10 Reasons Why You Should Squat

1. Prevent injuries Whether you play soccer, basketball, or football on the weekends, research has proven over and over that athletes who squat injure themselves less frequently than athletes who do not squat.1 Full range of motion squats strengthen the …

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4 Things You Must Do After Every Gym Workout

Photo: By English: Sgt. Russell Gilchrest, U.S. Army (www.defense.gov) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons 4 Things You Must Do After Every Gym Workout You’ve put in the hard work already, you’ve sweated it out and got some strength training in, …

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Do You Like Vinyasa Flow, but Your Joints Are About to Blow: Warrior 2

  Warrior 2 is an interesting pose that involves the action of external rotation of the rear hip, even though the foot is angled towards the body.  It flows well with reverse warrior and side-angle pose, as the leg and …

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Do You Like Vinyasa Flow, but Your Joints Are About to Blow: Downward Facing Dog

  Once we’ve arrived in Downward Facing Dog, we can move right into the next pose, right?  Possibly, depending on the instructor’s sequence.  But when you consider how much time we spend either holding or flowing through downward dog, it’s …

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Do You Like Vinyasa Flow, but Your Joints Are About to Blow? Upward Facing Dog

  It looks magnificent when the yoga journal models hold the pose with a lengthened spine, engaged core, and an eloquent upward gaze!  It can feel, however, like your low back is about to break, your neck is straining, and …

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Sports Injury Prevention Tips

Sports Injury Prevention Tips Sandy Baird, D.C. Whether you prefer team sports like soccer, basketball, or rugby, or individual sports such as tennis, swimming, or racquetball, it’s crucial to your health and happiness to take preventative steps (swings, strokes, etc.) …

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Ease into Power Yoga

Ease into Power Yoga By Sandy Baird, DC Power yoga is an athletic, fast-paced, challenging class that is usually performed in a warm room.  The poses are linked together in a flowing manner, and the practitioner connects his or her …

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