If you suffer from chronic pain in your low back, you are not alone. Not by a long shot. Unfortunately, low back pain is widespread, and it’s often hard to figure out why it’s happening or how to feel better.
People who don’t work out always have a reason why. But except for a very few people who truly cannot exercise, these reasons are thin excuses. Working out is hard. It takes time, energy and sometimes gut-wrenching motivation and will power. Some days it is easy, but many days it is not. Fit people work […]
Downloadable Mp3 File The missing component is commitment. I’m on my way back to Corpus Christi from a quick visit to Austin, to see my husband and my daughter and her family. It’s January the 18th and, I have yet to write a newsletter this year because, after all these years in the fitness industry […]
Fascia Release Fascia is a connective tissue that surrounds muscles, blood vessels, nerves and organs. Fascia binds these structures together and allows for them to slide smoothly over one another. If the fascia surrounding the muscles is tight or dry, it will affect a person’s flexibility and even cause injury. When a person is experiencing […]
I am often told, “Squatting hurts my knees” and yet, we can’t avoid this fundamental human movement. Think of how many times you do these movements during the day.
Surfing requires strong shoulders and arms for paddling out to the waves, and core strength and balance for riding them back to shore. Do these five exercises three times a week for a month before your trip. On alternate days, try to get in at least 20 minutes of swimming and 20 minutes of jogging/rope […]
To gain correct posture we must learn how and what effects our posture. Posture is the alignment and position your body adopts at any given moment based on what your brain is telling it to do. A good way to think of posture is that it is your ‘default’ position at any moment. If you […]
By Terry Cobb, CPT-CES Warm up for 5 minutes: Jumping Jacks 1 minute Squats 1 minute Kettle Ball or Dumbbell Swings 1 minute Jumping Jacks 1 minute Squats 1 minute Equipment: Cardio Machine & Stability Ball Cardio: Perform Tabata Drill three times for a total of 18 minutes: Using a treadmill, cycle or elliptical machine […]
What Do You Know About Your Body? Do you know the most accurate form of measurement for health and weight-management? How about what the word “calorie” relates to? Believe it or not these are a few of many questions some of us are not sure how to answer. Test how much you know about your […]
By Terry Cobb-CPT, CES Weight training is a lot more complex than what you might think. Knowing the proper tempo for the exercise you’re doing and what you want to achieve from it can not only boost your gains, but prevent injuries too. One fundamental rule with weight lifting is: any lifting movement-whether it’s […]