While research clearly indicates that joint range of motion is improved acutely and chronically following flexibility exercises, flexibility training continues to be one of the most overlooked aspects of most people’s fitness programs. With a growing focus on functional training to adequately prepare the body to perform optimally, not only when completing exercises in the gym but also when engaging in activities in everyday life, it’s imperative that proper levels of joint mobility be established to ensure quality movement.
The rectus abdominis is quite an extraordinary muscle. They are so nice to look at!! Sooo nice! The rectus abdominis is also known as the abs. Ah…now I’ve got your attention. I’ll refer the rectus abdominis to “abs” from here on out because that’s how the muscle is typically identified. The abs are indeed a pretty damn cool looking muscle.
Hiring a Personal TrainerChoosing a good professional personal trainer can be difficult, due to the saturated field of personal trainers. Investing time, energy, money, and trusting a personal trainer sounds like a marriage! Every personal trainer isn't the same, hiring a good personal trainer can be difficult. There are many good personal trainers and bad personal trainers.
Are you a catalyst for community-wide fitness promotion?Would you consider helping me to reach out to the sedentary population to reintegrate physical activity into their daily routine? Sharing her perspective in the preface of her book Instant Recess the late Dr. Antronette Yancey, MD, MPH wrote
Today I said goodbye to a training client. Like all trainers, I see clients come and go reguarly. Some start with a bang and peter out quickly. Others are stop and go before they stop their sessions. Still others hire me to help them achieve a short-term goal and when that is achieved they are off to other pursuits. The best kind of goodbye is the kind I got to experience today. Goodbyes aren't always sad!