Archive for July, 2011

Build a bridge as strong as the Mighty Mackinac

July 22, 2011

My family and I went on vacation recently to one of our favorite places, Mackinac Island.  While on the island, we spent time relaxing, riding our bikes around the island, beachcombing for surf glass, and generally just enjoying a few days disconnected from the rest of the world.  Of course, I still squeezed in some […]

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Chocolate, soda, cigarettes, and exercise

July 19, 2011

For some it’s chocolate, soda or cigarettes. For others, it’s exercise. All of these can be addicting. Of course, being an exercise addict isn’t the worst of the options. But too much of a good thing can be bad as well. Overtraining can strike anyone, but is more often found in endurance athletes and formerly sedentary individuals […]

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Build a stronger core for a better softball game

July 6, 2011

Softball season is in full swing at fields around the country and Bolingbrook is no exception.  Softball is a demanding sport that requires rotational power, functional strength, speed, agility, and quickness.    All movement begins at the core.  Many people define the core very narrowly, thinking of only the abs.  Your core includes your torso […]

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