July-August 2013

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Lifting Weights Safely

In our June Malady Make­over (“Lifting Smart”) we learned how to avoid the kinds of injuries that can bring pain—but no gain—to a weight lifting routine.

The story sent our readers to Facebook to tell us their favorite exercises and ways to stay healthy while exercising. Here are some of their responses.

In 1993 I injured my neck while doing military presses with a barbell; the weight was about 100 pounds. I could not turn my head at all for three days. I just rested it and then learned how to lift with better form. The exercise that I love best is the chinup.
Odysseus Sun Tzu
via Facebook

I’ve never had an injury. I always advise keeping it simple, staying with the basic movements: squats, deadlifts, chins, rows, bench. Always warm up first, don’t try to use too much weight, don’t overtrain, use steady movements. Perfect form is always a goal—practice on your warmup sets. And go slow!

Bill Rockefeller
via Facebook

Making a Difference

I enjoy Energy Times each month. In fact, it has become a part of my life and I am the better because of it—your magazine has made a difference in everything I do. Instead of looking forward to going to bed, I look forward to getting up.

Energy, when gained in the right way, is an amazing thing. Please keep up the great work—you truly make a difference.

George Vreeland Hill
Beverly Hills, California

We’re glad you pointed out the necessity of energizing correctly. A proper diet and exercise plan is crucial to feeling good every day—as are having meaningful work, strong relationships with friends and loved ones, and a solid spiritual life.

 

Look for Web Extras

As you read the magazine look for Web Extras, editorial content available at www.energytimes.com; this month features the most popular National Parks and directions for
performing an exercise called a side plank. You can also answer a question on our Facebook page connected with our national parks story as well as a question on your favorite outdoor adventure memories.

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