Posts tagged "core strength"
Getting to the Core of Your Core

Getting to the Core of Your Core

Do you have low back pain? “You should work the core.” Do you have knee pain? “You need to strengthen the core.” Do you want to improve in your sports? Well… “You need to focus on your core workout.” The core has become the go-to answer to whatever fitness-sports injury and non-injury related body issue...
Little Changes, Big Results

Little Changes, Big Results

It might be hard to swallow, but you can’t expect different results if you keep doing the same. Easy to accept, but it’s still tough to practice. It can be difficult to shake up the status quo when you juggle daily life, so it is much easier to stick with the same exercise routine you...
Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train?

Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train?

I still remember when I was 13 and doing my first barbell squat. I felt like the female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger on muscle beach. Yet, when I shared my achievement with my parents they were worried about me harming my spine and bone mass. Twenty five years after that initial barbell squat, I am...
Bike Right: Fix Cycling Neck and Back Pain

Bike Right: Fix Cycling Neck and Back Pain

Whether you spin your wheels indoor or outdoor, cycling is a great non-impact exercise. Yet, while this activity can make your knee and muscles happy, can make others not so happy. At times, cycling can be a literal pain in the neck and/or back. “Neck and back pain are common in cyclists because of the...
Test Yourself: Fix These Common Moves

Test Yourself: Fix These Common Moves

Some people have a love-hate relationship with mirrors. This is particularly evident at the gym. Some will make sure they always look at their best muscle feature while pumping iron, while others avoid their reflection at all costs. However, mirrors are important exercise tool as it brings more awareness to your movements. Have you looked...