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Human Performance Center
Q: Do I need fancy and expensive equipment to train my muscles?
A: Not at all. Some of the healthiest bodies in history were developed using bodyweight exercises and simple pieces of equipment such as barbells and dumbbells. Your body’s muscles don’t know whether that 10-pound weight is attached to a $30 barbell or a $3,000 strength machine. In fact, many athletes believe the barbells and dumbbells do a better job than any machine will. Bodyweight exercises such as push-ups and crunches can be done just about anywhere. A brisk walk or jog outside gives results just as good, if not better, than walking or running on a $5,000 treadmill. What matters most is consistence and that you are continually challenging your body!
Q: What is technique? Don't you just lift the weight up and down?
A: Use proper technique. To a large degree, yes, you just lift a weight up and down. But visit almost any gym, weight room, or fitness club, and you will see many people lifting weights incorrectly. Swinging weights into position, not using a spotter, and holding your breath are all common – and potentially dangerous – practices. If you are unsure of your technique, feel free to ask us to help!
The HPC is a facility that offers a comfortable, non-threatening environment that is designed to make your fitness and wellness experience positive. Whether you are currently physically inactive or highly physically active, the HPC has something to offer you. Call us at (614) 287-3843 or stop by Delaware Hall, room 083 and schedule your appointment today.
Monday – Thursday: 6 AM – 6 PM
Friday – 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM