Can you Push Up?

Can you Push Up?

A client of mine recently sent me the link to this article. Take a quick look. It certainly underscores the messages we’ve heard for years (if you don’t use it you lose it) and fits in nicely with some of the “old school” exercises and program designs that have become popular once again (bodyweight training, crossfit, etc.).

One disclaimer…the technique mentioned by the trainer in the video link is a bit oversimplified and not what I would consider “on the money” with respect to target muscles. However, the basic technique message is there.

A quick takeaway message…it doesn’t take fancy equipment or program designs to get in and maintain overall health and fitness.

Click the link below to read the article
An Enduring Measure of Fitness: The Simple Push Up

Titleist Performance Institute – GPE

For those of you who are golfers and are interested in the newer developments in the Strength & Conditioning Field to help improve golf performance and reduce injury risk, this is a great resource for you. Take a look at the recent clip with Mike Boyle as well some of the basic tips they list regarding Mobility, Flexibility, Strength and Power development.

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If you are interested and looking for a training program that addresses these components, Prevail Conditioning offers a Golf Performance Enhancement training program (GPET) which can be done One-on-One or in a Group/Class training environment. Feel free to contact us with inquiries.

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Who Cares About Organic Food?

This one still bugging you? Not sure what to do with it? I know the feeling. It seems that where I live, the new Food Mantra is much the same as the old lifting mantra from Gold’s Gym back in the day: Go Organic or Go Home! It appears to be one of those issues that keeps circling around until you don’t know which end is up and eventually lose perspective on the entire issue.

In a recent newsletter published by a colleague of mine, Jill Daniels, MS, RD, she addressed the question that most are still asking: does organic food consumption matter, and if so…when?

I agreed with and enjoyed her perspective on the issue saying, in essence, if your budget can afford it you should consider it for your long term health and performance benefit.

Jill referenced a post from the Environmental Working Group which shows a spectrum of food to help prioritize choices for organic purchases. Check the list below for the top of the “contaminated” list or visit the website for a more complete list.

Produce to buy organic, since its most commonly contaminated:

Peaches
Apples
Sweet Bell Peppers
Celery
Nectarines
Strawberries
Cherries
Lettuce
Grapes (imported)
Pears
Spinach
Potatoes

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