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Finding Balance

At the base of any muscle imbalance is a tight/strong muscle group opposing a loose/weak muscle group which can be caused by a variety of factors; both genetic and environmental. Muscle imbalances lead to injuries and overall improper body movement patterns. Imbalanced muscles can pull ligaments, and bones out of alignment which can create joint… Continue reading Finding Balance

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Getting Unstuck

How to Beat Plateaus Has your life ever felt like Groundhogs Day (a great, old Bill Murray movie if you have not seen it), the same thing happening over and over, day after day? It happens to all of us, and it can creep in like a fog. When this happens life begins to feel tedious,… Continue reading Getting Unstuck

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Traditonal or Progression: Which is better?

Traditionally, most people have chosen gyms as their preferred exercise environment. It was expected, it seemed, that the only way to get a good workout was to join a gym and plug away on the treadmill, elliptical, or various machines. Gyms do offer a large variety of machines and dumbbells, but most of their equipment… Continue reading Traditonal or Progression: Which is better?

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Anaerobic Training For Running

I should start by quickly defining the difference of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. The typical definition is that aerobic exercise is with oxygen, and anaerobic exercise is without oxygen. This is a bit misleading and based on internal bodily functions, but that science is a bit complicated to explain in just a few hundred words.… Continue reading Anaerobic Training For Running