by Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT
Add these exercises into your workout 2-3 days a week before your lift or run. Think of me the next morning when it hurts to sneeze, cough, or laugh. Those are your deep core stabilizing muscles that you have been ignoring.
. Work up to 60 seconds for each arm.
Written on - Nov. 23, 2015
Sign Up for Your First Obstacle Race!
by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES and Matt Carroll, USAW LVL 1, AFAA CPT
The rise in popularity of obstacle races is undeniable. The obstacle course race (OCR) community is growing every day with a plethora of different types of races becoming available. There are races for those in the best shape of their lives and there are also races designed to get people...
Written on - Nov. 16, 2015
5 Best Exercises for Knee Health by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT
Knee pain be the most frustrating injury to have. It affects your daily activities. It can take months to go away. Of course it is best to add special exercises to prevent knee pain but sadly what do you do if you are already experiencing pain? Your knee pain could be the result of two factors, muscle...
Written on - Nov. 12, 2015
3 Best Exercises for Shoulder Health by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT
The shoulder is a very common joint to have pain. The majority of exercisers experience pain in the front or on top of the shoulder joint. This can be for a few reasons. The two major culprits are muscle imbalances and overuse injuries. What is muscle balance? Efficient movement and joint heath requires a balance of muscle...
Written on - Sep. 18, 2015
When putting together this recipe, I knew two things: I knew I wanted to include dandelions (I just love their natural taste), but I also wanted to make use of Shilajit—it’s too good for you to pass up!
Shilajit is a powder which is harvested by hand, and then dried at a low temperature. Containing over 85 minerals, Shilajit is said to remove weakness from the body and build strength...
Written on - Jun. 01, 2015
Quinoa Fried "Rice" Recipe by Dr. Sonali Ruder
Fried rice holds a special place in my heart. The year after I graduated from college and was living on my own for the first time, it was the first dish I learned to make. I pretty much ate nothing but fried rice for a year. It was fast, easy, convenient and most importantly, cheap!
The problem is that when you order fried...