Starting Early: Kids and strength training

I wrote a recent post about why and how to get your kids to start moving and exercise more. Focusing on kids and strength training specifically, what should be the primary focus? And what are they getting out of doing something like lifting weights in the first place? We already know the basic benefits of lifting weights: heart health, bone density, blood pressure, and the other general health markers. This post focuses on the benefits of increasing muscle mass and how that muscle leads to fewer injuries, better balance, improved coordination, foundational core strength and confidence.  […]

2022-05-27T11:27:12-07:00May 24, 2022|

Do Life Better: Strength training

We believe strength is THE key element of a healthy life. How strong you are (or aren’t) is something you experience every single time you move your body through space. Activities of daily living can feel easy and confident or painful and nagging. Your muscular strength holds your skeleton in a neutral alignment and keeps you standing tall, or not. Today Jeremy shares all about strength and why we’ve devoted our lives and livelihoods to sharing properly designed and coached strength and conditioning with as many people as possible. […]

2022-08-22T16:44:10-07:00July 22, 2021|

8 easy back and hip exercises

These simple 8 back and hip exercises combat modern conveniences and desk jobs that keep many of us sitting down for several hours every day. Sitting for long stretches can cause low back and hip pain. In the low back, the quadratus lumborum and psoas major especially can get tight. In the hips there are several small muscles including the piriformis which tighten up and the glutes (especially the gluteus medius and gluteus maximus) get smashed under our body weight for long periods. This causes them to lose blood flow and grow weak and overstretched. […]

2022-06-04T12:13:02-07:00June 8, 2021|

Workouts for men over 40

If you’ve been physically active or involved with sports for most of your life, when you hit middle age, you may realize your body has changed and you’ll need to adapt your workouts accordingly. That’s why we want to share our tips for workouts for men over 40. If your goals are to be in great shape, maintain weight, and build strength with smart, safe, efficient and effective training, then read on! […]

2022-06-04T12:10:30-07:00May 13, 2021|

How exercise benefits your nervous system

We all know exercise is great for your body. It’s also one of the best things we can do for our brains (see our Exercise and the Brain series of posts), exercise also benefits the nervous system! The nervous system is like an internal instant messaging service. It sends and receives messages from our brain to our bodies, and vice versa. These messages can come from the outside world (e.g., you recoil after touching a hot stove) or from inside your body (e.g., if you stretch too far, it hurts). […]

2022-06-04T12:13:54-07:00April 21, 2021|

Exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the chaos that’s going on in today’s world, do you have stay-at-home blues? Do you have the urge to over snack? Exercise and physical activity is more important than ever to help us get through this pandemic. It’s critical that we consistently stay physically active for these reasons: […]

2022-06-04T12:18:21-07:00February 4, 2021|
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