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Did you know that your lower leg, calf and foot muscles have to withstand 6-8x your bodyweight?Got achilles tendinitis, achilles problems, shin splints or plantar fascitis? The feet are the 1st to hit the ground when you run, so weakness or mobility deficits below the knee can even contribute to runner's knee, IT band syndrom, knee pain, hip pain, or even low back pain! Depending on your age, you should be able to do a certain of reps? Can you get your heels all the way up?
Posted on 2020-09-14
Got Back Pain? Especially when you try to workout or do deadlifts? Or maybe you want a way to light up your core and pelvic floor? This is a great drill to use with a simple band attached to something sturdy. Or you can add a kettlebell, dowel/stick or barbell in addition to the band. See if this helps get you to the right position with your shoulders, lats, hips etc. This was a drill we used recently with one of our clients who was having low back pain from lifting stuff at home and this tot...
Posted on 2020-08-19
I recently attended an Online Masters Athlete Symposium in which Dr. Stacy Sims was a speaker.....I polled our followers asking if they wanted me to share what I'd learned and many answered with a resounding YES! So here are a few takeaways from the brief 1 hr presentation:  There are 3 distinct phases: perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause Perimenopause is actually where many female athletes start noticing that despite the same diet and exercise routine, they're starting to put ...
Posted on 2020-08-09
This is a great exercise to work your hips, core, pelvic floor, and more!⠀ If you actively pull your hands towards your knees, you’ll engage the shoulders and abs. If you actively think about your neck alignment: tucking your chin in slightly without your head dropping down like a wilted rose bud, you’ll also engage your postural muscles. ⠀ In short, this kills multiple birds with one stone- we’re all about efficiency. Who has time for tons of exercises? We want to be ef...
Posted on 2020-08-05
Here’s a good one for increasing hip mobility AND hip strength as well as pelvic floor strength! ⠀ Do you sit all day and need some relief from the tension in your lower back or hips? Got tight hip flexors? Give this a try! A Kettlebell is not necessary but it’s nice to have. ⠀ Victoria is demonstrating an exercise that increases pelvic floor muscle activation while also getting the glutes to fire AND lengthening the hip flexors/quads all at the same time. Pressing the soles ...
Posted on 2020-07-28
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