Shape Up with Sherri

Exercises and stretches for Cyclists

Cycling recreationally or competitively requires a great deal of length, strength and endurance in the torso muscles to hold the body in a forward-flexed posture while riding. Here’s a few exercises to enhance cycling enjoyment and performance. Stretch over the ball: Curl backward and move your feet out until you are lying comfortably over an…

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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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Take a Hike!

There’s nothing like fresh mountain air and beautiful terrain. But hiking can be hard on your body and knees if you’re not conditioned — especially with the challenging inclines around the Columbia River Gorge, Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood. So try some of the following exercises to get you in tip-top hiking shape. Click…

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Up Your Tennis Game

If you’re into tennis but haven’t done any pre-conditioning before you play your first match, you could be in for some disappointing performances, not to mention injuries. On the other hand, if you follow an effective training program, you can expect improved technique and power, making you a better athlete. You’ll also avoid common tennis injuries,…

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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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