August 2022 Single-Leg Squat: A Tried & True Exercise for Life It’s rare that we promote any one exercise for any and all people, but some things just make sense. Other than sitting or standing still, invariably we live on one leg at a time. Therefore it makes sense to perform some lower body exercises
Here come those nasty holidays advice columns, again. Halloween ends, and the decorations for Thanksgiving come out in stores and homes. Everyone knows that that portends – Christmas decorations, gift shopping and those ubiquitous and invasive, and exhausting, parties are right around the corner. Every newspaper, magazine and TV news or talk show will be
I’ve addressed this issue before so you’re welcome to go thru the archives and read what I wrote then. Today, I write nothing different.The question at hand was inspired by a recent article in the NY Times by gretchen reynolds: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/reasons-not-to-stretch/ In this one, she alludes to two newer studies showing sustained – and that
I just returned from an Exercise Etc fitness conference in phoenix this past Sunday (6/12). As a presenter for ex etc for over 15 yrs, I’ve had the opportunity to observe and even participate in the evolution of the profession of personal fitness training. During the lecture on shoulders, I asked if anyone in the
An interesting article in the Times debated, or better still explicated, the contention many athletic and competitive people make when they say they love exercising through the pain. It concludes that pain, as some describe it, is not really pain as our nervous system might describe it: One Runner’s Suffering Is Another’s Inspiration Having trained
Mind vs body, or mind & body…or mind BECAUSE of body? Those are the questions. Whether tis nobler to develop the brain whilst allowing the body to rot from the inside out; or to develop the body and let the brain evolve into a way station from hedonistic and/or athletic purposes; or to enable the
So the debate continues: is running barefoot better for you than running in shoes? Here’s an easy to read scientific review of the many facets of this issue: http://www.lowerextremityreview.com/cover_story/the-truth-about-barefoot… In sum, it says that the sudden switch to barefoot running will most likely create a new, different set of orthopedic issues. By the same token,
Here’s an article that stimulates absolutely no thought in my mind: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/does-exercising-make-you-drink-… The essence is that exercise seems to stimulate rather than blunt alcohol consumption. Humans present one layer of evidence; mice, which we assume do not have social circumstances centered on alcohol consumption, also seem to thrill on alcohol intake if they are exercisers.