Reverse Plank Exercise

“I really should be better at this,” I thought to myself while at a conference a few months ago. It was a conference for personal trainers and the presenter had asked us to do the reverse plank exercise.  I was partnered with a guy who did his first.  His reverse plank looked great. “Don’t expect ... Read More
 

Exercises that are Harder than they Look

I’ll be honest.  I love a sneaky exercise.  You know….the ones that look so simple, but are surprisingly difficult. When my clients say, “Wow! That was hard!,” I know it was an unexpected challenge:) Here are some of my favorite exercises that are harder than they look. 3D Plank I’m a fan of all exercises ... Read More
 

Updated Diastasis Recti Test

It’s 4 years after the birth of my daughter.  I recently found out that I’m still having a diastasis recti issue.  I knew something was slightly off with my core, but couldn’t put my finger on it.  Turns out, the reason why it took me a while to figure out the issue is because of ... Read More
 

Diastasis Recti Workout

So you’ve discovered you have a diastasis.  No matter if you’re a few weeks postpartum or a few years, there are exercises you can do to improve your abdominals.  A diastasis recti workout will be low intensity and fairly short. The most important thing to understand is that diastasis recti is a full body issue.  ... Read More
 

What is Rib Flare and Exercises to Help

Rib boobs. That’s what I’ve heard them called. When your ribs are sticking out, they’re out of alignment. They should lay flat inside your torso. This rib flare is a sign that your core muscles aren’t doing their job. Specifically, the deep core stabilizer, the transverse abdominis, and obliques. If the external obliques and/or transverse ... Read More
 

Side Plank to Spare Your Shoulder

Does your shoulder talk to you when you do the side plank exercise?  That’s a red flag that the core muscle that should be working during the exercise isn’t.  Here’s why you feel the side plank exercise in your shoulder. Side Plank Muscles Worked The side plank specifically targets the Quadratus Lumborum (QL, pictured below) ... Read More
 

Importance of Scar Tissue Massage

I’ve reached a breaking point with the amount of clients I’ve seen with overactive scar tissue. If you’ve had surgery or have significant scars, you need to understand the importance of scar tissue massage. When you’ve had surgery, your brain sends loads of information to that area in order to heal.  That’s crucially important.  The ... Read More