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Archive for December 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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