There are dozens of circuit training designs available to fit just about any fitness level.  And, the “team work circuit” that is highlighted this week is one of those designs which features three, teams of two clients performing three, 3-station circuits.  It is fun to work in teams, creative and challenging and takes approximately 20…

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While there is no one exercise that does it all, there certainly are excellent exercises which create compound/functional movements, requiring engagement of dozens of muscles/muscle groups working across all three planes of the body. The exercise featured below does all of that and more. However, bear in mind the following tips: Your body requires enough…

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The top ten corrective exercise cues that we give daily, while not exhaustive because there are dozens of cues for every exercise, are essential for just about every exercise possible.  These ten cues may place the body into an optimal position so that the client receives the best possible outcome, both for safety and effectiveness. …

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The triceps brachii is a major upper, posterior arm muscle that creates elbow extension and because of its attachment to the scapula, it may also assist in arm extension and adduction.  The triceps create movement and stabilization of the elbow/shoulder joint and should be an integral part of your training regimen.  Highlighted this week are…

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Think of an obstacle course and you may have visions of military training or some celebrity athlete competition.  However, obstacle courses are simply that—a course which creates obstacles to challenge every age and fitness level.  The fun aspect to an obstacle course is that it “feels” like you are playing, even if it is physically…

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All of our clients are asked to “reset their posture” prior to each and every set of exercises.  Reset cues are provided between sets so that every set begins from an optimal postural position encouraging safety and effectiveness.  Think of watching a professional tennis match and the time that is taken by each player to…

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Power, defined in this context, simply means the combination of strength and speed.  And, while you may perform skills that are strength or speed based alone; it is the combination of these two components that produces power.  A practical example of power might be two road cyclists racing and the one who is pushing the…

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With summer in full swing, and the 4th of July ahead us, it is time to settle into a healthy summer.  This includes healthy activities, nutritious dietary fundamentals and, of course, performing your regular workouts no matter how active you may be throughout the summer.  This week, we will feature ten simple ways to be…

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Knee/Squats with biceps curls are an excellent example of a compound exercise which trains the entire body (i.e. quadriceps/hamstrings/glutes/hip abductors/hip adductors/biceps and nose to toes core). These exercises may be performed anywhere, utilize the upper and lower body and demand a strong nose to toes core engagement throughout. Three variations of this compound exercise will…

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