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Craig Gets Clearance To Step Up Workouts

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Once the person masters the simpler version of a push-up, squat, or chin-up, a more advanced version can be tackled, often with a little help from the living room furniture. "Find things in the environment: a table to get underneath, hold on to read the sides of and then pull the body upward; a rafter for a pull-up," he said. "To work your glutes (buttocks muscles), all you need is a couch." Contreras recommends the beginner start with 15 minutes a day and increase over time. "It doesn't have to be intimidating," he said.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/10/14/why-shouldnt-use-workout-machines/

I have my Cal guys do their lighter leg workout on Tuesday so they can hit the court during the week without sore muscles hindering their progress. Friday is a heavy leg day so they have the weekend to recover. A light pick-up game on Sunday accelerates the process. Monday - Heavy Push, Light Pull Tuesday - Light Legs, Auxiliary Shoulders Wednesday - Recovery (Foam Roll, Stretch, Hydrate, Pick-up Basketball) Thursday - Heavy Pull, Light Push Friday - Heavy Legs, Auxiliary Arms Saturday - Recovery (Foam Roll, Stretch, Hydrate) Sunday - Pick-up Basketball As you progress from week to week, make sure you beat the previous week's numbers.
Source: http://www.stack.com/2013/10/14/cal-basketball-workout/

Fitness experts extol machine-less workout

Im at the point where I want to see what I can do. The Cardinals did not include Craig on the 25-man roster for this best-of-seven NLCS against the LA Dodgers for a berth in the World Series. The first baseman visited a specialist, Dr. Robert Anderson, in North Carolina on Thursday to determine if his left foot had healed enough to be more aggressive with his rehab. Craig strained ligaments in his foot during the first week in September, and the damage was severe enough that doctors warned him that his foot could flatten if he returned too soon. Anderson told Craig that hes past the stage where he could blow this out, general manager John Mozeliak said.
Source: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/craig-gets-clearance-to-step-up-workouts/article_1ad08637-5657-596d-9386-595e93fa75dc.html

"Dancers, moms, we all live push-pull now." Jessica Matthews, an exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise, said bodyweight training blends with the trend toward functional training, or training that mimics the way we move in everyday life, as opposed to the older bodybuilder model of targeting one muscle group at a time. "Our body is one kinetic chain, everything moves together, so most everyday exercises will move multiple muscle groups," she said. Matthews said not only can bodyweight training be done anytime, anywhere, it also works easily into popular interval training, circuit and boot camp workouts. "Using bodyweight exercises allow more of a cardiovascular component because you can move rapidly from one exercise to the next," Matthews said.
Source: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/14/us-fitness-workouts-idUKBRE99D04U20131014


Posted Oct 14, 2013 at 6:20pm