Wednesday, December 03, 2008

3 Approaches to Optimum Health (part I)

I just finished up a mini-article for Waverley Oaks Athletic Club ( about ways to reach optimum health. It was 3 brief sections. Below is part I of III:

Strength training performed in an excessively slow manner fails to recruit fast-twitch muscle fibers. These are the muscles that produce power in athletes and more importantly, prevent falls as you age. Don’t be afraid to increase the speed of the initial phase of an exercise (the push during a bench press or the ascend during a squat) to induce bone mineral density improvements.

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