One Exercise for Bulletproof Shoulders

One of the biggest causes of poor posture and shoulder injury is a lack of upper back and scapular (aka shoulder blade) strength. These muscles stabilize the shoulder joint during movement and help keep the shoulders and torso in an upright position. The Dumbbell YTWL is one of SPARC’s staple exercises for shoulder injury prevention … Continued

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Tips for Effective Weight Loss

Start using these 4 techniques to guarantee weight loss results: Food Log to accurately track Calories. Lose 1-2lbs per week to ensure sustainable fat loss. Weight train at least twice a week to avoid losing muscle. Start with a goal of losing 5-10% of your body weight. While fad diets come and go, the principles … Continued

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Reduce Risk of Falling with Exercise

As we age, many of us notice that our balance is not what it used to be. What starts out as not being able to stand on one leg slowly turns into the inability to safely move through and react to our physical environment. Unfortunately, loss of balance is a growing public health issue. Rising … Continued

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Get Mobile with Just a Stick!

When most people think of fitness, they picture either strength or cardiovascular fitness. Mobility is just as important, if not more. Training mobility is one of the quickest ways to prevent injuries, improve performance, and feel more confident in your movement.   Today, we’ve got a short, effective mobility circuit that hits the major joints and movement … Continued

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