I was recently asked by a client if they would experience any benefit from two sets of a strengthening exercise as opposed to performing one set. Strength Exercise to Improve Posture The exercise in question was the Floor M. I recommended this exercise because the client needed to improve and … [Read more...] about How Many Posture Strength Exercise Sets Should I Do?
Can You Fix Chronic Back Pain and Improve Your Fitness Level?
Can someone tackle a chronic health problem, such as back pain, and use the opportunity to improve their fitness level and reduce their weight? A client of mine here in Ottawa for both my Physiotherapy and Personal Training services successfully managed to make all those changes. Monique spent … [Read more...] about Can You Fix Chronic Back Pain and Improve Your Fitness Level?
Exercise for Women – Age is Not a Barrier
Many health and fitness professionals design exercise programs for older women that progress at a slower rate than exercise programs for their younger clients. They believe that the possibility of injury is higher in older clients during exercise. This thinking has solidified the assumption that as … [Read more...] about Exercise for Women – Age is Not a Barrier
Develop Strong Hand Grip – Part 2
This is the second part of my video presentation on how to build strong hand grip. Part 1 focussed on flexibility exercises for your hand. In this second video, Adrian Das brings us through his exercise program to build strength in your hands and massage techniques to reduce pain and … [Read more...] about Develop Strong Hand Grip – Part 2
Develop Strong Hand Grip – Part 1
We use our hands everyday of our lives in our work and play. Hands that have a strong grip, are flexible and mobile can significantly affect the quality of what we do and the quality of our lives. I asked Adrian Das, an Ottawa Massage Therapist and rock climber, to share with me (and you) his … [Read more...] about Develop Strong Hand Grip – Part 1
Horse Stance – Part Two
The Horse Stance is an excellent exercise to build deep core spinal stabilization. I encourage many of clients who visit me at Function to Fitness Physiotherapy and Personal Training in Ottawa to incorporate it into their training program. If you saw my Horse Stance - Part One video and did not … [Read more...] about Horse Stance – Part Two
The Horse Stance – Part One
The Horse Stance is a very important exercise and should be considered as one the staples of anyone's exercise program. It is one of the most valuable exercises in terms of strengthening the deep stabilizer muscles around the spine. I encourage all of my physiotherapy and personal training clients … [Read more...] about The Horse Stance – Part One
The Perfect Pushup
A natural follow up to my The Perfect Plank article is a discussion of The Perfect Pushup. Here it is. The pushup is "pushed" by personal trainers everywhere and is a basic staple in many people's personal training program. I like the pushup. When done correctly, it encourages core and upper … [Read more...] about The Perfect Pushup
The Perfect Plank Pose
In one of my earlier blog posts, I told you about my recent interview with the Toronto Star. I was pleased with the way the writer captured and presented many important messages regarding exercise and osteoporosis and especially the importance of finding the right exercise program for … [Read more...] about The Perfect Plank Pose
Aerobic Exercise Can Strengthen Your Bones
An exercise program that promotes bone health will include exercises for balance, flexibility, posture, strength and aerobic (or cardiovascular) conditioning. Each of these exercise groups has a role to play in strengthening your bones and reducing your risk of a fall. A well-designed aerobic … [Read more...] about Aerobic Exercise Can Strengthen Your Bones