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Posted by on Aug 6, 2019 | 0 comments

How Do I Begin Working With Kettlebells?

When setting up a home gym with kettlebells, the common questions we get are “where can I get kettlebells and what size should I start with?”  You don’t have to go out and buy a whole gym full of kettlebells. Typically, 18 lbs. for the average female and 35 lbs. for the average male are what is recommended.

However, this may be too light or too heavy for some people. There are ways to use the kettlebells to accommodate your needs and adjust the weight accordingly depending on what moves you are using them for. Mark explains more in the video below.

We have assembled three more kettlebell exercises, and Mark will show you how to do them properly.

Make sure to keep following our videos on our YouTube channel to learn these exercises and so much more!

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Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 | 0 comments

Why Should I Test My Functional Movement?

Functional Movement is the ability to move the body with proper muscle and joint function for effortless, pain-free movement.  It is important to keep an eye on your functional movement as you age, or as you settle into habits that may be detrimental to your functional movement.

People need some gauges to see how their body is performing. One of the first signs of fitness is how well you can get into functional movement positions. It is not just about how much you can lift, you need to be able to move and be able to move in different movement patterns.

In this series, we would like to show you three different screenings you can do at home to see how you measure up, and then show you how to correct it if necessary.

Stay tuned to our series to find out three screening movements to test your functional movement, as well as moves to incorporate to make any necessary corrections to your form. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

As always, contact us here if you have any questions or concerns!

 

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Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Why You Should Use Exercise Bands

Are you having trouble getting to the gym? Do you need a good workout routine you can do at home or on the go if you travel a lot?

Exercise bands are perfect for this. They come in different colors that correspond to the tension, so they are good for beginners or seasoned pros. They are inexpensive, versatile, and you can do lots of different motions. You can order them online and do your workout from the comfort of your own home.

You can use these bands for lower body, upper body and your core. Take a listen to Mark as he describes what we are going to show you to do with exercise bands.

Stay tuned to our series to find out various exercises that you can do every day utilizing these bands. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

As always, contact us here if you have any questions or concerns!

 

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Posted by on May 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Training Your Muscles To Fight Rotation

Core stability, or “core”, still seems to be the buzz word. That part of the body is designed to be stable. It is not meant for excessive movement. Core muscles are endurance muscles and need to be trained accordingly. Some also call it the “anti-rotation muscles.” It is important to train the muscles to fight the rotational movements like vacuuming or opening car doors. When people do these movements, most often they are rotating through their spine, instead of rotating through their hips. This should be avoided.

One way to avoid this, or re-train your movements, is to train the muscles that help fight rotation. There are many exercises you can do to stabilize your core – make sure to check out our YouTube channel where we will show you several.

Check out this video where Mark explains several things you can do to help re-train your movements and to fight rotation in your spine.

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Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Why You Should Train Your Core For Endurance, Not Strength

Your “core” seems to be the buzz word for the day. When we speak of your core, for the purposes of this post we are referring to your middle section, your torso area. When you train your core, you are training for stability. They are not strength muscles, they are endurance muscles that are designed to help keep your body stable. Watch this video as Mark describes the importance of stability – and the exercises that are not good for your core.

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