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How “Fit” does a person need to be?

Michael Conroy, USA Weightlifting International Coach The origins of physical fitness, sport and physical education came about as a response to World War I.   At the time of America’s involvement in the Great War most of the population was rural and entering the training camps the U.S. Military had to find a way to …

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Why the Olympic Lifts should be the Core of your Training Program

Michael Conroy, USA Weightlifting International Coach In today’s busy lifestyle time is a valued item. Using the Weightlifting movements (pulls, squats, presses, snatches, cleans and jerk) can bring about significant improvements in strength, balance, power, movement, improved esteem and body image in a simplistic and effective manner.   It is a myth that weightlifting movements …

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Fit for Life: Strength Training for “Masters”

Michael Conroy, USA Weightlifting International Coach A 2015 Experimental Gerontology study of men and women ages 65 to 97 in retirement care facilities found that performing strength exercises just two times a week for six months significantly improved participants’ mobility and functional performance. Other studies have shown that at any advanced age weight training can …

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Is Boutique Fitness Right for Me?

If you’re ready for results it’s time to ditch the health club… There was a time when we got all the exercise we require from our daily activities. But as hunting and gathering lead to farming and eventually the industrialized world we live in today the need for human “labor” has been nearly eradicated. Now …

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