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Mobility Exercises

Christmas Holiday Song Playlist

I put together a few of my favourites in a playlist at our YouTube channel. I'll continue to add to this playlist in the days ahead.

Wishing everyone a safe and love-filled Christmas and holiday season.

- Ben Read more

 

Daily Wake-Up For Your Spine and Shoulders

With an exercise ball and a towel or exercise band, you can do both of the simple mobility exercises shown in this video as a daily wake-up for your spine and shoulders.

When rolling back on the ball to encourage extension of the spine, aim to roll back to a point where your legs are fully straight and extended at the knees with your feet remaining on the ground. Read more

 

The Magic of Minimalism

If this look at Fumio Sasaki's shift to minimalism has you curious to learn more, I think you'll enjoy his book:

Goodbye, Things

In decluttering our lives and saying goodbye to most material possessions that we truly don't need, there is so much to gain in freedom, focus, and a spirit of gratitude. Read more

 

I Hope You're Happy, By Lee Sang Yi

I wanted to share this song from the original soundtrack of "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha" - just love its sentiment.

From my newsletter on October 18, 2021: Read more

 

8-Minute Hip Care Routine

This is a follow along hip care routine.

Begin seated on a comfortable surface with your legs extended in front of you. Read more

 

Making All Exercises Core-Centric For More Functional Strength

These days, I’m loving the focus of making all exercises core-centric.

Generally, working with weights unilaterally while striving to keep the core in a strong and neutral position with abs and glutes contracted is a rewarding approach. Read more

 

How We Measure Success

A while back, I stumbled upon the following priceless commercial that aired in Malaysia over the Chinese New Year holiday several years back. Most of it is painfully familiar to Asians of my generation and I'm guessing to many from other cultures as well. The closing scene never fails to leave me with a heavy lump in my chest.

I hope you have a chance to enjoy this lovely look at some of the different types of success that we can experience in this world: Read more

 

A Simple and Highly Effective Way of Protecting Against Tennis Elbow

Virtually all of our everyday activities ask our forearm flexors to do the heavy lifting relative to our forearm extensors, so naturally, our forearm flexors tend to be stronger and more resistant to injury than our forearm extensors. Read more

 

Simple Movements To Keep Your Shoulders Healthy

This is a look at how to use a suspension system training kit or gym rings to restore lost shoulder mobility and to keep your shoulders healthy at any age. Read more

 

Mobility Drill to Reverse Forward Slumping of Your Spine

This is an excellent exercise for improving extension through your spine and reversing the effects of forward slumping of your spine.

Start on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Read more

 

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