Tagged: functional training

Why Do We Fear the Weight Room?

Ladies… put down those teeny dumbbells you found stacked in the corner at the gym and confidently march over to the heavier weights. Do not fear those iron barbells and dumbbells – I promise they will not bite! Do not shy away from the squat rack – it’s not nearly as intimidating as it looks. […]

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Workout Wednesday: Start Prepping for the Holidays Now!

We all know it’s a little crazy when we start seeing Christmas decorations popping up in stores immediately after Halloween. (If not before!) But maybe they have a point? Maybe we should start getting (our bodies) ready for the holidays a little earlier, rather than doing damage control afterwards.

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Take Your Workout Into the Great Outdoors

As the weather gets warmer we all like doing more and more activities outdoors. The great thing is that we can get a really good workout in as well without the use of any special equipment. If you are out for a run or walk, you can add in bodyweight exercises. Squats, lunges, push ups, […]

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Exercises to Build Rotational Strength & Stability

The professional baseball season is in full swing (bad pun!), and that signals the start of youth & bar leagues. Baseball involves a lot of rotational movements, especially through the trunk (from your shoulders to your hips). The exercises below are good for building rotational strength and stability. Do them slowly and deliberately to avoid injury. […]

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Functional Training: Why we should be doing it.

Most of you have probably heard of the term “functional training.” Maybe it was in a magazine, at the gym, or even from your trainer. But what does this term really mean, and first and foremost, why should we be adding functional training to our workouts? The best way I can define functional training, or […]

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