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Cheap Man’s Massage

Is it sinful to dislike going to spas?

Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against spoiling myself. I’m also a very touchy, feely person so it isn’t the professional hands of strangers that bothers me.  

If I need “body work” done due to an injury or pain, I will definitely go and reap the benefit.  I have been to 2 experienced massage therapists who’s hands worked miracles on my back and overtrained quad muscles.

Here’s why spas aren’t my forte. Read more

ABsolutely Core Crazed- Part III

Using weighted balls

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A weighted ball, from 2 to 8 pounds, is an excellent tool to make core strength training more challenging.  It adds weight to the exercise but also involves balance and coordination.  I suggest using a regular weighted ball with no handles except for the last exercise listed where I recommend a heavier ball with handles. Read more

ABsolutely Core Crazed- Bunches of Crunches

Crunches have gotten a bad wrap, not all of which is deserved.

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Most trainers think crunches are a waste of time and have no functional benefit in our daily lives. They are correct. So why do I still do them? Read more

ABsolutely Core Crazed- Working Your Center

Core strength is the most important.

I am often asked how I work my core.  This is the area I feel most comfortable helping others.  This 6 part series is based solely on my personal experience and results that have worked best for me. Consult a professional trainer to modify these exercises to best suit you.

I read that you have to do 250,000 crunches to burn one pound of fat!  Remove a few zeros and you might struggle to lose a few ounces.  No wonder we give up before we start! Read more