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Showing posts from May, 2012

The real reason to take Yoga.

Don't think work out think "work in"

Slow down "For years I was a go-go kinda gal. Not the kind of girl that wears furry knee high boots and pasties while dancing on a table, but rather the kind that couldn’t ever slow down. I operated on the sole belief that more was always better. More kickboxing, more running, more lifting, more, more, more, go, go, go. I was such a busy little bee that I never slowed down enough to turn my awareness inward. When I started practicing yoga – closing my eyes, listening to my breath, moving slowly but with intention – I noticed I was chronically exhausted, sore, and stressed out. I never had a chance to notice those things before because I continuously buried all of my internal chaos with more activity. Food for thought: when is the last time you allowed yourself silence, listening to and focusing on only your breath for an extended period of time? (And no, sleeping doesn’t count.) This silence and internal focus will bring all sorts …

Even the Biggest and the Strongest need a break!

"I dont care who you are, you cant go full bore year round forever. I realized this in 2008 when I lifted in 8 meets that year. I had 4 Good meets, 2 great meets, 1 bad meet and 1 bomb. This also led to a shoulder injury in early 2009 that derailed my bench for about 3 years - thank God I've moved past this."

Brain Carroll

Even the Biggest and the Strongest in the world need a break (click here to learn more)


This is why you must educate yourself!

"Working in" ? ? ?

"Working In"

Rest day.
Foam Rolling
Walk for 30 mins
30 min meditation CD

More is not always better with fat loss

"This is something I’ve talked about before when it comes to weight loss (fat loss), but I believe the biggest mistake in the “mindset” of people today is thinking that enough exercise can get them the weight loss they want and should be their “top” priority.
I was reminded of this recently by a person I see in the gym who is doing at least 2+ hours of daily cardio and some weights. He is in there 4-5x a week and I kid you not, brings food to the gym to snack on while he works out. I’ve consulted with him in the past and told him that he needed to focus less on working out and more on eating correctly, yet his response was “Oh…I can’t do that, I like to eat too much…so I need to workout instead”.
Wrong……wrong….wrong. Sadly he never lost much weight (and months later even looked like he gained more around his stomach)."
(read more here)

All modern diseases share a similar cause

Diabesity (obesity + diabetes) affects more than one billion people worldwide, including 100 million Americans and 50% of Americans over 65.More than half of Americans are overweight, and a full one-third are clinically obese.Recent reports suggest that one-third of people born in 2010 will develop diabetes at some point in their lives.9 out of 10 Americans will develop high blood pressure before they die.4 out of 10 people who die each year in the U.S. die of heart disease, and rates of heart disease are projected to double in the next 50 years.Rates of infertility are expected to double in the next decade.According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of disability, affecting more than 120 million people worldwide. I could go on but I think you get the point. Our health is getting worse, not better.
(read more click here)

Upper Body Training.

Foam rolling
Warm up
Breathing bracing

Floor press medium grip
dropped down to 315
down to 225

Neutral grip pull ups
paired with band pull aparts

All in circuit X3
Bear Crawl (forwards/backwards)
band tri
half kneeing chop

Very happy with today shoulder feels great! 

Farmers market

Great to see so many in Lexington supporting local Farmers.

The Government is responsible for the Obesity Epidemic?

1:09 off 5 K two weeks.

Never Too Late to Start.

A collection of training from one of my favorite clients.  84 years old and still going strong,  This is year 10 (twice a week for 30mins) he started training with me because he had low back and knee pain.  He has been pain free since 2002 :)  It's never too late to start.

Exercising more isn't always the answer