Exercise of the Month: Squat to Hamstring Stretch

Stand tall with your feet wider that hip-width apart. Bend forward at the waist to grab your toes with your hands. Drop down into a deep squat while keeping your arms straight, elbows inside your knees, back flat, and chest up. While holding your toes, raise your hips back and straighten your knees until you feel a good stretch in the back of your legs. Reverse the movement pattern and return to the starting position.

Exercise of the Month: Base Rotations

To complete this exercise, follow these steps: Stand in a ready position with your knees bent and hips back. Keeping your chest facing straight ahead, rapidly jump slightly off the floor and rotate your hips to the right as you move your arms to the left. Land and immediately jump back to your left, moving your arms to the right. Continue for a timed interval of up to 30 seconds

Exercise of the Month: Stiff Leg Deadlift – Single Arm, Single Leg with Dumbbell

Stand with your knees slightly bent, holding a dumbbell in one hand. Hinge forward at the waist and fully extend the opposite leg out to the rear, lowering the dumbbell towards your shin. Keep your back straight and do not allow your body to rotate. Contract your gluteus and hamstrings and return to a standing position.    

Exercise and Inflammation: What You Need to Know

Inflammation has been a hot button topic in the health/wellness/fitness world lately, and I’ve had questions about it both professionally and personally. Inflammation to me is a broad term that can be both okay and problematic. I wanted to touch on when exercise caused inflammation is okay and is part of the body’s natural healing process and when it is problematic and should be addressed. First, I think we should talk about the difference between… Read More

Medicine Ball Backward Throw

Stand in the power stance facing away from the wall with the ball held in front of you at waist height. Commence the movement by rotating to one side and releasing the ball with enough force to rebound back at the same height. Catch the ball on the rebound and use the motion to rotate your torso around to rebound the ball off the wall on the           opposite side of your… Read More

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