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Strength coach, trainer educator, writer, mom to three awesome kids, pie enthusiast. Creating monsters since 2009.

Archive for 2010

Shoulders, they aren’t just held together with tape and spit . . .

Although one might think so.  Shoulders are one of the most common complaints I get when training individuals, especially my older male clients.  The shoulder ball and socket joint is not like the hip joint where the bones fit together nice and snug.  It is a rather open structure held together mostly by muscle and connective tissue.  And yet, most sports that include throwing, lifting things overhead, as well as […]

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Some kettlebell workouts to do at home

So, I know a lot of you are traveling for the holidays.  But, if you have a kettlebell or dumbbell, you can get a good workout in wherever you are.  Here are some workouts we’ve done at kettlebell class the past couple of months. This is a strength workout, you’ll need a slightly heavier bell than you use for our conditioning circuits.  For example, if you usually use a 4-6 […]

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The Warrior Dash is coming to North Carolina!

In August 2011!  Wait a minute, August?  In North Carolina? Warrior Dash, Huntersville, NC Well, it will be hot, but at least there won’t be frost on the ground when we jump into the pond.   And besides, we are of warrior stock, sweating like pigs and getting muddy is what we do best. That, and pillaging.  We will be registering on Saturday, December 18th. If you would like to join […]

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Holiday Workouts

Do those two words even go together? Well, yes. They do and more importantly, they should. During the holidays we tend to overeat, get overstressed, and tend to get our exercise herding children through shopping malls and putting up holiday decorations. However, during this time, there is nothing better for your body AND mind than a little exercise. During this time of year, when the days are colder and definitely […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, I know, I’ve been remiss in posting.  But for a good reason.  I’ve been working on a textbook for my training organization, the ISSA.  Trying to succintly explain how to safely and effectively program boot camps and group classes for a broad range of people takes up a lot more space than you might think.  We hope to release the course next summer.  ISSA is accredited through the Distance […]

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Training Schedule October 25th – October 30th

This week, we resume barbell training.  After two weeks of teaching kettlebell classes and barbell skill training, I am over the DOMS threshold for more frequent training and my joints feel much more stable.  It took two weeks of pain, but now I feel good and can get back to daily practice. Huh?  Aren’t you always yammering about overtraining and overuse injuries? Yes, as a matter of fact I do.  […]

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Training Schedule October 18th – 23rd

One of my friends and fellow trainers, Chad Edwards, is now the proud owner of Crossfit Local in Chapel Hill.  Chad and his crew recently participated in a fundraiser to raise money for breast cancer, Barbells for Boobs.  They are now gearing up for the Carolina Fitness Challenge, a CrossFit competition to be held at CrossFit Durham this December 11th. Back to things going on in my basement . . […]

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