A Monday in May Funny…

I supposed this is true for most industries, but I can vouch for the active rehabilitation and fitness industry!


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BCRPA Approved Weight Training Course, Langley – May 23-25, 2014

Weight Training CourseCome and join us for the next BCRPA approved Weight Training certification course at Fitness Unlimited in Langley.  Spend over 7 hours in the gym learning proper lifting techniques with registered kinesiologist, Aaron Tews (BCAK). Topics covered: 

  • Program design and implementation,
  • Neural and morphological physiology,
  • And so much more!

The course will be held the weekend on May 23-25, 2014.  For more information, call 604-736-9858 or visit: kinesiologists.ca

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May 9-11 – BCRPA approved Group Fitness Certification Course in Langley (1 space)

BCRPA Approved Group Fitness Course in Langley on May 9-11 (Fitness Unlimited).  Due to a cancellation, we have ONE MORE SPOT remaining. Get the certification to allow you to teach groups of 4+ (the personal training money maker)!  To register, call 604-736-9858 or click here: Group Fitness Course Registration

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The KIN is IN: Stretching for Performance

Interesting read (although we’ve been teaching something similar to this for a while now – but good to have back-up research).

Pre-exercise stretching is generally unnecessary and likely counterproductive.  More appropriately – actively warm up before an exercise session.  Findings of pre-workout stretching:  

  • Muscle power generally fell by about 2% after stretching  
  • Volunteers managed 8.3% less weight after static stretching during warm-up

Conclusion: Perform a dynamic warm-up – moving the muscles to be used during the workout.

Here is a link to the full article: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2013/04/03/reasons-not-to-stretch/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

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Mother’s Day Gift Promotion at KINESIOLOGISTS.CA


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Benefits of HIGH mid-life GRIP STRENGTH on longevity

handgrip_dynamometerHere is a recent study (May 2011) on grip strength in men and longevity – another reason to maintain strength as we age.

The main results of a study following men for 44 years until their death were that having:

  • good muscle strength (high grip strength measurement),
  • being physically active,
  • not smoking,
  • and absence of chronic conditions at the age of 62 years,
  • as well as having a long-lived mother

each contributed 1 to 3 years for the length of remaining life.

The same variables also correlated with the likelihood of becoming a centenarian.

These findings expand earlier analyses showing low midlife grip strength predicts an increased risk of disability and death (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3337929/#!po=86.1111).  Check out the norms (combined left and right hands in kgs) used here (http://kinesiologists.ca/wp/bcrpa-certification/personal-trainer-store/free-resources/assessment-grip-strength/).

Would you like to have your grip strength measured to see where you fall for your age and gender?  Would you like a training program designed by a practicing kinesiologist?

Call us at KINESIOLOGISTS.CA – 604-736-9858!

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