Posts Tagged: Glutes

New! Core Strength for Real People: Balance in the Hips

The first of the month means a new video is live at Core Strength for Real People! Strengthen your hips front to back and side to side with this innovative, progressive sequence that builds to dancer pose and tree pose. Enjoy the preview above, and buy or rent the entire video at the Core Strength… Read more »

New! Core Strength for Real People: Abductors & Adductors

The first of the month means a new video is live at Core Strength for Real People! This one challenges your inner thighs (adductors) and outer hips (abductors) while asking your core to work as an anchor. Enjoy the preview above, and buy or rent the entire video at the Core Strength for Real People page. Better yet,… Read more »

New! Core Strength for Real People: Standing

The first of the month means a new video is live at Core Strength for Real People! This one challenges your core, glutes, and lower legs from a standing position. No mat needed—you may not even need to change your clothes, which means you can do this as a midday break. Enjoy the preview above, and buy or… Read more »

New! Core Strength for Real People: Side Saddle

The first of the month means a new video is live at Core Strength for Real People! Here’s one of my favorite sequences—a unique challenge to your core and hips from a side-saddle start. Enjoy the preview above, and buy or rent the entire video at the Core Strength for Real People page. Better yet, subscribe, and for less… Read more »

New! Core Strength for Real People: Side Kicks & Bicycles

The first of the month means a new video is live at Core Strength for Real People! This one, a great complement to the several videos already available in the series, targets the glutes—the bane of many runners’ and cyclists’ existence. When these big, strong muscles aren’t working properly, you lose efficiency and invite problems… Read more »

Read: 12-Minute Core-Strength Yoga Sequence for Real People

Are you a real person? Me, too! I often feel pressed for time, and I certainly have a real body; that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t keep my core strong. I do that by taking and teaching Pilates classes and supplementing that with a home practice like this one I wrote up for Yoga Journal. Core strength is… Read more »

Everyday Yoga Excerpt: 5 Pre-Workout Warmup Poses

My friends at Yoga Journal will be running a nice series of Everyday Yoga excerpts over the next few weeks. While the book is for not just athletes but everyone, the excerpts are keyed to pre- and postworkout routines, and you can string them together to do a full home practice. We’re starting with a dynamic preworkout yoga—what… Read more »

Scheduled: The Running Summit East

I’m already looking forward to February, when I’ll be returning to present at the Running Summit East. This fantastic event features wonderful speakers—I’m eager to hang with Matt, Peter, and Wendy again, and a little awestruck that I’ll get to meet Jonathan Dugas, from the great Science of Sport blog. My presentations are both brand-new: one based on Racing… Read more »

Ward Off Dead Butt with Yoga

It’s all in the butt; even the New York Times agrees. If you’ve had an overuse injury lately, you were probably advised to strengthen your glutes. These are the largest muscles in the body (I’m not saying your rear end is big, just saying the muscles are big relatively!), and when they aren’t working right,… Read more »