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3 Morning Stretches To Get You Going

Wake Up Sleepy Head! You know the feeling, you try to get out of bed but your body feels stiff and slow to move. It’s hard enough not to hit the snooze button one more time without your body screaming at you to stay still. You might wonder why, since you’ve been resting for +/-… Continue reading 3 Morning Stretches To Get You Going

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Magic-Pill Morning Drink

Every morning I get my brain and my body revved up for the day by drinking a nutrient dense concoction of ingredients.  Ancient wisdom has known the numerous benefits of these ingredients, that science is beginning to prove. I started with warm lemon water and raw honey on the advice of my dear friend and… Continue reading Magic-Pill Morning Drink

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Best video on Foam Rolling!

Many thanks to Mike Perry, owner of Skill Of Strength for this excellent video on foam rolling. Mike addresses several key factors that many other videos haven’t addressed: Pain should not be a part of a foam rolling practice. Foam rollers are not torture devices but tools to help you move and feel better. The IT band,… Continue reading Best video on Foam Rolling!

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7 Minutes to Melt Stress

Release work and stretching have been proven methods to help melt away physical tension while reducing mental stress. This simple practice using tools from one of my favorite companies, Soma System or your own homemade version, can make a lasting impact when practiced regularly. Take one minute per technique or if time allows, spend as long as feels good! 7  Minutes to… Continue reading 7 Minutes to Melt Stress

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Your Best Run Is Yet To Come

Whether you are a seasoned runner wanting to improve or a newbie starting out, there are some tips and tricks to successful, pain free running. Increase your odds of having your best run by learning how to care for your body with nutrition, mobility work, strengthening techniques, self myo-fascial release and a flexibility practice. Create an amazing running practice First, let… Continue reading Your Best Run Is Yet To Come

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How I went from “I can’t run” to completing a road race

  When I was a kid, I dreamed of being Princess Leia. My friends and I spent hours on a jungle gym that magically turned into  X Wing Fighters as we saved the universe. I also imagined my bike was a wild horse that I could ride like the wind around the challenging loop circling my… Continue reading How I went from “I can’t run” to completing a road race

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Ugh, I am so fat!

Have you ever said to yourself “Ugh, I am so fat” or “I always fail at dieting” or “I stink at (fill in the blank)”. Chances are you have and it’s not doing you any good. The Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of Southern California states that we have close to 70,000 thoughts per… Continue reading Ugh, I am so fat!

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Leaking your pee? It’s not just grandma’s problem anymore!

Perhaps you were drawn to this article because you have been leaking pee when you sneeze or jump or play Cards Against Humanity with your funniest friends while drinking beer. Maybe you have tried perfecting a Kegel exercise with little to no improvement in your symptoms. Whether it’s a squirt, a splash or a deluge, it’s… Continue reading Leaking your pee? It’s not just grandma’s problem anymore!

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Optimizing The Use Of Your Foam Roller

While foam rolling can be extremely beneficial for almost everyone, the latest research suggests you could be receiving an even greater advantage by using it with the following 3 simple techniques: 1. Robust Rolling 2. Release Rolling 3. Trigger Point Rolling First let’s start with an explanation of what foam rolling is: Foam Rolling is… Continue reading Optimizing The Use Of Your Foam Roller