Nothings Changed For Over 100 Years

The more your read and study a subject the more your realize what you want to say has probably been said before at one time or another. I believe this happens because the author's intent is to try to answer the questions of their readers and provide solutions. With each passing generation, the questions remain the same so the answers remain the same and the solutions similar. In light of this phenomenon, I would like to offer you an excerpt from a book written in 1894 by Alex Whitely entitled...

Basic Upper Body Exercises

Lay on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the ground and arms at your sides. Raise your head off the ground and tuck your chin to your chest. Lower your head to starting position without returning your head to the ground. Lay on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the ground and arms at your sides. Raise your head off the ground and turn your head to the right and then to the left. Do not rest your head on the ground. BU 3 Side Neck Nods (MRPS 20) Lay on your side, resting...

What Did The Legendary George Hackenschmidt Have To

George Hackenschmidt was a strongman, professional wrestler and author from the late 1800's and early 1900's. The Russian Lion, as he was nicknamed, was a legend for his wrestling abilities and weight lifting Hackenschmidt laid out his formula for fitness, health and physique. Even in the early 1900's, Hackenschmidt showed concern for the decline in physical health of men and women despite the progress of civilization, medical science and sanitary conditions. He wrote, The reason is not far to...

IT 11 The 10 Second Crunch MRPS

Lay on your back with your knees bend and your feet flat on the floor. Tuck your chin to your chest, contract your abdominals until your shoulder blades leave the floor and hold for 10 seconds. This can be done with your arms across your chest, lightly grasping your head or arms held over the head. This can be done with your arms across your chest, lightly grasping your head or arms held over the head. Lay on your back with your arms along your sides and your legs bent so your knees form a 90...

AT 1 Janda Sit Ups MRPS

Lay on your back with your knees bent and place your feet behind an immovable object like a secure bar. An alternative is to have a partner hold your legs just below the calve muscles. Your feet must be flat on the ground so that you can pull against the bar or partners hand. This movement will disengage the hip flexors from the sit-up movement. With your arms crossed over your chest, inhale as you use you abdominal muscles to sit up. When the resistance on the abdominal muscles slackens -...

Advanced Lower Body Exercises

AL 1 The Rock Up Squat (MRPS 10) Reverse direction and roll up onto your feet and stand. Lie on the ground, bring the knees quickly to your chest as your roll up onto your shoulders. Reverse direction and roll up onto your feet and stand. Squat down, roll onto your back with the knees to your chest again, and repeat. If you have trouble, try this exercise while holding a weight The added weight helps create momentum and pull the body forward into the crouch position. From a standing position,...

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Recommended Cardiorespiratory Training Protocol

Since you are in the OptiFit section you are enjoying a high level of over-all fitness for bodyweight calisthenics exercises as well as the different cardiorespiratory training protocols. Therefore, you have enough experience with the different exercises and your body's reaction to the different types of training to be able to pick one of the following protocols best suiting your needs, wants, limitations and abilities Aerobic Activity for at least 20 minutes 3 times a week. Fartlek Activity...

Tribute To The Great Gama

The Great Gama Body Images

The Great Gama, Ghulum Mohammed, was born around 1888 in Amritsar in the Punjab. In his lifetime, he became not only one of the most feared wrestlers in all of India but one of the The Great Gama, also known as the Lion of the Punjab, died in Pakistan in 1953, and is still remembered as one of the greatest wrestling champions of all times. The Great Gama was born into one of the top wrestling families of India and his training started at the age of 5 under his father. After his father's death,...

AU 6 Table Maker Push Up MRPS

Sit on the ground with your hands by your hips the fingers can be either pointing towards your toes or behind you. Bend your knees slightly and place your weight on your heels. Press with your hands as you lift your hips to the ceiling and place your feet flat on the ground. Push your hips towards your feet until your body is flat and your knees and shoulders make 90 angles so you form a table. Return to the seated position and repeat. Assume the up push up position with both your hands and...

IT 6 Alternating Toe Touch Crunch MRPS

Lie on your back with your legs straight, perpendicular to the floor You can perform this exercise with your butt up against a wall for support if necessary. Exhale and contract your abdominals while reaching up and touching the left foot with the right hand and then return to the down position. Repeat to the opposite side by touching the left foot with the right hand. Works the abdominals and oblique muscles.