Sports Specific Exercise

In the lives of most adults, exercise is used to increase their overall health levels and decrease the risks associated with developing disease. This is a great reason to exercise, but what if a few small changes could make you better at the recreational activities that you participate in daily? These recreational activities include playing basketball, . . .  read more

At Home Body Weight Workout

You’re always on the go. Between work, school, grocery shopping, house cleaning, and possibly keeping up with kids, there never seems to be a right time to go to the gym. With this workout, you will be able to get a quality workout in without worring about any weights, mats, medicine balls, or gym rats. All you need is an open space and 30-45 . . .  read more

Common mistakes while working out

Going to the gym consistently is a great start, but here are a few common mistakes you could be making. Correcting them can help you get the most out of your workout.

1. Using your lower back on the rowing machine. The power should come from your legs and seamlessly transfer to your . . .  read more

A Body Weight Chest Workout

Having strong chest muscles is essential to everyday life. You use them anytime you push such as pushing a lawn mower or baby carriage.

F(frequency): 2 times per week

I(intensity): Once you can complete the modified push up and standard pushups for 3 sets of 8-10 reps, progress to the workout by choosing one or two of . . .  read more

2013 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute Information

Applications and information for the 2014 CODI can be found here: http://blogs.uco.edu/bronchodebate/2014/03/19/2014-central-oklahoma-debate-institute/

Dates: July 20-July 27th

You can access the application here: 2013 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute Student Application Packet

Costs:

Registration Before June 1Cost of Institute: $300Cost of Housing: $200 Registration After June 1Cost of Institute: $350Cost of Housing: :$225

Previous CODI attendees receive a $75 tuition discount

What does my tuition cover?

  • Week of lectures and workshops aimed at improving debate knowledge and skills
  • T-Shirt and Water Bottle
  • One-on-one practice and coaching sessions
  • Individualized research training and work
  • Full evidence set
  • Updated evidence throughout the school year

FAQs

Are meals included?

No. Students are free to choose their own meal options from various places on and nearby campus. Adequate time is built into the schedule to ensure that students will . . .  read more

Play your way to a fit lifestyle

In today’s world of exercise, the hardest category to meet recommendations in has got to be the “aerobic activity” category.  To reach a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness most people think that you have to walk briskly or do a slow jog for a prolonged period of time.  This misunderstanding could very well be a reason individuals . . .  read more

Machine vs. Free Weight Resistance Training

So you are looking to find the right workout plan to get your body summer ready. Whether we are interested in bulking up or getting toned, many of us face the question of whether free-weights or machine weights are a better choice. There are pros and cons to both, but neither hinders fitness, unless used wrong or beyond one’s ability.

Free weights . . .  read more

CODI 2013 Dates and Costs Announced

The 2013 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute will be held July 20th-July 27th on the UCO campus.

Costs:

Application Received Before June 1:

Cost of Institute: $300

Cost of Housing: $200

Application Received After June 1:

Cost of Institute: $350

Cost of Housing: :$225

Using a Heart Rate Monitor to Burn Fat in 8 Steps

Most people believe the harder you exercise the more fat you will burn but the truth is you burn fat more effectively while exercising at medium intensity. Medium intensity is about 80 percent of your maximal heart rate. This is important because energy used from fat is less likely to be replaced.  When glycogen from sugar is used as a fuel source . . .  read more

An 8-minute Abdominal Workout

Fitness professionals use the acronym FITT to plan workouts. Here is a quick abdominal workout planned using FITT.

  • F(frequency): 3 times per week
  • I(intensity): Each exercise should be performed at maximal effort.
  • T(time): 8 minutes total: 4 exercises each performed 1 time for 2 minutes without stopping! If two minutes is too difficult, start by performing each exercise for as long as you can and build up to 2 minutes over the course of a couple weeks.
  • T(type): Toning/strength training

Exercise routine:

1. Partial curl up: Lying on back knees flexed as seen in the picture. Arms are extended and rested on the thighs. Curl up until the shoulders come up off of the ground and then go back down. Repeat for 2 straight minutes. . . .  read more