How to Do Squats with Resistance Bands

Whether you're working out at home or in a gym and no matter what your goals are, squats are a must for your routine. Squats are an effective exercise that primarily strengthens and builds muscle on your glutes and legs. Yes, squats can be done using nothing but your bodyweight. However, adding resistance will make them all the more effective. If you've read my blog on Resistance Bands vs. Free…
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Posture – The Importance of Alignment and Finding Muscular Balance

Ever since youth, you’ve heard plenty of fuss about posture — “sit up straight”, “stand tall”, “don’t slouch”. But why? What is all the fuss about? Why is posture so important? First, what is posture? Posture is defined as the way that one carries his or her body both while stationary or in motion. Good posture preserves your lifeline — your spine. Besides keeping you…
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Mobility – The Ability to Move Freely, Easily, and With Less Risk of Injury

The line between flexibility and mobility is often blurred and confused. This is understandable. Although they shouldn’t be used interchangeably, they are certainly correlated and limitations in either flexibility or mobility will result in a restriction of movement. There is a definable difference between the two and understanding the difference will not only help you maximize your ability to…
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Should You Wear Shoes When Exercising | Time to Get Back on Your Feet

Are you thinking of replacing those well-worn, raggedy cross-trainers? Before you go out and buy that expensive pair of shoes with the fancy arch support, let's answer one question: should you wear shoes when exercising? Let's point out the obvious. If you're exercising in a public place, i.e. gym, studio, etc., it's only common courtesy to wear shoes. Not to mention, hygienic. But, should you…
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More Than Strength and Endurance | Other Important Benefits of Exercise

When we think about exercise we often think about getting stronger and developing our cardio. Otherwise, we think about improving our general health; i.e. reducing stress, sleeping better, etc. These are all excellent reasons to exercise. However, there are other benefits of exercise we should also consider. Benefits of Exercise We Don't Talk About In this blog, we'll discuss stability and…
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