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Is it possible for males and females to make successful training partners in the gym? Can rewards be found through a couples approach to training that is unattainable with an individual effort?
One of the most successful male/female training partnerships is evidenced by Richard and Laura Combes as they trained together for the Mr. and Ms. America bodybuilding contest in 1980. To read more about Richard and Laura Combes as they prepared to win the coveted Mr. and Ms. America titles as well as other featured baby boomer couples, check out our latest Bodybuilding for Baby Boomers article on Bodybuilding.com.
Baby Boomer Quick Tips and Facts
Effectiveness of exercises on stability balls were evaluated in a recent study. Force output while performing a leg extension on an unstable ball was 20.5 percent of the force output while performing a leg extension on a stable bench. Moreover, in the unstable condition, the activation of the quadriceps during a leg extension was 44.3 percent less than in the stable condition. To date, there’s no scientific evidence to support the contention that instability training improves neuromuscular coordination or balance.
Fitness Management. August 2004
Menopause may play a role in migraine headaches. Migraines headaches are defined as a severe, throbbing, one-sided headache with occasional nausea and increased sensitivity to light and/or sound. Fluctuating hormone levels during the perimenopausal years may increase migraine headaches. Treatment with hormonal therapy is difficult because some studies show that estrogen therapy can make migraines worse. But, the good news is that 75% of migraine sufferers experience relief due to low hormone levels in menopause.
Menopause Flashes. August 2004
Increasing life expectancy. Babies currently born in the United States have a life expectancy of 77.4 years, compared with 73.7 in 1980, 69.7 in 1960 and 47.3 in 1900.
National Center for Health Statistics
Diabetes Statistics. 18 million Americans have diabetes, with an estimated 5 million who are undiagnosed. 90% of diabetics have type 2 diabetes, a condition made worse by obesity and inactivity. 16 million are considered pre-diabetic and are likely to progress to diabetes in a few years.
USA Today. August 2, 2004
Sleep research conducted at the University of Chicago found that when people sleep just four hours a night, various hormonal and metabolic systems fall into disarray, increasing the severity of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Less sleep equates with suppressed immune systems because the body produces few infection-fighting antibodies. Research suggests that we need a little more than 8 hours of sleep each night.
Add nuts to your nutrition plan. Nuts provide a good source of copper, fiber, folate, magnesium and vitamin E. Nuts are high in fat, but most of the fat is “good” monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. Almonds, walnuts, peanuts and pistachios are rated highest by several medical journals.
Train hard, train smart and make it a legendary week!
Richard and Diane
Diane Fields, Member. Legendary Fitness, LLC
Richard Baldwin, Member. Legendary Physique, LLC