Tagged with Physical exercise

Medicine Ball Push Ups

Part of my exercise regime. Medicine ball push ups. Always make sure your arms are under your shoulders to keep your rotators safe. Hips and head should always be in line with the spine, abs tight, and never go past the ROM. If you bring your chest too far to the ground, you can over … Continue reading

Free Weights vs. Resistance Training

I’ve had numerous people ask me, “Which is better? Free weights or resistance training?” It’s a great question, because when you think about it, both are beneficial for your body.  When you go to the gym, you hop on the treadmill as part of your warm up, and scan the room: you have the meat … Continue reading

Exercise of the Week

I love mixing yoga exercises as a filler with my clients. It’s great for flexibility, core stability, hip flexion, increase shoulder mobility, and definitely just improving range of motion (ROM) all around. One of my favorite exercises is the ‘Dive Bomber.’ This movement requires strength, flexibility, and utilizes groups of muscles in the upper body. … Continue reading

Getting back into shape (post baby)

A few weeks ago, I gave birth to a precious little girl, Evelyn Grace!  The last few months of the pregnancy caused some limitations to my activities. I was told to lay off them until I was 35 weeks pregnant. And let me tell ya, once I hit that mark, I was walking, running, doing … Continue reading

Pregnancy and Exercise

So you’re pregnant, or your girlfriend or wife are pregnant, and they’re looking into exercising during the fun filled 40 weeks of carrying a bowling ball. You’re worried (or they’re worried) of gaining ‘x’ amount of weight during the life of the pregnancy. It’s not something to fret about. Think about it, a new life … Continue reading

Muscle Activation Exercises

When ever you are ready to workout, especially the lower body, it’s very important to hit some warm ups that target certain muscle groups so they become ACTIVATED. With muscle activation, you are ‘jumpstarting’ those muscles. Because our job lives are so sedentary, it’s good to hit these exercises to target the weak muscles, and … Continue reading

Preventing Knee Pain

You know the feeling when your knee acts like it’s going to just rip out of your leg? Or the right side of it is throbbing so bad that it’s keeping your from walking? Typical knee problems. I see it everyday in my clients. Most of it is lack of muscle activation, whether it be … Continue reading