Laura is using the suspension training system Hanger 44 targeting abdominals and back. She is also working. G chest, shoulders, arms in this side swing. Her goal? Do a controlled swing aide to side from her shoulders for 30 seconds. Not very easy at all but it feels great.
The Hanger is so versatile that often it can also provide the perfect assist for my clients with knee or hip pain due to weak, deconditioned muscles. I can easily modify and gradually increase their ROM safely so that they can get their lives back and activities back to normal functioning.
I just ordered more of this special, delicious, dark brown homemade honey from Ikaria, a tiny Greek island. It has been an important part of their diet for centuries and ‘contributes to the impressive longevity of Ikarians’.
She’s strong now and has been with me for over 2 years. Being an ex-collegiate athlete in basketball, she prides herself on staying fit but lacks the discipline to do it now that she’s in the corporate world… a typical problem facing many millenials. Voila! That’s where I come in. Having to keep an appointment with me keeps her consistent, fit, healthy and down 2 pant sizes.
My client Cheryl could not do this dynamic stretch 5 weeks ago. She is thrilled to be able to get her ROM back. She even surprised herself by running up the stairs in her house! I am love hearing this. Her knee pain, past tense, was caused by inactivity.
When all you have is 10 minutes to throw something together and you’re starving, these are perfect and perfectly satisfying. I garnish them with a sprig of Bok Choy or ‘super greens’ which provides more nutrients than regular lettuce. Everything. Is organic of course. And yes, that’s a slice of jalapeño and red pepper for some zing! Enjoy.
I use this stretch with my clients following a general warm-up or cardiovascular workout:
Here, I am doing a ‘dynamic’ meaning ‘moving’ stretch as I travel down the room, opening up, warming & increasing blood flow to my hips, knees, ankles & back. Keep the back as neutral as possible. Avoid rounding. It requires a bit of balance as you stand up from this position on one leg, step forward and lunge foward into the other with support from the hand on the floor. This is also fantastic used as a mid-run stretch.
You know what they say about apples?! But I’ve never been wild about them (love blueberries), so.. I challenged myself to start eating one a day, and now I’m hooked. That, guys and gals, is how a habit changes (if you really want it to change and I did) for the good!
I add the only vitamin I take, a gummy multivitamin, and I feel great!