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Types of Fitness Training in Our Exercise Videos

Weight Training (strength)
Weight training is the most common type of strength training. It is when you lift and lower either using your body weight, free weights (e.g. barbells, dumbbells) or machines through a given range of motion. Weight training strengthens muscles, joints and bones and also increases muscle size, which raises metabolism.
Plyometrics and Power (strength)
Plyometrics training and power training are exercises with quick, powerful movements such as jumping, leaping and throwing and has been used by athletes in sports training for years and more recently for general fitness. Because plyometric and power exercises place high stress on joints and muscles, they are not recommended for beginners. However, for trained individuals this is a beneficial part of a training program, especially for preparing for sports.
There is a slight distinction between plyometric and power training. With plyometrics you spring quickly into the next movement, as opposed to power training where you decelerate and full stop before the next movement.
Isometric (strength)
Isometric training is a type of strength training. It is when you are in a static position or hold, against an object that does not move. The advantage of isometric training is that it allows you to train a muscle at a specific point in the range of motion. However, strength gains are limited that specific point and not at other joint angles.
Olympic Lifts (strength)
The exercises we demonstrate are based on the competitive sport of weightlifting. We include variations of the standard lifts by also using dumbbells, unilateral movements and balance and stability components. This explosive type of strength training is used by athletes and is also effective for trained individuals for enhancing results. These exercises are the most advanced in our videos. Consider using a coach or personal trainer to teach you the moves.
Balance and Stability
Balance and stability training improves your overall functional movements. This helps with both day to day activities as well as athletics. If your balance and stability is not challenged, like when you sit all day at a desk, you will loose it. Balance and stability training reverses or prevents that loss as well as prevents injuries.
Stretching assisted
Our “stretching – assisted” videos demonstrate ways to stretch a client or partner. Stretching enhances flexibility, which is the ability of a joint to move through a full range of motion. The best time to stretch is after your workout when your muscles are warm.
Stretching self
Our “stretching – self” videos demonstrate ways to stretch on your own. Stretching enhances flexibility, which is the ability of a joint to move through a full range of motion. The best time to stretch is after your workout when your muscles are warm.
Massage assisted
The demonstrations in the videos are a myofascial release technique to perform on someone else for eliminating pain and enhancing range of motion. The massage using the foam roller manipulates the fascia so that connective tissue fibers become more flexible.
Massage self
The demonstrations in the videos are a myofascial release technique to perform on your own for eliminating pain and enhancing range of motion. The massage using the foam roller manipulates the fascia so that connective tissue fibers become more flexible.
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