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Accurate Arrows and Washing Dishes

Well-Directed Effort: Accurate Arrows and Washing Dishes

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Think back to your favourite movie battle scene situated in a previous era, one which included archers. Picture the two opposing armies taking their respective battle lines and starting a full frontal assault. Now imagine one archer amidst the line of archers with a helmet two sizes too big. When the command is given for the archers to open fire, the poor combatant’s

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Coastal Fitness Recipes

Salad Buffet

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© Coastal Fitness 2011

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Setting Goals; Let's Get Smart

Well with the ‘off season’ among us in most major sports, now as strength coaches the real work can get done goalsand   there is no better time to talk about goal setting. Whether you are an elite athlete or someone wants to lose few pounds you need to set goals, period. It is how one goes about setting their goal(s) which is crucial for achieving them. I suggest people use the SMART acronym when setting their goal(s).

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Running with Knee Pain? Let's Fix it.

knee_painWe recently finished a talk with a group of runners training for the Run for Water at Peninsula Runners in Abbotsford.  This is a summary of what we spoke about. 

It is well documented that one of the most common areas of injury in runners is the knee joint.  One of the main reasons for this is the lack of balance in the muscles that stabilize the knee.  For most runners they have strong/tight quadriceps and weak posterior chain muscles (hamstrings & glutes).  These imbalances lead to knee problems.   Using some simple exercises can help START you on the path correcting these imbalances.

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Kids and Veggies? How?

One of the most common questions I am asked is “How do you get your kids to eat their veggies?” children-eating-veggies

 

My first response would be “Do your children see you eat vegetables?” Most important is that you are setting a good example for your children and eating vegetables as well.

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Video Games for Fitness = Exergaming?

Nearly every game system has a fitness game like the Wii Fit and EA Sports Active.  The NPD Group500x_wiipushups tracks computer and video game sales in the United States. It reported in 2004 that:

  • Console and portable software sales: $6.2 billion
  • Console and portable hardware and accessory sales: $3.7 billion
  • PC game sales: $1.1 billion

With the already massive wellness/fitness/diet market worth well over $400 billion it’s no wonder the video game sector has tried to tap into that.

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What's For Dinner

Being a mom of two, working, keeping up the home and all the other things that come up each day, I busy_momunderstand how busy life can be.

The way I have brought some ease into our household and ensured that we are eating healthy, well balanced meals is to do some meal planning.

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Sleep - The Underrated Resolution.

Lack of Sleep

Sleep has a huge impact on performance and health.homer_sleep  I know from experience that most people do not get enough sleep over the course of the year because of work, family and school.

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Questions? You have 'em.... we can help.

The fitness industry is very convoluted and often information that is out there is not applicable to your situation.  What we are looking for here is your input.small_Puzzled_Look

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