Three Exercises to Improve Posture

"Pull your shoulders back, sit up straight, don't hunch over."  Does this sound familiar?   I know I hear it a lot!!  It feels so uncomfortable to do those things.  When I think about it I spend so much of my time slumped over on my computer, phone, or sitting down for long periods of time.  All of these activities contribute to my rounded shoulders and forward head posture. My back and neck are always sore especially when I wake up in the morning.  My muscles think this slumped position as my body's natural state.  This causes…

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Resistance Bands for Flabby Arms!

As you age you may notice a little extra flab on your arms.  This is also known as bat wings! Why is this happening, you may ask yourself.  The answer is... as we get older our fat has the tendency to increase and our lean muscle tend to decrease.  With age, our skin and connective tissue starts to lose it's elasticity.Extra body fat can cause sagging skin and depending on your body structure you may store fat in different areas.  In general, women tend to store more fat in their upper arms then men.  This…

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Resistance Bands for Runners, Who Knew?

Are you an avid runner?  Are you looking for ways to improve your running? How can you do this?  First thing is to not only run BUT to do some strength training!How Can Strength Training Help Your Running?To be a runner you need to be strong!  This is why it's essential to do some strength training.  Strength training strengthens your muscles and joints. The stronger your muscles and joints are, the less chance of having an injury.  The repeated movements involved with running can be hard on the body. Running beyond your current level of fitness…

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Band Assisted Pull Ups

Why Are Pull Ups SO Challenging?Pulls may look easy but once you try them you will soon learn they are very challenging! Many people have difficulty performing them even if they are in good shape.  It is a compound exercise that involves multiple muscle groups to work together.  It is one of the toughest body weight exercises out there and it requires a lot of upper body strength.  When you are performing a pull up you are lifting your entire body weight. If you weigh 150 lbs then you are lifting 150 lbs!!  Not many people can…

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Best Exercises for Weight Loss

It is true that you don't need to spend a fortune or invest a lot of time to lose weight.  You can do this in the comfort of your own home. There are a few important things to know!  I am going to share some of the best exercises for weight loss.  In my opinion, resistance bands are one of the best pieces of workout equipment out there and can be used for all exercise. Let me share how you can incorporate resistance bands into your workout to help you lose weight.  What is the best…

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