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Outside-In Thinking

A man working out on pendulum equipment

Skeletal muscles are essential for physical performance and an important contributing factor in maintaining optimal health throughout life. The body consists of more than 500 skeletal muscles, which are involved in powerful movements and small and fine motions. 

Muscles are crucial in maintaining glucose homeostasis and providing a site for fatty acid metabolism and glycogen synthesis.  We use our muscles to offset obesity through exercise and to improve cardiovascular function.  Muscles interact with other organs via the excretion of myokines, which support the metabolic functions of different tissues, such as bones, pancreas, liver and adipose tissue.

The value of strength training and our health is unarguable.  Maybe we should reconsider how we approach our home gyms.  Home gyms are usually in basements or garages and sometimes dedicated rooms in our residential spaces.  Yet, most yards consist of swing sets, picnic tables, lounge chairs, play forts, gardens and the like. 

To address the importance of skeletal muscle fitness consider filling your yard with Pendulum Machines, not only can you increase your outdoor experience they look exceptionally well and work great outside year after year.

The Definition of Yard Work

The Pendulum Vertical Chest Press


Getting Ahead of Extension

The tricep brachii is a single muscular unit with three distinct heads: the medial, the lateral and long heads. It functions as a powerful extensor of the upper extremity. Each head has a different fatigue rate and each head becomes...

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2024 CSCCa

A morning workout on the Pendulum Rack System at the College Strength and Conditioning Show in Fort Worth, Texas. The strength coaches are Staying Strong. The Pendulum Rack System