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Fitness Accelerator 1.0

4 Modules 16 Lessons None

About this course

"All the disease of modern aging are all related to skeletal muscle, to muscle loss. It’s because that is our most basic defining characteristic.”

Dr.Doug McGuff

Author, Body by Science

So why are we focusing on developing strength?

Well, because your health and your ability to participate in life — is tied into your muscle mass  and strength. 

The stronger you are, the greater your physical capacity. 

This plays a role in everything you do — from carrying groceries, doing yard work, and especially participating in sports. 

As you get stronger, the activities you do require less of a percentage of your available muscle strength and become easier to do . You also become more resilient to injury. 

Not only that it is the shape and size of your muscle mass that largely determines your outward appearance. Muscle provides the contours and symmetrical shape of your body.

In fact, I often say strength training is the single most important thing you can do for your body.

Ongoing scientific research explains why  this is the case. Here are the benefits of increased strength and muscle mass:

  • Improved Resting blood pressure
  • Improved blood lipid levels
  • Higher resting metabolism and increased insulin sensitivity for greater body fat loss and weight management
  • Increased bone mineral density for stronger bones
  • Faster gastrointestinal transit time (for reduced risk of colon cancer)
  • Increased mental wellbeing and emotional health
  • Decreased symptoms of arthritis 
  • Improved lower back strength and decreased low back pain
  • Greater flexibility 
  • Improved cardiovascular system
  • Improved anti-inflammatory response
  • Improved immune system

Simply put, the best version of you is the strongest version of you.

In the next lesson, I'll explain the 8 must-know fundamentals to get the most out of your strength and fitness program. 

Course Modules

Premium Course
3 Lessons

Essential Elements

In order to get the most out of your fitness program, it's important to learn the fundamental concepts that make this program effective, safe, and sustainable. 

Why Strength?

This lesson explains why strength training should be the focus and foundation of your fitness program.

Eight Fundamentals

This lesson explains the eight fundamentals you need to master to get the most out of your exercise program. 

Workout Routine Overview

This lesson examines the structure of both the gym and home workout routines. 

Premium Course
5 Lessons

Gym Workout Routine

Bring clarity to your gym-based fitness routine by mastering these five exercises. Each exercise has been strategically chosen to target the largest musculature of the body and will create a strong foundation for a fitness program that can last a lifetime. 

Chest Press

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform the gym-based chest press exercise for the musculature of the front of the torso and back of the arms. 

Pulldown

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform the gym-based pulldown exercise for the musculature of the back of the torso, front of your arms. 

Seated Lateral Raise

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform the gym-based seated lateral raise exercise for the musculature of the sh

Seated Row

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform the gym-based seated row exercise for the musculature of the back of the torso and front of your arms. 

Leg Press

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform the gym-based leg press exercise for the musculature of the legs. 

Premium Course
6 Lessons

Home Workout Routine

Don't have access to a commercial gym or prefer to workout at home? No problem. Learn the exercises that will target the same full-body musculature as the gym-based workout, but with minimal equipment and space required.

Push-up

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform the push-up exercise for the musculature of the front of the torso and back of the arms. 

Bent-over Row & Seated Row

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform the bent-over row with dumbbells and seated row with resistance bands for the musculature of the back of the torso and front of the arms. 

Standing Lateral Raise

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform the standing lateral raise exercise for the musculature of the shoulders. 

Crunches

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform crunches for the musculature of the abdominal region. 

Squat

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform the squat exercise for the musculature of the legs. 

Wall Sit

This lesson covers the specific details you need to know to safely perform the wall sit exercise for the musculature of the legs. 

Premium Course
2 Lessons

Additional Resources

These lessons include a Q&A and a list of additional resources to further enhance your fitness IQ.

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