(Second in a three-part series) We still have a bit of summer to enjoy, but it is definitely time to begin considering what you will do this fall to begin a fitness program or continue progressing within your current program.  Fall is a fantastic time to set a template for year round fitness because we…

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As the days shorten and the kids return to school, it is time to get ready for your fall fitness program.  If you have not been adhering to your regular fitness program this summer or have not integrated fitness into your lifestyle, this is the time to do it.  Get serious and focused. What separates…

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Last week the “teamwork circuit” design was highlighted. This week, each circuit details will be featured.  As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult your physician. Exercise station details Circuit #1              Performed with a kettlebell – all train the quadriceps/hamstrings/glutes and nose to toes core. Station #1             Squat/Swings – 1 moderate k/b –…

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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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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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While not quite here, it is a great time to think about what wonderful summer foods await us in the next few months.  Once here, then enjoy all of the delicious summer foods by following the summer eating from A-Z guidelines! A – Make applesauce from scratch, chill it and then serve it with a…

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Pushups are a staple exercise for most exercise programs.  However, here’s a little “spice” to add to one of the best upper body and nose to toes core exercises on the planet.  The “spice” will be various planks and bridges integrated into pushup sequences.  Add some tempo changes, stir in the right amount of positional…

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When concentrating on performing movement patterns properly understanding where the movement itself originates from is crucial so that you will know how to initiate the movement.  Using the analogy of planning a road trip, the same way you would research your route and refer to maps creating a logical progression for the trip, apply that…

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While we always include lateral motion training during our winter sports preparation programs, lateral motion training is an excellent training modality for just about every sport and activity. Lateral Motion Training (i.e. LMT) takes place predominately in the frontal plane of the body (i.e. moving side to side). Due to the frontal plane demands of…

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