What You Need to Know About PHA Training

Want to try an efficient total-body workout that you can scale up or down depending on your fitness level? Try PHA training to reach your fitness goals.

What You Need to Know About PHA Training

Peripheral heart action training is a fitness conditioning system developed Dr. Arthur Steinhaus in the 1940s. It’s said to have garnered popularity in the fitness world by 1960's legendary bodybuilder, Bob Gajda. When doing PHA style training, you perform a circuit of five to six exercises for about four or five rounds. “I would call this circuit training to my clients,” says New York City-based trainer, Melissa Paris, NASM, pre- and post-natal fitness expert. The point in doing these exercises and switching from upper body to lower body exercises sequentially is so that you're not building up lactic acid in either muscle group while still training hard, she adds.

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Sequential Exercises

The concept of PHA training is to keep blood consistently circulating during the resistance training session. By performing exercises sequentially—without resting in between—at a medium intensity pace, you’re alternating stress on the upper and lower body muscles.

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7 Essential Items to Have for a Pandemic Date, According to a Relationship Expert

Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert Vikki Ziegler says you should treat COVID-19 like an STD.

Just when we thought relationships and dating could not get any more complicated, the pandemic took this matter to a whole new level. Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert, Vikki Ziegler receives an abundance of questions about this exact topic, every single day. Her fans and followers message her via her social media channels, in the hopes of finding the right way to safely date during these times. So, if this topic has crossed your mind, rest assured you are not alone.

For those who used to "swipe left and right," on the regular, Vikki recommends slowing down for the time being, no matter what type of antibacterial wipes are being used between your swipes. Serial dating during COVID-19 can be dangerous and also very selfish at the same time. This might be a good time to either take a break from dating altogether, or invest more time in one relationship and being monogamous, at least for right now. "Everyone should treat COVID-19 as they do an STD, while dating and practice safe EVERYTHING, even beyond just intimacy," says Ziegler. "This will simplify the process and make the do's and don'ts much less complex."

She recommends that new partners keep the dating virtual prior to both being tested and or having the vaccine. "Screendating" can still be both fun and safe at the same time. She suggests that you still wear your favorite new dress, get that fresh haircut or blowout and act as though you are still going out, even if the date is happening in the privacy of your own home. She has suggested some ideas such as virtual movie nights, happy hours, cooking classes, and the most obvious, the at-home and virtual dining date. This would entail both partners ordering food to each of their respective homes, but using the same menu as if they were dining in person.

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