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  • Fred Meyer Tribute Video

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    Fred Meyer was a founding trustee of The Institute, and a guiding hand for many years before stepping into the Chief Executive Officer role in 2007, a position he held until shortly before his passing on September 24, 2012. The way Fred lived his life, with a commitment to healthy living and stewardship, is one to be celebrated and inspires the important work done at The Cooper Institute every day. Show less
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    • Support The Cooper Institute on North Texas Giving Day - Duration: 39 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      The Cooper Institute was founded in 1970 by Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper as a non-profit organization with a simple vision to prove that exercise is medicine.

      The Cooper Institute’s research shows that m...
    • Muscular Power for the Upper Body - Duration: 75 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Muscular strength refers to the maximum amount of weight lifted at one time; power is proportional to the speed at which you can apply this maximum force. While many attributes of power such as spe...
    • The Cooper Institute on HLN: What does healthy look like? - Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      Obesity is a problem in this country, but being thin is not necessarily a measure of good fitness either. Our research on measured cardiovascular fitness was recently featured on Across American wi...
    • Message of the Day - Lifestyle has a Tremendous Affect on Longevity - Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH - Duration: 77 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      Lifestyle has a tremendous effect on longevity. In Dr. Kenneth Cooper's Message of the Day, he addresses an article in the May 2018 issue of Circulation based on research from the Harvard School of...
    • Tommie Harris, retired NFL Chicago Bears player speks at NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Workshop - Duration: 53 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      In partnership with The Cooper Institute®, and the Midwest Dairy Council, the Chicago Bears hosted a professional development workshop for over forty NFL Play 60 teachers from Chicago area schools....
    • Sandbag Training for Muscular Strength - Duration: 95 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      Sandbag Training for Muscular Strength

      While sandbag training has been utilized by athletes for many years, it is becoming increasingly popular among all exercisers. The sandbag is a great train...
    • Muscular Strength Strategies for Youth - Duration: 88 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      Resistance (strength) training can be safely implemented for kids of all ages. Basic rules for strength training in kids and adolescents have been published in a previous blog (see: Strength Traini...
    • Knee Pain: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - Duration: 97 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      While a vast majority of knee problems involve ligament damage, another common cause of knee pain is patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). PFPS is characterized by pain underneath the patella (knee ...
    • Fred Meyer Tribute Video - Duration: 4 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      Fred Meyer was a founding trustee of The Institute, and a guiding hand for many years before stepping into the Chief Executive Officer role in 2007, a position he held until shortly before his pass...
    • Partner Strength Training - Duration: 71 seconds.

      • 1 year ago

      As shown in the video, there are two versions of this exercise: 1) the squat version and 2) the lunge version. Depending on your fitness level, choose the appropriate option f...
    • 2017 Legacy Award Dinner - Dryaton McLane, Jr. Legacy Award Recipient - Duration: 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      The Cooper Institute’s Legacy Award celebrates visionary leaders who have improved the lives and health of men, women and children across the country and around the world.

      Drayton McLane, Jr. is w...
    • Plank Variations - Duration: 117 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      The traditional plank exercise focuses on muscular endurance of the core musculature. A common misconception about the core is that it only consists of abdominal muscles. However, the core includes...
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