Category: abdominals

Bridge Your Way To Strong Hips

If your hips aren’t strong enough to stabilize your pelvis while walking, running or playing sports, your knees and back will suffer. Strong Hips = Strong Knees.  Weak Hips = Weak Knees. Bridging is an exercise often used by physical therapists to help strengthen hips and it can be done anywhere with no equipment. Here’s…

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Spring Training Camp

Spring is officially here and as we start to experience the longer, warmer and dryer days it gives many of us a boost of energy. Plus it often reminds us that summer is on its way including hiking, golfing, swimming, tennis, cycling, baseball, water sports and other summer activities! So along with the spring cleaning…

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Core Conditioning – To Crunch or Not Crunch?

Abdominal crunches and sit-ups still seem to be the go-to exercise when someone wants to strengthen their core but they may not be doing as much as we think to develop the strong torso we need to play sports, walk, lift or perform other daily activities. So the question becomes Core Conditioning – To Crunch or Not Crunch? The problem…

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Running Program Week 7

During the last 6 columns we’ve discussed general running guidelines to help you design a program to prepare you for the local, popular runs, the Portland Marathon and the Girlfriends Run for a Cure that will have thousands of runners and walkers participating from around the Northwest this fall. In this Running Program Series I’ve focused on strengthening critical areas for…

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Exercises for soccer players

Soccer players are amazing athletes possessing exceptional speed, agility and kicking, jumping and throwing power. The following drills will enhance performance in all components of the game.  Click on the link below for photos and descriptions of all exercises. http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/may/07/exercises-to-help-soccer-players-enhance-their-ski/    …

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Exercises for baseball players

Baseball, a favorite American summer activity for kids and adults, requires speed, throwing power and batting strength. Click on the link below to learn exercises to enhance performance and minimize injury. http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/apr/30/baseball-conditioning-aids-game-cuts-aches/ Yours in health and fitness, Sherri…

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