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Stretches & Warmups
Every week at the Bodysmith we have a coaches meeting, and a few weeks ago, we were talking about stress and how it can affect our members and ourselves. If you’ve read some of my blogs you may already know that we have three Foundations of Health at the Bodysmith—nutrition, recovery and exercise. What that...
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This may be difficult to believe, but even though I own a gym it’s hard for me to find time to workout. So when someone tells me it’s tough for them to find time to work out, I can sympathize…really! You see, most days if I’m at the gym I work twelve or fifteen-hour days....
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Alright, this is it. I’m going to answer this age old question once and for all. I’m here to cut through the pseudo-scienc, debunk the myths and give it to you straight. Are you ready? Here it is: the best time of day to workout is … it depends. Sorry. Not Sorry. I’ll apologize a...
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Don’t take this the wrong way, but exactly what do you think you’re doing? Alright, now that I have your attention, let me rephrase a bit…. What are you trying to accomplish in the area of fitness? This absolutely has to be the first task in any fitness plan. You must establish your goal concretely...
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Fun fact: I’m not just a super-cool fitness professional. I have degrees in both religion and philosophy. You might ask “why does this super-cool fitness professional have a degree in religion?” Simple really, I love to learn what makes us, as people, tick. Why are we here? Is there anything else to our existence? Why...
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I am often asked, “Why is exercise the last Foundation you talk about?” The answer is simple yet, in my experience, accurate. We should spend the least amount of time on exercise because it has the least impact on results and is the easiest part of the puzzle. I can almost hear people’s heads exploding...
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This week, let’s take a little trip. Destination? Your goals. So, what’s the best way to reach your goals? The safest? The most efficient? That’s where your Bodysmith team comes in. Think of us as your fitness travel agent. You come to us with a destination in mind and we will map your journey by...
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This dynamic stretch is a favorite of mine and one of the best I know. It targets many common trouble areas such as the hamstrings, hips, calves, lats and thoracic spine. Try it in your warmup after foam rolling and perform eight repetitions on each side. Pay attention to your form and do not rush through...
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As fitness professionals it seems like we are always battling the dreaded “Sitting Disease.” This is a cascade of changes that the body goes through when it spends too much time in a seated position. Specifically, the lower body can adopt a “lower cross” posture. This is a chronic excessive arch of the low back...
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The other day I was struggling to fall asleep because I was pondering the sad fact that people don’t know how to use their hips. Ah, the life of a fitness nerd. When your mission is to keep people strong and healthy, you realize that effective use of the hips is central to many of...
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