Video: Calf Raise Variations

Photo of Brock doing calf raises

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!

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Video: Working Dynamically

Photo of Brock lunging at his desk

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: 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.