Tag: Flexibility

  • Mid Week Stretch Break

    Do you experience sciatica or low back pain? 3 Main Causes Herniated Disc: A bulge in the cushioning between the bones of the spinal column. Bone Degeneration: Irregularities in the vertebrae Tight Hip Muscles 6 Stretches to Provide Relief Herniated Disc? Press Up (top image) Position body on stomach (prone) with elbows aligned directly under shoulders […]

  • Tone Up Tuesday

    How well do you S-Q-U-A-T? Do your feet flatten and/or knees move inward? Does your low back over arch? Do you lean forward excessively? SQUAT:  How to Correct Muscle Imbalances Feet Turn Out Overactive (Tight) Muscles Soleus Lateral Gastrocnemius Biceps Femoris (short head) Underactive (Weak) Muscles Medial Gastrocnemius Medial Hamstrings Gracilis Sartorius Popliteus Flexibility Exercises (SMR –> […]

  • Exercise Session #3

      Phase 1:  Corrective Flexibility & Stabilization Endurance Warm-Up Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) Calves (Gastrocnemius/Soleus), Tensor Fascia Latae (IT Band), Adductors, Quadriceps, Hip Flexors, Latissimus Dorsi Gently foam roll each muscle group until tight (sore) region is felt, and then press and hold foam roller on this region for 30 seconds Static Stretching Static Gastrocnemius Stretch, […]

  • A Circuit Training Work Out to Try this Week!

    Circuit train your way to a hot new bod! Circuit training, a type of cardiorespiratory training, improves fitness levels without spending long hours at the gym.  In addition, research has shown that circuit training increases post-exercise metabolic rates and strength levels.  A circuit training program is very time-efficient and consists of a sequence of strength-training […]