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Posted by on Aug 6, 2019 | 0 comments

How Do I Begin Working With Kettlebells?

When setting up a home gym with kettlebells, the common questions we get are “where can I get kettlebells and what size should I start with?”  You don’t have to go out and buy a whole gym full of kettlebells. Typically, 18 lbs. for the average female and 35 lbs. for the average male are what is recommended.

However, this may be too light or too heavy for some people. There are ways to use the kettlebells to accommodate your needs and adjust the weight accordingly depending on what moves you are using them for. Mark explains more in the video below.

We have assembled three more kettlebell exercises, and Mark will show you how to do them properly.

Make sure to keep following our videos on our YouTube channel to learn these exercises and so much more!

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Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 | 0 comments

Why You Should Use Kettlebells When Exercising

One of the exercise tools we use a lot at our clinic are kettlebells. They are a great exercise, but the must be done using the correct technique. If not done correctly, you can injure yourself.

The kettlebell is basically a weighted canon ball. The benefits of the kettlebell is that they are more comfortable to hold on, and some of the exercises the weight is offset so it allows you to stabilize your joints better. It is also easier to do the exercises with the kettlebell as opposed to a dumb bell.

Learn more from Mark here about kettlebells and why they are so good for you!

We have assembled three different kettlebell exercises, and Mark will show you how to do them properly.

Make sure to keep following our videos on our YouTube channel to learn these exercises and so much more!

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Posted by on May 21, 2019 | 0 comments

Why Total Body Movement Exercises are Important

Total body type of exercises work on your entire body. Since your body moves in different types of patterns, and not in isolation, it is better to train the body in a movement pattern versus just isolated exercises by themselves.

Ultimately your first goal should be to train for function so you can continue throughout life doing normal every day activities like walking your dog, getting down on the floor with your grand kids, dealing with yard work, and even as simple as going up and down stairs.

We have assembled a list of exercises that help build your strength with these different movement patterns, as well as learning how to stabilize your body during times when some of your muscles are doing the work, while others are keeping you stabilized. These exercises do not need equipment and can be done at home. We will show you beginners level and then how you can make them more difficult.

Make sure to keep following our videos on our YouTube channel to learn these exercises and so much more!

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 | 0 comments

Ways To Keep Exercising While On Vacation

We have reached that time of year where everyone is starting to go on vacation. If you are someone who exercises regularly, this can present a challenge to your schedule. You may not have access to a gym while on vacation, or you may not have the ability to bring any equipment with you.

Even while on vacation, it is important to keep building strength in your lower body. Keeping your legs strong and mobile is important to maintain good health. You can have the most in shape arms, but your legs are what get you around.

Stay tuned to see various exercises you can do while on vacation that require no equipment or fancy gyms.

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 | 0 comments

Common Causes For Low Back Pain

Low back pain is something that many people deal with. We see a lot of low back pain in our clinic, and we can tell you most of the time it is due to people rounding their back too much. This is also known as flexion intolerance. Backs are bending, lifting and squatting with their backs rounded, which is causing their pain.

Watch our video below to see how you can do some tests at home to see if you are flexion intolerant. If so, give us a call so we can work out a plan to get you on the mend.

Stay tuned to see various exercises you can do to combat your lower back pain safely. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 | 0 comments

Testing Your Shoulder For Shoulder Impingement

A common problem that people have is shoulder pain, with the possible cause being shoulder impingement. Shoulder impingement is a name that gets thrown around a lot, but is basically a pinching type of pain. Because this is so common, we would like to show you three different ways you can screen yourself at home to see if you potentially have it, or if it is something that is not far away.

There are lot structures at play when you are moving your shoulder, and they can get pinched and cause pain if your mechanics are incorrect, if you have tightness somewhere, if your posture is not good, or simply if your shoulder blade is not moving like it should.

Watch our video below to see how you can administer three different tests to determine if you have a possible sign of impingement. If so, give us a call so we can work out a plan to get you on the mend.

Stay tuned to see various exercises you can do to increase your shoulder mobility safely. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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