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  • TheraBand resistance offers similar metabolic benefit as machines for paraplegic exercise

    July 3, 2014

    Throwback Thursday! In 2002, researchers at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and University of Miami School of Medicine compared 2 types of resistance training on metabolic responses in paraplegic patients: Machine-based and elastic-resistance based. Persons with paraplegia must maintain cardiovascular fitness; however, they are limited to upper body exercise. Circuit resistance training appears to […]

  • How many calories are burned during elastic band exercises?

    June 24, 2014

    Everyone knows the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight. Diet and exercise remain the gold standard recommendation for those needing to lose weight. Excess calorie consumption leads to increased fat storage, particularly in sedentary individuals. A healthy diet helps limit intake calories, while exercise helps burn excess calories. Maintaining the balance between calories consumed […]

  • Elastic band push-up as effective as bench press exercise

    June 17, 2014

    In strength training, the bench press exercise is a standard part of anyone’s resistance training program, and is often used to assess upper body strength as well. The bench press (also known as the chest press) targets the large pectoral muscles that help perform the “pushing” motion. This exercise is typically performed with free weights […]

  • Shoulder exercises improve scapular function

    June 12, 2014

    Throwback Thursday! Strengthening of the posterior scapular stabilizers combined with stretching of the pectoral muscles may improve posture, increase shoulder & scapular strength, and may improve scapulohumeral rhythm. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of commonly-used shoulder exercises (stretching and resistive exercise) on shoulder motion and resting posture in 20 subjects […]

  • Sensorimotor Training improves strength and muscular balance

    June 5, 2014

    Throwback Thursday! In 2001, German researchers published a paper comparing the effects of isolated balance training (sensorimotor training) or strength training on knee strength, as well as muscle imbalance. The researchers had 30 healthy and active subjects randomly assigned to a balance training group (n=15) or a strength training group (n=15). The subjects’ balance (single leg stance and stabiliometry) and knee […]

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