All of us at some point have experienced trying to reach a goal of either recovering from an injury, improving fitness or improving mobility. All involving the state of our tissue’s health. And all bringing up these questions. ” When will I be healed enough to exercise normally?” ” How long will it take me to reach … Continue reading Optimal Environment to Reach Your Goals
Since October is breast cancer awareness month, the challenge will be to give your chest some TLC (tender love & care) on a daily basis. Whenever you can, let's shoot for 2min of work on each side. And if your chest starts to feel bruised, just do a general chest stretch for 2min each side … Continue reading October Challenge – Chest TLC
There's a lot of debate on whether people should squat below parallel. My opinion? Absolutely! But I end up telling athletes frequently that they need to modify the depth of their squat. My reason for this is because even though I believe people should squat below parallel, most people struggle to get below parallel with … Continue reading Reasons To Modify Your Squat Depth
The goal this month is to improve midline control and strength in order to improve your kip during movements like pull-ups, toes to bar, muscle-ups and HSPU. A lot of times (myself included) we end up swinging on the bar or allowing our butt to relax on the wall during HSPU. This means minimal midline … Continue reading September Challenge – Midline Control to Improve Your Kip
I'm not a nutritionist. But I am a strong believer that what you eat and put on your body affects your body and mind. This post will focus more on the body part, but I couldn't leave out the importance of food and the mind. In general, the food you consume changes the way your … Continue reading Recover Faster From Exercise & Injury
This is going to be complimentary info to a friend's post on the importance of being able to touch your toes (read here). In mobility class we frequently go over ways to increase a persons' ability to touch their toes, which in turn improves your overall athletic ability in movements such as the deadlift and squat. … Continue reading Improve Your Toe Touch. Improve Your Performance.
Most of my day is spent standing or walking around. I should be grateful because most people would prefer to be standing rather than sitting all day at work. And I am glad that I don't have to sit a lot, but we always want what we don't have! So sitting for long periods can … Continue reading Standing habits affect the way you move
Do you find yourself thinking/saying any of the following? What do you mean when you say "keep your midline stable" How the heck do I keep my midline tight and breathe....in addition to kicking butt in my workout When I try to activate my midline, I feel like I just bear down (like going to … Continue reading Breathe & Stay Tight at the Same Time?!?
The hip is quite an amazing joint. It's a ball and socket joint because it is formed by the head of the femur connecting with the socket of the pelvis. This means that it is a very mobile joint like the shoulder, allowing movements in multiple directions. Just for comparison, the knee is a hinge … Continue reading 3D Hip Opener
The lacrosse ball has been a great alternative to the foam roller to really get into those hard to reach places. But there's still places that are hard to get into.....and that's where the magic alpha ball from Yoga Tune Up comes in! It's larger in size and has a grippy exterior (sometimes describes like … Continue reading The Magic Alpha Ball