Category: stretching

Running Program Week 10

Foam Rolling to Release Muscle Aches and Pains Over the last two months, I’ve focused this column on running programs. Well, the running community is probably a little stiff right now with thousands completing the Portland Full and Half Marathon on October 5th and the Girlfriends Run for a Cure on October 12th as well as many other local runs. …

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Running Program Week 9

During the last 2 months, we’ve discussed general running guidelines to help you design a running program to prepare you for the local, popular runs including the Girlfriends Run for a Cure that will have thousands of runners and walkers participating from around the Northwest in the next few weeks. Last week, we reviewed the importance of running technique and discussed how…

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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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Join me at the pool?

Heading down to your local community pool for a relaxing swim is an activity that many look forward to. But if want to swim with more strength and greater efficiency and avoid feeling like you’re about to drown, click on the link below for some exercises to improve your swimming performance. http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/apr/23/eager-to-hit-the-pool-these-exercises-are-good-pre/ Yours in health…

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Are you inline?

Many people are nervous initially to in-line skate because of a fear of falling. But if you spend some time working on your balance, you can feel confident strapping on a pair of skates and cruising to an awesome workout for your hips and thighs. Get your leg and buttock muscles conditioned beforehand, and you’ll…

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Spring Training to Lower your Golf Score

Spring is in the air, and many of us are now realizing summer is on its way. Tennis, cycling, jogging, golfing, in-line skating, baseball, swimming, hiking … I can’t wait! With the longer days, many of us have a renewed sense of energy. So, along with the spring cleaning you may be tackling around the…

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Exercise and nutrition tips to help you lose weight and lean up for summer

“We have aspects of ourselves hidden deep within, waiting to blossom.” -Ken Dychtwald I love this quote and I encourage you all to allow your best self to surface and shine bright for all to see. By doing so you will inspire others to reach for their best! I wanted to send you the last…

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Week 6 of the “New Year, New You” health, fitness and nutrition program

“The greatest irritant to most people is not a lack of money or status, but ill health. Nothing shines brightly if we do not feel well…” – Margaret Stortz The quote above is so true. The very person who is too busy to exercise but then is hospitalized for a triple bypass surgery and who…

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