Category: Fitness

How Sleep Habits Affect our Ability to Lose Weight

Hi Live Good Fitness and My Able readers. I wanted to welcome Sara Westgreen a guest Blogger to our sites and our community. I endorse what she says about Sleep Habits and how they affect hormones and how that relates to weight loss. Thanks Sarah! How Sleep Habits Affect our Ability to Lose Weight…

Kneeling Quad Stretch

Kneeling Quad Stretch: This is a great stretch if you have been sitting at the computer or in the car for a while. If you have access to a foam roller and the know how spend about 5 minutes laying on your quad on the roller and bending your knee. If not, just try to…

Knee Drags

Knee Drags: This is a good total body exercise. You should be able to do a plank with a good neutral spine (not sagging) to do this exercise. Keep your plank and bring one knee as far as you can while keeping it off of the mat. Then return to the starting position (perfect plank)….

Leg Curls on the Ball

Leg Curls on the ball: This is a great exercise for your hamstrings (the posterior thigh) and calves (posterior lower leg) and core. Put your heels on the ball and lift your hips. If you can balance like that, go ahead and pull the ball into your body as far as it will go. then…

Breathing Exercises

If you can’ breathe from your core, you can’t control your core. Here is a list of exercises to help you unwind, actually improve core function and help make your core feel and look better. Try these and test yourself here. Live Good, Mac Dodds Live Good Fitness

Full Squats?

Should you go all the way down when you squat? We used to say no. But now some experts say yes. I think it depends on if you use weights, and on your ability/fitness level. For the complete run down, check out this quick, well written article. Live Good, Mac Dodds Live Good Fitness

Resist the Twist

No, I’m not talking about some fancy cocktail. It’s an exercise for your torso. This ¬†is a core exercise that you might not have tried before. It makes you stabilize your spine against twist while standing in place. It looks easy but can be challenging if you haven’t done it before. ¬†Because it’s isometric, it…

Physioball Hip Extension

Fat Loss and Women

Men and Women are different. I think that is obvious, but the differences don’t just stop at appearances, and social behaviors. Men and women have different hormones that regulate their bodies. Hormones are also the most powerful things that regulate change in your body. I wanted to share this presentation on body fat and women’s…

East Bay Parks

Starting in October Live Good Fitness will be doing some more hikes in our area, specifically in the east bay parks. While everything isn’t ironed out yet, that doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and use them yourselves. In fact, that’s a great idea and here’s a link to a very informative page with…