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>Bosu- Strength Training-Series 39

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August 31, 2008 at 4:41 am

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Bosu- Strength Training-Series 39

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A fly (or flye) is a strength training exercise in which the hand and arm move through an arc while the elbow is kept at a constant angle. Flies are used to work the muscles of the upper body. Because these exercises use the arms as levers at their longest possible length, the amount of weight that can be moved is significantly less than equivalent press exercises for the same muscles (the military press and bench press for the shoulder and chest respectively).

Flies can be performed using any weight that can be held in the hand. The simplest equipment to use is a dumbbell, though they can also be performed using a cable machine and sitting or standing upright. When using a cable machine, the hands and arms move through the same anatomical plane as the dumbbell version.

The shoulder fly (also known as a lateral raise) works the medial deltoid muscle of the shoulder. The movement starts with the arms straight, and the hands holding weights at the sides or in front of the body. Arms are kept straight or slightly bent, and raised through an arc of movement in the coronal plane that terminates when the hands are at approximately shoulder height. Weights are lowered to the starting position, completing one “rep”. When using a cable machine the individual stands with the coronal plane in line with the pulley, which is at or near the ground. The exercise can be completed one shoulder at a time (with the other hand used to stabilize the body against the weight moved), or with both hands simultaneously if two parallel pulleys are available.

Written by kiransawhney

August 31, 2008 at 4:41 am

Bosu- Strength Training-Series 39

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A fly (or flye) is a strength training exercise in which the hand and arm move through an arc while the elbow is kept at a constant angle. Flies are used to work the muscles of the upper body. Because these exercises use the arms as levers at their longest possible length, the amount of weight that can be moved is significantly less than equivalent press exercises for the same muscles (the military press and bench press for the shoulder and chest respectively).

Flies can be performed using any weight that can be held in the hand. The simplest equipment to use is a dumbbell, though they can also be performed using a cable machine and sitting or standing upright. When using a cable machine, the hands and arms move through the same anatomical plane as the dumbbell version.

The shoulder fly (also known as a lateral raise) works the medial deltoid muscle of the shoulder. The movement starts with the arms straight, and the hands holding weights at the sides or in front of the body. Arms are kept straight or slightly bent, and raised through an arc of movement in the coronal plane that terminates when the hands are at approximately shoulder height. Weights are lowered to the starting position, completing one “rep”. When using a cable machine the individual stands with the coronal plane in line with the pulley, which is at or near the ground. The exercise can be completed one shoulder at a time (with the other hand used to stabilize the body against the weight moved), or with both hands simultaneously if two parallel pulleys are available.

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August 31, 2008 at 4:41 am

>Bhangra Aerobics

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August 30, 2008 at 12:26 pm

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Bhangra Aerobics

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Try Bhangra Aerobics instead of regular aerobics. The drum beats are infectious. The steps are very ethnic and traditional punjabi.

Lots of jumps and shoulder shakes makes it a very high intensity workout.

You can even wear kurtis instead of lycra leotards uncomfortable tight fitted clothes and add fun element to your workout.

Bhangra is the Indian rural dance from the northern state of Punjab.
Bhangra is one of the trendiest of fitness and exercise routines, and is fast emerging as a popular alternative to regular aerobics winning rave reviews from the fitness gurus. Aerobics moves have hardly changed over the years and are notoriously boring. But this new fad is vivacious, dynamic and provides a break. All the moves in the programme follow the folk dance pattern, but have been reconditioned so that they can also provide a healthy cardio-vascular programme, designed to burn as many as 500 calories an hour. Since the workout is a derivative of a folk dance, it is safe for all age groups. But the draw of bhangra for most fitness fans seems to be its music – a welcome change from mundane and rhythmless pop songs that never seem to end. It feels like attending a party and getting a workout at the same time. The beauty of these exercises lies in the fact that anybody can do them. If it is too fast paced, a slower version is available to suit your comfort level. The music is so alive, and the drum beat is infectious. Most instructors seem to opt for Bhangra instrumental music, with occasional chants of “Balle balle” (hooray, hooray) and “Hadippa” (bravo). Bhangra is said to combine cool moves with great music. Many students say the workout also gives them the opportunity to learn a little about Indian culture. After the bhangra dance, you are completely drenched with sweat and I think that is one of the best things you can have – lots of exercise while dancing for fun. Increasing interest in Punjabi music by American pop artists such as Jay-Z and Britney Spears have fuelled the popularity of the bhangra workout. The fitness industry insists that it is not a passing fad and is here to stay. Like yoga, bhangra has the potential to grow and grow

Written by kiransawhney

August 30, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Bhangra Aerobics

leave a comment »

Try Bhangra Aerobics instead of regular aerobics. The drum beats are infectious. The steps are very ethnic and traditional punjabi.

Lots of jumps and shoulder shakes makes it a very high intensity workout.

You can even wear kurtis instead of lycra leotards uncomfortable tight fitted clothes and add fun element to your workout.

Bhangra is the Indian rural dance from the northern state of Punjab.
Bhangra is one of the trendiest of fitness and exercise routines, and is fast emerging as a popular alternative to regular aerobics winning rave reviews from the fitness gurus. Aerobics moves have hardly changed over the years and are notoriously boring. But this new fad is vivacious, dynamic and provides a break. All the moves in the programme follow the folk dance pattern, but have been reconditioned so that they can also provide a healthy cardio-vascular programme, designed to burn as many as 500 calories an hour. Since the workout is a derivative of a folk dance, it is safe for all age groups. But the draw of bhangra for most fitness fans seems to be its music – a welcome change from mundane and rhythmless pop songs that never seem to end. It feels like attending a party and getting a workout at the same time. The beauty of these exercises lies in the fact that anybody can do them. If it is too fast paced, a slower version is available to suit your comfort level. The music is so alive, and the drum beat is infectious. Most instructors seem to opt for Bhangra instrumental music, with occasional chants of “Balle balle” (hooray, hooray) and “Hadippa” (bravo). Bhangra is said to combine cool moves with great music. Many students say the workout also gives them the opportunity to learn a little about Indian culture. After the bhangra dance, you are completely drenched with sweat and I think that is one of the best things you can have – lots of exercise while dancing for fun. Increasing interest in Punjabi music by American pop artists such as Jay-Z and Britney Spears have fuelled the popularity of the bhangra workout. The fitness industry insists that it is not a passing fad and is here to stay. Like yoga, bhangra has the potential to grow and grow

Written by kiransawhney

August 30, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Bhangra Aerobics

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Try Bhangra Aerobics instead of regular aerobics. The drum beats are infectious. The steps are very ethnic and traditional punjabi.

Lots of jumps and shoulder shakes makes it a very high intensity workout.

You can even wear kurtis instead of lycra leotards uncomfortable tight fitted clothes and add fun element to your workout.

Written by kiransawhney

August 30, 2008 at 12:26 pm