Top 7 Reasons to Exercise

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Β Yes!! I workout for all of these reasons, what about you? Exercise is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle. You are making lasting changes in your health by choosing to make fitness part of your life! Top 7 Reasons to Exercise (paraphrased and selected from the CDC) 1.Helps to control your weight: Work your way up to 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalent mix of the two each week. Strong … [Read more...]

Don’t EVER Train with Bad Form

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One of the most common, repetitive issues I used to see in my clients who came to me for sports injury treatments was NOT the result of over-training, it was the result of training with bad form.Β Most people who are serious about fitness don't even realize they have bad form - until they get hurt. To get the results of a lean body, we do have to push through pain - but only to a certain extent. If you always have the same pain in your shoulder when you're doing overhead presses, or your right … [Read more...]

#1 Muscle Building Secret: REST

Rest is the Key to Muscle Gains

One of the most common issues I see in my amazing, athletic-minded clients is not lack of throttle, but lack of clutch. Our body-conscious minds continually tell us that we must work out as much as possible to look our best. While everyone has a different standard for what their personal best is, I think we all hope to have the muscular strength that allows us to feel our most capable, and a body composition that keeps our hearts, organs, joints and body systems functioning at their … [Read more...]

Post-Workout Stretching and Using the Foam Roller

Roller Demo

Here is a quick video demonstrating the sequence I use to roll out my legs. You can't add this into your post-workout routine too much - it's great combined with stretching or on its own. The roller is a versatile tool that will help you get more out of your workouts through increasing your flexibility and decreasing the soreness that occurs after tough exercise bouts. It smooths out and lengthens your underlying connective tissue that surrounds your muscles - your fascia - and if you … [Read more...]

Back Pain Sucks! Do this stretch.

Pectoral Stretch

One of the most common causes of back pain is the chest, or pectoralis muscles being overly tight. Due to how much we do with our arms in front of us, and the tendency we have to overtrain the front of our bodies, an imbalance between back and front is common. Once you understand that your back pain is not because your back is "tight" but instead weak from lack of training and your chest muscles are actually to blame, you can start adding stretches like this one to your daily routine (as well … [Read more...]