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Lightweight Shoulder Workout -

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I have received many emails this week concerning past injuries of Military.com and StewSmith.com readers. According to Navy Bureau of Medicine, the top three sport injury surgeries done on its members are:- Shoulders - Knees - Lower Back For the next three weeks I will focus on exercises to help strengthen these areas in case you are suffering from previous injuries. For those healthy StewSmith.com readers, the exercises discussed in the next three weeks will also help you PREVENT hurting yourself with these most common of injuries.This week my focus is on the number one most injured joint in our...

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Refresh Your Workout

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Is your workout program getting old? Tired of the same weight training cycle, circuit routine, or cardio exercise? Many people get into a rut by repeating the same old plan week after week. Your body needs change in order to best stimulate muscle growth and caloric expenditure. So if you are not sure how to change things, here are a few examples of how to change the most common exercise routines. The most common weight lifting plan is a split routine where lifters will complete the following chart week after week. Monday Chest and tri’s Bench press Military press Triceps...

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Rest with Crunches

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This week an email prompted me to write about one of my favorite and most frequently done exercises in my workouts – the CRUNCH! The question asked was concerning when in your workouts do I like to do abs – in the beginning, after cardio, or in the middle? I have found that I do two types of abs that work very well for me as well as many of the people I train - - I REST WITH CRUNCHES and WARMUP WITH CRUNCHES! Many will say that crunches are in no way a resting exercise, but I disagree. If...

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Pre-habit Fitness DVD!

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The NEW DVD by Stew Smith - Workout with Stew Using the Pre-Habit Fitness Concept!!!Often, I get requests from my readers to make a workout DVD. Though I appreciate the requests, I have never felt comfortable making a workout of large reps of pushups or pull-ups and abs, because for me, high repetition workout videos get pretty boring. So, I have been waiting to find something that would be a good plan to build muscle tone, as well as functional fitness, and create stability in an unstable world, but still have a flare of Special Ops training that I love...

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The Psychology of Fitness

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The Psychology of Fitness

Understanding the Psychology of Fitness  When you think about any growth process from goal achievement, fitness training, business / career goals, there is a unique journey that takes place that is not typically easy. In fact, the journey maybe riddled with doubts, failures and learning experiences that can start to replace the focused hard work that you have put in to getting to where you are at that point in time.    I have often used the five phases to describe to people how they are going to feel in the near future about starting a fitness program whether as...

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