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Author: Nikki Naab-Levy

Why You Have “Tight” Hips and What to Do About It

You might have experienced hip stiffness and discomfort after a challenging workout, long car ride, or sitting at your desk for several hours. Given that this is common challenge for fitness professionals and their clients, it’s beneficial to understand the underlying causes of hip tightness, how to address it, and how to identify if you […]

Why Pilates and Lifting Weights Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

As a Pilates teacher, my clients are often surprised when I tell them that in addition to having a dedicated Pilates practice, I regularly lift weights. “Pilates can make you stronger, so why would you want to do both?” they ask me. While it’s true that both Pilates and lifting weights can improve overall strength, […]

Why Muscle Stiffness Isn’t Always Bad (and How to Tell the Difference)

No one wants to be sidelined by pain or injury, which is why you might wonder if something is up when you notice that you don’t have as much flexibility as the instructor in your yoga class, or when your muscles feel especially stiff after a workout. However, muscle stiffness — or being unable to […]

Why You Need Good Wrist Mobility

The wrist is an area of the body, and yet we don’t often think about it when we’re training. However, it plays an important role in upper body function. If you’ve ever had wrist pain in a push-up or a plank, or felt like it was hard to grip the bar in a bodyweight exercise, […]

Why You Need Better Ankle Mobility

Unless you’ve ever suffered an ankle injury, you probably haven’t given much thought to how your ankles move. What you might not realize is that nearly all lower body movements — including walking, squatting and deadlifting — require ankle mobility. Furthermore, stiff ankles can contribute to pain and injury in the knees, hips and lower […]

Why Stretching Something That Hurts Isn’t Always The Answer

It seems like when something hurts the most common advice you get is to stretch it. At face value, this makes sense. When something feels stiff and sore, it’s easy to assume that short muscles are to blame, and the obvious solution would be to try to lengthen them through stretching. However, research is finding […]

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