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Fitness Tip#350 - April 5, 2013

Friday, April 05, 2013

Multi-Jointed


If you currently practice a resistance training program like weight lifting,
I’ve got a two-part challenge for you to try for the next month.

1. Perform only multi-joint exercises such as upper and lower body, core
and upper body or core and lower body, calf and ankle or chest, shoulder,
arm combinations.

2. Never sit or lie down during any portion of your routine. Very few
multi-joint exercises actually occur in the seated position since it’s tough
to employ multiple joints when your butt is planted in a chair.

A “seated dumbbell curl” is not a multi-joint exercise but a walking lunge
to medicine ball curl is an effective multi-joint exercise. Here are five more
highly effective multi-joint exercises to get you started:

1. squat to overhead press
2. horizontal lunge to overhead press
3. squat to standing cable row
4. deadlift to upright row
5. vertical jump to pull up

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND SPARKERS! Stay safe fellow runners & enjoy your competitions!

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PARKERB2 4/5/2013 7:07PM

    I will try these. Thanks for sharing.

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