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Workouts & Exercises
Have you ever had an injury or condition that prevents you from doing the things you enjoy? Maybe you like running, but you’ve got bad knees or plantar fasciitis that keeps you on the couch. Or let’s say golf is your passion, but your back prevents you from playing at the level you once enjoyed?...
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“Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.” – Mark Rippetoe, strength coach and author Amen! This quote completely sums up my feelings on strength training (and it’s a guilty pleasure movie starring Steven Segal) But I’ve got to tell you I get a little frustrated. You see, after...
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I’m going to say something that may shock you. An effective exercise program is not always fun. What?!? I know this sounds strange coming from a person whose entire day revolves around exercise, but let me explain. Most people who come to us have a specific goal in mind that they want our help to...
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I’m on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, but that doesn’t mean that exercise needs to stop. Here’s a quick, effective workout I did using nothing more than three resistance bands. Hotel Resistance Band Workout Perform each exercise in the circuit for 60 seconds and rest for 15 seconds. Complete 2-4 rounds resting two minutes between...
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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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Our members get an ear full from us on the virtues of the gluteal muscles. They are powerful extensors of the hips, stabilize and protect our low backs, and look darn good in a nice fitting pair of shorts. What’s not to love? With today’s workforce spending excessive time seated, these muscles become lazy and...
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Having a bad day? A bad week? We all do. I get it. But let me remind you of something we’ve discussed before: exercise is a great way to improve your health AND your mood. At the Bodysmith we always say “Just get in our door and we’ll make sure you get a great workout.”...
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For today’s blog, I thought I would share the basic principles we use to help our members achieve their fat loss goals. Please remember people are highly diverse in their abilities and experiences so things will need to be adjusted accordingly. Our top priorities at the Bodysmith are always our members’ goals and their safety....
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At the Bodysmith we have always preached the value of establishing functional movement through our exercise program design. The core of this philosophy lies in these five principles: Movement must be basic before complex…stable before unstable.  Pain should not be present while performing basic bodyweight movement patterns.  If there is pain, the likelihood of further injury...
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Cue background music “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”  by BarryWhite “How you doing? It’s Exercise here. I know we haven’t seen each other in a while. I know that sometimes I didn’t treat you right. I hurt you. I didn’t keep my promises. And I’m sorry. But I’m here to tell you that I...
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