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Proprioception: Cultivating your Superpowers

Full disclosure here, folks:  I first became interested in proprioception because it sounds like something you’s find in an X-Men comic book.  And while the realities of proprioception may not … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Montage in the Making: Getting Jill in Shape

Jill and I braved the extremely snowy Vermont weather today to get over to our neighborhood fitness and martial arts center, Combat Fitness!  I sometimes supervise classes at Combat Fitness, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gastrocnemius Strengthening!

In my recent post regarding the Gastrocnemius, we learned a little bit about the function of this muscle and one simple method of stretching and relaxing it via autogenic inhibition.  … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Muscle of the Week: Gastrocnemius

As we pointed out last week with a bit of help from The Onion: bones are cool.  We at Level Up maintain our position on this issue, and earnestly hope … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Brief Introduction to Tai Chi as an Exercise Practice

As you can probably tell from the pictures on this blog, I’m a big proponent of practicing Tai Chi.  In my experience, the slow, fluid, and circular movements of Tai … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tai Chi in Rincon, Puerto Rico!

Here I am enjoying the wonderful Rincon weather while practicing the colorfully named “Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg” posture from the traditional Yang family Tai Chi form. The warmth … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment