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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.
Although English is not my first language, I can tell you all that it was easy to assimilate all the terms and accomplish the course.
I am really looking forward to helping people realize and reach their goals of becoming more healthy and physically fit, no matter their age.
The ISSA certified personal trainer program is the best experience of my life.
My experiences with ISSA have led me to be a very successful and respected Personal Trainer and I love Personal Training!
ISSA has changed my life for the better and by changing my life ISSA has equipped me with the tools and support to help whoever may be looking for guidance pertaining to their health and fitness endeavors.
When I received the course material it was more in-depth than I expected which was good! I knew I was being provided with all the knowledge I need to become the best trainer I can.
ISSA provides its students with relevant science in health-fitness-wellness information and strategies to succeed in our growing and competitive industry.
I have no complaints and I will always proudly display my certification and recommend you to all I know. You have given me a foundation for my future.
Walter Sadiq Daniels
Not only was the program extremely informative, but the final exam was challenging and really put what I had learned to test.
I thank ISSA, their entire team for designing such a course and helping me to make my passion a Profession.
I had the chance to discover the ISSA team, which made my dream possible, to become a certified trainer. With their outstanding vision, support and professionalism they guided me to reach the goal.
Mihnea Niculae Paraschivescu
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 found it to be challenging, informative, and very current. ISSA provides great communication and they are always there from start to finish.
I just completed the Bodybuilding Course through the ISSA. Josh Bryant, the author, is a well-known strength coach and strength athlete. He delivers a course that provides plenty of time-tested bodybuilding methods mixed with modern application.
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