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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

bent arm hang

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Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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2016
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
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...floor to a position where your chin is above the bar, the elbows are bent, and your chest is close to the bar. Hold the position as long as you can without resting your chin on the bar. Ask your partner to time the hold, stopping the watch when your eyes go below the bar. Rating: >20 seconds, high; 10–19 seconds, average; <10 seconds,...

Canadian trunk strength test

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Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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2016
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
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...to your body. Perform a slow, partial curl-up by flattening out your lower back, then curling up your upper spine until your fingertips touch a second strip of masking tape, 8 cm from the first strip. Return to the start position and repeat as many times as you can at a rate of 20 curl-ups per minute, up to a maximum of...

pork

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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2014
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
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120 words
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... bacon and ham , which are cured; pigs (known in the USA as hogs) were first introduced into the USA by Hernando de Soto in 1539 . Depending on the joint or cut, an 85g serving provides 115–440kcal (481–1841kJ), 7.9–17.4g protein, 4.5–45g fat (of which 1.5–16.4g saturated, 2–20.9g mono-unsaturated, 0.34–4.08g polyunsaturated), 54–70mg cholesterol, 0g carbohydrate, 27–63mg sodium, 157–307mg potassium. A rich source of vitamin B 1 , vitamin B 12 , selenium; a good source of niacin, vitamin B 6 , phosphorus; a source of vitamin B 2 , zinc. Pork is by far...

sit-and-reach test

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Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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2016
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
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...you can go and hold. The distance reached by your finger tips beyond the zero mark on the ruler is a measure of your flexibility. You should perform the test slowly to minimize the risk of imposing too much stress on your back; avoid bouncing movements. Rating: >30 cm, excellent; 20–30 cm, good; 10–19 cm, average; <10 cm,...

body mass index

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Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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2016
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
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...Highly muscular people, such as bodybuilders, may have a high BMI but low fat content. Nevertheless, for most people, the BMI is a good way of determining a range of acceptable weights (see figure). Most authorities use the following guidelines: BMI Condition <20 underweight (may need to gain weight) 20–25 advisable range 25–30 overweight (some weight loss may be beneficial to health) 30–40 obese (need to lose weight) >35 severely obese (urgent need to lose weight; advised to consult doctor) The risk of developing diseases associated with obesity (e.g. high...

circuit training

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Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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2016
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
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...flexibility, and strength. Each machine in the circuit is designed to exercise a different group of muscles. Individuals move from machine to machine completing a set of exercises, usually in a predetermined time. Generally there are between 6–15 stations to complete in a time of 5–20 minutes. Aerobic benefit is gained by moving swiftly between machines and completing the circuit as a continuous flow of activity. This keeps the heart rate at a steady and fairly high level. Circuits without weights or with free standing weights usually consist of eight to ten...

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