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June 14, 2010

Globus Unit HeaderAuthor: Jim Bruskewitz

What are you doing this July? I haven’t completed all the details on that at this point, but I do have some general ideas. If this July is like those in the past, I’ll be out exercising in the evenings because it’ll be warm and still light out. I’ll be gearing up for races and events that I’ve already decided I am doing. I’ll have identified areas that I want to improve upon for the remainder of the season and beyond. All of that happens every July in recent memory. Come to think of it, I’ll probably be wishing that I had addressed some things earlier in the year that would make my preparations a bit easier and reaching my goals less of a stretch. What am I doing now? It wouldn’t be a bad idea for me to address those weaknesses that pop up every July. Continue Reading »

Power Up With EMS

June 7, 2010
Gary Smith at Coeur d'Alene Duathlon

Gary Smith heads toward a first place finish in the 45-49 age group at the 2009 Coeur d'Alene Duathlon. Photo - Cindy Smith

Author: Jim Bruskewitz

Kicking back, putting the feet up, just adding some extra relaxation to our day gives us a chance to re-charge. After a season of training with a healthy serving of focus (obsession for some) folded into the mix before the final event(s) deserves some release. There is a time for everything. If you don’t take the time to re-group, you’ll likely find that your body and mind are not ready for the customary build to goal attainment when the time is right. So kick back a little-you deserve it. Continue Reading »

Globus Pad Placement Explained

May 31, 2010

Globus Pad Placement Explained

Pad placement is very important for effective EMS training. Understanding a couple of principles will help with pad positioning for any muscle. The main points to keep in mind are:

  • Position relative to the muscle anatomy
  • Direction between pads
  • Size of pads
  • Polarity in my opinion, and that of several respected researchers, is not important. Continue Reading »