With Feline Agility – Part 2 of 2

Cats, Functional Training, and Bandwagon Jumping Part 2

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Coach Izzy
How many Sports Specific Training experts do you know who will gladly give machines a scornful look but ignore sports specific does not mean sports mimicking? For example, throwing a punch to a moving opponent requires a motor pattern that is completely different to that of throwing…

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With Feline Agility – Part 1 of 2

Cats, Functional Training, and Bandwagon Jumping
By
Coach Izzy
Moving from the East Coast to our new home on Bainbridge meant a stream of changes for us all. There was the mellower pace, the new atmosphere, the altered mood of daylight in this higher latitude, and getting to know our new community. It’s been—without a doubt—a welcome change…

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Should Exercise Be Sport – Really?

Frankly, I have no idea what this means, not at least in true specificity. Granted, arguments can be made on subjective perspectives, but they only beget emotional hollow exchanges and don’t address the question. Interestingly, whenever I inquire about the substance of the topic from those who condemn tarnishing the sanctity of exercise by turning it into sport, I never get a solid reply. I get plenty of “my client does…” or “this guru says…”or “when I…” but ultimately, the overemotional downpour does nothing to mitigate the chasm between the concepts of exercise and sport, let alone provide a useful perspective.

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Treadmill Workout: From dreadmill to funmill

…Off my soap box, I would like to focus on what I consider one of the most underrated pieces of exercise equipment, the much misunderstood treadmill. Most tend to poo-poo the treadmill workout because they say it’s boring and unproductive.

WRONG!

You make it boring and unproductive! There’s a unique learning opportunity that we are going to address to discover how awesome a treadmill workout can be.

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Exercise Advice – No Pain No Gain

No Pain, No Gain, is it the way to go? Or are there better alternatives? Yes and No

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Strength Beyond the Exercise Floor

Achieving our physical fitness goals is an amazing feeling! Are you ready for that wild ride or will you stay down when you fall?

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Why beginners should NOT start with cardio

You are new to exercise, what do they tell you? Yes, start with cardio! But is there a sound rationale behind it or is this another exercise of repetition without validation? Is cardiovascular work good? Bad? Find out!

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