Psychology of Sport and Exercise

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Throw in a row and, well…you get it. The machine builds strength and muscle endurance in the quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves, but also works your arms, chest and back when you actively use the handles. This course provides practical application of nutritional, psychological, and physical activity principles that help individuals manage their own weight and is suitable for students in health, kinesiology, psychology, biology, counseling, or others. Without rounding your lower back, contract your abs and use your feet to pull the ball toward your chest by bending your knees. All candidates for this degree must complete 6 hours of an internship in public health.

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All About Exercise Machines

Or vary those factors yourself during your workout. There are so many things you can do to make it more interesting. Work out for time. Instead of forcing yourself to stay on one piece of equipment when you're bored or uncomfortable, just give yourself a time goal at the gym, says Stamford.

For example, give yourself 30 minutes to get your workout in. Then break it up any way you want — say, 10 minutes each on the treadmill and bike, followed by 10 on the elliptical machines.

If you're still feeling chipper, go for 5 or 10 more minutes on the machine of your chice. Even if you love one particular machine, you don't have to use it every time. Because these results are based on averages, he explains, they "are about as accurate as rolling the dice and multiplying eye color times shoe size.

Be a creature of habit. We brush our teeth every morning and every night, Vukovich tells his students. It's a habit, a routine, something we do every day. Exercise should be that way too, he says. So instead of setting yourself up for failure with all sorts of requirements, set less lofty goals at first, if it means you can meet them, says Alexander. Never begin a new exercise regimen without getting the approval of your doctor. Choosing a Machine Here's the lowdown on what you can expect from some of the machines you're likely to find at your local gym.

The Treadmill The treadmill burns the most calories of any of the cardiovascular machines available at most gyms, says Alexander. Continued But even walking may be too much for someone who is overweight and has joint pain. Elliptical Machines and Stair Steppers These machines pack a little less punch on the joints, and either can be a good alternative to the treadmill, says Vukovich.

Stationary Bikes All our experts agree that the stationary bike offers the workout with the least impact on the joints. Working out Smart Our experts offered the following tips to help you make the most of any machine workout: For the other intervals, divide the hills in half and do the following:.

For the first half of the hill, keep your hands on the middle of the swinging arm handle, which targets the lower back muscles it mimics rowing. Cool down for five minutes. Use the following settings:. Then stride easy for two minutes, get off the elliptical and complete 25 body-weight lunges.

If you have any energy left, knock out 25 more body-weight squats when you get off the machine. Cross-trainers are usually designed with wide and stable outsoles to provide stability and support for your feet and ankles. Cross-trainers can lack cushioning, which makes them a poor choice for actual running, but the shoes work well on the low-impact elliptical.

Elliptical trainers are lower-body-only cardio machines that has foot pedals you stand on and a stationary handlebar to hold onto. The elliptical cross-trainer is a cardio machine that works the upper and lower body. It has the same pedal platforms as the elliptical trainer, and moves in the same elliptical pattern.

An elliptical glider looks very much like an elliptical trainer, however, the pedals move up and down at a slight backward angle. Not all cardio machines are created equal when it comes to the amount of calories you'll burn. Here's a list of the most popular cardio machines and how many calories you'll burn in 30 minutes. Exact caloric burn is dependent on weight, fitness level and intensity speed or incline. To find out a better approximation of how many calories you burned, use Livestrong.

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