Exercise Basics

Exercise Basics

Knee Safety, Back Safety, and Other Things

Not too long ago I wrote a blog called “Lunges are Awesome for Your Knees! Or NOT!” (August 2018). Before that, there was another one called “Preventing Low Back Pain – Check Your Hip Flexors” (October 2017). And, way back when, there was a blog about using the hip hinge in many every day and…

Exercise Basics | Movement

What You Can Do in “Minutes a Day”

Seriously, how often have you watched an infomercial or commercial touting an exercise plan or device that can get you great results in “minutes a day”? As we know, the lure of instant gratification always looms, and many things in our material universe are invented to appeal to that urge in all of us. Yes,…

Exercise Basics

Lunges are Awesome for Your Knees! Or NOT!

Lunges are often touted as a magnificent exercise that does wonders for your legs, hips, and knees. Mostly the emphasis is on strengthening and toning your leg muscles. That would be the quadriceps (front of thigh), hamstrings (back of thigh), calves (back of lower leg), and butt (needs no introduction). This is all good. And,…

Exercise Basics | Movement

Getting a Big Bang Out of Donkey Kicks

Before we go any further, let’s take a look at what a Donkey Kick is, done correctly. There are several cues for nailing this exercise, and each one has a purpose. Once you read the cues, you will start to get the idea. This exercise does so many things for your body, that it truly…