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Dwight Galt Notices Improvements As Nittany Lions Power Through Final Week Of Winter Workouts

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People who worked out in the morning reported getting the best sleep, on average. "Sleep recommendations suggest avoiding exercise prior to bed," said Matthew Buman, lead author of the study from Arizona State University in Phoenix. "We found evidence to the contrary suggesting that individuals need not avoid exercise at night." He and his colleagues analyzed responses collected from 1,000 adults participating in the 2013 National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America Poll. The telephone- and web-based questionnaire asked participants how well they felt they slept, how long they slept each night, how much time it took them to fall asleep, and whether they felt refreshed after waking up in the morning. The poll also asked participants about their exercise habits, such as whether they worked out regularly and, if so, whether they were active in the morning, afternoon or evening.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-evening-workouts-dont-disturb-sleep-idUSBREA1P1SE20140226

Squats Squats are known to be the best workout for several muscle groups: quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes etc. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart and your back straight. Now bend your knees and lower your rear. Keep your knees right over your ankles. Lunges Just like squats, lunges also work all the major muscles of your lower body.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/fitness/Workouts-for-fat-loss/articleshow/26729402.cms

Ron Goldin says only experienced trainers should try CrossFit. "If you haven't worked out for a while, don't jump into it, trying to keep up with the rest of the class and don't try to do the hardest workout you've ever done." (Via WPTV ) The condition is on the rise as CrossFit grows increasingly popular, with over 6,000 affiliated gyms in the United States. That's up from only 50 in 2005. (Via The New York Times ) But the regimen has its fair share of critics.
Source: http://www.aol.com/article/2014/02/28/doctors-warn-extreme-workouts-have-dangerous-side-effects/20840409/

Oh, and lest you think Dylan Thompson is resting on his laurels: QB Dylan Thompson and OL A.J. Cann were Iron Gamecocks which is basically winter MVP. Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) March 3, 2014 Cann's a noted gym rat, but it's nice to see Dylan Thompson fully embracing his front-and-center status. Another player who made an impression in winter workouts was rising sophomore Pharoh Cooper , who S&C coach Joe Connolly compared to a player who was also known as a multipositional talent: S&C coach Joe Connolly says Pharoh Cooper "reminds me of Stephon Gilmore.
Source: http://www.ajc.com/feed/sports/winter-workouts-end-bamf-awards-doled-out/fYhM2/

"Meanwhile, levels of other hormones (including luteinizing hormone and progesterone) stay flat. visit our website href='http://www.maxworkoutsreviewed.org'>company website Your estrogen levels are lowest at this time, cuing your body to burn carbohydrates in place of fat for much-needed energy," he says. Your best fitness move: "Your body is burning mostly high-octane fuel. Despite of fatigue and muscle soreness, fast workouts are ideal and may feel easier on these days," he says.
Source: http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2014/03/best-workouts-for-your-period.html

Adapting to lifting, for some players at night, and then practicing the next day will be another adjustment. After all, continuing the strength program all offseason is one of the details that backs up the mantra Galt had put on two changing video boards in the weight room Who really is the hardest working team in the country? reads on the two video boards that rotates between that and We Are Youre never really satisfied, but I feel good about where we are right now, Galt said. The one thing youre going to find out about me is that were all year round. The spring ball weight training cycle is no different than the offseason. Were going to do the same thing.
Source: http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2014/03/dwight_galt_notices_improvemen.html

 

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