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Working out with The Slosh Tube

The Slosh Tube is a bit of PVC pipe about 3 meters long, 4 inches thick, and filled with 20 litres of water.  You can build one for approximately $20.

It’s surprisingly difficult to control the Slosh Tube, because the water in the tube is always moving around – just when you think you have it stabilised, the water moves again, throwing you all over the place.

I could really feel my entire mid-section getting a good thrashing – the balance required to hold this thing is incredible.  I would recommend this to anyone who wants to improve their core strength and balance.  Check out the photos (below) to see me and Owen getting completely owned by this evil device.

slosh-tube

Check out Mark’s Daily Apple for videos and tips on making a Slosh Tube.

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What it means to be truly fit

If your goal is optimum physical competence then all the general physical skills must be considered:

1. Cardiovascular/respiratory Endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.

2. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.

3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.

4. Flexibility – the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.

5. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.

6. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.

7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.

8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.

9. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.

10. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.

Thanks to Jim Crawley and Bruce Evans of Dynamax, http://www.medicineballs.com

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Plyometrics… it’s great, but what is it?

Plyometrics is a type of exercise that uses explosive movements to develop muscular power, the ability to generate a large amount of force quickly.

For example; think of a Kangaroo, if a kangaroo needed to use 100% new energy to contract its leg muscles every time it jumped, it would not be able to jump very far consistently. However, because of the muscles’ ability to store energy from its previous jump before like a spring, the kangaroo only needs to use a fraction of the total energy in the jump.

Similarly, when you throw a ball, you don’t pause when your arm is fully extended behind you.

Elastic energy is created in the muscles and tendons and stored as a result of a rapid stretch. This stored energy is then released when the stretch is followed immediately by a concentric muscle action.

I highly recommend this method of training!

Read more here: http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com
And here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plyometrics

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The Caveman Power Diet

The Caveman Power Diet puts you into a mild state of Fight or Flight, which increases your energy, and your ability to burn fat.

This subtle fight or flight feeling you experience is a very natural state for your body to be in, it is the key to your success. Embrace it for what it is; animal motivation. The Caveman Power Diet is a very open do-it-yourself diet, it encourages you to feel content in a way that suits you personally.

The focus is more on how to eat rather than what to eat, which gives you the freedom to enjoy food, which is the most basic of animal instincts. So go ahead and feast yourself on the Caveman Power Diet!

Click here to read  The Caveman Power Diet

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