Rumble D’Youville Rumble: DYC Boxing Classes

Female students in boxing classFloat like a butterfly sting like a bee D’Youville’s Thursday night boxing class is where you wanna be. Every Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm D’Youville College has a great boxing program held in the dance studio of the College Center.


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Fall Sports at D’Youville College: Get Active and Make Friends!

be a spartanTHIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For many student athletes at D’Youville this phrase from the movie 300 serves as a rally cry. D’Youville offers 14 intercollegiate NCAA Division III level sports as well as club hockey (which is highly competitive). For freshman or transfer students with athletic eligibility, joining a sport team at D’Youville is a great way to have a jump start at making new and lasting friendships.

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Six-Pack Abs. Are they possible? A Simple Core Fitness Routine for Time-Crunched Students

students at the gymIn your quest for a rock solid core, the exercises you choose to do are important to consider.  Crunches alone will not get you very far in your quest.  A variety of exercises are necessary to hit all the major core musculature.

How you accomplish these exercises is important as well.  A specific intensity must be met to stimulate the muscles in such a way that they will grow, especially if visible stomach muscles are one of your goals.  Notice how distance runners do not have large leg muscles, despite working out their legs for hours each week.  For the same reason, doing hundreds of crunches will not cause significant muscle growth.  Exercises must be of a certain intensity that fatigue is reached in about 8-15 repetitions, or 20-45 seconds of work for maximal muscle growth to occur.

AND BY FAR, the most important factor to consider if “Six-pack abs” are a goal of yours is body fat percentage.  If you’re not down to at least 13% body fat for men and 20% body fat for women, all the crunches in the world won’t be enough. Continue reading

A Fitness Plan for Time-Crunched College Students

male student lifting weightsIn this installment of Healthy Living, we’re going to build a sample fitness program for time-crunched college students, that can be followed on a weekly basis. This program caters to a college student who: 1) has a very busy schedule 2) wants to lose weight and increase fitness 3) enjoys a variety of fitness activities.

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