Archive for March, 2012

Walk the plank, Thai style

March 31, 2012

I love the plank because of the combination of simplicity and difficulty. It’s simple in terms of equipment needed (read: none), but it’s not easy. And depending on the variation and your level of fitness, it can be quite a challenge. This version, called the Thai Plank, changes your position to focus more on the […]

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Stability balls get a bad rap

March 22, 2012

Stability balls get a bad rap.  Pick up a magazine from the grocery store and you’re likely to see someone doing crunches on the ball. But for many, the program ends there.  The stability ball can be used many ways to help you develop those stabilizers, develop better balance, and improve functional movement.  The ball […]

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Dumbbell Oblique Touch

March 15, 2012

Control is a very important part to your training.  Anyone can pick up a weight and move it around, but doing so with control takes thought, skill, and awareness of your body’s abilities.  Today’s featured exercise requires you to exhibit a great degree of control to remain safe and to get the most benefit from […]

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What’s on your bucket list?

March 9, 2012

I ask people all the time to pick a goal.  I hear some big hairy audacious goals and I hear some pretty small and manageable goals.  I like big goals and it’s time to think big.  Here are a few things that come to mind for my adventure bucket list, in no particular order.  Take […]

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To supplement or not to supplement…that is the question

March 3, 2012

There’s a lot of debate on the topic of nutritional supplements.  When many people hear supplement, they often think one of two things: “Magic pill” or steroids. There are a crazy number of products on the market today promising all type of weight loss and performance benefits without any effort on your part. Take this […]

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