This week for our training topic let’s take a step back by not necessarily focusing on exercises per se, but how we get to the conditioning portion of a workout session. You might think that exercise is exercise, but wait, did you start your last session feeling extremely stiff beforehand or possibly suffer an injury … More Warm-up
Today we are talking about the thing that you should be doing now if you are alive and reading this blog: Breathing! But as some of you may notice, breathing isn’t always as easy as we would like it to be, especially during exercise or times of stress. Proper breathing technique can help decrease any … More Proper Breathing
Yesterday was such a nice day that once I got home from work Chester and I decided that we would go slacklining by the river. See, exercising doesn’t always mean working out in a gym. It can also mean going outside to play and be active! To get your own slackline, simply visit our Just … More Hump Day Highlight
This week’s training topic is about a pulling motion called the row. This movement can take many different forms such as a seated row, bent-over row, or even an inverted row, but the idea is still the same. The row can encompass movements of pulling objects toward you from a level height, picking up objects … More The Row
Last Friday at work I attended a ceremony where the guest speaker, Dr. Russell Pate from the University of South Carolina gave a very informative presentation titled “The Kids of Generation Z – Will They Be Active, Fit and Healthy?” Dr. Pate’s presentation focused mainly on the prevalent childhood obesity trend happening in the United States and … More Fit For the Future
Believe it or not, you actually push a lot of things throughout the day. Think about how just today you probably got out of bed, pushed a door open, pushed a grocery cart or a stroller, closed your car door, pushed the door to your washer or dryer shut, or got up off the floor … More The Push-Up
Here’s a question – Ever wonder whether you should eat before you exercise or not? If you are trying to lose weight, research from the University of Bath in the U.K. suggests the answer might be not. When weight loss is the main fitness goal, decreasing the amount of adipose (fat) tissue with regular exercise … More To Eat or Not To Eat?
The body weight squat is an essential movement for everyone no matter your age. If anything, it becomes even more important the older you get. We do squats on a regular basis to do basic activities such as picking up objects, cleaning the floor, getting up from a chair, or getting on the floor to … More The Body Weight Squat