Here’s how to do a Romanian Deadlift (RDL) the right way.
As I go to the gym, I see so many people doing this exercise the wrong way and not getting its full intended benefits.
Here are some tips to master this exercise!
- Bent knee = working out quads
- Straight knee = working out hamstrings
- Keep neutral spine by having a straight line from your ear, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle (the leg that is up in the air) aligned as you bend down.
- Have a foot tripod: keep the big toe, small toe, and heel on the ground at […]
How’s your READINESS to take on the day?
Your readiness is an indication of your state – mentally and physically. How ready are you to face the day, play a game, work, combat a virus, etc.?
Are you trying to take on the day with a check engine light on and with an empty gas tank?
Even for me, I’m in a new time zone, new bed, and a new environment but I make sure selfcare is priority.
Supplements, CBD, sleep drinks/cocktails and prescriptions […]
Every person’s microbiome is unique.
Superfoods like spinach, broccoli, kale, etc. given to two people can cause completely different reactions based on the person’s microbiome.
Symptoms could include low energy/tiredness, body tightness, loosing or thinning hair, pimples, dry skin, insomnia, forgetfulness, gas, etc.
If nutritionists and doctors recommend foods without doing some type of food sensitivity test and using YOUR results – take the advice with a pinch of salt!
They are using the “one size fits all” treatment model. It’s not their fault, that’s what they were taught 10-20-30 years ago…
If you are feeling tired, sleepy, sluggish or suffer from winter blues (seasonal affective disorder), this is a great device to improve your mood and boost your energy in just 20 mins!
We are ruled by an internal clock that works 24 hours, light-dark cycle that is synced with the sunrise and sunset.
As the sun rises in the morning, we naturally feel happy and energized. That is because the blue light from the sun suppresses melatonin (sleep hormone) and triggers the production of serotonin (happy energy hormone) which helps us to wake […]
- Are you going to the same healthcare provider expecting different results week after week?
- Are you going to orthopedic surgeons and getting different surgeries year after year?
- Most likely they do not know how to look at your body as a “whole” to see where the true issue is stemming from.
- Most times, if you have a pain or an issue, the root of that pain is being cause by something somewhere else in the body – i.e, your vision, teeth/jaw, or even a food sensitivity.
- Your healthcare provider may be […]
One side of our body is always stronger; the other side is weaker or overworked.
When you go to the gym, you have to UNLEARN your patterns…
Work on using both sides of your body equally as your doing your exercises and as you are doing your “daily living activities”.
Catch yourself and adjust until it becomes a “natural correct pattern”.
One of the most memorable commercials aired during the Super Bowl game in 1993 featured Michael Jordan and Larry Bird facing off on the court for a Big Mac prize. More recently, during the 2010 Super Bowl McDonald’s revisited this ad, but with a newer cast. This time the commercial featured superstars Dwight Howard and Lebron James with a cameo by Larry Bird.
I have two goals with this article:
1) To call attention to elite athletes to get them to understand that some of their endorsements for monetary gain without proper research may have unintended negative consequences on […]
I love this question!
I look at 3 things:
1. What type of caffeine metabolizer are you?
2. What type of coffee are you drinking?
3. How do you process oxalate foods?
1. What type of caffeine metabolizer are you?
For slow metabolizers, there are negative side effects of caffeine consumption. I see the negative side effects appear on sleep data and hormone imbalances. CYP1A2 genes that influence insomnia, anxiety, digestive issues, hormone imbalances. For individuals with a certain variant of the CYP1A2 gene that leads to slower caffeine processing, […]
For a long time, doctors, nutritionists, and dietitians have touted oatmeal as one of the best options for breakfast. What they have failed to take into account is the other effects of oatmeal on our body. Just because a food has been shown to lower cholesterol, it does not mean it is great for us. What if a specific food lowers our cholesterol but increases our blood sugar, increase our chances of being diabetic, or puts stress into our immune system – would you still consider that food healthy?
People have been switching their breakfast to oatmeal because […]
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone to wear face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The face masks help stop the spread of respiratory droplets when talking, sneezing, or coughing. Since people may spread the virus before symptoms start, or even if people never have symptoms, wearing a face covering may protect others around you. Face coverings worn by others may protect you from getting the virus from people carrying the virus.
Now that everyone is wearing face masks to avoid spreading COVID-19, many people claim that they are uncomfortable […]
If you are like most healthcare providers, you believe that your biggest responsibility is to provide the proper physical treatments to help an injured athlete/person recover or become pain-free. The general expectation we all have is that once we treat an athlete they should go back to performing to their previous same standards– isn’t that correct?
Unfortunately, that is not always the case. I have been “in the trenches” with professional male and female athletes for over 20 years and I have learned some lessons and experiences that I was not taught in a […]