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If your push ups are too easy you can perform them with your feet on a ball. By raising your feet you add more resistance to the upper chest muscles, much like the incline bench press. The swiss ball also adds the extra challenge of maintaining your balance while performing the exercise. The instability challenges your core and activates the abdominals, low back and obliques.
The barbell complex is a "hybrid" exercise combining the hang clean, back squat and shoulder press. There are many variation of this exercise, but most often it is performed with an Olympic lift, squat, push and pull. It's very demanding on your short-term energy systems and is effective for conditioning for sports. You can use a PVC pipe, wood dowel or empty barbell to begin. Once you feel comfortable with the movements you can slowly add weight.
The barbell forward lunge strengthens the glutes and thighs. You can take a shorter step forward if you are just learning to perform lunges. Once you have performed a few sets you can increase your stride length to activate the hamstrings and glutes. Dumbbells may be used in place of a barbell if you have difficulty balancing the bar on your back. The barbell forward lunge can be included in your lower-body workout or circuit training routine.
The leg-tucked medicine "med" ball crunch strengthens the abdominals and obliques. The med ball makes flexion of the spine more difficult, therefore increasing the difficulty of the exercise. Depending on your goals - choose a lighter ball for muscular endurance or a heavier one for muscular strength. The leg-tucked position decreases the hip flexor involvement.
The amount of knowledge in the textbook is really satisfying for someone who’s interested in both fitness and the sciences of the human body, and who’s willing to learn about the relationships between them.
Jehad Refaat Abdel Hamid
ISSA's course material was extremely detail orientated and covered every aspect of becoming a personal trainer.
Now I am a certified personal trainer. This will be my first step into the fitness world, and now, my knowledge is much greater.
I needed a online option that would meet my needs so I could study and also work, the course more than met my needs and expectations.
The option to study at your own pace and test whenever it is convenient for you makes this course that much better than the rest!
Only 2 months after being certified I got hired as a Fitness Coordinator and started making my income as a fitness trainer for Marines and Civilians. The knowledge I have gained by getting certified through ISSA has laid a solid foundation for further certification I got afterward.
I highly recommend anyone who is in this field or career and to take ISSA, they are very helpful, professional and they help you expand in the personal training, fitness and healthy lifestyle.
I found ISSA, and let me tell you it changed everything. I'm now a product of my passion, I get to share my love with my clients on a daily basis.
ISSA was one of the only names that was recognized right away and was viewed by all the gyms I called as a very knowledgeable and reputable association.
ISSA has been outstanding when it comes to educating and certificating their students. The material is easy to ready, with rich content, and well structured.
The ISSA is a good foundation for anybody who starts with a certification in personal training.
My experience has been great and the support team makes it very easy to complete the course and get back to me with answers to any questions I have very quickly.
ISSA helped to guide me down the path toward an exciting future in the fitness industry!
ISSA never let me down and still continue to support me through my career.
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