Posts in Exercises
When your Groin be Groanin'

The supple yet powerful muscles on the inside of your legs are part of the Hip Adductor group. There isn’t just one “groin muscle,” there are 9 that find there way into your sensitive nether regions. Some, like the psoas, extend from your groin all the way to your spine (gross factor of 7, but a really important muscle).

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Because I Was Inverted - Going Upside Down

If you're older than 30, this image likely jolted deep memories of your childhood.  If you're younger than 30, there was a semi-iconic cheesy movie in the 80s called "Top Gun," and phones had rotary dials that calloused your finger tips...Google it.  Going upside down (literally) is something most adults no longer do

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Active Squat Hold

This is the Active Squat Hold.  Do it daily to decrease injury risk & to improve flexibility.  The full-range squat is excellent for ankle, knee, and hip joint health.  When just starting out, use a bench, table, or doorway for support. Start with 20-30 seconds in the squat. Gradually increase to 3-5 minutes in the squat hold, staying active the whole time and gradually letting go of support.

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The Push Press

The Push Press is emulated in everyday movements that require moving a load from the shoulders to overhead (or above the head).  For travelers, putting your carry-on into the overhead bin is the perfect application for the Push Press.  At home, use the Push Press when putting a box onto a higher shelf in a closet.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Pushup - Part 2 - The Progression

In PART 1 of this series, we covered the mechanics of a correct pushup.  PART 2 is an all-inclusive progression for everyone, regardless of experience level.  This will get you to your first pushup, or will increase your existing pushup capacity.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Pushup - Part 1: The Mechanics

You can tell a lot about a gym or a trainer based on how they teach (or don't teach) the pushup, and what path they use to build pushups in their clients.  This is Part 1 of a 3-part blog series about how to develop correct pushups in volume.  Here are the key elements to a correct, full range of motion pushup.

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A MATTER OF MOVEMENT - EFFICIENCY IN MOTION

The next time you travel, notice how often you lift objects (backpack, suitcase, etc.) from the ground to your shoulders, or from the ground to overhead.  Correct lifting and pressing mechanics are safe & efficient.  Lifting from the ground to overhead is, essentially, three movement patterns:

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IT IS POLITE TO STAIR!

With a busy schedule, we often need to seek opportunities to increase our activity levels.  But sometimes, those opportunities just present themselves.  Next time...TAKE THE STAIRS!

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Don't Get Miffed When We Tell You To Lift

There is a nagging misperception that “cardio” is the epitome of measuring fitness and the key to health.  However, quality published science (1,2,3)  consistently shows that strength training is critical to improving health and longevity.  Benefits of strength training include: increased resting metabolic rate, reducing fat, increasing lean body mass, improved balance, improved flexibility, improved cognitive abilities, and, critically, increased bone density.   KINETICOACH incorporates resistance training (weights and body-weight) to help you look, feel, and perform better, while improving your health.

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