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May 24th, 2013

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Category: Athletic Performance
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Is less more when it comes to fitness?

There is a craze in fitness now that could be the key to getting America moving. Ideas such as 20 mins to fitness is based on an idea contrary to most held in the fitness industry. But is it really viable to say it works?   In my mind it depends on the following. First […]

May 15th, 2013

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Category: Lifestyle
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New Study indicates eating insects is healthy

According to Webster’s Dictionary Entomophagy (from the Greek ἔντομος éntomos, “insect”, and φᾰγεῖν phagein, “to eat”) is the consumption of insects as food. A new study brought forth by the United Nations indicates eating insects is very healthy an could solve world hunger. According to this new study insects are high in protein and other […]

May 10th, 2013

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Being yourself in fitness goals.

    We all see the pictures and of the pretty people in every magazine and on every TV commercial. Lets discuss the realities of everyone looking like that.   If it were easy we all would look that good. If there was a pill we would all take it to look that good.   […]

May 1st, 2013

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Why having a workout partner makes a difference?

  For those of us that need motivation to get and stay active perhaps finding a friend, partner or loved one to workout with is the key to your success?   What can working out with a partner do for you? Less expensive:  At most places, and Lionheart Personal Training is no different, you will […]

Apr 25th, 2013

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How Sprint Training Increases Full Body Strength

Many people think sprint workouts are done just to build cardio strength. The truth is there’s a lot more to it.  In fact the strength development created from sprinting is something that will help put you over the top in over all strength training. Consider building this into your workouts in the future. How to […]

Apr 16th, 2013

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Category: Injury Prevention
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Building Shoulder Strength: Part I

We received a question from our friend and owner of “ Community Acupuncture of St. Louis John Schmieder. I have a client who has had shoulder reconstructive surgery. He has lost a huge amount of muscle mass and has asked me about rehabing his strength and regaining his muscle mass. Can you help with that? […]

Apr 11th, 2013

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Category: Injury Prevention
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PHASE TWO OF BACK REHAB

As I discussed in my last blog on “Bad Backs” the first step is to develop full range of motion. Now its time to develop some strength. This can be done in several ways but my experience after a sever back injury is to begin with using your body as resistance. we will focus first on […]

Apr 8th, 2013

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Category: Training
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The Army Physical Fitness Test

The Push-Up: “The push-up event measures the endurance of the chest, shoulder, and triceps muscles. On the command ‘get set,’ assume the front-leaning rest position by placing your hands where they are comfortable for you. Your feet may be together or up to 12 inches apart. When viewed from the side, your body should form a generally […]

Apr 4th, 2013

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Category: Lifestyle
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A Great Daily Workout For Ripped Abs

Here is a ten minute ab workout that is quick and self explanatory. Do this workout every day for a month and there is no doubt that you will see an increase in strength in your abdomen muscles. If you have any more questions about working out or diet and nutrition Contact Us at Lionheart […]

Apr 3rd, 2013

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Category: Injury Prevention
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WHEN TO USE ICE OR HEAT ON SORENESS AFTER YOUR WORKOUT

  Understanding how to treat your body is crucial to your next workout.  Here are a few rules that my 23 years of doing this has taught me.   1.       There is a difference between pain and sore. Pain would be sharp or stabbing while sore is heavy, burning and tight.  Understanding the difference is important.   2.       When […]