2021:  The Year of the Stretch
Stretching & Flexibility

2021: The Year of the Stretch

How often do we blow off our stretches after an activity?  After all, we have done the work, it’s over, and we want to move on.  Or, we do a few stretches as a warm-up, thinking that is enough.  The thing is, stretching is just as important as the activity or workout that you do. …

Stuck Standing In Line At Cosco?
Movement

Stuck Standing In Line At Cosco?

Here’s How To Make the Best of It! Well, we are still here…the new normal. And, it’s not all that great. For most of us, it’s getting just a little bit old. Maybe a lot old. This seems to be made even more difficult by rumors of re-openings. When will that be? What will it…

The  Awesomeness of Warming Up
Exercise Basics | Mindset | Movement

The Awesomeness of Warming Up

If you watch professional sports you will notice that the athletes warm up like crazy. They roll around, stretch, scrimmage, practice throwing, get the footwork going, and on and on. And…get this…before Tiger Woods pulled out a win at the Master’s Tournament this year, he reportedly (by his own admission) woke up at 3:45 AM…

Love Your Core So It Loves You Back
Exercise Basics

Love Your Core So It Loves You Back

Let’s say you are lugging around a couple of grocery bags, bags of mulch (or ice melt, depending), hefting luggage, or even having to help your aged dog up a flight of stairs. Ever wonder what your beloved core is doing to help you with this? Probably not! Even if you suddenly get a twinge…

Getting a Big Bang Out of Donkey Kicks
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…

Quick Fixes for an Aching Neck
Movement

Quick Fixes for an Aching Neck

Your neck is an amazing thing. It lets you nod “yes” by going up and down, get to “no” by going back and forth, and keeps you safe while driving by looking over your shoulder. As we all know, however, neck pain or soreness is very common. Here, I am not talking about things that…