Health Pillar #2: Body Composition

“Physical Fitness” means being well rounded and competent in all areas of fitness. That’s why SPARC bases overall physical fitness on 4 Pillars. Last week, we told you about Pillar 1, Strength. Pillar 2, Body Composition, means having an appropriate amount of fat tissue, bone density, and muscle mass. Body composition affects all other aspects of physical fitness. … Continued

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Health Pillar #1: Strength

Strength is the ability to generate and resist force. As our society becomes more sedentary, the need for strength may seem unnecessary. However, just because you rarely have to lift heavy objects does not mean that strength training has no benefit to you. Increasing muscle mass and strength can protect you from injury, improve performance, … Continued

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Bear Crawl: All Around Good for You

The bear crawl is a fundamental, total body exercise that can rehabilitate and strengthen your shoulder joints, develop the core and leg muscles, and improve cardiovascular conditioning. This simple but phenomenal exercise can be practiced in any setting, with zero equipment.   When most people think of the bear crawl, they are reminded of one … Continued

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The Kettlebell + the Swing

Kettlebells are an outstanding training tool. Kettlebells are the best bang for your buck when it comes to gym equipment, because they effectively train strength, power, and endurance. Moreover, the compact construction and handle has led them to be referred to as the “handheld gym,” and rightfully so, because one kettlebell can be used for … Continued

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