Fitness Experts Hail Nyad’s Feat As Reward For Fit Life

Kathy Smith, author of “Moving Through Menopause,” said what her friend accomplished is the cumulative effect of living a certain lifestyle. “You don’t just get up and say I’m going to do it.’ It’s like a bank account you keep investing in with lifestyle choices, mental habits,” she said. “With that comes the reward of doing something later in life.” Smith, 61, said after 35 years in fitness, her message hasn’t changed but her workout has. “I started as a cardio animal, a marathon runner,” she said. “As I’ve gotten older, my strength training has increased because as you lose muscle mass, you notice you need more strength training.” She said she can do many things she used to do if she builds in longer recovery time.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/09/us-fitness-boomers-idUSBRE98808T20130909

Police fitness test ‘is biased in favour of fat male officers’ because it prioritises strength and forces women to endure ‘sexist’ conditions

The tests are due to start later in September following a a review last year, which found many officers were overweight. Andy Gill reports. BBC 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24012858

The Strange Tale of a World-Changing Fitness and Sleaze Titan

If you want to jump on this trend, make sure you build up gradually. Dr. Kravitz warns, “people need to get their foundation first,” and focus on good form rather than how many reps you can do in a given time frame. Overdoing it can lead to serious injuries, including exertional rhabdomyolysis, which is the breakdown of muscle tissue into Max Workouts review the bloodstream. “It’s a classic problem,” says Dr.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jill-s-brown/fitness-trends_b_3770146.html

Police fitness test should be scrapped

Kellogg and Charles W. Post. To add insult to injury, Macfadden also launched a cereal, Strengthfude, that directly competed with Kellogg and Posts products. Macfaddens offering never took off despite the big picture of him on the front of the box. But Macfaddens fortunes were about to change.
Source: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/strange-tale-historic-fitness-guru-bernarr-macfadden

Fitness Trend Forecast: What Workouts Should You Be Doing (or Not)?

Lots of male officers gather round while the female recruits bounce and jiggle and run around, and theyre wolf whistling and clapping – its quite a sexist environment. Maybe get rid of it and go for something more like exam conditions, where females have a little bit more privacy and dignity. The GeNTOC, which is already used to test new recruits in some parts of the country, is an assault course that must be completed within 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Candidates complete three laps of eight challenges, including walking on a beam, crawling, jumping, dragging a heavy dummy and weaving through a series of gates. If they make a mistake, such as falling off the beam or brushing against one of the gates, they have to go back to the start of that obstacle. His analysis of the results of more than 1,700 recruits from a large British force found half of those who passed the test were overweight or obese. Police bodies said the GeNTOC would not form part of the annual fitness tests being introduced for serving officers, but Professor Jackson expects some forces will include it as it is well known and considered a good emulator of frontline activities.
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415777/Police-fitness-test-biased-favour-fat-male-officers-prioritises-strength-forces-women-endure-sexist-conditions.html

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