Extreme Exercising

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In our society, if you want someone to take notice of a product, label it “extreme”. It seems like everything is extreme now.

“This is the new and extreme version of potato chips, the flavor is EXTREME!”

“Volume 2 of our exercise system is even more extreme than volume 1!”

Just because something is extreme, doesn’t mean that it’s good for you. Continue reading Extreme Exercising

If You’re Not A Professional Athlete, Then You Don’t Need To Train Like One

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Time Magazine recently ran an article discussing the cult of Cross Fit and its effects on the body. Cross Fit is not the only extreme exercise system out there. P90X and Insanity Workout are two other currently popular extreme exercise systems out there.

These extreme exercise systems do work, and they work well, if you can stick with them and avoid injury long enough to get results.

These systems work on the premise that you have to push yourself hard to get to the next level of fitness. When everything is going right, these systems will help you to burn calories, build muscle, lose weight and get into shape. But that is only if everything is working right. Continue reading If You’re Not A Professional Athlete, Then You Don’t Need To Train Like One

Are Extreme Exercise Routines Right For You?

Most people associate exercise with intensity and with pain. The saying “No pain, no gain” has been deeply ingrained into our psyche. It has been ingrained to the point that it is hard to know when to back off, and when to work through an injury.

I know what I am doing exercise-wise. I have been exercising consistently for over 20 years and I am a doctor of chiropractic who specializes in muscles and muscle injuries. And I still have a hard time knowing when to back off from exercising, and when to work through the pain. Continue reading Are Extreme Exercise Routines Right For You?