“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Let’s face it. Even the fittest among us has been there… stuck in that uncomfortable neverland of missed workouts, where resuming a weight training routine grows increasingly daunting with every missed day. For some, even a visit to the dentist holds more appeal than starting back at [...]
YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT: An old-school move holds the key to unlocking your power—if only you can do it right.
It seemed like a joke. I spend most of my time experimenting with cutting-edge fitness routines and new training technology. Yet here I was, challenged to do a single, textbook repetition of a classic exercise, one I’d long ago relegated to beefy defensive linemen and World Cup skiers. What was one squat supposed to do [...]
“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Is there a relationship between how much I exercise and how well I age? The quick and easy answer is YES! But, let’s first start with two simple concepts, aging and detraining. People often confuse the two and this is unfortunate because it makes the aging process [...]
“Squat Till You Drop. Are You Women Enough?” This is the headliner in a recent fitness journal article about the importance of squatting; and doing it properly. “If you can’t squat, then you’re not strong! That’s the consensus of most power athletes, strength coaches and fitness experts.”~ Thomas Fahey ED.D I’m quite sure that I’m [...]
With the endless, often confusing and overwhelming information on the internet about weight lifting, strength training, functional fitness, power versus strength, etc., how do we know what’s what? Most importantly, what is best for me? You may ask yourself, as many of my clients and students do, what is the best way for me to [...]
Today we are squatting at the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, laundry room sink – every sink in your home or office! Just as push-ups are the quintessential upper body exercise; SQUATS are the lower body equivalent! A single squat will wake-up and workout your butt muscles, hips, quadriceps, hamstrings, inner and outer thighs (adductors and [...]
If you follow my personal blog, Lauren’s Thoughts (if you don’t already, you should!), you know that I share my weekly workouts with my readers. In part to connect to others who like exercise and in part to make myself accountable for working out regularly. I’ve talked about a few of my favorite workouts: running, [...]