WARM UP – MOBILITY Dynamic joint warm-up + snatch mobility work — Overhead squat + Snatch technique drills/review primer, then; 3 rounds of: 3 Snatch pulls 3 Hang muscle snatch 3 Overhead squats 3 Snatch balance – rest ~90s between sets – empty bar or build each set, but keep it relatively light. WOD A […]
This week: Important Messages, Week 6 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Student Opportunities, Health & Wellness, Announcements/Shout-outs and Friday’s Rotation Schedule Search Candidate Visit IMPORTANT CHANGES: TECH E AND F STUDENTS, STUDENT SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND DAMANI’S CAST: If you are enrolled in Ballet 5 or Ballet 6, you will take Ballet in Studio 110 with Peggy on Monday, 2/25 […]
Not all mothers have time and/or money to go to the spa! That’s why I shop for stress relieving products on Amazon because I need something daily to help relieve my stress. I don’t have the time or money to go to the spa everyday, because I get stressed EVERYDAY. That is the reality of motherhood.
The injury is getting better. The hamstring/hip adductor strain, that is. Physical therapist gave me a bunch of exercises that I was already doing. Double and single leg hip bridges, Theraband sidestepping, front and side planks with a bunch of variations, single leg Romanian deadlifts, Turkish get-ups, stability ball hamstring curls, etcetera, etcetera. I’ve been […]
Dr. Shawn Morris, ND Estrogen & Progesterone During and after menopause, many women experience symptoms related to progesterone and estrogen decline. This is a time where there are also changes in types of estrogen, which may cause inflammation. Many women experience migraines, hot flashes, brain fog, and irritability during this period. In the short term, […]
We all know that without oxygen we’d die but not many people know that in 10 days you’d die without sleep. Just like breathing, sleeping is a crucial part of your life. We spend about a third of our entire lives asleep. Its just as important as breathing, drinking and eating. Sleep is […]
From the desk of Michelle (@_my_shell_). Audition season can be a stressful time of year. My first time auditioning for ballet companies, I was flying almost every weekend from January to April. I went to two different parts of the country over my spring break, and flew to Washington D.C. twice. I was in college […]
Hip impingement also known as femoroacetabular impingement occurs when there is abnormal contact between the hip’s bones. Anyone can have hip impingement although it is often diagnosed in active people in their 20s, 30s and 40s. This information page is designed to help you understand your diagnosis and by following these […]
I’m putting all my faith in the folks at the Virgin London Marathon and using their intermediate training plan to (hopefully!) get me to London. Four running days per week just seems a lot less daunting than the five listed in their advanced plan! I have it sitting on my coffee table as a constant reminder […]
Endometriosis. It’s a chronic health condition affecting an average of one in ten women worldwide, yet unfortunately there is little information available around how exercise can help manage and improve the painful symptoms associated with an Endo diagnosis. Exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing, and there are some inappropriate exercises that […]
Kierstin Elliot Exercise: Kneeling Side Twist Set Up: Kneel on the reformer facing either right or left side of the room with a strap held in both hands. Hands should be directly in front of the sternum, and arms rounded as if holding a big beach ball. Shoulders relaxed, lats slightly engaged, lower abs lifting […]
Welp, here we go again. How does one pack for indefinitely? I have no idea. But I’m learning better by the week, and getting more sophisticated with each pitstop back in the U.S. After my latest evaluation, I dumped a lot (goodbye water filter and second pair of jeans, among other things) while piling on […]
Progress is now starting to increase exponentially. Things like swinging the legs out of bed or off the sofa are no longer the strain they were previously. Walking with the crutches doesn’t require thought and concentration like it had done. Sitting upright is easier. For the first time in a while, I can imagine getting […]
For people who do a lot of running they may notice a tightness in their ITB (Iliotibial Band). Usually when this happens the first thing every person does is reach for the foam roller. Why? Well if our muscles are tight, we should stretch or lengthen them right? Perhaps, yes. But that is the problem […]
I’ve regained my full range of motion, what should I do to start strengthening my shoulder?
One year. One whole year. One whole year since I played my last game of rugby. So I made that sound quite dramatic but tbh it’s a pretty big deal for me. When all of your free time pretty much revolves around something, it’s never gonna be easy when you can’t do it. It feels […]