Archive for January, 2012

Staying on Track

January 30th, 2012 | Range of Motion | 2 Comments

Four weeks into the new year.  How are you doing with your goals.  Already struggling?  Here are some simple questions you can ask yourself.  “Have I managed my time well?”  Did I do what I said I was going to do?”  Have I taken personal responsibility for actions taken or not taken or have I blamed other people or circumstances for my demise?”  Do I listen to people who are successful and accomplishing similar goals and what I want to achieve or do I only hear the Naysayers who say it can’t be done.  I call them “Dream Stealers”

There will always be something or someone to get in your way.  Maybe even you.  Get out of your on way.  Stop, think, re-assess.  One of my goals this year was to run my first half marathon.  My training started six weeks ago.  The race is in four weeks.  Two weeks ago I broke my big toe.  Oh well no running.  But wait there’s more.  I have always found the elliptical machine to be boring and have spent no more than ten minutes on one for my entire athletic existence of more than 35 years.  Forced to utilize this form of cardio-respiratory activity as it does not hurt my toe has yielded an amazing unexpected result.  The best long distance and non stop, length of time training in my life.  I will run the race and ironically it will probably be better than if I would not have injured myself.  I’ll keep you posted.

So what is stopping you?  Stop, think , re-assess.  Sometimes you have to jump out of the way when a car is coming toward you.  The car hits a pot hole.  Water, snow, ice, mud and planets from another galaxy force you fall into the weeds.  Get up brush yourself off and Keep Moving Forward!

Please feel free to apply to any goals whether health, business, fitness or family.  The strategies are simple and apply to life.  www.FlexBuilding.com

FlexBuilding Movements for the Shoulders

January 25th, 2012 | Flexibility, Health Care, Muscles, Rehabilitation, Wellness | 1 Comment

Recently I posted an article about Eric Whitehorn and his journey back to health after brain surgery and should surgery.   Several FlexBuilding stretching movements are used in Eric’s rehabilitation.   Some of these are subscapularis, bench press, high pec and anterior to posterior deltoid.  

Here are movements for the neck and shoulders and traps demonstrated by me.   The FlexBuilding book includes these movements and many, many more.  Try these movements and see for yourself how well they can work for everyone.

 

 

Ninja Workout for muscular endurance

January 23rd, 2012 | Exercise, Muscles, Muscular Endurance, Workout | 6 Comments

Pick three of your favorite abdominal movements. Do a light jog or jump rope for two minutes. Pull ups to failure then abdominal movement #1. Push ups to failure (shoot for 100) then abdominal movement #2. Body Squats to failure between 100-200, then abdominal movement #3. Repeat for muscular endurance. Puking is optional. Source: Spartan WOD

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