Archives for core strength


Kayak to Core Strength

by Mackenzie M. July 20th, 2023| Core, Strength Training
Strength and endurance are two of the most important factors in becoming a successful kayaker. The simple motions of the paddle when kayaking are enough to work entire core muscle groups and build six-pack abs in no time. While amateur kayakers may not be able to race for miles,

Getting to the Core of it All

by Joe Lawrence October 7th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Core training is vital! Working the core muscles is as important as cardio for many reasons: health, ability, and self esteem.

Having a solid core region adds to your health dramatically. The larger the circumference of your mid section, the harder your body has to work

Essential Core Exercises: Beginner

by Kimberly Hays August 15th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Perhaps you have been slacking on working out your core because of the busy summer, or you have decided that it is time to concentrate on strengthening your core for better balance and strength. Your core is where all of your stability comes from, and it is so important

Core Strength Martial Arts

by Mackenzie M. June 18th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
It should come with no surprise that Japanese martial arts provide an amazing core strength workout. From judo to karate to aikido, Japanese martial arts build core strength in the abdominal muscles, chest muscles, and leg muscles. However, many do not understand that there is an entire philosophy behind

Train Like a Judo Master

by Mackenzie M. April 25th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Judo is a modern marital art that finds its origins in late nineteenth century Japan. Judo features a competitive element where the objective is to take down the opponent to the ground or immobilize them. Judo is an incredible exercise of the mind and of the body, as it

Plant the Seeds for Strength

by Mackenzie M. March 26th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
The permafrost that has blanketed much of the United States for five months is finally beginning to thaw. This means that gardeners are gearing up for the spring planting season. While many understand that a day of gardening is hard work, few realize that gardening is actually a great

Yoga for Runners

by Denise Druce September 12th, 2012| Fitness Expert
I did an informal poll today in a yoga class, and I learned that about half of my students consider themselves runners.  Some are just trying it out for the first time, and some are training for their ump-teenth marathon.  I can’t say enough about the benefits of yoga

Weird Core Strength Training

by Mackenzie M. May 22nd, 2012| Mind & Body
There are hundreds of standard ways to do core strength training that are both simple and effective; however, I recently discovered an entire subset of very strange weightlifting techniques that are great for building a lean and muscular core. With these exercises you will surely burn fat, build muscle,

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