Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Resistance Training With Your Dog


You may be wondering, "How can I possibly do resistance training with my dog?" Well, here are a few exercises you can do with the aid of your faithful furry companion.

  • Leg raises - if you have a male dog, he's probably already shown you how to do this one.

  • Abdominal crunches with a paw on your forehead - laying down on the floor and grunting in pain can cause your dog to do it's own investigation to find out if you're all right. The scratch marks across your forehead are simply a byproduct of that concern.

  • Deadlifts - if your dog has any inkling that you're taking him to the vet or someplace else he doesn't want to go and you've had to scrape him up off the floor to get him in the car, you've just done a deadlift.

  • Pull-ups - this involves pulling up furniture, rugs, carpets, clothes, etc. to pick up all the fur that gets into the strangest of places.

  • Pushdowns - one for the overly-enthusiastic dinnertime beggar.

  • Lunges - when you're trying to grab her for a bath.

    One final word of advice when doing resistance training with your dog is never yell out "Spot me!" if your dog is not housetrained. It's a mistake you'll make only once.

    About The Author

    Nick Nilsson is Vice President of BetterU, Inc., an online exercise, fitness, and personal training company. Check out his latest eBook "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of" at http://www.thebestexercises.com or visit http://www.fitstep.com. You can contact him at betteru@fitstep.com or subscribe to BetterU News, his fitness newsletter at betterunews@fitstep.com.


    MORE RESOURCES:

    Build Muscle in Less Time With Massed Practice
    STACK News
    Build Muscle in Less Time with Massed Practice. What do recovering stroke patients and many athletic trainees have in common? Both lack efficient neural pathways for necessary movements, and both would benefit from an increased ability to build muscle.

    and more »


    The Prime Time to Build Muscle
    STACK News
    Although it may feel like you're building muscle during your workout, those Squats you're doing aren't adding an ounce of muscle mass. Size gains only happen following workouts under ideal circumstances. You may not be able to control the outcome of a ...



    The 8-Minute, 1-Dumbbell Definition Workout
    Shape Magazine (blog)
    Hit the next level of fitness with my eight-minute, one-dumbbell definition workout. Combining calorie-blasting cardio with muscle-defining strengthening exercises, this all-inclusive, high intensity full-body workout provides maximal results in a ...



    Can vegan athletes still build muscle and compete in sports?
    The Globe and Mail
    I've been reading about the overwhelmingly positive long-term health effects of veganism and am trying to make the switch, but I have stalwarts in my family who think meat protein is the only way to go for building muscle and top athletic performance ...



    The Six Week Ultimate Beach Body Plan
    MSN Money
    What does it really take to get your body ready for the summer? It's certainly not endless hours spent on the treadmill-at least that won't work if you want to look good fast. What you need is a weight-training routine that will activate as many muscle ...



    15 Minutes to Bigger Arms
    MSN Money
    It doesn't take long to blast your arms and spark new gun growth. The below six exercises are to be performed as two separate giant sets (three exercises per giant set) repeated twice, which will take you a mere 15 minutes. All the best mass-building ...



    Big, Strong and Lean Workout
    MSN Money
    Looking better really isn't that complex: Pick the right exercises, improve each workout, and bring the intensity. This workout provides all of that so that you can become stronger, add muscle, and even burn some fat. As long as you bring the intensity ...



    The Instant V-Taper Plan
    MSN Money
    It's no secret how men can look in better shape: Build a wider chest, shoulders, and back, and suddenly your waist will look a lot smaller. Easier said than done, but not impossible. In fact, this workout has been showing to do just that-challenge all ...



    Simple Guide to More Muscle
    MSN Money
    Sometimes we overcomplicate our workout. We add more exercises, change rep ranges, shift rest periods-only to realize that all the work didn't deliver more results. This plan is designed for someone that wants to think less and see more. As in, see ...

    and more »


    The V-Taper Workout Plan
    MSN Money
    Strength. The V-Taper Workout Plan. Goals. Build Muscle, Fat Loss. Body Parts Involved. Chest, Shoulders. Duration. 60 Minutes. Difficulty. Beginner. Overview. Sometimes there's nothing wrong with a little vanity. You want a bigger upper body? Then go ...


    Google News


  • Advertisement



    Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

    Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.