Active-Isolated Stretching Part 2 – Calfs, Hamstrings, & I-T Band

This is part two of my AIS stretching series. Same info as the last post a few new stretches though.
 
This video will show you a type of stretching called AIS or Active Isolated Stretching. It’s a form of stretching that you’ve probably never used or seen before. What’s great about this kind of stretching is that you can actually see and feel a difference after doing it just one time. Of course you should do it on a regular basis to really get meaningful lasting results.
 

I promise you this; If you utilize AIS every day for the next 30 days you’ll feel like you have a new pair of legs!! The only way you’re going to find out if I’m right is to fully commit and try it.
 

Active-Isolated Stretching Part 1 – Glutes, Hamstrings, & Quads

This video will show you a type of stretching called AIS or Active Isolated Stretching. It’s a form of stretching that you’ve probably never used or seen before. What’s great about this kind of stretching is that you can actually see and feel a difference after doing it just one time. Of course you should do it on a regular basis to really get meaningful lasting results.
 

I promise you this; If you utilize AIS every day for the next 30 days you’ll feel like you have a new pair of legs!! The only way you’re going to find out if I’m right is to fully commit and try it.
 

If you want more info on AIS stretching these guys do such an awesome job of explaining it and they also show you some AIS stretches for shoulder issues.
http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2010/08/19/failure-to-include-this-will-sabotage-your-exercise-program.aspx”>
 

If you have any questions you can either comment on the post or email me at jpcrimi@yahoo.com

Gym In A Bag

It’s pretty much exactly what the title says. “Gym in A Bag”
This is a great alternative to getting a gym membership especially if you live somewhere with great weather, have a spare room or maybe this is the motivation you finally needed to clean out the garage.
 
It used to be that you had to go into a gym to get a good workout but that’s just not the case anymore. People are doing more functional total body exercises because they can burn more calories than the old fashion weight machine workout.
 
What most people don’t realize is that machines were created by bodybuilders in the fifties and sixties to isolate certain muscle groups and build esthetic muscle (Looks good but doesn’t really do much). In reality, your body doesn’t move and function in isolation -it uses a bunch of different muscle groups at once.
I started out lifting weights in a gym too. I looked and felt super strong (in the gym) but I could barely lift a TV set up the stairs. WHY?…because I had never worked my arms while using my chest, legs, arms and core all at the same time. I looked great but I was functionally weak. Almost all the pieces you see in this video incorporate the entire body or at least several muscle group. This forces you to burn more calories and be functionally strong. Oh yeah…and looking great is a by-product of it.
 

 
Equipment list:
TRX
Battle Rope-I use a blue 1.5 inch economy rope in the video.
Slam Ball, Mat, Sandbag, Resistance bands, And Large Carry Bag was actually bought at Army & Navy Surplus store.
 
There’s a lot of other great equipment you can add that I don’t show in the video. Such as a Jump Rope, Agility ladder, Dyno Disks, Foam Roller, etc etc.
 
Don’t be afraid to email me with any questions you might have.
 
All the equipment can be found by clicking on the Perform Better picture below:
 


2 Easy Stretches For A Sore Or Tight Back

One thing I discovered as I’ve gotten older is it’s not that I can workout or train as hard as I used when I was younger it’s that I just don’t recover as fast anymore.
 
Some days I’m so sore I wake up feeling like I was run over by a truck filled with other trucks…If that even existed…Hey! Don’t judge me I’m trying to give you free advice here.
 
You know we used to have super messed up teeth (Some people still do, no judgement there either) Until we learned to brush our teeth everyday and occasionally go to the dentist. Why don’t we do that with our spine seeing as it’s probably the most important part in our skeletal structure. If you just did a few simple spine exercises everyday, Your body would feel and look much better. (Like your teeth..Hopefully)
 
In this short video I’m going to show you the two stretches I do everyday after I drink my lemon (See earlier post for lemon water) That will really help your back.
 
Now remember it takes 21 days to make something a habit so commit to doing them everyday for a month and then let me know how your back feels. I want to hear from you.
 

Look Better & Taller From Just One Workout

This video will make you taller just by watching!!
 
Well…ok not really but it will fix your posture and you will get a little taller if you do these 3 simple exercises.
 
If you don’t have a TRX you can do them with really light weights (2 lbs) face down on a flat bench at a gym.
 
If yo want to buy a TRX just click the link underneath the video.
 
 

 

Why 92% Of Resolutions Fail And How To Really Improve Your Health In 2013

Did you know that it’s estimated that 92% of New Years resolutions fail? Why do you think that is?
 
I would say that the most common resolution is getting into shape. Wouldn’t you agree?
 
I’ll tell you what I’ve found having worked in the fitness industry for the last 20 years. When I was signing people up for gym memberships I would sign up anywhere from 100 to 300 people in a month. Most of those people wouldn’t last more than 2 months before disappearing, never to be seen or heard from again. They still had to pay for their memberships though…What a waste of money. Have you or anyone you know been guilty of this? of course!
 
The only people who I saw stick with it and really get into shape were people who hired a trainer. This is one of the reasons I moved from sales management to becoming an independent trainer.
 
I wanted to be part of real change in people’s lives.
 
The main reason why having a personal trainer works…wait for it…is…ACCOUNTABILITY.
 
Having someone who you have committed to meet, either at the gym or who comes to the house is a game changer. You are never going to push yourself as hard as someone else can but even more importantly, is the accountability. While your trainer kicks your butt they are also going ask you what you’ve been shoving into that mouth or yours. Having someone who is as committed as much as you are (if not more) to improving your health is a GAME CHANGER! That’s right…I said it again.
 
TIP: If you can’t afford a super motivating handsome hairless trainer committed to helping you change your life then get a buddy or several buddies and hold each other accountable. Write a daily/weekly communal email so everyone can jot down what they did right and what they did wrong that day or the day before for their health goals. You’ll be surprised by how quickly you’ll pass up that desert if you have to write it down for everyone to see.
 
I’m committed to helping as many people as I can change their lives regardless whether or not they pay me a dime. I mean that. If you have any areas you’re struggling with or would like to see post about a particular topic, please leave a comment or email me.