Strength beyond muscles

Have you ever fallen asleep on your arm and when you wake up, you can’t move it?  What happened? Did your muscles get weaker overnight? Obviously not. Your nerves are simply temporarily limited in their ability to tell your muscles what to do. Strength is much...

The missing link of strength, part 2

In my last blog, I clarified how the pelvic floor muscles are an important major muscle group, designed to function with the core muscles, rather than separately.  However, even when the pelvic floor muscles are added to core exercises, there is still a missing link....

The missing links of strength, part 1

Do a quick internet search for core exercise programs and you will need to sort through more than 222,000,000 results!  Yet, most core exercises do not help the 13 million Americans, 20% of them athletes, with function-limiting weakness in one really important muscle...

The main drain on motivation, part 2

Last blog, we highlighted how draining it is on motivation to dive into an exercise program, only to be sharply reminded of how far we have to go. The body reminds us quickly that, just like everything else in nature, it needs time to grow and get stronger.  When we...

The main drain on motivation, part 1

Consider the last time your motivation for exercise seemed to disappear without warning. What happened?  There is one very common drain on motivation I see over and over—the diving in… You may not have much time for exercise, and if you do, there might be other...