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 [...]
YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT: An old-school move holds the key to unlocking your power—if only you can do it right.
“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 [...]
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 [...]
(This article was originally published in May, 2010.) I consider myself very lucky. A few days ago while running with Louie, my adorable little Boston Terrier, I took a nasty and what could have been a devastating fall on the pavement. Somehow, Louie got tangled between my feet and with tremendous momentum I was suddenly [...]
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, [...]
A common concern about exercise is that if you don’t do it almost every day, you won’t achieve much health benefit. But a commendable new study suggests otherwise, showing that a fairly leisurely approach to scheduling workouts may actually be more beneficial than working out almost daily. For the new study, published this month in [...]