Category Archives: Corrective Exercise & Rehabilitation

Taijiquan as a form of rehabilitation and exercise in sedentary populations, pt. 2

Taijiquan, Taiji or Tai Chi, is a martial art that falls within the neija style of Chinese martial arts. Neija simply means internal because its focus is on developing the practitioner’s body from the inside before developing external or martial … Continue reading

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Is Taijiquan (Tai Chi Ch’uan) an effective form of exercise for sedentary populations?

Last fall I attended a bootcamp for new personal trainers in Las Vegas. While there a number of trainers talked about how they want to show their clients how to develop bodybuilder physiques, teach clients effective weightloss strategies, or condition … Continue reading

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30 Days to Feeling Fit

I saw this video about a group of Arbonne consultants trying the “30 Days to Fit” challenge. You know what I’ve always hated about these types of commercials? It’s that the people never really seem to be all that healthy. … Continue reading

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Weak SITS muscles in Internal Martial Artists

When people start studying Chinese Internal Martial Arts, it is common to encounter people with an inability to relax their shoulders.  This inability may be due to poor posture or overdeveloped pectoral muscles, but there is also usually some injury … Continue reading

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