Exploring the Controversial World of Ballistic Stretching: Benefits and Risks

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Flexibility plays a vital role in overall fitness and is known to decline with age and physical inactivity. Poor flexibility, combined with reduced musculoskeletal strength, can hinder one’s ability to perform daily activities effectively. Stretching, therefore, becomes crucial in achieving and maintaining flexibility. However, it is essential to understand the various types of stretching and their implications.

In this blog post, we will delve into the concept of the muscle spindle and the myotatic stretch reflex before exploring the controversial topic of ballistic stretching.

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Comparing Two Key Exercises: Squats and Lunges

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In the realm of fitness and strength training, choosing the right exercises can significantly impact your progress toward your fitness goals.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the findings of two distinct studies comparing different exercises: one delving into squat variations and the other investigating lunges. Understanding the nuances of these exercises can help you tailor your training program to suit your objectives.

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The Conventional Deadlift: A Guide to Proper Form and Technique


When it comes to building strength and functional fitness, the deadlift is on par with squats in terms of importance. Think about your daily activities and how often you find yourself bending down to lift objects from the floor. Both squats and deadlifts are essential for performing these tasks effectively. In fact, there are instances where the deadlift may even be more suitable than squats.

In this blog post, we will explore the key techniques and considerations for mastering the conventional deadlift, enabling you to enhance your strength and minimize the risk of injuries.

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Personal training review August 2023

Mariko Horikoshi


It’s been 6 months since we started training together, and he’s a trainer with solid knowledge. I lost 6 kilos and got closer to my ideal body. A highly recommended trainer. I have met many trainers so far, but he is the best. I asked for training emphasis on buttocks and constriction. Here is a photo of the finished product.

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Understanding the Impact of Cervical Spine Postural Deviation on Weather-related Symptoms


Weather conditions have long been associated with various symptoms experienced by individuals. From headaches to numbness in extremities, these symptoms often worsen during bad weather. This blog post aims to delve into the potential connection between weather-related symptoms and postural deviation in the cervical spine. By understanding the impact of this deviation, we can explore possible solutions to alleviate discomfort and improve overall well-being.

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The Impact of Elevated Heels on Squat Performance

elevated heels squat

Squats are a popular exercise in the realm of strength training and rehabilitation. Many lifters choose to elevate their heels during barbell back squats for reasons such as increasing squat depth, improved comfort, and greater demand on the quadriceps. This practice has sparked interest in the scientific community, leading to studies exploring the effects of elevated heels (EH) on squat mechanics and lower limb symmetry.

In this blog post, we will delve into two distinct studies that shed light on the impact of elevated heels during squats.

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