CoreBody Blog

Pain in the Neck?! Pilates trains for effective movement patterns

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Hips Up…Shoulders Back! 

There are many reasons to keep your shoulders on your back.  Even more reasons than the obvious:  Because they belong on your back…not on your front. 


Millions of people suffer from neck and shoulder tension. It can build up from poor posture, excessive sitting, poor movement patterns, over use, and general stress or anxiety.

 

The muscles around your shoulder blades and rib cage serve as a postural role for your upper body. Movement of the arms is also contingent on strong…

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To Crunch or Not to Crunch?!

Spring is upon us and soon enough we will all be dressing in fewer layers…

And along with the cardio, the weights, the yoga and the Pilates, many people will be doing a lot more ‘core’ work. If you don’t want to be sending out this message: “Attention: Due to recent setbacks, my summer beach body will be postponed another year.  As usual your patience is appreciated.”….then you will want to read on!

Crunches or sit-ups (aka Ab Prep /Chest Lift) are…

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All About That Base… Pilates for Your Backside

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Please forgive, as I am about to share something that may shock and appall: Getting lifted, strong buttocks / bottom doesn’t come from what you may think it does. It 100% does not come from squeezing your seat, buns, butt, or buttocks.
Why? Because it doesn’t work. Sorry.
The glutes stabilize your pelvis, allowing you to stand, hinge over from the hips, and move you forward as in walking, hiking, biking etc…so there are many reasons to want strong…

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What will it be this New Year?  Intentions vs Resolutions

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This is the time of year many use as a jumping off point for resolutions, and though I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions, it is a time many of us hit the re-set button on various areas of our lives.

In my experience, New Years Resolutions are not only nearly always broken which then makes the failed resolver feel guilty, but they are usually guilt-inspired, too.  Guilt is not a good educator. Guilt does not inspire. Resolutions usually…

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FINISH IT STRONGLY

The most important repetition…

Which is the most important repetition? The first? The last?

Well, I guess the perfect answer is: All of them are equally important. However, this month I want to discuss the one that everyone dismisses. Perhaps the most important…especially this time of year….

The Last Repetition. The Final Repetition.

Yes. That final repetition in your set. You do eight, sometimes ten repetitions. What happens to that final repetition? Often times…it fades off into nothing-ness.. It gets lost like the…

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