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It’s Not Just About the Exercise, It’s About the Entire Experience:

If you follow me on any social media, you may have seen that Journaling is a staple in my daily routine to keep me grounded, my pinball thoughts at bay, and a safe space to open up and think. Every now and again, I flip back through the pages to previous entries; there is a… Continue reading It’s Not Just About the Exercise, It’s About the Entire Experience:

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Finding Fortitude: The True Test of Strength

Each day presents the opportunity to enhance your lifestyle in more ways than one. Meaning that, unless your main objective is to run a highly competitive marathon, triathlon, mud run, or fitness competition, you should perform a variety of types of activity as often as possible. Appreciating the human body and its enhancement is what… Continue reading Finding Fortitude: The True Test of Strength

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3 Ways to Protect Your Most Vulnerable Joint From Injury (#3 is my All-Time favorite)

What if I told you that stretching and mobility is not the best way to improve shoulder health; would you believe me? At the same time, neither is excessive strengthening or doing handstands every day. Since the shoulder can be so powerful, yet fragile, it goes a bit deeper than your usual strengthen-&-stretch routine in… Continue reading 3 Ways to Protect Your Most Vulnerable Joint From Injury (#3 is my All-Time favorite)

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Tight Shoulders? Poor Neck Posture? Well, You May Have Upper Cross Syndrome (it is fixable)

Sorry to disappoint you, but there will not be my usual fancy-schmancy "set the tone" introduction for this post; we are getting right down to business! What is Upper Cross Syndrome Upper Cross Syndrome (UCS) is initially seen as a forward head posture with rounded shoulders, even while attempting to stand tall. Before you WebMD yourself… Continue reading Tight Shoulders? Poor Neck Posture? Well, You May Have Upper Cross Syndrome (it is fixable)

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14 Bodyweight Movements to Spice Up Your Warm-Ups

The most important part of the workout is the one most often skipped! It can feel like pulling teeth if it is too slow of a pace, or not preparing you for the what lies ahead in your training session. Yet, without a warm-up, the chances of injury skyrocket, performance potential decreases, overall preparedness for… Continue reading 14 Bodyweight Movements to Spice Up Your Warm-Ups

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Ramp Up Your Cardio Workouts with Torching Tabata Interval Training

When beginning or progressing an exercise program, the why driving your training can be boiled down to one or more of these elements; Decrease Body Fat / Lose Weight Increase Muscle Size or Tone Improve Physical Freedoms Feel Better every day Look More Sexy Naked Maybe it's one, or maybe it is all, but we are… Continue reading Ramp Up Your Cardio Workouts with Torching Tabata Interval Training

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6 of my Favorite High Reward, Yet Ass-Kicking Workouts

Sometimes the best training sessions are the ones that weren't planned. Preparing with a direct warm-up, focus, and program can be brain-tiring & energy consuming, sometimes even taking the excitement out of a solid workout (maxed out brain = can't focus on movement). That's why the fitness community is so great, we love to share!… Continue reading 6 of my Favorite High Reward, Yet Ass-Kicking Workouts

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Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

As Fast As You Can... Max Speed No Rest... As Many Rounds As Possible... No Rest Between Sets... Where is the Contrast? Training hard and getting down with the grit is important to challenge yourself in the face of discomfort. But is that the only way to do the work and improve your overall ability… Continue reading Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

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The EASIEST Way to Increase Your Fitness, Health, & Longevity (without a gym membership)

https://youtu.be/JCC3UTyhSdk What's better than a little Mr. Bean to get you up and groovin' this day?! Although those moves won't win 'So You Think You Can Dance', did you notice the exercise he was doing in order to increase his longevity, health, and joint health? He Loosely Moved His Body in Many Different Directions As… Continue reading The EASIEST Way to Increase Your Fitness, Health, & Longevity (without a gym membership)

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Butt + Back = BFF’s 4 Life; Train them Together to Be Stronger than Ever

Time for a Qwik Kinesiology Lesson As if that title wasn't funny enough, what isn't so funny is that weak and undertrained glutes can lead to low back pain, poor posture, and over time, can lead to a host of overuse injuries on other muscles that were forced to pick up the slack. Whether you… Continue reading Butt + Back = BFF’s 4 Life; Train them Together to Be Stronger than Ever