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Open Up Your Squat Range of Motion with these 2 Mobility Movements

I'm not one to speak in ultimatums, but here is one thing that you MUST DO EVERY SINGLE DAY. And that is Move Your Body Joints in their FULL range of motion If you don't use it, you lose it… so rejuvenate your ranges of motion with these!

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Why Crawling Could Be The Best Part of Your Entire Workout

Why is it so that a baby starts its life without the ability to move on their own? They transition from lying to rolling, wiggling to crawling, scooting to standing, and then they are able to move, grab, step, and maneuver on their own. Not to mention, many of those big progressive steps happen within… Continue reading Why Crawling Could Be The Best Part of Your Entire Workout

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6 Tricks & Tactics to Slowly Eat Your Way to Fat Loss

Week 3 of the Orca Nutrition Games is all about SLOWING IT DOWN! The benefits of slow eating include better digestion, better hydration, easier weight loss or maintenance, and greater satisfaction with our meals. Meanwhile, eating quickly leads to poor digestion, increased weight gain, and lower satisfaction. The message is clear: Slow down your eating… Continue reading 6 Tricks & Tactics to Slowly Eat Your Way to Fat Loss

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Learn the Steel Mace Climber Squat for Stronger Quads, Core & Mobility

The Cure for Moving too Fast is to Just Slow Down." - William E. Coles Everything is about the hustle and bustle of how fast, how many, or how much. In life, we can move too fast, mindlessly through milestone events and celebrations, or even feel the blur of day to day gratitude when spinning your wheels at 1,000 mph.… Continue reading Learn the Steel Mace Climber Squat for Stronger Quads, Core & Mobility

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3 Ways to Protect Your Most Vulnerable Joint From Injury (#3 is my All-Time favorite)

What if I told you that stretching and mobility is not the best way to improve shoulder health; would you believe me? At the same time, neither is excessive strengthening or doing handstands every day. Since the shoulder can be so powerful, yet fragile, it goes a bit deeper than your usual strengthen-&-stretch routine in… Continue reading 3 Ways to Protect Your Most Vulnerable Joint From Injury (#3 is my All-Time favorite)

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Tight Shoulders? Poor Neck Posture? Well, You May Have Upper Cross Syndrome (it is fixable)

Sorry to disappoint you, but there will not be my usual fancy-schmancy "set the tone" introduction for this post; we are getting right down to business! What is Upper Cross Syndrome Upper Cross Syndrome (UCS) is initially seen as a forward head posture with rounded shoulders, even while attempting to stand tall. Before you WebMD yourself… Continue reading Tight Shoulders? Poor Neck Posture? Well, You May Have Upper Cross Syndrome (it is fixable)

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Ramp Up Your Cardio Workouts with Torching Tabata Interval Training

When beginning or progressing an exercise program, the why driving your training can be boiled down to one or more of these elements; Decrease Body Fat / Lose Weight Increase Muscle Size or Tone Improve Physical Freedoms Feel Better every day Look More Sexy Naked Maybe it's one, or maybe it is all, but we are… Continue reading Ramp Up Your Cardio Workouts with Torching Tabata Interval Training

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Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

As Fast As You Can... Max Speed No Rest... As Many Rounds As Possible... No Rest Between Sets... Where is the Contrast? Training hard and getting down with the grit is important to challenge yourself in the face of discomfort. But is that the only way to do the work and improve your overall ability… Continue reading Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

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Learning is About Community and Creativity: Be Outside of the Box

If you don't already know, I love to Journal write Each day and night I dedicate some quality time to be alone with my journal. This is my own safe space that has helped me release and sift through negative emotions, personal growth, professional development, and a place to record thoughts and dreams. Some entries… Continue reading Learning is About Community and Creativity: Be Outside of the Box

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How to NOT Waste Your Time Exercising, But Still Get the Results You Want (Just 3-Steps)

I think everyone needs a coach. The most premier sport athletes in the world seek coaches to remain sharp at their craft, but also to remain as healthy as possible for the long haul. So what do I need a coach for if I can look it all up myself? Seeing, Doing, and Feeling movement is three… Continue reading How to NOT Waste Your Time Exercising, But Still Get the Results You Want (Just 3-Steps)