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- Globe & Mail: Strengthen your hamstrings with this exercise
- I’m bored of lunges. How can I change up my workout?
- Globe & Mail: Strengthen your hamstrings, core and more with this exercise
- Globe & Mail: Breathing: You’re likely doing it wrong
- Work your core and shoulders with the get up, stand up
- Globe Video: Want to run injury-free? Try this side lunge exercise
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Watch as trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to make your hamstrings more powerful, which can help you run faster. Watch the video.
The answer: Absolutely! In fact, one of the reasons I love my job is the endless number of exercises and training methods that are available. Once you start exploring, you can end up down a rabbit hole filled with fun fitness variations. Read More
Place your feet hip-distance apart and parallel on the floor. Engage your bum and core to lift your hips up. Keep your kneecaps in line with your middle toes. Repeat 10 to 15 times. Read More.
The question: I get winded easily when I work out, and I have really bad neck and shoulder pain. I have been told this is because I don’t breathe well. How do I improve my breathing? I want my neck pain to go away!
The answer: I know it can seem odd having to relearn something as natural as breathing, but you are definitely not alone in your quest. Read More
This Stealth Workout will work both your core and your shoulders. Grab a stapler or another light object with your right hand. Lift your right foot off the floor and balance on your left leg. Read More.
Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to strength train to absorb the impact running puts on your body. Try the side lunge to improve your running. Watch the Video.
The question: I keep going through the same cycle of injuring myself, going through physio, getting better and re-injuring myself. What is going on? It is really frustrating because I am really trying to become healthier.
The answer: Congratulations on your perseverance. Continually injuring oneself can be frustrating! Try assessing the daily demands put on your body. Read More
Part of becoming a faster runner is decreasing the time your foot stays on the ground. These standing quick-feet knee-drives is a great exercise to teach your brain how to quickly drive your leg forward. Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how. Watch the Video
Grab a stapler or another light object with your right hand. Lift your right foot off the floor and balance on your left leg. Use your left bum muscle and your core to stay stable as you raise your right arm out to shoulder height 10 times. Switch and repeat on your opposite leg and arm. Read More
Kathleen Trotter demonstrates how to use a hamstring curl as cardio interval – a great warmup exercise before strength training. Watch the Video