The Best Glute-Strengthening, Sacrum-Stabilizing, Balance-Building Exercise Ever

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ne of my mentors used to say that squeezing your butt cheeks together for exercise was the “kiss of death” for the SI (sacroiliac) joint and pelvic floor. This sounds dramatic I know, but squeezing your cheeks together for glute strength, at best prevents you from doing what you think you’re doing, gaining tone and functional glute strength, and at …

Fix Your Tight Quads and Thighs with This Unlikely Move

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f you have knee issues or thighs that feel like they never loosen up, no matter how much stretching you do, today’s video is a must-watch. You’ll learn how a common cue for locked knees actually prevents you from releasing chronic tension and leaves the knees tense and tight. What I’m going to show you is way harder to do …

“Don’t Flex Your Spine!” they said. I Disagree…

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o bend the spine, or not to bend the spine, that is the question. Bending the spine, or spinal flexion, is a hot-button topic in the exercise world, and there’s contradictory evidence everywhere on the subject. And if you’re familiar with Pilates, you know spinal flexion is a significant component in many traditional exercises. At the beginning of my teaching …

Are You Outsourcing Your Back Muscles?

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his might sound counterintuitive, but it’s actually possible to strengthen your back while sitting at your desk or even watching T.V. AND you can do it without adding extra exercise time to your daily routine. You just need to know where your sitting bones are and how it feels to sit on them.  Yup, it’s that simple. Here’s how it works. …