Fitness · Health · Running · Stress Reduction · Stretching

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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Your Ability to Relax

In December of 2016 I underwent major surgery that required a long healing period and was plagued by numerous complications. My frustration level was at an all time high while my tolerance level was at an abysmal low. After my surgery I was in a lot of pain. I knew my ability to relax around the sensations was… Continue reading Your Ability to Relax

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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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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