Tag Archives: Core

Build Your Foundation – Target Your Core!

“Ab” exercises are out, Core exercises are in Strengthening your core musculature will help you reach your goal of a flatter, toned midsection and reduce low back pain. What is the “core”? Structures that form the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC), which include:  lumbar spine, pelvic girdle, … Continue reading

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Smart Play: Part 2

Do you need to increase your fitness motivation? Engage in Smart Play today! To perform smart play follow three (3) simple rules: Exercises must be easy to understand:  Be able to explain each exercise in 30 seconds or less. The duration of each exercise must take … Continue reading

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Got Core?

3 Moves to Increase Your Core Strength Shared by Olympic athlete, Gracie Gold Plank Rotations In a side-lying position, place your bottom elbow on the apex of a BOSU ball (ball side) and hold a light dumbbell (3 lbs. – 5 lbs.) … Continue reading

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Exercise Session #20

What is your fitness goal this year? More strength and core training? More cardio? Engage in a Spinning program? Participate in Cross Fit? Or, just join a gym? Regardless of your goal, try this mixed exercise circuit! For fitness beginners, it … Continue reading

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Exercise Session #19

Are you bored from your routine squat exercises? Are you in search of new exercises to add your “leg day”? Do you want to tone your quads, butt, and core? If you answered Yes to one or more of these questions, this … Continue reading

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Exercise Session #18

The 2014 Winter Olympics have begun!  Here are 3 Olympian-inspired exercises to kick off your weekend: Drop Lunges Be a Pro-Skier! Stand with your feet at shoulder width.  Step your right leg behind your left leg and lower into a … Continue reading

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Exercise Session #17

Do you spend 8 hours or more sitting at a desk 5 days/week? Do you experience eye strain and muscle soreness in your neck, shoulders, and back? Are you fatigued, stressed, and need a break? If you answered YES to one or more of … Continue reading

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Exercise Session #16

A heart-pumping, metabolism-boosting full body work out that can be performed anywhere, anytime – No gym required! There are no excuses! Circuit #1 10 Squats/1 Push-Up 9 Squats/2 Push-Ups 8 Squats/3 Push-Ups 7 Squats/4 Push-Ups 6 Squats/5 Push-Ups 5 Squats/6 Push-Ups 4 … Continue reading

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Exercise Session #15

Phase 5:  Power Warm-Up Self-Myofasical Release (SMR) Calves (Gastrocnemius), Tensor Fascia Latae, Back (Latissimus Dorsi) Foam roll on muscle until tender (sore) region is felt.  Hold each tender region for 30 sec. Dynamic Stretches Tube Walking, Lunges, Medicine Ball Lift … Continue reading

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Exercise Session #13

Phase 2:  Active Flexibility & Strength Endurance Warm-Up Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) Calves  (Gastrocnemius/Soleus), Tensor Fascia Latae, Adductors, Quadriceps, Hip Flexors, Latissimus Dorsi, Thoracic Spine Gently foam roll each muscle group until tight (sore) region is felt, and then press and … Continue reading

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