Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Simple Exercise to Alleviate Back Pain

Back pain is often caused by years of bad posture. It happens progressively through long hours sitting or standing slumped over.

Good posture is the best way to prevent back pain. And you can dramatically improve your posture by learning to stand properly.

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To Get Fitter Faster You'll Need Muscular Strength and Endurance

What's the Best Method to Get Fit Fast?
A friend of mine is on a mission - a mission to lose weight for an upcoming date. The date is a trip to Mexico, where she'll be sporting her new bikini, in front of her new Beau. Her mission is intense and has included up to two hours per day of long, slow "fat burning" running. That is, until she injured herself and her Achilles tendon from overuse.
 
Question: What's the fasted and smartest way to get fit and lose weight?

Stay Limber and Strong on the Slopes with Our Pre-ski Routine

Winter is in full swing and so is ski and snowboard season. For those of you who are hitting the slopes over the next few months, it’s time to take your body as seriously as your skiing. It’s also time to make sure your body is balanced and ready to go before bombing down the hill and weaving through the bumps.

Don't Ski Lopsided!
Many people feel they turn better to one side. This is because turning to the left requires you to transfer your weight to the inside of your right ski.

Don't Let the Cold Weather Put Your Outdoor Workouts on Ice

Winter can be an exhilarating time to exercise outdoors. Snow-capped mountains, glistening hillsides, and crisp cool air are enticing. Moreover, winter weather often drives people into the gym, so you’re likely to have the trail to yourself. Cold temperatures, snow and ice all pose risks you need to prepare for, however. See the Outdoor Fitness Winter Sports Workout.
 
 
 

Winter Fitness - How to Adapt to the Elements

Don't let the cold weather dampen your fitness program.  Here are simple tips to keep you on-track all winter long.
 
Here at OutdoorFitness.com we have a saying - "There's no such thing as inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing." That's to say, if you dress right for the conditions, you should be just fine. Since 1995, I've only had to cancel classes twice due to weather - once due to high winds (and flying branches) and the other due to lightning.
 
Here are a few tips I wrote for the Athleta Chi Blog - designed to keep you warm and moving!

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