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Hips & Ham

Erm, well, hamstrings. I am not so much a fan of the eating kind of ham. However, the more I looked into glute stuff, the more I realized that when it comes to hip extension, the gluteus maximus usually works

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Playing with My Playlist

Just like I’m going through my hard-copy DVD shelf this summer, I’m also going through my YouTube (and other places) playlists. I’m deleting things I don’t use or don’t like, watching the videos I’ve marked but never quite got around

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Hip Yoga: Butts!

So, intermittently, I’ve been talking about hips, most recently, about the hip flexors. Now it’s time to talk about butts. Specifically, the gluteus maximus, a big ass (pun intended) muscle and one of the main hip extensors. (The other muscle

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Hating Gym: The Last Mile

Photo of black and yellow running shoe. In this photo, the shoe is just over 6 months old.

This post is part of a series on the dubious joys of my ninth grade PE class. I had survived. Almost — and barely. It was June, with less than a week before final exams. The weather was also unseasonably

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More Links of Awesome

Gail Collins on Texas’s Abstinence Sex Education Problems at The Daily Beast — “It’s an ethos that celebrates everyone’s right to be left alone, with no government telling you what to do. It’s an intense, deep-felt creed of personal freedom

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Hip Yoga: Variations on a Lunge

Still looking at low lunge to stretch the hip flexors, this is just a quick post highlighting some fun variations. Mostly, they start to incorporate other areas of the body into the stretchy goodness. The first one I actually do

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Just a Little More Hip Revisiting

Low Lunge Pose

I know I’ve already spent some time with the yin yoga dragon pose — which is basically the same thing as the low lunge I’m about to describe here — but I can’t think of anything I like better for

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