In light of @krispykreme giving free donuts for receiving the CVD shot, here at @TheAtilisGym we are giving out free memberships to all who don’t get vaccinated. We believe in health – the real way – exercise, good diet, plenty of Vitamin...
  • De Blasio accuses Cuomo of reopening fitness classes for ‘political needs’

    03/18/2021 12:46:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 18, 2021 | 12:59pm | Natalie Musumeci and Nolan Hicks
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday accused scandal-scarred foe Gov. Andrew Cuomo of lifting coronavirus restrictions based on his “political needs” — after the governor defied the mayor to reopen indoor fitness classes in New York City. “I want to ask a question — is this being done because of what the data and science is telling us or is this being done for political reasons?” de Blasio railed during a City Hall press briefing. “Cause it sure as hell looks like a lot of these decisions are being made by the governor because of his political needs.” De Blasio’s...
  • Strength Training Can Benefit Older Men and Women Equally, Research Suggests

    02/24/2021 7:51:00 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 3, 2021 | Elizabeth Millard
    If you’re over 50 years old, or heading that way soon, adding resistance training to your running routine can yield major benefits—and a recent research review suggests that’s true for both men and women. The findings, published in the journal Sports Medicine, included the results of 30 different training studies involving 1,400 participants, all age 50 or older. Comparing muscle mass and strength gains, researchers found men and women both had gains, but in different ways. “What’s really important here is the difference between absolute and relative changes,” lead study author Amanda Hagstrom, Ph.D.—a lecturer in the Department of Exercise...
  • Google closes its Fitbit acquisition

    01/14/2021 12:09:15 PM PST · by dhuls · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan 14, 2021 | Jessica Bursztynsky
    Alphabet-owned Google announced Thursday it’s completed its acquisition of Fitbit. The deal had been subject to a months-long probe into whether it could further push Google’s market position in the online advertising business if it uses Fitbit data to help personalize ads. “This deal has always been about devices, not data, and we’ve been clear since the beginning that we will protect Fitbit users’ privacy,” Google’s Senior Vice President of devices and services Rick Osterloh said in a statement. ... “This deal has always been about devices, not data, and we’ve been clear since the beginning that we will protect...
  • Yosemite National Park reduces hours in response to state lockdown(That makes sense /S)

    12/07/2020 1:54:31 PM PST · by Vendome · 8 replies
    ABC7 News Bay Area ^ | 12/07/2020 | PSA
    All in-park overnight lodging will be closed for incoming arrivals beginning on Monday, December 7, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice. All overnight camping within Yosemite National Park will be prohibited beginning on Monday, December 7, 2020 until further notice. This includes all park campgrounds, wilderness camping, and overnight use along climbing routes. Overnight backpacking trips into Yosemite’s wilderness will also be prohibited. All visitors planning trips to Yosemite are asked to be our partner in recreating responsibly. Yosemite National Park conducts hundreds of search and rescue missions each year, many of which could be avoided with visitors...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Personal Fitness Trainer of 20 Years Honored Her with Push-Ups Next to Her Casket

    09/25/2020 11:40:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    People via Yahoo News ^ | 09/25/2020 | Ally Mauch
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal fitness trainer of more than 20 years paid tribute to the late justice in the best way he knew how — doing push-ups in front of her casket Friday. In a video of the touching moment, trainer Bryant Johnson walks up to the casket before respectfully kneeling and doing a handful of push-ups for Ginsburg, who was well-known for the rigorous training regimen she kept, even while battling cancer. Ginsburg's flag-draped casket is currently in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, where she became the first woman and first Jewish person in American history to lie in...
  • Fitness chains reopening NC gyms Tuesday (Despite Mandate)

    09/01/2020 6:37:18 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 10 replies
    WRAL News ^ | 8/30/20 | Sloane Heffernan and Nia Harden
    Several gym chains plan to reopen their doors in North Carolina on Tuesday, ahead of a possible announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper allowing a range of exercise facilities statewide to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. For now, Cooper's order that gyms remain closed to limit the spread of the virus remains in effect, but Crunch Fitness and Planet Fitness both announced over the weekend that they are using a medical exception outlined in the executive order that allows gyms to serve members who have a medical need to exercise. O2 Fitness and Orangetheory Fitness said Monday that they also will...
  • 24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy and closes 100 gyms (Reorg)

    06/15/2020 8:35:06 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 9 replies
    CNN Business ^ | June 15, 2020 | Jordan Valinsky
    24 Hour Fitness said Monday in its Chapter 11 filing that it has secured $250 million in funding to help reopen some of its clubs and expects a majority of locations to be open by the end of June. However, it's emerging as a smaller chain: It permanently closed 100 US locations in 14 states with roughly 300 clubs remaining.
  • Trump campaign relentlessly asking voters to 'wonder' about Biden's mental fitness

    04/13/2020 1:59:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/13/20 | W. James Antle III
    President Trump now knows who his general election opponent will be and, to hear his campaign and its allies tell it, it’s a Democrat who is just not that with it. The Trump War Room video mashups are dominated by montages of former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, stumbling and fumbling his way through speeches and debate responses. Interspersed throughout the greatest hits - “Make sure you have the record player on at night,” odd references to primary opponents Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker as “president,” failing to correctly identify his current location, such as when he...
  • The Best Workout is... WORK!

    02/19/2020 7:45:47 AM PST · by rebuildus · 10 replies
    Old School ^ | 2/19/20 | Patrick Rooney
    <p>I have been too busy to write for some time, but I’m glad to get back to it.</p> <p>One of the things I’ve had to do of late is a great deal of physical work. For someone who has spent decades training my body, I must admit that I have not done nearly as much “real work” as I should have. For that, I can see that I’ve suffered. Now I’m making up for lost time.</p>
  • How to Train Safe After an Injury (6 Keys—VIDEO Bonus)

    12/13/2019 4:48:35 PM PST · by rebuildus · 8 replies
    Old School ^ | 12/13/19 | Patrick Rooney
    “[A] Man’s got to know his limitations”—Clint Eastwood, Magnum ForceDon’t you get tired of hearing the mantra, “There’s no limit to what you can do!” (or variations of this)? The fitness industry is downright saturated with this kind of talk. Believe me, I’m an optimistic guy. I believe in miracles. And I know that human beings have an incredible capacity to overcome. We’ve seen examples of it over and over. But we also have built in limitations. We’re not God. Each of us has these limitations, be they age, physical disability, or…. (and almost everyone, particularly over the age of...
  • Izzy Mandlebaum is Joe Biden's Trainer (Vanity)

    12/06/2019 2:43:32 PM PST · by llevrok · 16 replies
    They say art imitates life. But in Joe Biden's case, he imitates the Seinfeld character, Izzy Mandlebaum. "You think you're better than me????"
  • How Running Helps the Rockettes Execute Their Famous High Kicks

    12/04/2019 12:12:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 3, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    The holiday season brings with it festive treats, sparkling lights, and The Radio City Rockettes. And, for many of these high-kicking dancers, running throughout the year ensures they can perfectly execute their routines multiple times a day all season long. In preparation for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the women spend months rehearsing for six hours a day, six days a week. During the height of the Christmas season from the beginning of November through the beginning January, the 36 dancers are performing up to four 90-minute shows a day, as many as 17 per week. During this time, their...
  • Kosher Bodybuilding —For Strength, Health, and Longevity

    11/30/2019 8:33:44 AM PST · by rebuildus · 15 replies
    Old School ^ | 11/29/19 | Patrick Rooney
    I’ve been on a long journey to find the optimum diet, particularly for someone who values strength, health AND longevity. I may have finally found it, and it has been right in front of me all along. My company name—Old School—is not just a name to me, as I have said. It is an all-encompassing idea, that references the timeless, natural truths we have lost in pursuit of “science” without reason, or if you will, science without God. I have long pondered the original “Old School” diet, which He presented to Adam and Eve in the Garden… Look, to you...
  • Report: 84% of Women Fail New Army Combat Fitness Test

    11/08/2019 11:41:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 136 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 8, 2019 | Kharen Martinez Murcia
    ( – In a new report, the Center for Military Readiness says that 84% of women fail the New Army Combat Fitness Test and that “all military officials should drop the ‘gender diversity’ agenda and put mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ first.” “It makes no sense for recruiters to devote more time and money recruiting ‘gender diverse’ trainees who are more likely to be injured, less likely to want infantry assignments, and less likely to remain through basic training or physically-demanding combat arms assignments for twenty years or more,” states the CMR report . On the other side of the...
  • Runner With Parkinson’s Bangs Out 351 Burpees on Way to Finishing Chicago Marathon

    10/19/2019 5:47:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 18, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    At every mile marker of the 2019 Chicago Marathon, Jimmy Choi dropped to the ground for a burpee—complete with push-up—and then jumped back up on his feet before he got back to running. For each mile marker on the course, he did that same number of burpees—from one on the first mile to 10 on the 10th, all the way up to 26 on the 26th mile—adding another hard effort to the already grueling marathon distance. By the time Choi, 43, reached the finish line in 5:56:03, he had completed a total of 351 burpees in addition to running 26.2...
  • Christianity and Yoga: Is it Really Okay?

    10/08/2019 3:38:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 151 replies
    Urban Faith ^ | Sherrell Moore-Tucker
    Did you know that our beloved country has a history of repurposing and repackaging things that we didn’t necessarily discover? Take our beloved Christmas tree for example. Did you know that decorating trees and giving money was a part of worship to various gods during Egyptian times? It is also part of the Germanic pagan solstice tradition. The exchange of wedding rings did not originate in the church, and various religions worship and practice meditation, prayer, and fasting just like Christians. So should I take my ring off based on the original intent, or stop purchasing Christmas trees and decorations...
  • What I Learned Passing a Kidney Stone—Old School Style!

    07/05/2019 12:20:19 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 119 replies
    Old School ^ | 7/5/19 | Patrick Rooney
    What I Learned Passing a Kidney Stone—Old School Style!Passing a kidney stone is a learning experience? EVERYTHING is a learning experience! This is the third time for me—label me a slow learner. The first one I attribute to using a Vitamin C product in excess many years ago. The second one, frankly, I don’t remember the cause. And now this one. You’d think with the amount of pain these tiny (in my case) rocks cause, I’d be done. Hopefully I will be now! I’m going to tell you MY experience here, and MY choice. If you have a kidney stone,...