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e e o CiN H~rald Au9 9 2001 Pa9~ 7 by John Cleveland II, sportswriter If you are looking to lose some weight, get in better condition, get stronger or rehabilitate an injury then weight training and conditioning is veryimporlant. One of the better places to go is the Healthbeat Fitness Center located on Main Street in Brewster, where there are plenty of car- diovascular ma- chines, Nautilus machines and free weights to use --- thereisaisoaphysi- cal therapy office located inside the building. "'There are three safe ways to lose weight --- diet, maintain the same diet and just exer- cise and the best way is a combina- tion of both diet and "There are some supplements out there that aren't good for high school age kids," - Mark Miller, physical therapist exercise," said Mark Miller, Physical Therapist. "I just tell everybody to give us a month and you will see and feel the results and want to come back for another month." "'Most people think if they work in the garden or around their house in the summer it will be enough to main- lain their level of fitness, but that is not nearly enough. If they just do a little work around the house they will have to start working out all over again in the fall because of what they lost in the summer." There are plenty of reasons to work out and diet and l-ealthbeat Fitness Center supplies the equipment nec- essary plus has trained people work. ing to help set up a safe conditioning program. Rob Dezellem is the Healthbeat manager, Judd Shepard is a certified weight trainer and personal trainer and Mark Miller is the physical thera- pist at Healthheat, You don't have to go to a fitness center to improve physical fitness, but some form of weight training should he used. You can use your own body weight or things around the house to improve strength and endurance -- by doing push-ups, pull- ups sit-ups or using household items to add weight to movements. Weight training should also include some form of cardiovascular activity --- walking; jogging or running --- to provide overall better fitness. "'You might he able to build en- durance outside but the best way to pick up strength is in a fitness cen- ter," said Judd Shepard, personal trainer. "'It is better to do strength training in here, because you might think you are get- ting a workout in the summer heat outside but that is because it is just hot outside. It is a lot easier to sweat when it is hot out- side, but you aren' t actually building up your endurance or strength." Weight lifting and conditioning is also important in rehabilitating injuries suffered in sports or everyday activities. "'People are getting soft-tissue in- juries often related to sports injuries -- even though they aren't involved in sports," said Miller. "Basically I treat everybody as an athlete regard- less of their age. A 70-year-old has the same exercise principles as a 17- year-old, but the work load is just different." "I think things have happened in the medical community that can help diagnose people better now. We used to just let aches and pains go as a sign of old age, trot now people are getting their injuries di- agnosed better. We can now get the injured per- son into surgery or re- habilitate the injury to prevent surgery, rather than just let it go as get- ling older." If you are physically fit a lot of injuries can be prevented, but if an injury occurs then conditioning and weight training can help get you back to work or physically active faster. It might also help prevent a surgery from having to be performed or at least delay it. Cardiovascular health is also very important for everybody in everyday "/t is never to late to start working out," - Rob Dezellem, Healthbeat Fitness Center manager life -- for just walking around or other physical activities. "Cardio health is very important and one of the ways, other than walk- ing or running, is weight training," said Miller. "'One of the advantages of weight training is it improves your cardio health plus it makes your lower body stronger." A lot of high school athletes are starting to work out in an attempt to get ready for fall sports, and college athletes are working on their off- season conditioning programs. "The better shape the, high school athletes are before fall sports begins the less likely they will suffer strains or injuries once the season starts," said Miller. "'Right now we have bet- ter scientific training methods to de- velop power, speed, quickness and strength while in the past training might have just been for strength. Training methods are more sophisti- cated now and we can help people train for strength, endurance, power and flexibility to reduce the chances of injury " The Quad City area has a number of college athletes that return home in the summer and have off-season conditioning programs that they need to do in order to compete at that higher level of play. A few of the college athletes that return for the summer are: John Gebbers, Brice Boesel, Clint Hull, Nate Carlson and Parker Barth. "There are a lot of college athletes here in the summer and I think it is good for the high school kids to see the intensity level it takes to compete at that higher level," said Miller. The better shape a high school or col- lege athlete is in be- fore the season be- gins is important, because of all that is lost during the sea- son. Even if the ath- lete continues to work out and condi- tion during the sea- son a lot of conditioning is lost he- cause of the sport itself. 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