Category: Fitness

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…


Stay Strong

Strength is underrated. Being strong makes everything easier. Doing strength workouts feel good, aren’t over taxing when you do them consistently, and make you feel like you can do more than you could before. Because you can.  Contact us and We’ll get stronger together! Live Good, Mac Dodds Live Good Fitness


Fitness Forecast East Bay Area

Today is a great day to go for a run in Alameda, or do some outdoor activity. Saturday and Sunday should be indoor workout days with strength training and or total body conditioning workouts. Monday do your flexibility program. Tuesday should be a little cooler so try to get out for a long hike. This…


18 Med Ball Exercises

If you have a medicine ball and a facility that you can use one, this link shows some good exercises that you can do. Keep in mind that these exercises are high level and should only be done if you have no joint pain (including spine) during these activities. Med Ball Exercises Live Good, Mac…