Squat Exercise Advent Roundup

I’ve done an exercise advent the last few years, and this year I picked “You Do Know Squat” (you can listen me talk about my decision in this episode of my podcast)! Below you’ll find all 24 posts–feel free to use them as a daily routine or in conjunction with the exercises from the You Don’t Know Squat and You Still Don’t Know Squat posts. Enjoy!   #SquatAdvent DAY 1: Ok friends,…

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The Calf Stretch – Podcast Episode #88

In which Katy Bowman tells Stephanie Domet why Calf Stretch appears in just about every book she’s ever written. OVERVIEW 01:16:00 – Let’s Talk About the Calf Stretch Jump to section 02:01 – Calf Stretching without stretching your calves? Jump to section 04:52 – Why is Calf Stretching important Jump to section 08:10 – It’s like whiplash Jump to section 11:47 – It’s not range of motion for its own sake Jump…

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Back to (Body) School Challenge

Friends, I’m a huge nerd. I love school, and back-to-school, and September. I get sad EVERY YEAR I don’t have a new Trapper Keeper and silver LA Gear high tops. There’s a lot about school I loved, most of all the new things to become aware of—and I love assignments. I LOVE ASSIGNMENTS! And, I also like measuring things. So, thinking on all of this—that it’s September, and I want to go…

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Core Strength Advent Calendar 2016

Day 1: Trapeze (aka Tree Climbing Prep). A big thwart to abdominal force production is stiffness in the low back (and also in the upper back and shoulders, but that’s coming up later). I’ll be giving you things to address pelvic mobility next, but for today, see what you got. Lie on your back holding a strap or belt as pictured in Step 1 (eventually you can lose the 3″ advantage that…

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Moving Through the Winter, Podcast Ep. 37

Episode 37 Moving Through the Winter Indoor and Outdoor Moving Tips for Winter Living Listen to this podcast Access all previous podcasts via your podcast provider of choice (Stitcher, iTunes, Libsyn, or Soundcloud.)   Short, dark days and long, cold night might make you want to crawl under a blanket until April, but Katy makes the case for getting your natural movement during less-than-friendly weather. Learn why it matters not only that…

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Upper Body Advent 2015

If you’re interested in reading more on ideas presented in the article below, I suggest reading Alignment Matters. If you’d like movement instruction via video, start with Alignment Snacks: Can’t Get Enough Shoulders. Remember last year’s WALKING advent? Well this year I’m giving you an UPPER BODY ADVENT CALENDAR as your holiday gift. I know you love it when someone gives you a bunch of exercises as a gift. Next year, chocolates….

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