VISUALIZATION

 MENTAL TRAINING FOR THE ATHLETE

Whether you are a recreational athlete or a high level athlete, your training could benefit from some sport psychology.

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STRENGTH TRAINING FOR YOUR SPORT

 Do you play sports or do a physical activity on a regular basis? Perhaps you cycle, ski, dance, play hockey or tennis or compete in martial arts. Whatever your sport, and your level of participation, you might want to consider adding some strength training to your program.

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THE SPOT REDUCTION MYTH

 The best way to lose fat off your stomach is to do crunches, right?

WRONG!

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Resistance Bands

 What is a great piece of strength training equipment that is cheap and easy to store?

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Pet a puppy, cuddle a cat

 The positive impact pets may have on our mental and physical health has been shown time and time again. Here are just a few of the many ways a pet can help us be healthier and happier:

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FIRST AID 101: RICE

 You’re out hiking with the family when suddenly you see your son fall: he twisted his ankle on a root and he is in pain...do you remember your basic first aid? With injuries such as sprains and strains of ankles, knees, wrists and elbows (those are the most commonly affected joints), it is important to follow the “R.I.C.E.” principle.

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STABILITY BALL EXERCISE

 The stability ball is a great piece of equipment that any exercise facility should not be without

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About the Author

Fitness Tips as published weekly in the PG Xpress Fit for lifecolumn

M. Gregor, B.A.

Chief Instructor and Fitness Trainer

Shadow Martial Arts: HapKiDo,

Self Defense and Cross Training

Martial Arts instruction for all ages.

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