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by toddhicks209
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Teenagers & Kids Area
Topic: help with exercises
Replies: 6
Views: 7502

Re: help with exercises

Speaking of hip extension, I'll add that you can strengthen your hips and buttocks well by pushing your head down then bringing it back up from front to back and side to side. You can also do hip and butt isometrics by pushing your hands against these body parts.
by toddhicks209
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Cardio Training
Topic: Is cardio training general or sport-specific?
Replies: 9
Views: 7400

Re: Is cardio training general or sport-specific?

It's good to do cardiovascular exercise in general but if you must run races or swim, it would be best to do a lot of that to be specifically fitter for your designated sport.
by toddhicks209
Sun May 22, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Exercises
Topic: When is best to exercise?
Replies: 15
Views: 7962

Re: When is best to exercise?

I like to exercise soon after waking up to get it out of the way for the rest of the day. If you like to walk, run or bike outside, it's best to get out of bed in the morning, use the bathroom, eat a few bites of nuts or a fruit then do your exercise then come home and eat a full breakfast to avoid ...
by toddhicks209
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Workout Programs
Topic: power crashes quickly
Replies: 4
Views: 1954

Re: power crashes quickly

It sounds like you stopped exercising regularly while you were ill and just need time to gradually get back in shape. Take it easy on your way back. It might help to start out doing cardiovascular exercise for 15 to 20 minutes at a time almost every day. Once this becomes easy to do, add more and mo...
by toddhicks209
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Weight Loss/Fat Loss
Topic: Hitting a brick wall
Replies: 13
Views: 4455

Re: Hitting a brick wall

It's okay to deviate from your diet and treat yourself to an "unhealthy" food you crave once in a while.
by toddhicks209
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Health & Wellness
Topic: Painful Knees
Replies: 5
Views: 6603

Re: Painful Knees

In addition to wearing well cushioned shoes and walking on soft surfaces, you can reduce strain on your knees by reducing your overall walking time throughout the week. Try driving your kids to school one or two days a week.
by toddhicks209
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Strength Training
Topic: How to quickly get a full body weight lifting workout
Replies: 8
Views: 4022

Re: How to quickly get a full body weight lifting workout

Those in love with the dead lift should combine that with bench presses, squats and cardiovascular exercise. That would be a great way to build strength, raw power, and overall fitness.
by toddhicks209
Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Exercises
Topic: Exercises at home for weight loss?
Replies: 27
Views: 22669

Re: Exercises at home for weight loss?

James, your combination of muscle/strength building exercise and running up stairs is ideal for weight loss.
by toddhicks209
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Strength Training
Topic: Which upper body exercises should I combine and alternate?
Replies: 10
Views: 3950

Re: Which upper body exercises should I combine and alternate?

Because it's not wise to do strength training on the same muscle group on consecutive days and you mainly want to work your upper body, I suggest that you set aside three days a week to work out. Spend a small fraction of your session doing leg exercises and devote the rest of your session to doing ...
by toddhicks209
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Strength Training
Topic: How to quickly get a full body weight lifting workout
Replies: 8
Views: 4022

How to quickly get a full body weight lifting workout

A great way to quickly strengthen your arms, stomach, legs and sides is to bench press a barbell or a container full of books or small weights at a regular angle, then a northwest angle then a northeast angle.
by toddhicks209
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Sports/Athletes
Topic: Exercises to support the knees... Track & Field related
Replies: 4
Views: 10161

Re: Exercises to support the knees... Track & Field related

To build explosive strength, you can adopt a power lifter regimen in which you lift as much weight as you can with your arms and legs in less than five repetitions.
by toddhicks209
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Over 50's
Topic: Does Watts expenditure correlate to fitness level
Replies: 2
Views: 3846

Re: Does Watts expenditure correlate to fitness level

I don't understand how a person with your fitness level can get winded after climbing a set of stairs. It may help you to climb stairs and hills more.
by toddhicks209
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: Over 50's
Topic: WOW February 16th to 22nd
Replies: 345
Views: 81563

Re: WOW February 16th to 22nd

I give you condolences.
by toddhicks209
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Health & Wellness
Topic: Pains in Feet
Replies: 2
Views: 6445

Re: Pains in Feet

Take a break from running and consider walking. If walking is too painful for your feet, try other aerobic exercises that shouldn't bother your feet such as swimming and cycling.
by toddhicks209
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: Teenagers & Kids Area
Topic: Help Please!
Replies: 2
Views: 7798

Re: Help Please!

In regard to your request for getting a quick nutritious breakfast, you can fulfill it with cereal, fruit and toast.