Take your home workouts to the next level with just a chair! Similar to a bench in a traditional gym, you can use a chair in a variety of different ways to get an absolutely killer bodyweight chair workout. Whether it's your arm, elbow, knee, or feet on the chair, your core has to be absolutely rock solid and strong in order to perform bodyweight chair exercises. Let's just say that chairs are not just for sitting on!
When you sit for a prolonged period of time do you notice some neck, back, or shoulder discomfort? We have all been there at some point in our lives. We can guarantee your back doesn't feel great after sitting for 8 hours. Do not worry, this is completely normal. It is a good thing that your body is sending signals to your brain telling you it’s not comfortable, listen to your body and move! Posture is a hot topic and is a bit misunderstood. There is no science backing up the perfect posture, however, this article will break down how you can improve your postural pain.
How many times have you heard from your trainer, physio, or coach to not let your knees go over your toes?! One too many times I would say! The recommendation to never let your knees go over your toes is rooted in misinformation and unjustly injects fear into a very normal and simple movement that you perform countless times throughout the day as you are getting out of a chair, going downstairs, or kneeling on the ground. But this improper advice even extends to the weight room and gym, where you'll hear that squatting deep or lunging with your knees over toes will blow up your knee. This widespread inaccurate advice and fear is a pandemic I'm going to call "knee-bola". In this article, I'm going to show you what happens when your knees go past your toes and why we need to eliminate knee-bola once and for all!
The Pelvic Floor is a term that is gaining more and more attention in the healthcare world. You might have heard this term specifically geared toward women or childbirth or you might think that older folks are the only people with pelvic floor problems. You might be thinking what exactly is the pelvic floor, do I have one, and what can I do to help improve my pelvic floor health. Let’s begin with the basics and we will demonstrate a few pelvic floor exercises!
The Turkish Get Up is a full-body three-dimensional exercise that is great for shoulder stability, muscle endurance, & grip strength. However, just because it is good for everything doesn't mean everyone can and should be able to do it! In this article, you will learn everything you need to know to not screw up the Turkish Get Up.
Did you know that training your body to reach your highest potential may be vastly limited if you are not also training your mind? Today’s focus on mindfulness, meditation, holistic healing, and mind-body care is proving useful in getting you to the next level and to staying on the cutting edge of true health, fitness, and wellness.
Your body is nothing, if not for your brain.
The barbell bench press is arguably one of the most effective movements in developing strength and power in the upper body. It’s a great way to train the primary pushers of the upper body, including the pectoralis group, the deltoids, and the triceps. Despite the bench press being such a vital movement to help with horizontal pushing, it is one of those movements that often times are limited secondary to shoulder pain, frequently in the front part of the shoulder. If bench pressing creates irritation in your shoulder, the answer is not to avoid bench pressing for 6 weeks, then one day magically you will be capable of bench-pressing pain-free. The worst thing to do is doing nothing, which would lead to even more weakness thus creating more of an issue. This article will take you through 3 steps to allow you to bench press without shoulder pain.