One way to begin strength training is to buy a set of dumbbells and start moving them around. Over time, bit by bit, we come to understand that we can get better benefits by being more precise: we start organizing our lifting into sets and reps, measuring the amount of weight lifted, planning out which days to train, and so on. What a good trainer understands though, is that there is a step missing here.
I have enjoyed a rich and deep yoga practice for most of my life. My mother practiced yoga when I was young and my sister and I would relish the shoulderstand pose throughout our childhood, if we could keep from giggling at the same time. I trained concurrently in dance and understood the importance of balance in movement--for safety, for beauty. As I have evolved, I have experimented with many different schools within Hatha Yoga and love them all for different reasons. I relish the gym yoga classes where we would collectively power and flow through the most challenging poses.
BACK PAIN- PRACTICAL TIPSShane McLean, ACE Certified Personal Trainer with the T. Boone Pickens YMCA Today’s a bad back day. Again. Couldn’t have come at a worst time because you areA. Busy at workB. Out in the yardC. Driving all day. D. Or your feet constantly.Sound familiar?
This is the forgotten part of fitness. Not has sexy as core training. Or pumping out a set of bicep curls in the mirror. Or wearing that tank top to show of your muscles. Hey I have been guilty of all that!
I am very fortunate that I have a job were I am on my feet, don't wear a suit and not looking at a computer screen for 8 hrs. a day. But I know some of you do.
This can mess with your posture, core stability, breathing and your overall mobility. In other words feeling stiff. Do these stretches if any of that describes you. Enjoy.
Have you wondered why you feel so stiff in the morning? I have. This video explains this and a stretch you can do to help ease that stiffness. Do it tomorrow.