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My Egoscue® Experience, A Client's Perspective Jan 30, 2013

Guest Column: by Lynn Bjorklund

Pain Free Athlete :: My Egoscue® Experience, A Client's Perspective

I started Egoscue® with Jessica in 2010 when I was in a downward spiral with numerous injuries. Each year I tried harder and could do less. Most people chalk it up to just getting older and that is what is normal to expect. I didn't want to believe that, so I...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Lat Front Pulldown Jan 24, 2013

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Starting Position

  • Hand position on the bar is determined by abducting the arms to the side, bending at the elbows, rotating upwards and reaching straight up to grab the bar.

  • The thumb wraps around the bar with the other fingers...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Chest Press Jan 17, 2013

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Starting Position

  • Lie down on a bench with your knees bent and feet flat on the bench.

  • Distance between your heels and butt is ~ 6".

  • Arms extended directly above the chest.

  • Weights are facing each other with the palms down.

    ...
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Making Successful Transitions Jan 07, 2013

The month of January is a time of natural transition where we say goodbye to the previous year and excitedly enter into the new year. It is the one time on our calendar that as a society we vow to make positive changes and take action.

 

If the timing is right and motivation is high, then...

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7 Reasons to Try Cross-Country Skiing Dec 27, 2012

1. No Lift Lines and Cheap Trail Passes

With multiple trails all accessed though human power there is rarely an opportunity to be slowed down by others. The solitude, beauty, quiet, and undisturbed snow creates a magical environment.

Over the holidays several years ago my husband and I were...

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Keep Your Fascia in Shape with Foam Rolling Dec 19, 2012

Although we all learned anatomy as separate muscles doing individual jobs recent research is showing this may not be the way our bodies work at all. Tom Myers, a leader in this field and author of the book Anatomy Trains contends that the body is an integrated whole connected through a...

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Practice Extreme Self-Care this Holiday Season Dec 14, 2012

 

During the holidays when the pace of our lives accelerates with more commitments and longer to do lists the first sacrifice we often make is ourselves. Many of my clients have difficulty exercising regularly, eating healthy, and managing stress at this time of year.

 

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Align Personal Values with New Year's Resolutions Dec 03, 2012

In case you missed my article in The Weekly Sun of the Wood River Valley (pdf) or the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

Every April in New Mexico I observe hundreds of people walking many miles on Good Friday before Easter to El Santuario de Chimayo Shrine. As I...

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Plan Your Holiday Training Camp Nov 27, 2012

Pain Free Athlete :: Plan Your Holiday Training Camp

 

For athletes with a day job the holiday break away from work can provide extra training time. A training camp is simply consecutive days of participating in a sport(s). It is an excellent way for master athletes who generally have limited training time to give their fitness a boost. A...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Back Rows Nov 26, 2012

Back Row on Commercial Strength Training Machine

 

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Starting Position

  • Sit tall with straight vertical alignment from the hips to the ears.

  • Neutral spine with a slight arch in the lower back.

  • Feet hip width apart and flat...

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Express Gratitude and Attract Happiness this Thanksgiving Nov 19, 2012

According to Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., a leader in Positive Psychology, and author of "Authentic Happiness" one cause of low life satisfaction and contentment is failure to express gratitude and taking things for granted.

 

"Gratitude is an appreciation of someone else's excellent moral...

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Pain Relief Through Posture Alignment Nov 11, 2012

In case you missed my article in The Weekly Sun of the Wood River Valley (pdf) or the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

 

Pain Free Athlete :: Pain Relief Through Posture Alignment

 

Do you have joint or muscle pain? It may be your posture. According to the Egoscue Method® of posture alignment the...

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