Tammy, working on her slams! Slams are a form of plyometrics. Thought plyos was only jumping? No, plyometrics needs to include 3 things: 1) separation (separation of ball from hands in this case) 2) Speed (speed of ball) 3) Power( how much power is used to get separation and speed).
With any posture in yoga there are two questions: How to do it safely and effectively, but also Why to do it at all. When I was very young and trying out yoga poses I saw on Lilias, or in books and so on, I would see a cool looking pose and try to mimic it. It was all about the pose. But when you do that you start to realize that some poses feel good, and that they might feel good at particular times of the day, or after other activities. That is why I tell my students “Think of the posture as a tool, rather than as a goal”.
This time of year many friends and clients ask me for the best way to lose weight. Whether the goal is to look better in shorts and short sleeves, or to play better golf or tennis, it is urgent (I’d like to lose 20lbs by yesterday!). Often people look into and decide to go on various “diet” programs which either limit their overall calorie intake (often too low) or limit a specific nutrient, carbohydrates for example. Many of these programs involve purchasing their “unique” supplements and meal replacement options.
The "Hood River News" will run a story about Inside Out Fitness and its dedicated and super cool clients tomorrow, Saturday February 15, 2014. I gave them several pictures of different clients so it will be up to them to decide which to use. However, all of my clients are equally awesome.
Raleigh has its major snow storm of two inches with some ice following, and we all did what one does under those circumstances: stay home and hope that the power does not go out and that it gets warmer soon. Our hopes were realized, and we are now gingerly walking around the icy patches left in neighborhood streets while all major roads are clear. Bright sunshine and temperatures around 55⁰ are working away on the rest of the ice and snow.
You may think that the only thing that poor posture affects is your appearance, in fact you couldn’t be more wrong. Slouching and maintaining poor posture has been linked to depression and serious health issues including spinal dysfunction, headaches, joint degeneration and muscle fatigue.