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Posts by Jackie Wright

Cool Down Basics

What is a “cool down”? Usually, a cool down segment is performed following the exertion segments of an exercise program. And, it literally means to cool the body temperature down following rigorous exercise which has elevated the heart rate and the body’s core temperature, for an extended period of time. Cool down segments may be…

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Three Excellent Deltoid Exercises

The deltoid muscles move the glenohumeral joint through abduction, flexion and extension. These muscles engage when the arm moves away from the sides of the body. Along with the rhomboids, serratus anterior, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi and rotator cuff (i.e. supraspinatus/infraspinatus/teres minor and subscapularis – SITS muscles), the deltoids contribute to the mobility and stability…

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Charting Your Fitness Path

Whether beginning an exercise program for the first time, or continuing your fitness journey, charting the fitness pathways that you will follow is crucial to the success of the program.  Utilizing the micro, meso and macro approach to charting your fitness path creates an organizational component to the process which promotes program successes.  As always,…

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Walking Tall

Walking is an excellent form of cardiovascular endurance exercise and our main mode of locomotion.  And, while walking technique may not be rocket science, it is exercise science and, there are proper walking/gait biomechanics which may provide the walker with all the benefits walking has to offer as well as preventing potential overuse injuries and…

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A Word from Jackie

Happy 4th Birthday Mountain Life Fitness! It is with sincere gratitude that we thank each and every one of you for your support and patronage over these past four years. We opened our doors on June 23rd, 2014 after we purchased this warehouse, which was just a shell with no infrastructure in December of 2013,…

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Be Active Everyday

Combining a consistently performed safe and effective exercise program and a healthy eating regimen with an active daily lifestyle is the “magical” plan to ensure a lifetime of health and fitness.   The active daily lifestyle component of this plan is crucial to its success.  The more active you are throughout the day, the more calories…

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A Total Body Circuit Training—Calorie Blasting Workout

Integrate this total body circuit training – calorie blasting workout into your workout regimen.  Not only will you efficiently burn calories, you will strengthen every major muscle group in your body, including the nose to toes core and also improve your stamina.  This workout is simple to set up, you do not require much equipment,…

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Three Excellent Knee Tuck Exercises

Knee tuck exercises, when properly performed, are outstanding nose-to-toes core exercises. This week, three excellent knee tuck exercises will be featured. One knee tuck exercise performed from the stability ball, one performed from an elevated step platform with Gliding Discs and one performed from the TRX Suspension System. The movement pattern of a knee tuck…

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Fitness on the Go

We are all incredibly busy these days and fitting in fitness, particularly during vacation or business trips, is challenging. However, preparing for those situations when you are “on the go” pays off excellent dividends which include maintaining your fitness level while out of pocket and avoiding the “big dread” of resuming your workouts when you…

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Four Great BOSU Core Training Exercises

There are literally dozens of great core training exercises available and performing a variety of these exercises regularly is suggested to achieve optimal muscular strengthening of the entire core. The BOSU Balance Trainer (BOSU = both sides up) is one of many fitness tools that we, as fitness professionals, utilize to provide our clients with…

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