Movement & diabetes, exercise & menopause, and Hanging Strength

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If any of the following topics happen to tickle your fancy, click the underlined text to read or listen.


Second Wind Fitness – Menopause? More like MenoGO with NiCole Keith Ph.D.
In the episode, I am joined by sports medicine researcher and past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. NiCole Keith, Ph.D. to discuss the elusive topic of Exercise for Post-Menopausal Women. 

Change Academy – Opening up Your Options with Dr. Michelle Segar
Dr. Michelle Segar is an NIH-funded researcher at the University of Michigan. She’s also a best-selling author and health coach. She’s spent close to thirty years studying how to create sustainable changes and healthy behaviours that can survive the complexity and unpredictability of the real world.


Brock Armstrong Coaching – Cardio vs. Diabetes
A recent scientific study shows that doing some moderately challenging movement can help your body produce a large amount of a particular metabolic hormone which can help combat obesity and diabetes. 


Hanging Leg Raises

If you have a pull-up bar at home (and you should) or a robust door frame, you can do this anytime you need a movement break. Or you can do it in a playground, under a tree or anywhere you can hang (not dangle) from something. 

Hanging leg raises can improve core strength, hip flexor mobility, and shoulder stability. Start off with the first variation and then progress to do all three versions I demonstrate in this Workout of the Week video. 

The variations in this video:

  • Hanging Crunch
  • Hanging Oblique Crunch
  • Hanging L Sit

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