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Body-Weight Training: The New Go To Exercise?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Most people think of body-weight training as being limited to pushups and pull-ups, but it can be much more than that.
Air Date: 11/27/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Walter R. Thompson, PhD
Walter Thompson resizedWalter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, is a regents’ professor of exercise science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health (College of Education) at Georgia State University and in the Division of Nutrition (Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions) where he also serves as the executive director of the After-School All-Stars Atlanta. He has served on the ACSM Board of Trustees and was twice elected a member of its Administrative Council.
Body-Weight Training: The New Go To Exercise?
You may be surprised by the results of the seventh annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends. Some of your favorite fitness routines have moved up the list and some others have fallen off completely.

Body-weight training appears for the 1st time and it uses minimal equipment, which makes it an inexpensive way to exercise effectively.

Most people think of body weight training as being limited to pushups and pull-ups, but it can be much more than that.
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