Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow (No Tennis or Golf Required!)
Exercise Basics

Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow (No Tennis or Golf Required!)

People often ask me what the difference is between tennis and golfer’s elbow. Tennis elbow seems to get more press, and in fact it is more common by a factor of 5. Which is not to say that they can’t both be debilitating and aggravating. Here’s the difference: Tennis elbow is pain on the outside…

What You Can Do in “Minutes a Day”
Exercise Basics | Movement

What You Can Do in “Minutes a Day”

Seriously, how often have you watched an infomercial or commercial touting an exercise plan or device that can get you great results in “minutes a day”? As we know, the lure of instant gratification always looms, and many things in our material universe are invented to appeal to that urge in all of us. Yes,…

Lunges are Awesome for Your Knees! Or NOT!
Exercise Basics

Lunges are Awesome for Your Knees! Or NOT!

Lunges are often touted as a magnificent exercise that does wonders for your legs, hips, and knees. Mostly the emphasis is on strengthening and toning your leg muscles. That would be the quadriceps (front of thigh), hamstrings (back of thigh), calves (back of lower leg), and butt (needs no introduction). This is all good. And,…

Getting a Big Bang Out of Donkey Kicks
Exercise Basics | Movement

Getting a Big Bang Out of Donkey Kicks

Before we go any further, let’s take a look at what a Donkey Kick is, done correctly. There are several cues for nailing this exercise, and each one has a purpose. Once you read the cues, you will start to get the idea. This exercise does so many things for your body, that it truly…

Where Do You Start When You Want to Get Fit?
Exercise Basics | Movement

Where Do You Start When You Want to Get Fit?

Let’s say you have decided to “get fit”, or even “get more fit”.  You are committed, and you want to start after a long hiatus or maybe just a short one. What is the best action to take? Let me make the case for starting with your core. But before we do, let’s take a…

What Results Do you Really Want?
Exercise Basics | Mindset

What Results Do you Really Want?

Sometimes we start a new project or exercise plan not knowing exactly what we want to get out of it. And, that’s fair. Often we don’t really know what can happen. There’s the direct results, and then there’s related, or ripple, effects. We can’t control or anticipate everything. And, there’s a learning curve. Often when…