Core Routine Using An Overhead Bar

I love incorporating exercises that use the overhead bar in my routine. Since I started hanging at least once a week, I have noticed several benefits: -My hands, arms, shoulders, core and hips flexors feel stronger. -My shoulder range of motion has improved. -After I hang, my back feels better aligned. -Being able to hold…

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My Exercise Video Membership Subscription Is Finally Here!

I am so excited to announce, my exercise video membership subscription is finally here and ready for you to use! Join and see improvements in full body strength, range of motion, balance, stability, joint health, pain relief, and athletic performance! *Choose at least one new exercise to practice everyday. *Start with beginner exercises, progress to…

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My 12 Favorite Dumbbell Exercises

I enjoy incorporating dumbbell exercises in my routine. I can do simple, dynamic and powerful movements using dumbbells. I keep them in the garage, I take them with me to the park and I use them at the gym. Here are 12 of my favorite exercises using a dumbbell: 1. Dumbbell squats really engage my…

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Sharing Notes On What I Learned From Hand and Wrist Pain (Ep. 4)

This post is the 4th in a series called, ‘Sharing Notes On What I Learned’. This time, I’m sharing notes on what I learned from hand and wrist pain: A few years ago, I started experiencing pain in my hands and wrists. I would immediately feel pressure in my wrists, anytime I tried to support…

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Amazing Women Singers Who Inspired and Empowered Me In My Teens: Late 80s Baby

Music has always been a big part of my life. From a young age, my parents used music to bond our family and teach us about history. I have fond memories of Billie holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and Bob Marley playing in our home. Thanks Mom and Dad ! As…

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Sharing Notes On What I Learned From Hanging on a Bar Ep. 3 | Building Full Body Strength

This post is the third in a series called, ‘Sharing Notes On What I Learned’. This time, I’m sharing notes on what I learned from hanging on a bar. About two years ago, I began routinely hanging on a bar to develop more upper body strength. I felt weak at first, but with consistency, it…

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Using Yoga Straps For Shoulder Mobility and Trunk Flexibility

Our shoulders and spine can become stiff and achy for a variety of reasons: Driving, computer work, stress, athletic activities, to name a few. I started using straps to improve shoulder range of motion a couple years ago. Adding straps to my morning warm up routine has offered me wonderful results. My shoulders and spine…

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Why Foam Roll?

A foam roller is one of the tools I use regularly, to help my body stay agile and mobile. WHAT IS FOAM ROLLING? Foam rolling is a self-massage technique used to soothe tight, sore muscles. WHY SHOULD I FOAM ROLL? Benefits: -improves mobility -helps prevent injury -warms up the body -speeds up recovery process WHEN…

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Figure 4 Variations: How To Stretch the Piriformis Muscle

The figure 4 is an excellent stretch for the buttocks and specifically the piriformis. It is also, one of the first stretches I remember being taught. The exercise called the ‘figure 4’, was first introduced to me in high school track and field practice, freshman year. A varsity team leader called out the stretch. “FIGURE…

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