Nov 192014
 

A Manual of Physical Exercises, Calisthenic–Massage, Intended Especially for Persons of Sedentary Occupations, and Those in Middle or Advanced Life (Classic Reprint)

During a daily practice of calisthenic exercises for thirty years, I have formulated them into a routine, which has proved convenient in indicating such exercises of this nature as would seem sufficient for health or recreation. I am not aware that anything has been written that presents the subject of exercise in the order and conciseness of this Primer, and it is hoped that what is here noted may satisfy the needs of most people in the way of a hand-book guide for personal use. The exercises a

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Jun 222014
 

30 Exercises to Do at Work. Exercises that you can do in your office to stay Energized, Focused and Healthy.: Bodyweight Exercises to Do at Work and the … Healthy Recipes for Snacks to Eat at Work)

30 Exercises to Do at Work. Exercises that you can do in your office to stay Energized, Focused and Healthy

30 Exercises to Do at Work’ is an attempt to fill in the lacuna of a handy guide that will allow you to work out right at your office desk. People often find themselves lost for time to set aside for a dedicated workout schedule. The weekdays are eaten up by the ever growing pile of work being generated either and the weekends are full of demands by family and social commitm

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Jun 172014
 

Question by Austin: What are some beneficial exercises (both weightlifting and calisthenic) to improve swimming?
I am perhaps the world’s worst swimmer (I was on a team for 4 years and never could do a 100yd butterfly in under a minute) and I would like to become better. I’m 19, so I don’t know if it’s too late for me to improve, and I’ve been off swimming for a year now (I haven’t had access to a pool). I was wondering if there are any exercises, weightlifting or calisthenic, that could help me improve my performance when, and if, I ever enter the water again. Also, are there any special exercises for certain strokes?

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Answer by Scott K
Having been on a team for 4 years, i doubt that i can add much insight to any issues plaguing your swimming, but… The biggest issues in improving your speed are the starts, turns, and finish. You should be able to deduct a lot of time by improving those techniques. Core strength is extremely important. To that extent nothing really beats swimming, it improves your cardio as well as swim specific muscles. Plus, practice makes perfect. Increase your swimming. Some weightlifting might benefit you, but bare in mind that muscle adds weight and therefore increases your drag and reduces your cardio efficiency. If it isn’t a muscle that is used for swimming it is only going to slow you down. A better approach would be to take up yoga or pilates, which are great for flexibility and core strength. Other exercises which will benefit you are pushups, pullups, crunches, dips, scorpion/superman exercises.

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