This Old House Builds An Accessible Home Gym
This Old House is one of the first home improvement shows I remember watching. In this episode, the team builds an accessible home gym for a SEAL injured in Afghanistan. It’s worth it just for the tools list provided in the show notes on YouTube and the opportunity to watch the initial steps of the process. Many of us don’t put a lot of thought into square footage before we start ordering equipment so this video is a good example of how a professional would do it.
Live On A Park Bench Not At The Bus Stop
Dan John is without a doubt one of the best writers in strength sports today. I always catch myself highlighting so many passages when I read his stuff that I have to stop or risk turning the entire page Sharpie yellow. This article is a comprehensive explanation, in easy to understand language about the importance of park bench workouts as the mainstay of training. Don’t skip over this. It might change your training and your life. Seriously. Read it here . . .
You’re Not A 12 Year Old Indian Boy: The Perils of Pigeon Pose
Pigeon pose is one of the most used yoga hip openers but according to yoga instructor James Miller of adamantineyoga.com, it was never intended to fill that role and it might even be hurting you if you use it to force the issue. These poses were intended to challenge Indian boys who had excellent hip mobility from sitting cross legged on the ground. (Maybe that’s why we used to call it Indian style?) Read more to find out a better way to open your hips . . .
Accountability: the golden ticket to fitness
One of the reasons so many are already struggling to keep their New Year’s Resolutions is a lack of built in accountability in their training plan. According to personal trainer and fitness coach Rachel Flanagan, accountability is your golden ticket to achieving your fitness goals. She lists some easy to implement ways to use the power of accountability in this blog post. Check it out!
Improve Your Mobility for Kicking
Whether you practice combat sports or you only want to feel more coordinated during your Core de Force workouts, having better mobility will make your kicks more fluid and give you better training sessions. The key a successful round kick whether or low or high is hip mobility to let you pivot on your foot and turn your hip over on your kicking leg. Confused? Just watch this video from Vahva Fitness and you’ll understand.