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Weekend Warrior Challenge

Challenge #2 Flexibility “My muscles are so tight.” “I am so sore, I can’t move!” “If only I could move easier…” Do these statements sound familiar? Try this weekend’s Flexibility Challenge!  You have heard about it… You have seen other people do it… But, what … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Quick Morning Workout

WAKE UP, Sleepyhead!! It’s Time for your Quick Morning Workout! Duration: Less than 20 minutes! Step 1: Warm-Up (6 minutes) Arm Circles: 30 seconds Chest Expander: 30 seconds http://youtu.be/oBy28yST0jg via JakesHomeWorkouts Calf Raises: 30 seconds Running in Place: 30 seconds High … Continue reading

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Test Your Posture: Part 3

The last post of this three part series will cover your shoulder complex and upper body positioning.  I will discuss the three common postural distortions observed in my clients, and recommend flexibility and strengthening exercises to combat these asymmetries, or muscle … Continue reading

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Test Your Posture: Part 2

The second post of this three part series will cover your low back and hip positioning, also known as the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC).  I will discuss the three common postural distortions observed in my clients, and recommend flexibility and strengthening … Continue reading

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Test Your Posture: Part 1

Sit up straight! Stand up straight! Shoulders back!  Chest out! Abs in! You have learned the importance of good posture since you were a kid.  But, how do you assess your posture? “Do I have good posture?”  “Do I have poor posture?” … 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 #6

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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