Why It's Okay To Be Comfortable During A Workout - Efficiency Part 1

training strategy Sep 07, 2016

Imagine you didn't have to work (out) hard? Imagine all you needed to get fit, was to pay attention?

You don't think that's possible? You probably don't, because you've never experienced it first hand.

I could write for days about the benefits of Pilates, but you are still going to hide behind...

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Understanding Versus Practicing

training strategy Sep 05, 2016

I'm sure you've found yourself in a situation in which you uttered: "Just because I know how to do it, doesn't mean I can do it."

This sentence perfectly describes two different ways of learning and memory: declarative and procedural.

Declarative learning is acquiring information that you can...

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Move & Strengthen Your Spine For Longevity

spine Jul 13, 2016
 

 I bet you're aware that your spine is an important part of your body. Not only is it located along the centerline of the body, but it is the channel for your spinal cord, which transfers all electrical nerve impulses from the brain into the organs and muscles.

Chiropractic recognizes this...

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Finding Joy in the Process

training strategy Apr 24, 2016

In a recent conversation with a student, I was once again made aware of doubts that can creep up for some of you. Have you ever wondered: "Will I ever get my body to do what I want? Will this method help me? Will it be worth it? I don't think I can do it."

Do you remember when you first learned...

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The Side Leg Lift and Trusting Your Body

lower body Apr 23, 2016
 

The side leg lift is a great exercise to strengthen our underutilized and overlooked gluteal muscles if performed correctly. Unfortunately, I often see it done poorly. Our sneaky thigh and hip flexor muscles want to run the show because that's what they have been trained to do in many of us. In...

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The Diagonal Stretch That Helps Relieve Lower Back Tightness By Lengthening Your QL

core running spine Apr 23, 2016
 

The QL muscle (Quadratus Lumborum) connects the back side of the pelvis with the rib cage on each side of your spine. It often acts as the compensatory muscle to the oblique and can get very tight after a long run.   Additionally, there are a lot of other muscle attachments at the base...

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Sensation is Information

training strategy Apr 09, 2016
 

Our bodies work in mysterious ways. 

Even though our bodies were created from the same blueprint (human), the way we have moved over the course of our life so far, has developed our muscles in a certain way.

I've recently had an episode of pelvic misalignment and had some pain in my left...

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The Importance of Stretching Your Hamstrings From All Directions

lower body Apr 09, 2016
 

Our muscles are not just running in a vertical line up and down the body. Some of them run across, diagonally, or they wrap around a joint, creating the option for rotation in that joint or stabilizing the joint during movement (by pulling in the opposite direction).

It's incredibly important to...

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5 Common Mistakes When Doing A Hamstring Stretch With A Strap

lower body Apr 02, 2016
 

I bet you’ve done this stretch before. It’s easy to do at home and can be very effective in loosening up your hamstrings and calves.  This stretch is something you can build upon, with noticeable results if you are consistent.  You can do this while watching TV, listening to...

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One Quick Exercise to Minimize Your Bunions

lower body Mar 26, 2016
 

Did you know that there is a particular set of muscles in your feet responsible for creating or fixing your bunions? If you look down at your feet right now, I bet most of you will see your big toe drifting slightly over to the rest of your toes.  Your toes should stand at attention, if you...

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