Last week, we talked about the relationship between static and dynamic stretching. Each is important and each has a different purpose within the context of a well-rounded program. This week, we bring in the third piece to the puzzle: stability. Not only do our bodies need to be able to move well through full ranges … Continue reading Staying Put.
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It’s All in the Hips
Constant low back pain. Tight hip flexors and hamstrings. Weak abs. Does any of this sound familiar? Instead of looking at each of these symptoms individually, we have to remember the body is interconnected. Each of these can be tied back to one structure: the hips. Let’s take a look at the common posture. This … Continue reading It’s All in the Hips
Movement Mechanics: The Core
A few weeks ago, I touched on how we should get back to the basics and focus on the body in terms of movement, not only muscles. This leads me to this new series: Movement Mechanics. Each article and associate podcast will cover a major movement pattern and continue to reframe our thinking to recognize … Continue reading Movement Mechanics: The Core
I Don’t Workout. I Train.
Recently, I’ve started saying “I’m going to train” instead of “I’m going to work out.” An obvious continuation of the conversation, this leads one to ask if I’m training for a race, competition, etc. But currently, I’m not training for an event. Yes, I’m working toward my goal of fat loss but this includes an … Continue reading I Don’t Workout. I Train.