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Maybe The Flexibility Exercises Are Not Working Because…Stress

Maybe The Flexibility Exercises Are Not Working Because…Stress

Ever feel like no matter how much flexibility or mobility work you do you’re just not getting any “looser”. The tension and pain in the body restricts you from doing certain things. Like, when walking around town you feel like a cowboy who just shat their pants and now tries to act cool like it didn’t happen. Well, it did happen. And it doesn’t look cool. Maybe it’s not the flexibility exercises that are wrong, or that you’re not doing…

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What Kids Can Teach You About Movement

What Kids Can Teach You About Movement

On our daily walks with our son, I often have to lure him to keep moving forward. With a combination of “there might be a digger around the corner“, “maybe we can see a motorbike or a blue bus“, or “let’s go and see if the puppy is there today.”* We also make the walk about collecting leaves and the fuzzy dandelion seed “flowers” which keeps him going for a good while. And I get it, for a two-year-old walking…

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Are You Getting Functional Training All Wrong?

Are You Getting Functional Training All Wrong?

“Functional training is only functional when your body is functioning well.” Dr. Andreo Spina Ah, functional training, one of the many great fitness buzzwords. Remember when being functional was synonymous with arm curls on a Bosu ball and back squatting on Swiss ball. Yep, we used to call it functional. Luckily things have moved on and most folks now understand that stuff that’s great for circus and Instagram isn’t always the stuff that actually serves a purpose in real life….

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Insights from Move Strong’s Kettlebell Workshop

Insights from Move Strong’s Kettlebell Workshop

I acknowledge that 99% of my readers are not health and fitness professionals. I will briefly explain what the workshop was about and then go into how you can improve your kettlebell training. I recently took part in Move Strong’s An Introduction to Kettlebells for Rehabilitation and Performance –  workshop in Sydney.  The founders of Move Strong, Matt and Andrea, both chiropractors, have noticed a void in the industry and are on a mission to educate other clinicians, as well as personal…

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How to Fix Back Pain

How to Fix Back Pain

I am no stranger to back pain. There are more than few clients I see that have either had or a still dealing with the bane of back pain. And I’ve had my fair share of back issues in the past. There is just something wrong about the evolution of the human animal. Wait, maybe it’s that the human animal hasn’t kept up with the fast-paced evolution of the world around it. The world raced from active manual labor (not that…

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Video – How to Fix Rounded Shoulders and Improve Posture

Video – How to Fix Rounded Shoulders and Improve Posture

Here’s a quick video I did for Fitness First blog on how to fix rounded shoulders and posture. As you can see, I wore my good pants. You can view the full post with more detailed explanation of each exercise by going to Fitness First blog.

Good vs Bad Fitness Hacks

Good vs Bad Fitness Hacks

We love hacks. The quick fixes, the shortcuts, the simple solutions that promise to solve our most complex issues. Most hacks give us a false sense of hope that we can skip the long road ahead. They lure us away from the actual work in hopes of an easier way.

How to Be as Flexible as JCVD (in the 80’s)

How to Be as Flexible as JCVD (in the 80’s)

  Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg. Jean-Claude Van Damme. JCVD. A man who moves smoother than Morgan Freeman’s voice and drops into splits faster than you can say “moules-frites”. If, god forbid, you ever get into a situation where you are required to talk dirt and handle splits and scissor kicks, you need JCVD on your side.  And the next best thing if Jean-Claude is not on your speed-dial? Make your body move like his.

Simple Way to Improve Joint Health

Simple Way to Improve Joint Health

Mad finger joints  Before I unleash this monster of a post to your eyeballs: I am experimenting a new posting schedule. I’ll try to make every second post a more technical, relevant to what I am studying yadi yadi yadi stuff. That being said, if you bear reading through them you will get value out of of each one. If you feel like a certain post is not for you, come back for the next one and hopefully it is something…

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