December 12, 2017
Post-Shoulder Workout Flow
Here’s a flow focused on recovery for your shoulders, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to avoid the rest of your body. Work into your hips, get your core and spine moving, and get some endurance work with a Warrior 2 sequence near the end of this workout. Great for the day after a shoulder -focused workout (swimming, arm balances, pull-ups, resistance training, etc) when you want some relief for your shoulders but want to move the rest of your body, too. You’ll need 2 blocks and a strap for this one. Enjoy!
December 7, 2017
Hips & Twists
This workout focuses on hip mobility and spine mobility. This is fantastic for athletes who use twisting motions such as swings, change of direction or turning, as well as people who spend too much time sitting or being inactive. This workout improves mobility in the spine, hips, and shoulders, and also improves core strength, hip strength, and lower-body endurance. You’ll need a block for this one.
December 5, 2017
My Personal 4 Strategies for Practicing Gratitude – Off The Mat
Everyone from Oprah to Ben Greenfield talks about the importance of gratitude, so with so many successful people talking about its importance to their own success it must be pretty important, right? But… if you’re anything like me, being open about gratitude and saying, “You know what? I’m really grateful for ____ and ____,” might just feel downright uncomfortable. Let’s be honest – it’s tough to be emotionally open as a guy in our society. Well screw it – if people think that’s weird, that’s just too bad. Practicing gratitude works, in the sense that it helps you be happier, more fulfilled, and succeed in your goals.
November 29, 2017
Yoga Flow for Flexion Level 1
Learn the basic exercises for strengthening your spine if you have flexion-based Back Pain or stiffness. Flexion-based means that rounding (forward folds) your back feels fine, but arching (back bending) your back feels uncomfortable or painful.
November 28, 2017
Yoga Warm-Up for Squats
The goal of a proper warm-up for squats (in particular weighted back squats) is to make sure your body is completely prepared for the extra weight you’re about to put on your back. We do this by (1) opening the hips, (2) activating the muscles of the hips, legs, and core, (3) working into your ankles, and lastly (4) opening your chest and prepping your body with proper posture. This is a quick routine, and even though it might be longer than what you’re used to for a squat routine, you’re going to get so much more out of your squats as a result! Try it out, and see the difference.
November 20, 2017
The Scorpion Workout (Crash‑course tutorial)
This workout focuses on the Scorpion Pose. This challenging but rewarding arm balance is a combination of shoulder mobility, core strength, spine strength, and hip stability. This workout guides you through drills and postures to help you develop the strength and the mobility for scorpion pose. At the end of the workout, you’ll have the chance to try scorpion for yourself. Be warned - you may fall over! You’ll need a strap and maybe a block for this workout (optional).
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