Resistance bands have come a long way since their birth in the mid-19th century. I can only imagine some medical students messing around with surgical tubing to make slingshots then realizing their arms were starting to get sore from pulling on the band time and again. Up pops the imaginary light bulb and they start … Read more
10 Greatest Kettlebell Exercises EVER!
Disclaimer: This is a subjective statement made by the author and is subject to change and possibly already has! The kettlebell is simple and basic, yet highly effective at building strength, power, endurance, and flexibility. You may have seen one in the gym and wondered what to do with it or witnessed someone performing swings … Read more
My 10(ish) Go-To Bodyweight Exercises
Whether you’re stuck at home and have no equipment, aren’t wanting to go to the gym giventhe current situation, or are on a vacation and the only piece of equipment in the hotel “gym” is acrappy elliptical, having an arsenal of bodyweight exercises to choose from can come in handywhen your jonesin for a great … Read more
Video: Strengthening Exercises for Hikers
It’s time to get outside and enjoy some exercise in the sun! Because of our beautiful landscape, a very popular activity in the Pacific Northwest is hiking. Within Portland and the surrounding areas there are hundreds of trails which offer a fun getaway for hikers of all skill levels. To help ensure you are safe … Read more
Video: Thoracic Mobility
Thoracic mobility is important for many things, including: proper posture, efficient upper limb movement, and safely rotating the trunk without straining the low back. Watch this video then attempt these simple exercises if you are suffering from poor upper back (thoracic) mobility.