Flexibility/Recovery

This is How I Roll

I like to treat myself to a massage three times a week, and not just an absent-minded shoulder rub. I’m talking about a deep tissue, muscle relaxing, performance-enhancing massage. Sounds heavenly, right? Where do I find the time and resources to indulgence myself like that? I’ll share my secret with you…This is self-massage and it’s…

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: DOMS

We just returned from a two-day adventure around Penobscot Bay. The winds and skies were varied and we adjusted our course accordingly. Day one was a smooth ride around the south side of Vinalhaven, where our hardest decisions were regarding snack management and music choices. In the evening we explored our anchorage, read books, and…

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Brick Foundation for Strength Training

Last night we got to do barbell bench presses and I remembered my first time doing them- again an intimidating exercise when it’s new. Historically these have a very masculine appeal and are not very ladylike. So the first time I did them I looked at the bar over my head and had a little…

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Floor-play for Strength and Mobility

Remember the feeling of complete abandon rolling down a grassy hill as a kid? I love the memory of those moments – full of glee, completely carefree. Put me at the top of a hill and prompt me to roll down today, I might think twice about injury, or even if I would know how…

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Easy Hack For Better Sleep At Night

Good Morning! For a long time I struggled with sleep, and it’s still something I still battle with on occasion…. However, a lot of methods that I’ve tried in the past for better sleep only worked for a short amount of time, or didn’t work at all. I’ve tried melatonin. For me, it takes a…

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Rest and Recovery

Rest and recovery are essential parts of our self-care routine and critical to our overall performance. Most of us know that we need to rest after a long week or a big event, but many of us are still figuring out how to manage the rest and recovery of a workout schedule. Last week dead…

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7 Exercises To Relieve Shin Pain

Shin pain, most commonly in the firm of shin splints, is one of the biggest pain areas when you workout. Learn how to limit the pain with any of these quick exercises! In this video, Hunter Grindle of Hybrid Fitness shows you several exercises you can use in your gym or home to help keep…

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Are You HURT or Are You SORE?

You always hear people say that their legs “hurt”, their back “hurts”, etc. Are you actually just “sore”, or are you actually hurt? In this video, Hunter Grindle of Hybrid Fitness tells you the difference between being hurt, where you are at risk of injury, or just sore, where your body is recovering. Not knowing…

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