A common excuse I hear from people is that they “don’t have room to workout at home.” To which I say “HA!”Continue reading “Video: Cramped Space Workout”
Video: No Weights Shoulder Mobility & Strength
Here is a set of movements you can do back to back to give you not only a good shoulder workout but also increase (or maintain) your shoulder mobility.Continue reading “Video: No Weights Shoulder Mobility & Strength”
Video: Calf Raise Variations
Good news! Calf workouts do not tire you out like squats do (so you won’t need to spend the remainder of the day on the couch) and they don’t burn you out like a shoulder workout does (so you won’t have to get a close friend to wash your hair for you). Calves are also easy to stretch, foam roll or self-massage…
So there is really no excuse to not add some calf work into your movement plan!Continue reading “Video: Calf Raise Variations”
Video: Raise Your Arms in the Air
Especially as we age, it is important to keep our shoulders durable and mobile. This video demonstrates a number of different exercises you can do with Resistance Bands, Dumbells, or household items to make sure you are able to wave your arms in the air (like you just don’t care?) now and for years to come.Continue reading “Video: Raise Your Arms in the Air”
Video: Full-Body One-Move Movement Break
Here is a movement you can do anywhere, anytime, with any object. All you need to do is squat down, touch the object to the ground, then reach up and put the object in the sky.Continue reading “Video: Full-Body One-Move Movement Break”
Video: Working Dynamically
I love my standing workstation. It would take something major to make me go back to sitting all day at a desk.
But, as a wise biomechanist (Katy Bowman) once said in her book Don’t Just Sit There: “swapping one static position (sitting) for another static position (standing) isn’t our goal.” The goal is to keep your body moving – or said another way, dynamic!
In this video, I show you the many ways I keep my workday dynamic by using different heights of surfaces, different sitting positions, and different seats. Even if you don’t have a desk that adjusts its height, you can use the ideas in this video to make sure you change your geometry during the day.
Because, as we know, our bodies adjust to what we do most not what we do in the 30-90 minutes we allocate for our exercise time.
Video: Mostly Legs Core Workout
Most people think core workouts are all about crunches and sit-ups but we can work the core very effectively with movements (mostly) made by the legs.Continue reading “Video: Mostly Legs Core Workout”
Laundry Day Workout
In this video, I demonstrate that by applying my 4 criteria of exercise to doing something like laundry, you can turn it into an effective workout.Continue reading “Laundry Day Workout”
Video: Shovelling Snow can be a Fun Workout
I mean, hey… it needs to be done right? It’s also hard work that gets the heart rate up, challenges your muscles, and your mobility/coordination – with the added bonus of being done outdoors – so why not make it into a fun workout!Continue reading “Video: Shovelling Snow can be a Fun Workout”
Video: Walk + Backpack + Groceries = Workout!
I had one of those days. I got behind on work, had to skip my official dedicated workout time, and suddenly realized that I didn’t have food for dinner! So – I turned a grocery trip into my workout. Check out the video to find out how.