Archives for September 2013
Part One in case you missed it: Wrist Stretches You Can Do On the Floor (Video) And here's part two of the wrist health series... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF-TSRynhpw … [Read more...] about Wrist stretches you can do while sitting or standing (Video)
Hope you enjoy the video! This is something you can follow along at the same time. So don't just stare at me doing these things. Kneel on a mat or carpet and increase your wrist flexibility with me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwQ5E0DeaoQ&feature=youtu.be Frame shots showing the key stretches Key points: Elbows straight. Curl the fingers or make a fist and/or lean side to side (or forward and back). That concludes part one of the wrist health series... check out part 2! Part … [Read more...] about Wrist Stretches You Can Do On the Floor (Video)
Are you playing it or is it playing you? … [Read more...] about Life is an instrument.
I use dropbox all the time nowadays. If you're not sure what it is, it's a free program/service you install on your computer that creates a "dropbox" folder that looks like just any other folder. The difference is that anything you put in this folder is automatically uploaded to your dropbox account and saved on their servers as a backup. Now, if you install dropbox on your other computer, it will automatically sync up. So you don't have to get frustrated that certain files are on one … [Read more...] about If you don’t have dropbox yet, what are you waiting for?
When my wrists are feeling funky I use this modified version of my routine because it allows me to stay active but avoid using my wrists. That way I will respect and not interrupt the healing process. So don't feel too down that your wrists need to recover, you could still do plenty of cool stuff! Also, if your wrist is just a sprain and nothing worse, you could also check out my article on how to deal with wrist sprains. Last updated 7/2/14 Bodyline Drills (60sec hold) I typically … [Read more...] about Wrist Friendly Modified Bodyweight Routine
I recently discovered this "4 corner balance drill" (4CBD) that works both balance and active flexibility. If you're into yoga, you'll notice some of the moves are straight up yoga moves such as warrior 3 and natarajasana. It's such a wonderful thing to do after you're a little warmed up. There's a video demonstration and also the written directions below. Follow this video I found on YouTube that you could follow along with. It takes barely 5 minutes of your … [Read more...] about Increase your Balance and Active Flexibility with this ‘Four Corner Balance Drill’
Earlier this year, I started surfing. One of the things that dramatically helped me maintain my footing was to look ahead. When you're trying to catch a wave, after you "pop up" on your feet, if you're looking down at the rushing water, you will just fall down. But if you're looking ahead at the stable shore, you will magically stay balanced and much more relaxed. I found this interesting because this same exact tip works for so many other sports: mountain biking, slacklining, … [Read more...] about Drawing parallels from sports and applying it to life