Author Archives: katiasilv

Just Tri A Little Harder

“Curls for the girls” is one of the most common saying in the gym world, or at least it used to be. We are constantly in elbow flexion as we hold our phones up to our face, sit in the … Continue reading

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A Foam Roller: The New Household Essential

Do you ever find your self massaging out your neck when you are feeling over-stressed? Myofascial release is the act of applying external pressure on the muscle and fascia to override the body’s protective mechanisms that create tension. Although the … Continue reading

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Are you meeting the minimum?

  Note to self: Be as active as you are physically able. Physical activity (PA) is movement that engages the skeletal system and requires energy above basal (resting) levels. In other words, PA can be a large variety of tasks from … Continue reading

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Get Away From Your Desk and Stretch

It is time to push yourself away from your desk, stand up, and stretch. Many Americans spend OVER 8 hours a day sitting and may I add with terrible posture. You are sitting all day and then you get up … Continue reading

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Power Up Your Stride

Power and strength are two components of fitness that inevitably decline with age. Power is said to reduce 6-11% per decade from adulthood to older age and is the first fitness component to decline, followed by strength. The definition of … Continue reading

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Grow Your Glutes

Many of Americans spend at least 8 hours a day sitting on one of the top 5 strongest muscles in the human body. Your Gluteus Maximus has a large responsibility when is comes to stability of your lower back and hip … Continue reading

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