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5 tips to WAKE UP your glutes!

Got sleepy glutes? Yup, it’s very common. So many of us spend hours sitting every day, which lulls our back sides into a permanent state of slumber. Not cool! Gluteal amnesia is the perfect recipe for knee pain and back pain, especially if you do exercises like squats, lunges, and deadlifts—and who doesn’t?! 🙂 Why…

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“Dear Side Plank, I'm Sorry for All the Bad Things I Said…”

What’s the point of side plank? Why is it so difficult? And—perhaps most importantly—how do you make side plank sexy? If you’re committed to staying injury-free, side plank is a must-have. Why? Well, injuries and overuse problems (e.g. muscular imbalances, limited mobility, unstable joints) can often be linked to weakness in the body’s lateral chain.…

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Benefits of TRX Training

Lots of people have been asking me lately why I’m so crazy about the TRX. So here goes! Training with my body weight alone has been my preferred way to train for years. Me + a bit of space + the unforgiving force of gravity = workout bliss. I love the creativity body weight training…

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2 Moves for Tight Hip Flexors

Got tight hip flexors? ME, TOO! And lately it’s been cramping my style in a big way. I’ve been experiencing a whole gamut of unpleasant symptoms, so I had to do SOMETHING. I’m happy to report that I found a sequence of exercises that’s helping, and today I’m gonna share a couple of those moves…

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Foam Roller Exercises to Improve Thoracic Spine Mobility

Does your love/hate relationship with the foam roller border on strictly hate? I get it. I really do. I was recently told by a healthcare practitioner that my IT bands—on a scale of tightness ranging from 1-10—are a 9.5. Ha! So…in my ongoing quest for improved mobility, I routinely have unpleasant moments with my foam…

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Workout to FIX Sitting Soreness

I did more sitting than usual this weekend, which was GREAT for my tired muscles, and for spending some sweet down time with Karen. But after two days, my whole body hurt. I felt like a different person—stiff, slow, and weak.   So to bring myself back to life, I indulged in a juicy workout treat…

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Band Workout Challenge

Here’s a simple (and FUN!) full-body workout that you can do anytime, anywhere. All you need is a single light- or medium-weight resistance band—the loop kind, not the kind with handles. Focus on achieving max muscle contraction with each exercise. In the video, I only perform a few reps of each exercise to give you…

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Avoid The Most Common Ab-building Mistake – Try This Workout!

If you wanna achieve that 6-pack look—or just build up as much core strength as you possibly can—then you gotta check your ego at the door. Smart ab training is not showy. Abandon the mindset that “more” is better. If you focus on piling up reps and sets of traditional ab exercises like crunches, bicycles,…

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Crossing Cone Reach (or Bow Down to the Almighty Cones)

Crossing cone reach – killer balance exercise. Harder than it looks! Place two cones about two feet apart. Begin standing on one leg about 8-10 inches away from the cones. Slowly squat down reaching the left hand to touch the right cone; slowly return to an upright position, and then immediately reach the right hand…

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