How to Improve Your Grip Strength to Dominate Spartan Obstacles
By Todd M. Cambio, BS, BA, CSCS
Grip strength is a game-changer in Obstacle Course Races. It helps you successfully get through most of the tougher Spartan obstacles like rope climbs, wall climbs, monkey bars, ring to ring, multi-rigs, farmer's carries and more. Grip strength starts with pulling strength. One of the best movements we can do to improve grip strength and pulling strength is the body row.
In every training movement, static or dynamic, single or multi-joint, compound or complex, exists both a mobility and stability requirement. To what degree of each, and when they come into play during movement, is an entirely separate phenomena. When one component may be more necessary or present than the other, and the imminent "switching" and associated "balancing act" found therein.
By Chris Foerster, Fremont College School of Wellness
For acute ankle sprains, massage therapy may have benefits. During the first 24 to 72 hours, there is nothing wrong with a qualified massage therapist laying his or her hands on the injured ankle, depending on the circumstances. This must, however, be done with restraint. The ankle should not be rotated, moved, or aggressively touched while it's still tender.
Entry Paths for Starting a Boutique Fitness Studio
By Bill Pryor, Founder of Spynergy Consulting
I've owned my own studios and I've also worked with literally hundreds of studio starters. I've seen some folks crush grand slams and I've seen others struggle mightily. There are no guarantees in business, but one thing you CAN do is minimize your risk by careful planning. If you want to own and operate a fitness studio business, one of the very first things you need to think about is your entry path.
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