Category Archives: Preventative Health

Alicia Weber, Representing USA, with 8 World Class Appearances, 3 Titles, and Guiding Youth to Top of World Too!

By: Weber Way to Wellness Images are copyrighted © Alicia Weber

Below is Alicia Weber’s list of high profile competitions containing World Championships and North American Championships. She has competed in 6 sports in the highest level of elite competition and she has won three titles. A complete listing of All her 17 sports and competitions including national and regional championships, is here: Alicia Weber All Around Athlete here.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Beach Running

Weber is the most decorated 10K Beach Championship Runner winning two World Championships and then placing in the top three at multiple National Championships.
10/21/12 2012 Beach Running 10K World Championships Cocoa Beach, FL 43:53 Re-set course record World Champion
11/19/11 2011 Beach Running 10K World Championships Cocoa Beach, FL 44:35 Set course record World Champion

Indoor Rowing

Weber is a sponsored athlete and professional coach in many sports for all ages and ability levels. She got sponsored in indoor rowing after winning gold in two events at 2016 World Qualifier in Melbourne, Florida. She now competes in World Championships

3/12/17 2017 World Indoor Rowing Sprint 1k Championships held worldwide (418 Lightweight Women) 3:49.5 26th in World
3/13/16 2016 World Indoor Rowing Sprint 1k Championships held worldwide (345 Lightweight Women) 3:50.3 26th in World

Xterra Mountain Running

Weber dreamed of doing the world’s toughest half-marathon in Hawaii and she made it a reality in 2009.

12/6/09 Xterra Half-Marathon Running World Championship (considered world’s toughest half-marathon with 1700 ft of climbing over several climate zones ranging 65-90 degrees) Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii 2:14:15 40th in World

Olympic Distance Triathlon

Alicia qualified for her first world championship when she was nineteen. She competed in Perth, Australia when she was twenty. She then turned pro in triathlon at age 24 and was pro for 3 years focusing on non-draft events. However, her best place was 9th in nation in an ITU Draft-Legal National Sprint Championship in 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

4/30/00 2000 ITU World Triathlon Championships for Junior Women Perth, Australia 1500m swim, 25 mile bike, 10k Run (accidently ran an extra 5k, so she did a 15k run) 30th in World

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM RECOGNITION

Top Youth Team in United States represented in two world championships in a row!

Indoor Rowing with Alicia’s Team Awinningway of Youth Rowers

3/12/17 2017 World Indoor Rowing Sprint 1k Championships held worldwide Team Awinningway of Youth Rowers (Largest Youth Team in US AND 6th Largest in World) 11 Kids

3/12/17 Alicia Weber’s 11yr year old athlete, Jadyn Graybill, become first American and 39th in World out of 119 youth girls in world championship

3/13/16 2016 World Indoor Rowing Sprint 1k Championships held worldwide Team Awinningway of Youth Rowers (Largest Youth Team in US!!) 6 kids

NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

The Top 5 Finishers in the 2015 Bic One Design North American Championship. On the left, Weber took 4th.place. Competitors traveled as far as Hawaii to compete.

9/13/15 Bic One Design North American SUP 400m Dash Championship Melbourne, FL 4th place

Physical Fitness

Weber is posing in St. Petersburg Beach aftter becoming the 2004 North American Fitness Champion.

6/26/04 North American Fitness Championship (7 one minute events in 13 minutes for most reps) St. Petersburg, FL set 5 North American Records (1st place out of men and women totaling 30) North American Fitness Champion

Huff, Puff, and Triumph and Rise to the Top Under the Tutelage of Alicia Weber, contact for training info at Awinningway@gmail.com

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Alicia Weber Takes 113th Career Victory on Clermont Clay Trail

By Weber Way to Wellness Reperter

Alicia's 113th victory came on a Clay Trail!
Alicia’s 113th victory came on a Clay Trail!
CLERMONT, FL—-On November 20, 2016, Alicia Weber, an advocate for soft surface running, dreamed of achieving her 113th victory in the Clermont Clay Trail 5k and her dream came true. On a sunny, 50 degree morning, Weber faced 241 great competitors who shared the same mindset of “soft surface running is the way to go” and she finished as the first woman on the hilly, sandy, bumpy course on Schofield Road on the Clermont Clay Trail (and 4th overall) in 21:50.

It was an out and back 1.55 mile course (10:46 out and 11:04 back for 21:50). She was shooting for low 10’s at the half-way mark, but with the many bumps and thick sand, she knew it would take longer. The challenging terrain and extra strength and balance required draws Alicia to events on sand, dirt, and off-terrain. The races do not focus so much on the time, but rather the fitness required to go as fast possible on the courses. The thicker the sand, the longer the ground contact time, and the double the effort for a workout = greater the challenge and more health benefits. Due to the soft surface, your legs feel really great when you are done. Soft surface running is the healthy choice for running, which brings you closer to nature.

The Clermont Clay Trail Race drew a total of 658 competitors (242 in the 5k and 416 in the 15k). This is tremendous participation, which is greater than in many road races. Many other runners agree that soft surface running is the way to go for longevity as a runner and athlete. The races bring awareness to clay trails and raise funds to restore and build more clay trails in the area.

Alicia’s 113th Victory on Clermont Clay Trail

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is Alicia’s 11th competition for 2016 and her final race of the season. She competed in 4 sports. She competed in one world championship (23rd in world), two world qualifiers (both first place), one national championship (2nd place), regional championships (1st and 2nd place), and four local Florida events. She competed in cross country running, beach running, paddle boarding, and indoor rowing this year. She also took up learning the new sport of footgolf, but she has not competed yet.

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Alicia Weber’s Tribute to Jack LaLanne on his 100th Birthday

By: Alicia Weber
Photos are copyrighted © Alicia Weber

Alicia Weber in September 2014 after setting 500 world records.
I have been setting physical fitness world records since 2008. Sports historians have referred to me as the Modern Day Jack LaLanne as a woman. This September 26, 2014, would be Jack LaLanne’s 100th birthday if he were alive.
He died in 2011 and will be remembered as “The Godfather of Fitness” after revolutionizing the health and fitness field. Just in time for his 100th birthday, I have now reached setting 500 world records, capturing 100 sport victories, and I completed what LaLanne considered to be his hardest strength feat of his career.

On August 13, I completed 1,000 pushups and 1,000 chin-ups in just over two hours as a tribute to LaLanne, one of my personal heroes. It was his hardest feat because his skin peeled off his hands.

I prepared for two years and I had no issues. In 107 days I set 100 exercise records up to one hour in duration, which is the world record.

LaLanne and I had different upbringings, but our careers run parallel. We were nonconformists who set our own standards. We were going to achieve our goals despite obstacles.

I grew up in Southwestern, PA, in a family of healthcare professionals where exercise and proper eating were instilled regularly, while LaLanne grew up weak and sickly from a junk food diet. His life changed at 15 when he heard a health lecture from pioneer Paul Bragg where he was “born again.”

I blossomed in middle school, while LaLanne blossomed in high school. I captured a dozen physical fitness records during middle school. I was off the charts in physical fitness and I competed with the boys for titles. These dozen middle school victories with my 88 overall career athletic wins covering 17 sports is where I get my 100 total victories to date.

“We have been friends since fifth grade,” said Karly Sammel, my classmate and long-time friend. “My first wow moment of Alicia was when I saw her do the flexed bar hang for a couple minutes in gym class. No one could do that. Then, people were making excuses so they would not need to compete against her.”

We had to go to stations and complete exercises in gym class. The boys would not let me on the pull-up bar so I pushed one off and did 35 consecutive pull-ups.
“I heard guys saying over and over ‘Oh my God’. The gym teachers’ eyes were popping out of their heads. The boy’s gym teacher grabbed her muscle and became more shocked,” continued Sammel.

It was like a dream. Nearly 100 students and faculty gathered to watch me compete against the boys in different events.

“Alicia surprised everybody. We watched her showdown the boys in a 600 yard dash. I just remember her blowing everybody away at everything,” recalled Sammel.

Everybody was talking about my athletics and my public speaking too. LaLanne developed into a motivational force and was a top public speaker and personality.

“Alicia demonstrated skills and competencies in writing and public speaking well beyond her chronological age. She presented an 8th grade career speech on marine biology that has been the most original, well-organized, and informative presentation I have encountered,” mentioned 8th grade English teacher, Karen Bucy.

By high school, LaLanne became a star football player and wrestler. He hid his bagged lunch of veggies and nuts, so no one would make fun of him.

I self-coached myself in track, triathlon, and cross country to a total of eight medals at National Championships.

“We were on swim team together our senior year. We had a losing streak and had a meeting to figure out what to do,” recalled Sammel. “Alicia just jumped up and started giving a motivational talk.”

The girl’s team began winning and kept winning. Five girls took top places at the State Championships.

“I think people needed her to inspire them to do their best,” expressed Sammel.
LaLanne went to college in San Francisco and earned a Chiropractic degree. He opened the nation’s first health and fitness club in Oakland, CA, in 1936, where he put fitness on the map.

I went to Duquesne University, then transferred to Florida. I earned a degree in Telecommunication, then pursued Biology, a doctorate in physical therapy, and became a licensed massage therapist. I held the first ever world record physical fitness day in Clermont on April 28, 2012.

I have guided seven athletes to world records in fitness and archery and all of us combined have set more than 400 records in Clermont giving the area international acclaim.

LaLanne set many “firsts.” Most notably, he had the first and longest running exercise show called “The Jack LaLanne Show.” He was the first person to perform strength and endurance feats. He was the first trainer to have both genders and all ages working with weights.

“Alicia breaks barriers,” mentioned Sammel.

I was the first woman to set and hold many strict form military exercises. Currently, I compete against men for titles at Recordsetter. I am the only woman inducted into the Official Pushup Hall of Fame. In May, all the branches of the US Military sought me out to provide guidance in preparing women to pass their pull-up test.

We inspire fitness in a fun way. LaLanne would sing, dance, and perform tricks with his dog. I perform fitness comedy. I have reached one million views on my 145 YouTube videos with this genre.

“The world needs more of Alicia to inspire them,” added Sammel.

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Comprehensive Cutting-Edge Weber Way to Wellness Program

By: Weber Way to Wellness Reporter

The best way to get healthy and stay healthy is by taking charge of your health. Now, a new and improved wellness program is available in Central Florida. Weber takes her education, over 15 years of work experience, and her athletics and formulates an affordable program. In addition, she takes her 16 sports she has competed on the elite level and over 350 strength and endurance world records and she designed a specialty sports program for all ages and ability levels. Discounted personal training, massage therapy and over 20 specialty programs are available at 15 percent off the regular price.There is no membership fee and no contract!!

Take Charge of YOUR Health. Enroll today.

This comprehensive wellness program includes specialty programs in sports nutrition, multi-sport coaching, private swim lessons, paddle board, archery, and MORE!!

Alicia, an elite SUP Racer set her first paddle board speed world record on November 24, 2013. She offers paddle board fitness training (with board rentals available) at Clermont Waterfront Park in Lake Minneola.

Watch her set her first paddle board speed record on the 1k course on Lake Minneola, Florida.

Contact Alicia for questions and enrollment in the Weber Way to Wellness Program at Awinningway@gmail.com

ALICIA WEBER is recognized as the “World’s Most Prolific Female Recordsetter” and she was one of 10 selected to be in the Most Extraordinary People of Lake County, October 2013 Issue of Lake-Sumter Style Magazine. Weber is the 7th person down in Extraordinary People List. Weber has set over 20 archery fitness world records at Recordsetter and she guided archery athletes to world records too.

Massage Therapy No Longer A Luxury, But A Therapeutic Tool

By: Alicia Weber

Renown Preventative Health Doctor, Dr. Julian Whitaker has the research and results and says, “Massage is no longer considered a luxury – it is now recognized as a therapeutic tool.”

Dr. Julian Whitaker founded the Whitaker Wellness Institute, which is the largest alternative medicine clinic in the U.S. and has served over 40,000 patients. He studies natural therapies and nutritional supplements.

Natural Therapies, like massage therapy, have more potential to restore health and prevent disease than conventional medicine.

Studies have shown the following results with those that get therapeutic massage therapy from a licensed massage therapist:
1.) Relieves Aches and Pains
2.) Improves Range of Motion
3.) Increases Blood Circulation and Lymph Flow
4.) Decreases Anxiety and Tension
5.) Facilitates Recovery from Injuries
6.) Increases feel good hormones Serotonin, Dopamine, and Oxytocin
7.) Reduces Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
8.) Promotes Tissue Regeneration and reduces scar tissue and stretch marks
9.) Reduces Migraines and improves sleep
10.) Exercises weak, tight, and atrophied muscles and enhances immune system

Words CAN NOT fully describe the benefits of massage, but even better a demonstration by Massage Therapist, Catalina Calisthenics will SHOW you what massage therapy can do for YOU!

Catalina Calisthenics Teaches Massage Benefits in Fitness Improv Comedy Skit

Contact Licensed Massage Therapist, Alicia Weber, for massage therapy in Clermont Florida at Awinningway@gmail.com

Thirteen Minute Mishmash Exercise Series for Heart Health Month

By: Weber Way to Wellness Reporter

February is National Heart Health Month and Alicia Weber will be going after a variety of Aerobic Capacity Wellness Records…Stay Tuned.

Alicia Weber has fitness games that develop strength and aerobic capacity wellness. CLICK for Booty Busters Fitness Info!

Recently, Alicia took on a challenge that was a fan’s request to go after highly aerobic non-stop 13 minute records for the New Year 2013. Alicia performed 13 minute records covering total body fitness (arms, legs, and abs) and she has an event series where she established world records at Recordsetter. Here are the Series Records and Record Videos.

1. Most Reps Performing A 13-Minute Mishmash Abathlon

(314 reps total) 1.11.13
* 13 different Ab Exercises in a row for one minute duration each.

Rules followed by Record Video for 13 Minute Mishmash Abathlon

2. Most Reps Performing A 13-Minute Mishmash Armathlon
(216 reps total) 1.31.13
* 13 different Arm Exercises in a row for one minute duration each.

Rules Followed By Record Video for 13 Minute Mishmash Armathlon

3. Most Reps Performing A 13-Minute Mishmash Legathlon
(403 reps total) 2.1.13

* 13 different Leg Exercises in a row for one minute duration each.

Rules Followed By Record Video for 13 Minute Mishmash Legathlon

When Alicia thinks of Heart Health month, the first thing that comes to her mind will be aerobics and Dr. Kenneth Cooper – The Father Of Aerobics. In 1986, Dr. Kenneth Cooper submitted the official definition to the Oxford English Dictionary. It reads, “Method of physical exercise for producing beneficial changes in the respiratory and circulatory systems by activities which require meeting a modest increase in oxygen intake and so can be maintained.”

“I don’t criticize weight training – as long as it is not a substitute for aerobic training.” – Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, The Father of Aerobics

Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s initial mission was to combat the # 1 Killer in America, which was and still is heart disease and increase longevity. Aerobics is a big part of the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

What is your goal for Heart Health month? How is your aerobic capacity wellness? Get on the FAST track to health and join Alicia’s Fitness Program. After all, Beginning is HALF Done. Contact Alicia at Awinningway@gmail.com

Every American’s Ultimate Task: Take Charge of YOUR OWN Health!

Alicia Weber encourages Americans to Take Charge of Their Health. Alicia is available to guide one in an online fitness/nutrition program - Contact Alicia at Awinningway@gmail.com
By: Weber Way to Wellness Reporter Images below are copyrighted to AliciaWeber.com

It’s a fact that only 8% of the American population commits to a year round exercise program, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the U.S. is ranked # 1 for the nation with highest obesity (with 30% of population obese) based on 2011 statistic. Top that off with the fact that the U.S. is the world leader in soft drink consumption and leads the world with the most fast food chains. Heart disease is the # 1 killer in America for both men and women. Nearly one-third of ALL U.S. deaths are because of heart disease. According to 2011 Nation Master Statistics, the U.S. high obesity rate goes hand-in-hand with the U.S. being one of the unhealthiest nations when looking at disease and life expectency statistics – U.S. is # 13 in world for most heart disease deaths, # 9 in cancer deaths, # 5 in circulatory disease deaths, and #49 with nation with longest life expectancies.

Jack LaLanne always said, “Fitness is King and Nutrition is Queen.” Alicia Weber will add, “When they don’t rule, expect a nation of downfall.”

On the contrary, Japan proves to be a nation where Fitness is King and Nutrition is Queen and they are a nation that reigns as the healthiest in the world. The 2011 Nation Master Statistics show Japan is the least obese nation, nation with least heart disease (as well as nation with least cancer and circulatory diseases), and they are #5 nation for longest life expectancy!

Japan is a country where reaching over 100 years old is common place (especially in Okinawa). Japan is a country where the people believe in taking care of themselves and that is their lifestyle. They are the largest consumers of fish in the world and of whole soy, seaweed, and green tea. They monitor serving sizes and they stop eating before they are full. They also eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Japan believes in aiming for a low stress life with daily exercises and some of their favorites include Aikido, Tabata Method, and Japanese Yoga.

Many Americans would rather not exercise and not eat right and just let the doctor take care of them. Well, that is not a smart choice as according to Commonwealth Fund, the U.S. ranks last among seven countries for effective healthcare. You will pay a lot of money and not get the results.

Dr. Chauncey Crandall, a renowned interventional cardiologist says, “YOU save yourself! Heart disease is unnecessary and what causes heart disease causes other degenerative diseases.”

It is proven that a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods along with regular daily exercise is your best weapon against disease and having a long, happy, healthy life. So why not do what is right to have a long, happy, healthy life? Do you lack motivation and direction? If so, you have come to the right place. This is home to Alicia “The Machine” Weber – holder of over 100 official exercise world records. Alicia is totally wild about exercise and Alicia has the education and experience to guide people in the right direction to reach health goals effectively and in the shortest amount of time.

For $55 you can receive a personalized exercise program complete with exercise demonstrations and guidance in an online format OR you can get a personalized nutrition plan. Virtually Train with a Winner and WIN with a Winner!! Get with Alicia and win with Alicia! Alicia can be reached at Awinningway@gmail.com for more info or to sign up.

Alicia with 4 Record Setting Fitness Trainees
Carol a 70 yr old said, “I spent a lot of money and time on physical therapy and I only improved my strength by 20 percent, but after a week with Alicia’s instructions I improved 80% and I feel I will be totally where I want to be on Alicia’s program in a short period of time. Wow, the results are unbelievable and the price is right! You have nothing to lose!”

Chris a 25 yr old said, “Alicia knows what I need for exercise and nutrition. She is very thorough with the nutrition consult. I am totally happy with her expertise. She truly cares about getting me to my best! I have her for motivation & follow her personalized program & I feel great!”

Contact Alicia to learn about the Online Personal Training and Nutrition Programs at Awinningway@gmail.com

Alicia says, “I am an American, but certainly not American in the way I eat and exercise. I do not eat fast food. I rarely drink soft drinks, only ginger ale on occasion. I am REALLY W-I-L-D about exercise and because I exercise so much, I can not eat foods that aren’t healthy or else I will become sick. Due to the intensity of my exercising, my body is only inviting of alkaline foods. There is NO such thing as splurging or eating bad as a reward for hard workouts.”

Alicia had 3 major big, long stamina goals for 2012 and she achieved ALL of them. 1.) She set the world record for the most total body exercise records in 7 days in a row (2 of the exercises had to be 1 hour in duration). 2.) She then set the world record for fastest time to set 50 total body exercise records. 3.) Finally, she set the world record for the fastest time to set 100 total body exercise world records (where at least 3 records had to be at least 1 hour in duration).

I ask Alicia if she should feel tired and Alicia answered, “No, I am not tired. The more I do the more energized I become and I couple all my physical efforts with healthy eating, so both together are a very empowering combo for my body.”

Alicia would like to empower YOU to a NEW YOU as she does this over and over with her own body and current trainees. Alicia will work with YOU on YOUR goals and maximize your potential. The following are the videos documenting her 3 official long stamina records.

Official RecordSetter World Record where Alicia set 22 exercise records in 7 days in a row (upto 1hr duration covering upper body, lower body, and core exercises for records) on August 10-16, 2012.

“You have to take care of your 640 muscles, and the number one thing is exercise. You can eat perfectly but if you don’t exercise, you cannot get by.”
– Jack Lalanne

Official Recordsetter World Record where Alicia broke the fastest time to set 50 exercise records (which she originally set in 62 days). Now, Alicia is down to 45 days (Averaging more than 1 record a day!!) completed from
July 17, 2012 – August 31, 2012.

“You should do it against the clock. Say you are going to do 30 laps in 15 minutes. Then you try to do it each day a little faster. That is putting demands on the body, and that is how you build up. You keep up your energy instead of going downhill.”
– Jack Lalanne

Official Recordsetter World Record where Alicia completes 100 exercise records the fastest covering upper body, lower body, and core exercises AND for each of the 3 areas, at least one record of 1hr duration must be set. It took 107 days from May 17, 2012 – August 31, 2012.

“How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday.Your health account is no different. What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow. If I put inferior foods in my body today, I’m going to be inferior tomorrow, it’s that simple.”
– Jack Lalanne

Don’t wait another day and continue to rot away…Build Your Health Account NOW! Beginning is Half Done and Help is HERE if you need it – Contact Alicia at Awinningway@gmail.com for Online Fitness/Nutrition Support!

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Losing Fat Another Way

By: Carol Weber Images below are copyrighted to AliciaWeber.com

After my pregnancies, I used a weight loss method that was very successful for me. Now, to my surprise, I see that it is a method more commonly used than I would have expected!
Upon awakening, I would have coffee with fat free cream. Then, I would “jump” on my rebounder, also known as a mini-trampoline. I would listen to music and usually jump for 15 to 20 minutes.

Here are the important points for this weight loss method:

1. Your body was in a “fast” during sleep. Now you are burning the food from the previous night.

2. You are speeding up your food metabolism which will continue into the day.

3. You are burning fat NOT carbohydrates. If you ate breakfast and then jumped or exercised aerobically, you would burn the carbohydrates from the breakfast. But since you are still in the fasting state, your body burns the fat. This fat-burning state is called ketosis.

4. Jumping on a rebounder strengthens the ankles, improves the lymphatic system, helps bone density, and improves your balance. However, any aerobic activity works just as well for the weight loss.

Jump to Lose Fat Another Way!
After jumping I would be very careful with my meals. I would not eat until lunch time, and I would have balanced meals with low fat and low sugar. I would eat sensibly. I lost 30 pounds using this method.

If you don’t want to use a rebounder, you can do another aerobic exercise. An important point to remember is that exercising in the fasting state really increases fat-burning. CAUTION: Do not use this method if you are diabetic.

You have to huff and puff to get tight and tough!
Conditioning is vital for risk-free exercise. If you want to jump, start with 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 1 to 2 weeks. Then, after 2 weeks, increase to 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 1 to 2 weeks. Use this conditioning method, gradually increasing the exercising time. These days I jump for 30 minutes at a time, 3 to 5 days a week. Otherwise, I go to the gym and use an aerobic machine there. Whatever I do, I use the “fasting” until lunch. Of course, drinking water is vital during the exercise session.

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Alicia Weber’s Low Back Challenge

By:  Alicia Weber Click here to visit JD Productions.

Low Back Challenge a.k.a “Prone Double Straight Leg Isometric Raise Test”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toLffDaqJ2s

Would you like to test yourself in a low back challenge?  The low back challenge or more specifically the “Prone Double Straight Leg Isometric Raise Test” can discover the strength (or weakness) of your back extensors and predict low back pain potential.  Watch the video above to get the instructions for the test and watch as I take the test.  Below are the main muscles that are tested in this low back challenge.

Low Back Challenge Muscles

Alicia Weber’s Extreme Ab Challenge!

By:  Alicia Weber Click here to visit JD Productions.

Are you aware that in today’s world low back pain affects 70 – 80% of the population with at least one occurrence during their lifetime?  The back extensor involved with trunk muscle endurance will “make it or break it.”  These trunk muscles control posture and lumber spine forward bending.  Studies show significant decrease in back extensor endurance and a decrease in abdominal muscular endurance in patients with low back pain.

Therefore, patients with low back pain need to be very careful when selecting exercises and performing core training as they can have a loss of muscle control from trunk muscle fatigue, which is a cause of low back pain.
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On the back side of things, exercising trunk muscle endurance and abdominal muscular endurance are important for preventing back pain.  An example of this would be doing supine double straight leg isometric holds at 20 degrees and even doing Leg Lifts.

On the front side of things, the prone double straight leg isometric raise test has been shown to be one of the most accurate tests in evaluating back health.  This test isolates the lumbar spine multifidus muscle, which is known to cause back pain (when it is weak).  This test can predict back pain by testing the endurance of the back extensor.

NOW BACK UP FOR THIS…

Alicia Weber, the Sit Up World Record Holder that is all about preventive health does an Extreme Ab Challenge….1500 Leg Lifts and 25 Minutes of Straight Leg Isometric Holds AND MORE (all consecutive)!!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGlBGBakc-A

Muscles for Leg Lifts!<