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  • The loading principle

    The loading principle

    The loading principle Regular participation in a scientifically based aerobics programme will result in the necessary adaptions by the different structures of the body (the skeletal muscle fibres, heart muscle, blood vessels, etc.) and an increased capacity to perform physical work. These adaptions will enable an individual to perform a given exercise intensity with greater

  • Chest Exercises and Shortness of Breath

    Chest Exercises and Shortness of Breath

    Tip: Chest Exercises and Shortness of Breath Remember to breathe! If you have shortness of breath (such as that caused by asthma), you may think chest exercise is out. Much to the contrary, however, exercising can actually help your breathing. Since asthma tightens the chest after some forms of exercise, a gentle stretching upper and

  • Exercising with Sciatica

    Tip: Exercising with Sciatica or Back Injuries Active exercise (such as back strengthening exercise) is important for sciatica. If you suffer from sciatica caused by a herniated disc, do the strength exercises known as extension exercises or press-ups: • Lie on your stomach or stand(depending on your injury and flexibility) • Arch upward if lying