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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 1

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 1 Push Ups About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike whenever…

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Push Ups and Longevity

Push Ups and Longevity Recent Study Is A Biomarker Reminder Take a moment and read the recent New York Times article, How Many Push-Ups Can You Do? It May Be a Good Predictor of Heart Health. It appears that being able to perform well on a push up test is a better predictor of heart health than the traditional treadmill test.  The article postulates several reasons for the research results.  We only need to read the book Biomarkers for a thorough explanation. In the book Drs. Evans and Rosenburg looked at the measurable “biomarkers” that keep humans healthy, independent, and fit over an entire life span.  They have determined the top four biomarkers are: Muscle Mass.  What percentage of your…

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March 2019 Newsletter

In his article, "Hoop Dreams", Mike O'Hara tells how to train your "six pack".  Video demonstration of the exercises is available on our youtube channel (youtube) Did you know that how many push ups you can do is a better indicator of heart health than the traditional treadmill test?  Read "Push Ups and Longevity" to learn more.  Starting an exercise program? Read Jeff Tirrell's advice on how to get started in "Starting Slow". Download Here

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June 2017 Newsletter

Keep your shoulders and spine happy and strong by following Mike O'Hara's advice in "Pushing Up Performance". Video explanation and performance of pushups and their variations included. Jeff Tirrell discusses the proper performance of pull ups in his article. "Movement You Should Master". Is your mobility limited? Try massage sticks or foam rollers with the information provided in "Pain, Pressure, and Pliability". Download Here

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November 2016 Newsletter

In this month's issue, Mike O'Hara, PT provides information on Achilles tendinopathy with exercises that will help prevent this painful condition.  Watch the video for the exercises by following the link in the article "Achilles Recovery".  Mike also demonstrates and describes the combination of turkish get ups and waiters walks--paired exercises that can help you train efficiently.  Video for this article can also be seen on our youtube channel; just follow the links in the article. Download Here    

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