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The “Magic Pill” Called Movement

In the health, fitness, and weight loss industry, we hear a lot about “quick fixes”, and “magic pill”. It’s particularly prevalent at this time of year. We are witnessing that every day there is some new pill, powder, potion, or program designed to help us get fit, lose weight, feel great, or live a better life. However, most people forget …

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Your Question Answered: Motivation During COVID

Today’s post will be my answer to another reader question and something that most of us have probably wrestled with at least once since March 2020. That question is: “How do you find & keep the motivation during these scary COVID times to make the right choices for exercise & nutrition? There’s no question the world has changed since March …

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Ski Fitness – Part 7: Squats for Skiing

Today we’re going to talk about squats. Now squatting is one of the most common exercises that people do in the gym and that we do in day-to-day life. For skiing, it’s fantastically important.  Now, this is where we start to pile on all the different things we’ve talked about in previous videos. Our posture, our bracing, our breathing, the …

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Ski Fitness – Part 6: Lateral Motion Training

All right! In a previous video, I talked about lateral bounding as part of our balance. Right now, we’re going to take that to the next level with lateral motion training. We will add a bit more of a strength or leg strength component to it. Because of course, in skiing, as you know, legs are really important. We have …

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Ski Fitness – Part 5: Rotation Skills

All right!  In a previous video, we talked about rotation in the sense of mobility. With skiing, rotation skills are a critical factor, so we want to practice lots of different variations of rotation because essentially in skiing unless you’re going straight down the hill, there’s rotation in almost everything you do. If you’re doing bumps it’s lots of rotation, …