The Plank Leg Lift: If it’s not difficult, you’re not doing it right

Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite variations of the plank! Meet the Plank Leg Lift: Using the Plank/Pushup position or even the Bird Dog position to work on stability are all wins in my book.  Unfortunately, most of the time these exercises are completely butchered and lose all their purpose in theContinue reading “The Plank Leg Lift: If it’s not difficult, you’re not doing it right”

You need this leg burning exercise in your life

Yes, I love lunges, squats, deadlifts, kettlebell swings, basically anything that hits the lower body and helps promote the glutes.  But sometimes it’s nice to throw in something a little different that puts some tension on the muscles and challenges the stabilizers. This is an offset reverse lunge that transitions into a squat position.  ItContinue reading “You need this leg burning exercise in your life”

Kettlebells, Bodyweight and Sprints

One of my favorite parts of travel is experiencing a new fitness environment.  Hotel gyms are always hit or miss, but that’s half the fun!  I actually find that different equipment and a different view breathes new life into my routine.  The facility at the Ritz Carlton at Kapalua is definitely one of the betterContinue reading “Kettlebells, Bodyweight and Sprints”

Some Shoulder and Core Stability Fun!

I am all about finding fun a creative ways to achieve a goal.  And this is one of my favorites to do with my junior golfers.  As they are navigating the waters of growth spurts, bad posture and sitting all day at school, the need for body control and core strength becomes even more essential.Continue reading “Some Shoulder and Core Stability Fun!”

Some Saturday evening stability work

I played golf at the crack of dawn this morning.  It was so early, even the dew wasn’t ready to be swept.  The tournament I am playing in is the West Seattle Amateur, and it is by far one of my favorite events of the year.  I’m using it this time around as a warmContinue reading “Some Saturday evening stability work”

A fun plank variation to finish your workout

Remember that song and dance from Kindergarten, “head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes!”.  Well, today’s plank variation is using a little inspiration from that song to sequence through a focus on shoulder stability as well as hip mobility. Start with a solid plank position, neutral spine and wrists under shoulders.  I likeContinue reading “A fun plank variation to finish your workout”

More lessons from doing 100’s of kicks!

I combined my 200 kicks today with some lower body exercises to create a fast, heart racing and leg killing workout. This is one of the lessons I am learning from taking the time each day to complete my kicks.  I have never been a big believer in working out for hours, although back inContinue reading “More lessons from doing 100’s of kicks!”