STRETCHING HELPS GAIN FLEXIBILITY – CHEST

This is the fourth stretch in a series of blog posts with a description of a different stretch for each week. At the end of the series, you’ll have a complete set of stretches for the major muscle groups. WHY WE STRETCH Stretching helps us to avoid tightness around our joints so we can move…
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STRETCHING HELPS GAIN FLEXIBILITY – SHOULDERS

This is the third stretch in a series of blog posts with a description of a different stretch for each week.  At the end of the series, you’ll have a complete set of stretches for the major muscle groups. WHY WE STRETCH Stretching helps us to avoid tightness around our joints so we can move…
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STRETCHING HELPS GAIN FLEXIBILITY – TRICEPS

Last week I started a series of blog posts with a description of a different stretch for each week.  This is the second stretch.  At the end of the series, you’ll have a complete set of stretches for the major muscle groups. WHY WE STRETCH Stretching helps us to avoid tightness around our joints so…
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STRETCHING HELPS GAIN FLEXIBILITY – LATS

I have a confession.  When I was younger and before I was educated, I rarely took the time to stretch.  Now I feel I can’t start working out if my muscles aren’t warmed up and stretched! I am starting a series of blog posts with a description of a different stretch for each week.  At…
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DOING RESISTANCE TRAINING ON YOUR OWN?

    Here are some things to think about when you are doing resistance training on your own (this information is assuming you have no physical or health limitations, check with your physician before starting a new workout program): Spend 5 to 10 minutes warming up your muscles.  That can be as simple as taking…
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