When I wrote the first article about bulletproofing our body at home, I never intended for this to become a series, nor did I predict the global pandemic that swept through the world in 2020. Quarantine truly changed my life in ways I never expected...But that’s a blog post for another day. One of these, … Continue reading 10 Ways to Bulletproof Your Mind…at Home
Getting injured is the worst. Seriously. There’s no way to sugar coat it. It’s not fun, we may have to spend time at the doctor, scale back training sessions, or even take some time off. When we’re looking to be in a solid routine with training, it often feels like a step backward when we’re … Continue reading 10 Ways to Bulletproof Your Body…at Home!
It’s been a while, but I’m back this week for a Tough Love Tuesday with one of my biggest pet peeves that I see in programming and workouts. Training with no sense of direction or program or plan, adding in variations and “Instagram exercises” without reason… And then wondering why you’re not making progress! In … Continue reading For Movement’s Sake!
These next two weeks, we’re going to take a deep dive into motivation: proper goal setting to enhance motivation, sources and types, how to reclaim it, and what to do if you don’t have it. First, let’s take a look at setting proper goals to keep you motivated to continue to work toward them, as … Continue reading Motivation: Setting Goals and Recognizing the Source and Type
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.
For as long as I’ve been participating in youth sports, 21 years, I’ve been told about the importance of stretching before exercise. Make sure you stretch so you don’t pull a muscle! I’ve seen pro athletes stretch on the side of the ice during a warm up. At one time, I’ve even used it in … Continue reading Stretching the Truth
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
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
This week, I have an article for my coaches and fitness professionals who read my blog. If you're an exerciser, be sure to check out the podcast episode that goes with this article. You may find it more helpful. Last week, I referenced how the fitness industry is failing. Despite this, the industry is growing. … Continue reading Back to Basics
Do you prefer to listen? In each podcast episode, I expand on the article and offer additional thoughts and insight. You can check it out on Soundcloud or iTunes! This week on the podcast, we talked about how the fitness industry is failing, but how you can succeed and reach the goals you have set … Continue reading Find Your Why