Exercises

Six Daily Exercises to Boost Mobility and Balance

Dr. Kelly Starrett, a physical therapist at CrossFit San Francisco, is an expert in the development of mobility exercises. Starrett’s routine of six stretches can improve an athlete’s range of motion, while boosting general flexibility and balance. These six exercises, according to Starrett, “lead to enhanced function,” when performed daily and held for two minutes…

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Easy Ways to Exercise at Home When it’s Cold Outside

What are the benefits of exercise? We all know the benefits of exercising. Exercising is important for everyone. Exercises can improve strength, posture and flexibility, relieve muscle tension and stress, and energize you for the day. Exercising is also a great way to lower your risk of repetitive strain, pain and injuries. It helps lower…

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Is it always better to be flexible?

In short, no. Flexibility can be very important in preventing certain injuries. It can also ensure that certain muscles activate through their proper plane of motion, avoiding compensation and overuse of other muscles. The hamstrings, for example, come to mind. If your hamstrings aren’t flexible enough, other muscles that activate to help extend the legs…

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Fall Yardwork Tips

By Colin Hillson Like an elite athlete getting ready for the start of the competition season, you too should be thinking about getting ready for the fall yard work season. After the easy breezy summer full of push-assist lawn mowers and light electric trimmers, we are about to enter the toughest part of the yard…

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Biking & Your Hips

Biking & Your Hips By Colin Hillson, B.Sc. (Hons), R.Kin, CPT Kinesiologist & Bike Fitter For many people a barrier for riding bikes, especially ones that are more aggressive like road and mountain bikes, is back pain. Everyone should experience the joy of riding bikes, so how do we let you ride that super flashy…

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