Archive for the ‘Exercises and Workouts’ Category

It occurred to me that goal-oriented people should ask “what for?” (and then “how?”) rather than “why?” It happened like this: An acquaintance has rheumatoid arthritis. Her joints–fingers, wrists, and knees–are swollen, deformed, and painful. She complained about the ineffectiveness of various treatments she had undergone. (In case you didn’t know, rheumatoid arthritis is an […]


Article titled “Bench Press: What It Does and Doesn’t Do” is posted at http://www.stadion.com/bench-press-what-it-does-and-doesnt-do/ Here is an excerpt from the article: “People often ask me how to arrange their training programs, or simply in what order to do exercises for best results. As they ask these questions they list the exercises they do. As soon […]


In the YouTube video below, Coach Tumminello talks about the use of the term functional in sports and fitness training and gives a useful definition of the term. What is Functional Training? The Real Definition My definition is similar to that of Coach Tumminello but briefer and wider. I define functional exercises as those that […]


Does your flexibility improve when you stop training? If yes, then you have the same problem as the martial artist who wrote this: > As a martial artist I stretch a lot but nothing happens. In fact when > I don’t train I become a little bit more flexible than when I train. > It […]


QUESTION: “Flexibility Express doesn’t come up with a set schedule for workouts like when and which ones to do. Before I bought it, it said that I need to workout 15-20 minutes twice a week to gain flexibility. How should I approach this program in terms of scheduling.” ANSWER: Do it on the same schedule […]


New article titled “Sequence of Conditioning Exercises for Fighters and Martial Artists in Long-Term Training and in a Single Workout” is posted on stadion.com. In this article you will learn about the sequence of strength and endurance exercises in long-term training and in a single workout. A rationally designed strength training program begins with developing […]


Workouts cause fatigue. Fatigue is necessary for making progress, but if a workout schedule is bad, the accumulating fatigue will stop an athlete’s progress. The whole article on optimizing the weekly schedule of workouts is at http://www.stadion.com/weekly-schedule-of-workouts/