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Warm-Up – Is It Really Worth It?

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Warming up has been something that has been up for debate for quite some time. I’m pretty sure Bruce Lee was always altering his methods for warming up, and even further back we can look at how martial artists warmed up, and if there are is any written history, I’d love to see how gladiators, warriors, etc warmed up. Perhaps the […]

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You Want Me to What? Why You Should Foam Roll

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There are generally three goals within the fitness industry: improve athletic performance, reset or inhibit neurological dysfunction, or reduce fat throughout your body. All of these approaches may require many many many different types of techniques and methods. One common bond that unites all of these goals can involve some sort of exercise. Admittedly, using a foam roller may not be necessary in […]

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How Can I Become More Flexible for Dancing?

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As a pre-cursor to the following wall of text, I’ll be forthright and caution against the continuation of traditional static stretching methods for those of you who are flexible naturally. While my justification for the stopping or reduction of static stretching can be viewed in the following links, I believe the methods and research below comprise the most up to […]

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If You’re a Dancer, You Don’t Need to Stretch…

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…if you’re already flexible. Now how do you know if you are “flexible”? There are relative measures, such as being able to lick your elbow (I can sort of do it!), touching your toes, and doing really well in yoga class.

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