Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Strength Training For Older Adults

  Building muscle mass for Seniors is the same as it is for younger adults: hypertrophy is possible by working muscles to failure and by rotating muscle groups. It is important to remember that in a post-rehab setting or when working with frail seniors that “failure” will come earlier and can increase the risk for …

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Fitness Infographics on Pinterest

Who doesn’t love the infographic? A fun pictoral representation of data and information that can be quickly absorbed and shared. The ubiquitous infographic appears everywhere from your Facebook feed to Pinterest boards to Fark to Cracked to your email inbox. When I peruse PInterest I find tons of at-home workout infographics, many of which I have …

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We Are SOOOOO Doing This At My Wedding

Yeah, so I’m getting married next September and one of the things that makes me the absolute most happy in the world (aside from working with Seniors) is dancing. This video came across my Facebook news feed yesterday. So, yeah, I don’t know if my fiance would do this with me, but I know some …

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Core Challenge Week 4

After I posted about the Weekly Core Challenge, I started doing the series on a weekly basis, normally on Tuesdays since I am not in the Fitness Center.  Two things have come up for me doing this series: 1) Last week, I did a WOD on Tuesday and the Weekly Core Challenge on Wednesday. As I was …

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3 things people do wrong when performing a SQUAT.

Originally posted on girl with muscle:
1) Heels lift off the floor. A common mistake in technique when squatting is your heels lifting off the floor. Squatting does not come naturally to some which find it hard to keep their feet planted on the floor. Is is very important to keep your feet planted to…

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Function over Fashion

Personally, I think you look FABULOUS!!! Image found on ActiveTravels.com  (Thank you!!!!!)

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Mind your P’s and Cues

2 years ago, I spent a month at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in western MA and earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate. While I don’t teach much yoga these days, I find that many of the principles I learned at Kripalu apply to personal training, particularly the training of seniors and frail seniors. …

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Morning Workout Musings

This morning, I was up at my now-standard time of 4:45am and promptly enjoyed a big mug of black-mango tea with milk. After some tooling around on the internet (including a fantastic Facebook-based discussion about the script adaptation of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books) I prepared for my morning workout. Since …

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Another Hip Exercise (So hip, man.)

Believe in the hype about the hip! An addendum to yesterday’s blog post: Hip Abduction with a Band This is a therapeutic and functional exercise that some runners out there might recognize especially if you have tightness in your Illiotibial Band. I use this exercise with all of my ambulatory clients in order to build …

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It’s All In The Hips

As a shout out to my late sister, Heather, every time I hear “It’s all in the hips,” I think of that Adam Sandler movie, Little Nicky. Yeah, it’s not a great film. Until just now I secretly found it hilarious. Anywho, fire-breathing Adam Sandler aside, you can see that this post will be about the …

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