Category: Fitness

Dec 11

Tight on Time: Holiday Fitness

Hands up if you’re one of the many to toss the towel in on fitness this time of year. Raise ’em up high if the reason is “no time.” It’s ok, because we’re about to change that.  Don’t freak if it feels like just one more thing on your to-do list, it doesn’t have to …

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Aug 30

Start A Thing: Full Disclosure

I’m really out of catchy Post titles, not that I was ever full of them! A skill to be developed, that’s for sure! In the spirit of full disclosure, after my competition on Saturday I did NOT perform any stretching.  I was fully gassed, but also completely amped up (a combo that makes for an …

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Aug 23

Start A Thing: Always Time

A little late in wrapping up Week 3, but I’m super happy to report that I met that weekly goal, and even managed three stretches after two of four sessions. Also, on Saturday I did the yoga “Hip Openers” program on my DVD (again). This week the goal is to add at least that third …

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Aug 18

A Little Flex Goes a Long Way

I realized yesterday that I started this stretching thing with relatively little info about stretching, how and when to do it, why it’s important, you know…some basics! So it’s back to basics today, with a few important things about this ‘thing’ that I’m starting. Flexibility is essentially your ability to move a joint through a …

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Aug 14

Start A Thing: Week 3

A week of success, and feeling like I’m really making a lasting change this time. Many times in the past I’ve attempted to add a solid stretching program into my regular training, and many times I’ve not been successful. But two weeks in, with a little help from you guys (accountability, it works!), some focus, …

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Aug 09

Back & Hips Stretches: An Update About My Thing

Time for an update! I’m happy to report that after training both Monday and Tuesday, I got my thing done! Two out of 3 down, at least one to go. Monday, same as last week, was shoulders/arms. I repeated the Triceps Stretch I did last week, and then I performed several stretches on a machine …

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Aug 07

Start A Thing: Week 2

What a week, it really was one for the books! Last week, along with many of you, I started my new thing – making stretching a consistent part of my training.  The plan? Start slow and build from there: Week 1 – at least two stretches after two training sessions + 1 Yoga DVD I …

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Aug 07

Start A Thing: Simple Leg Stretches

I said I’d share the stretches that I’m doing with you as I do them. On Saturday after my leg workout, I did 3 sets of 30 seconds (each side) of each of these two stretches: Hamstrings (Back of Thigh) Stretch: Extend your right leg in front of you and place your right heel on …

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Aug 02

Busted: Day 2

After declaring my body just “done” at the end of a kick-ass workout session this morning, my training partner turned to me and asked, “so what are you going to do now?” I’ll be honest, I was thinking that this was kind of a weird question. I replied, “Umm…I’m going home?” “That’s it?” “Yeah? I’m …

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Aug 01

Stretching: Shoulders & Triceps

I issued the “start a thing” challenge to start a new thing (adding something new and healthy, or stopping something not so new and not so healthy) and make it a success by implementing the change in small steps over time.  For me, that thing is slowly building stretching into the end of my training …

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