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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
 

Keeping Tween Girls Healthy for Sports

I’ve had several conversations with moms lately about their tween and teen daughters interest in fitness and sports.  Understandably so, the moms are concerned about alignment and keeping their tween girls healthy so they can remain active.  Preventing non-contact injury can be accomplished by improving alignment and establishing a solid foundation to build on. I’ve ... Read More
 

5 Core Training Exercises You Need To Do

It’s no secret that I love core stability exercises.  If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ve read several explanations as to why core stability is important and why I no longer include crunches in my clients workouts.  I’m on #teamnocrunches!  So rather than more science, let’s get to the 5 core training exercises you need ... Read More
 

3 Exercises I No Longer Do

When you start out in the fitness industry with a degree right out college, you think you know all there is about exercise.  I was once the doe-eyed trainer that couldn’t wait to give my clients the most awesome exercises I could possibly find.  I thought my clients would become bored after doing the same ... Read More
 

Core Stability Improves Your Hip Mobility

If you spend time on social media, you know plank challenges are all the rage.  Have you ever considered what exactly the plank does for the core?  You know it makes it stronger when you do it correctly, but planks also stabilize all the core muscles.  Core stability is important not only for a great ... Read More