Wobbly Gait? Not If You Properly Stabilize The Hip

lower body Dec 05, 2015

Lifting the leg from a belly down position is a fantastic movement to strengthen the deep hip rotator muscles. These muscles should stabilize the hip joint but in most of us, these muscles are weak. Weak butt muscles often contribute to problems with the knees and to overly tight QL muscles....

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Strong Legs - The Secret To Better Balance

lower body Dec 05, 2015
 

Have you ever considered that the lack of strength in your legs is what's ruining your balance? Our legs consist of a lot more muscles than just your quads and hamstrings. There are 20 different muscles in your foot alone, and plenty more up the lower leg and thigh all the way to your butt and...

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Stand On Your Own Two Feet

lower body Dec 05, 2015

Have you ever paid attention to the way you're standing while waiting for the subway to arrive or the dog to finish sniffing the yard? If you have, then you've noticed that most of us carry our body weight more on one foot than the other. We repetitively stand (in my case) on the left leg, and...

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5 Quick Tips for Better Feet

lower body Dec 05, 2015

Have you ever worked out your feet? I know it seems like a waist of time and completely unnecessary at first. I have to be honest, I sometimes hesitate to spend a lot of time on the feet in my classes, because I know that it's not a sexy subject. Nowhere near six-packs abs and a tight bum.

But...

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Building a Strong Butt

lower body Dec 05, 2015
 

A strong butt is not just pretty, it’s crucial for good healthy movement. Your butt muscle (gluteus maximus) is attached to your pelvis, which is attached to your spine, which is attached to your neck and shoulders, etc.

And on the other end your glut max is attached to your thigh bone,...

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The Best Stretch after Running, Hiking and Cycling

 

Have you ever felt your lower back or the sides of your hip ache after a long hike, bike ride, or run? I’m sure you do your lunge (hip flexor stretch) and a hamstring stretch religiously after each workout, am I right? Do you still feel that tightness at the sides of the hips?

The reason...

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Should You Be Locking Your Knees?

There are two different postural faults when it comes to the knees. Well really, there are a few more, but let me start by explaining one of the most common one's. When standing your knees should be straight, not locked.

Many people have been told to keep their knees bent when exercising. On the...

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