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Mar 15, 2010
Resting Blood Pressure which provides information to the overall efficiency of your cardiovascular system to deliver blood throughout your body, is a strong indicator of cardiovascular health and is influenced by a number of factors. Blood Pressure has two valves which are Systolic and Diastolic and are measured in mmhg(millimeters of mercury as seen in a mercury manometer). The top number reflects the systolic which is the vascular pressure experienced during left ventricular contraction. The Systolic Blood Pressure is affected by the number of factors including cardiac output, arterial elasticity and the peripheral resistance. Your Ideal systolic number should be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2010 at training
There are three types of Muscular Contractions: Concentric, Eccentric and Isometric. A Contraction is anytime a muscle generates "force". The force that would be applied by the contracting muscle on an object would be the muscle tension, the force of the resistance or weight on the muscle itself would be the load. When a muscle shortens against a load or when you raise the weight would be a concentric contraction, this could be referred to as a positive phase of a lift or movement. The muscular tension would be greater than the load and a shortening of that muscle would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2009 at training
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Nov 21, 2009
When considering any program for goals ranging from increasing ones Strength, Endurance and/or Bone Density, the program Design should have three principles which are OVERLOAD,SPECIFICITY and PROGRESSION. The First which is the Overload principle would be the basis for any Strength and Muscular growth program. To Develop the Musculoskeletal system the training must experience or work the muscle with loads or resistance in which the particular muscle or muscle group is not presently accustomed. How to achieve this would be to VARY the training intensity(Varying the intensity would be achieved by the amount of resistance that you are lifting),the number... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2009 at training