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How many Sets/Reps?

By Fitness Intern Quinton Augusto, Seattle Athletic Club Downtown.    One of the most common misconceptions among gym goers is the proper number of sets and reps to do during a workout. The answer is very dependent on your individual goals. Before venturing into the gym and aimlessly meandering around until you find a machine […]


Exercises for the Swimmer

Personal Fitness Trainer Paul Nelson’s wrote in his blog post titled, “Sports Conditioning to Gain a Competitive Edge”, about how athletes are taking their training indoors and extending their cross-training. Building a strong strength base can develop “weak” athletes into strong powerful ones but also improve muscular balance that one might develop through repetition sport […]


Cardio-Respiratory Training: Why and How Do I Get Started?

Cardio-respiratory exercising is very important to promote overall health and achieve high levels of wellness. Among the benefits, we can consider the following: • Cardio-respiratory exercises improve our capacity of burning fat as energy. • By working the heart muscle, we can enlarge it, increasing the capacity of pumping blood with each stroke to working […]


Training to be the Perfect Athlete

When the word “athletic” comes to mind I envision an individual who is competent in all aspects of fitness (strength, flexibility, endurance, agility and coordination). Though excelling at all of these is a rare and difficult task, being competent in each of them builds an amazing foundation for a healthy and active life. On the […]


Get Started Jump Roping: Learning the Ropes

In this video, Martial Arts Director Jody Garcia talks about how to begin jump roping and demonstrates some basic technique to use in your exercise routines.


Jumping Rope

If you’re looking for simple, effective cardio that you can do almost anywhere then jumping rope is the solution for you. A jump rope is all you need to improve endurance, speed, posture or just burn lots of calories and lose weight. Before you just pick up a jump rope and go to it, its […]


Pilates for Back Pain

Why is Pilates good for back pain? For anyone suffering from general backache to acute pain, Pilates can carry an important role in relieving pain in your back. I think of Pilates as intelligent, corrective exercise. Pilates exercises your body as well as your mind. It can change the shape of your body. You may […]


Post Exercise Fueling

Just finished a hard training session with Captain “I said 10 more!” and now you are dog tired and hungry as a wolf. What do you re-fuel your body with, there are so many choices! The best thing to do is pick food higher in protein and fat and lower in carbohydrates and sugars especially. […]


Overcoming Exercise Plateaus

Are you one of those people who keep doing the same exact workout that you have always done and wonder why you’re not seeing the results you want to see? Well, you’re not alone. I find that most people will stay with the same workout week after week, month after month and even year after […]


Agility Training

Athletes who put focus on their agility training can gain that competitive edge which in most sports can help you win the game. Agility training requires cognitive focus, balance and control, as well as strategic planning. When adding agility training to a workout you are adding a mental component, diversity, and it can be fun […]

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