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Posts by Jackie Wright

The Hip Abduction

The hip abductor muscles are located in the lateral, upper aspect of the hip joint. There are three primary superficial hip abductor muscles (i.e. gluteus medius/gluteus minimus and the tensor fascia latae {TFL}). The medius and minimus are the major abductors of the hip when the femur is in neutral and only abduct the hip…

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Performance Primer

So, you walk into your group exercise class or personal training session and complete your workout adequately. Your body is responding, but it seems to be more slowly than you would expect and you begin to wonder why this is the case when you feel that further progress should have been made at this point.…

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Three Great Ankle Cuff Resistive Tubing Exercises

The ankle cuff resistive tubing design includes a Velcro cuff for each ankle with resistive tubing between the two ankle cuffs. It provides light to heavy resistance, depending upon the gauge thickness and the length of the tubing excellent for strengthening the lower body. Therefore, add the following three great ankle cuff tubing exercises targeting…

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Creative Exercise Set Design

If you have been exercising regularly for a while, you may have noticed that your set organization (a certain number of repetitions—8-12-completed would be one set), has become a bit dreary and uninteresting.  This may be one of the reasons that you are not as enthusiastic about heading back to the gym or into your…

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Ten Daily Fitness Goals

Establishment of long term fitness goals is a fundamental aspect of fitness success.  However, daily fitness goals are also critical to set and achieve as these smaller, incremental micro steps may eventually lead to the long term macro results we seek.  Daily fitness goals include dozens of details that refine performance by enhancing focus and…

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Seeking Fitness Solutions for Physical Limitations

We all have physical limitations.  Obviously, some far more serious and challenging than others, but the reality is that every “body” has it limits.  And, this does not mean that we should not strive for fitness success, but simply to recognize our limitations and move forward. The spectrum of physical capabilities and limitations of our…

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Three Excellent Medicine Ball Exercises

Medicine balls have been around for decades.  These balls are weighted and come in a variety of weight increments, materials and diameters which enable us to utilize this fitness tool in dozens of exercises.  Medicine balls may be integrated into both muscular strength training and power work. This week, three excellent muscular strength exercises will…

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Youth Fitness

One of our primary focuses in the health and fitness industry is to keep our youth healthy and fit.  This begins on the home front setting healthy examples for our children by exercising regularly ourselves, eating a healthy diet and being active daily.  Hopefully, you have already integrated health and fitness into your lives for…

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How to Choose Efficient and Effective Exercise Programs

If you are like most of our clientele, who are extremely busy, you want to attend your personal training sessions, large group exercise program or small group exercise program, getting in for an efficient and effective workout and then on with your day.  Designing safe, efficient and effective exercise programs requires significant formal education in…

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