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  • Simple seat exercises
    Simple exercises you can do while travelling
    Dierks Bentley may suggest you get drunk on a plane. Flying “under the influence” may get you up dancing. However, you do not have to fly “under the influence” in order to get your exercise in, there are other ways you can...
  • Going back to progress
    Going back to progress
    "The next step off a peak is always down. One should step down rather than fall off."- Mark Reifkind, former Master SFG, former Coach, Women’s IPF Powerlifting Team USAAs obvious as Reifkind’s quote is to a mountaineer, his...
  • Pilates class
    What to Gain by Trying Pilates
    Joseph Pilates created what he called contrology a century ago to combine the best of the Greek ideal physique with Eastern meditative practice. He first taught his methods to soldiers injured in World War I, then boxers, before moving on to...
  • The exercise that hurts can help
    The exercise that hurts can help
    “Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy”.Paracelsus is credited with this quote, which was more recently abridged by Circa Survive in the song “The Only Difference...
  • Stretching, the truth
    Stretching, the truth
    There’s an ongoing debate about whether or not stretching is beneficial. Conclusive evidence now shows that, without a doubt, both sides are right. As with so many other fitness related topics, the training protocol is conditional. What are...
  • On burpees
    On burpees
    Previously, this column had been categorized as "Corrective Exercise". That name had certain implications, not the least of which is that nobody likes to be corrected. "Restorative" is a more accurate term. Most of us have...
  • Benefits Of Stretching Exercises
    The benefits of stretching exercises
    Stretching is one of the most important exercises that one should do on a daily basis. Flexibility might mean different things to different people. Young people may consider stretching exercises as a warm up. Elderly people may consider it as the...
  • Your fitness, all busyness or all business?
    Your fitness, all busyness or all business?
    Business consultants are fond of asking entrepreneurs if they confuse "busy-ness" with "business". It’s a fair question, because “busy-ness”, defined as, "...full of activity; characterized by much action...
  • Flexibility at Work
    Advantages of Being Flexible in the Workplace
    Flexibility at work is a requirement for workers and employees. Streamlined work forces, shifts in technology and a changing marketplace; are just a couple of reasons why flexibility is the new standard for many organizations. While your business...
  • Barbell Back Squat
    Female squatters beware
    The squat is arguably the king of all exercises. Few movements are as effective at strengthening the body and as functionally important as the squat. If you doubt my last statement, try getting out of your chair right now without a squatting...
  • Getting into gardening shape 2: Follow the lifestyle
    Getting into gardening shape 2: Follow the lifestyle
    I was in the doctor’s office the other day and scoped an article from USA Weekend about Sugar Ray Leonard who at 57, is still in pretty good shape and looks to keep it that way. Reading it I got the idea that, as a former boxer at the...
  • Can obesity hinder physical therapy?
    Can obesity hinder physical therapy?
    It is with all possible sensitivity that this article is written. Its purpose is to explore how obesity might affect movement assessment and corrective therapies. For the person of near-average weight experiencing musculoskeletal discomfort, there...
  • The far-reaching effects of correct breathing
    The far-reaching effects of correct breathing
    Brett Jones, a top instructor for the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) asks a class, “What’s the most important thing you’ll do today?” After a pause and a few half-hearted replies, Brett says, “How about breathing?...
  • Correcting the weak link
    Correcting the weak link
    Gray Cook, the extraordinary physical therapist who was instrumental in creating the “Functional Movement Screen”, is renowned for asking the question, “Why do we put movement on top of dysfunction?” Dysfunction is a harsh...
  • Benefits of Stretching
    4 big benefits of stretching
    Obviously, stretching increases flexibility, but so what?First, flexibility can increase "stability, balance, and ease of movement," as Michelle Matte at Livestrong.com describes, which reduces risk of injury, not just in athletic...
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