The snatch exercise is a frequently used movement in strength & conditioning programs, and for a good reason. This exercise allows the athlete to lift very explosively and with biomechanics similar to that seen in many other athletic movements such as running and jumping. However, the snatch lift is highly technical and requires time and a good coach to learn how...
Exercise for Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, recent advances in technology and increased public awareness have greatly improved survival rates. Recently, much research has been focused on improving the quality of life of breast cancer survivors to combat the negative side effects of treating this disease. Exercise has emerged as one of the...
Weightlifting for Children
Weightlifting for Children For years, strength training and weightlifting have been used by adolescents and adults to improve their sports performance and general well being. But because of the former beliefs of pediatricians and scientists, weight training has been frowned upon for use by preadolescent children. Despite people’s perceptions that weight training is not suitable for young children, a properly...
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