Train those triceps

Hey everyone, I hope the holiday season is treating you well and you are not over-eating and under-training.

This week we have a link to some videos from my good friend Steve McKinney. For those of you who don’t know who Steve is (becuase you are  not on our mailing list) he is a personal trainer and owner of Fitness and More Inc. in Madison, Ill.

In this video series (click on the link below) Steve demonstrates exercises for both home and gym, men and women, that help strengthen and firm the triceps (the back of your upper arms).

Enjoy the pain.

Pau for Now


Ergogenics: Part One

When it comes to achieving success in sports or fitness, consistent, hard training is probably the most important element. Once you are confident that your training is dialed in, you want to do everything else you can to enhance, or improve your results. There are many ways by which sport or athletic performance may be improved. Collectively these are referred to as Ergogenic Aids.

For those folks familiar with the term Ergogenic aids, the first thing that comes to mind upon hearing the term is probably performance enhancing substances such as anabolic steroids. In fact, Ergogenic aids come in many forms and can have a positive influence on performance in a variety of ways including but not limited to the following.

Ergogenic Aids may:

• Directly influence the physiological capacity of a particular body system thereby improving performance
• Remove psychological constraints which could negatively impact performance
• Increase the speed of recovery from training and competition

Ergogenic Aids fall into the following categories:

• Mechanical Aids, – Heart Rate Monitors
• Pharmacological Aids, – Sports Supplements and other exogenous substances
• Physiological Aids, – Sports Massage, Ice baths, Thermal Regulation Devices (Avacore)
• Nutritional Aids, – Carbohydrate Loading, targeted pre & post training liquid meals
• Psychological Aids, – Hypnosis, Visualization

 As you can see from the brief list I just mentioned. Ergogenic aids come in many forms. Some are relatively inexpensive and easy to get a hold of or implement, while others are expensive, esoteric and perhaps even illegal depending on what sport you are participating in.