I just got back from our weekend retreat a few hours ago. While I promised myself that I’d spend more time relaxing than working, I did find time to read in my new core anatomy book while staring out at nature. Ever wondered why you should worry about working your core, beyond getting those ever-elusive … Continue reading 6 Surprising Reasons to Develop Your Core (That Aren’t a 6 Pack)
When it comes to trite fitness mottos, “Use it or lose it” may be the most apt. You see, our bodies respond to the stresses we place upon them....What does that mean for our bones, though?
The thing about your back is, it’s like 90% of your body. When it gets messed up, going about your normal day can be pretty rough. If you’re anything like the 80% of Americans (source) who experience back pain at some point in their lives, then you know it can happen at just about any … Continue reading Can Lifting Weights Help with Back Pain?
So it's a new year. You're hitting the gym hard, working out, starting to get in shape, and YEOWCH! You've hurt yourself. Shit. Now what happens? January 2017 marks the 6 year anniversary of my own first workout injury. My buddy Greg had taught me the cable tricep pushdown, which felt great until I went … Continue reading Working Out after Minor Injury
I’ve been working with a few clients recently who live with chronic back issues. Since roughly 75% of people experience low back pain in their lifetimes (source), I wanted to give some tips on how to continue exercising around those conditions. Consult your doctor before starting any exercise routines, especially in the case of serious … Continue reading Working Out Around Back Injuries