Body Leverage Training: Your Body as Your Machine

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Using your own body as resistance? It could just be your best piece of equipment.
Air Date: 9/10/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Mike Bracko, EdD
BrackoMike Bracko, EdD, is the director of Dr. Bracko's Fitness and the Hockey Institute, and is a fitness educator, hockey skating coach, writer, and back injury prevention expert. Mike holds a doctoral degree in exercise science. He works with hockey players, industrial workers, and fitness professionals to improve performance and prevent injury. Mike is the author of 28 DVD's and CD's ranging in topics from Body Leverage Training, Ultimate Back Exercises, Lateral Training, Back Injury Prevention, and Safe Lifting.
Body Leverage Training: Your Body as Your Machine
There's a trend that suggests everything old becomes new again. Think bell-bottoms and high-waisted jeans... who thought those would ever come back?

Some people say push-ups and jumping jacks are "old school." But could simple, machine-less exercises be the way to go?

Body weight training, or body leverage training, is easy, inexpensive and just might give you the best workout of your life.

Dr. Mike Bracko, EdD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to give you the lowdown on body leverage training and how you can use your own body as your best piece of exercise equipment.