The Core

You hear it all the time, gotta take care of the core, but what actually is the core? The most common belief is that the core is just the abdominal muscles, some school of thought will add in the back muscles, pelvic muscles even some shoulder muscles. Being a body...

Worst Exercise Ever, SLR

 I just can’t stay silent anymore. Every day at the gym I watch one member after another doing a straight leg raise, a roman chair leg raise or some variety of “sit up” (all hip flexion activities) , with the intention of working their abdominal muscles. Please stop...

Fore The Golfer – Warm Up

*This was written for golfers but can be beneficial for anyone participating in a physical activity such as pickle ball, tennis, softball, etc. For many of us, the only warm up we get before a round of golf is bending over to put on our shoes. Ironically, we can’t...

Truth

Bill Phillips was spot on when he made that statement several years ago. More than half of American adults today are overweight or outright obese.  I get that people use food as a drug. It makes you feel good. It numbs whatever “it” is. It is a sense of...

Motion Is Lotion For The Joints

I was in a yoga class one morning and the instructor said “motion is lotion.” I couldn’t agree more. The mobile joints of your body contain fluid, in order for joints to function normally there has to be motion and as much range of motion as tolerable. The joints of...

That First Step

The first step is the hardest when it comes to any kind of fitness goal. Whether it’s tying your sneakers for a walk or resisting the urge to purchase that snack at the convenience store that you don’t need, getting the ball rolling is difficult for us all. However,...