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Julie's Garage Gym > 2018 > May

Muscles of the leg diagram
Knee valgus is also referred to as “valgus collapse” and “medial knee displacement”. It is characterized by hip adduction (femurs collapse inward) and internal rotation (knees tracking inside the frame of foot stance). It can also be referred to as “knee caving” as you descend into a squat or landing after a jump. When standing […]
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Resistance bands outdoors
Resistance bands and tubing allow you to perform strength-training exercises without weights. They are lightweight, easily portable, inexpensive, easy to store and perfect for exercising virtually anywhere!   This week’s workout was done using a resistance band and tube. As an added benefit, we took the workout outdoors to get a little fresh air and […]
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Balasana pose
Latissimus dorsi (Lats), the broadest muscle of the back, is responsible for shoulder joint extension, adduction, transverse extension (also known as horizontal abduction), flexion from an extended position, and (medial) internal rotation. It also has a synergistic role in extension and lateral flexion of the lumbar spine.   Balasana, more commonly known as Child’s Pose, […]
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Tomato salad
Summer is just around the corner, yay! During this holiday weekend we hope you enjoy the warmer weather and take advantage of the wonderful selection of seasonal produce. Here’s an easy, quick and delicious way to combine multiple flavors and vibrant colors. This super healthy, delicious salad from Luci’s Morsels combines the sweet juiciness of watermelon, […]
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Outdoor exercise equipment
We all know that exercise provides many mental and physical health benefits. What if a simple change in location could exponentially increase those benefits? Turns out, it can! Outdoor exercise, also known as “green exercise”, combines two health-enhancing activities: moving your body and getting outdoors. If you’re looking to enhance your mood, save money, and […]
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TRX in the park
What’s better than working out with your BFF? Working out with your best friend OUTSIDE…on a beautiful day! The TRX Trainer is one of our favorite tools that allows you to take your workout outdoors. It can be anchored to a tree, or sturdy post. In this video, we are anchored to a swing set. […]
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Good posture example
Your Iliotibial Band (IT Band) is a fibrous connective tissue that surrounds the lateral thigh.  When this connective tissue (ligament) extending from the pelvic bone to the shinbone becomes tight, it rubs against the thigh-bone often causing pain between the hip and the knees.   Regularly stretching the IT Band can greatly reduce pain in […]
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Citrus and beet salad
This Foodie Friday, we are sharing a recipe for one of our favorite beet salads. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium and manganese; the list of nutritional benefits goes on and on!. Thank you Luci for this simple, healthy, refreshing salad recipe that is oh so pretty.   […]
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