Bear Crawl: All Around Good for You

The bear crawl is a fundamental, total body exercise that can rehabilitate and strengthen your shoulder joints, develop the core and leg muscles, and improve cardiovascular conditioning. This simple but phenomenal exercise can be practiced in any setting, with zero equipment.   When most people think of the bear crawl, they are reminded of one … Continued

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The Kettlebell + the Swing

Kettlebells are an outstanding training tool. Kettlebells are the best bang for your buck when it comes to gym equipment, because they effectively train strength, power, and endurance. Moreover, the compact construction and handle has led them to be referred to as the “handheld gym,” and rightfully so, because one kettlebell can be used for … Continued

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Make Healthy Nutrition Habits

Dieting does not work for long. However, creating healthy habits with good, consistent decisions is effective in the short and long term. When most people think about cleaning up their nutrition, they turn to popular and common diets. These diets are often restrictive, commercial, and unsustainable in the long run. At SPARC, we believe that … Continued

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: Why? How? How much is too much?

The dreaded first step out of bed the morning after a tough practice, the pain of climbing up a flight of stairs the day following a brutal workout, and bracing as you slowly lower yourself to the toilet after a workout of heavy squats. We have all experienced the symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness. … Continued

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