With more people staying away from gyms, strength training is falling to the wayside. In this article we’ll explore the “pre-COVID” approach to strength training using machines, how this differs from ancestral strength, and then define ways to increase your flexibility in order to lift your body well. First off - Remember the days of… Continue reading Lifting Your Body — Your Heaviest Asset
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a hard time breathing lately. Since last March, I’ve found it hard to take a deep breath, and when I remind myself to stop and breathe, it tends to be little sips of air that get trapped in my upper chest and lifted shoulders. The muscles in… Continue reading Your Wellness Begins With Your Breath
With golf and tennis season upon us its important to make sure that you are diversifying your physical activity to compliment and improve upon your weekly games. Here are three things you can do to keep your game strong, your body injury free, and your season successful. Strength Train Both golf and tennis require quick… Continue reading Golf and Tennis Necessities
Its Monday morning, you’ve been sitting at your desk for a few hours firing off emails and phone calls, and now you’re coming into the gym to get down to work bench pressing. For the sake of preserving your rotator cuffs, put down the barbell and pick-up the foam roller or yoga strap! All too… Continue reading Before You Bench
How Hips Support Knees You know that old campy song “the hip bones connected to the knee bone?” Turns out there is some value to the thought process that one area of the body is directly related to that of another, and the hips and knees are a perfect example. When we think of improving… Continue reading Hips, Knees, and Skis, Oh My!
If you are embarking on training for a race this season make sure to include these 5 things to improve your speed, power, and recovery. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) It turns out that HIIT training is one of the most effective and time efficient ways to optimize your cardiovascular conditioning, with boosts to your… Continue reading 5 Tips To Be Race Ready
Whether you are an expectant mother or already have little ones at home, you’ve probably experienced the challenges of maintaining a regular exercise routine. Here are 3 reasons why it is imperative to prioritize your gym time, and how it will benefit the well-being of you and your family. Offset back pain If you have… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Keep Exercising Throughout Pregnancy and Beyond
Are You Ready for Spring Training? Whether you are training for a half marathon, the upcoming golf season, a summer full of tennis, or cycling your way along endless paths, it’s time to ask yourself - “Am I doing everything I can to stay injury free this season?” Here’s 3 Expert Tips to Spring into Fitness.… Continue reading Spring Training Tips
A well rounded exercise program should include three routine components: strength training, cardio, and mobility work. Here are 3 very basic strength exercises that can be done anywhere, and that will benefit any existing routine (or lack thereof) you’ve got going. The key to these is NOT how many repetitions you can do, but instead,… Continue reading The 3 Exercises Your Routine Needs (and how to do them right!)
When was the last time you stretched?