Inchworm Planks

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Long-duration static planks = a terrible idea. “Get Out of Planks Free” card for you to use next time anyone tries to make you do them. New moving plank variation “Inchworm Plank” to give you another way to progress a plank beyond the entry level plank.

Barbells, Babies, & Brain Fitness

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Babies, barbells, and brain fitness.  What’s the difference between lifting a baby or a barbell?  One is squirmy and the other is firm-y. Consider the familiar scene of someone lifting a child in the air overhead.  The human connection through physical touch and eye contact plus the sudden higher elevation and movement is very thrilling […]

Go Clock Yourself

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Daylight Savings Time. Instead of complaining about it like everyone else, let’s use the idea of a clock face to create 4 new exercises you can use to expertly blend brain and body fitness. Use Timed Sets These exercises work best using time-based sets rather than reps. With all of the clock numbers bouncing around […]

Should Brain Fitness Cost an Arm and a Leg?

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Stop making fitness fancy. Fitness is not a product. Health is not something you buy. Brain health is no different. But it likely will not stay that way. It can be hard enough to be healthy even when it does not cost a small fortune.  I believe fitness – including brain fitness – should be available […]

Summer Fun Your Way to Fitness

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Put the *you* in the middle of “fun.” Keep yourself in the mindset of summer fun when pursuing summer fitness. Run…through the sprinklers. Keep fitness in the context of fun stuff and you will enjoy your summer workouts more and get more out of them.

Brain Games are NOT Enough

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Sit still or take a pill? You bet I will. The reality of brain games cannot live up to the unrealistic expectations we put on them, but “moving brain games” can fulfill the promise of brain health.