Welcome to the TRYBAL TALK blog where we hope to provide you with the tools that you can use to take your life to a new level.
Our community ethos is represented as life full of smart habits, healthy aspirations, and unforgettable experiences. We want to help you along this path one educational (and entertaining) post at a time.
Heard these terms thrown around at the gym, but never really understood what they meant for your body? We’ve got you covered. Both have their merits, so here’s a quick guide on how each can contribute to your fitness goals.
You don’t have to be an elite athlete (or even a terribly athletic person) to benefit from the framework of a professional training routine. That’s because the key aspects of how the pros exercise can translate to just about any scale.
It's hard to swallow, but sometimes you have to forgo using your trusty roller. Here are a few occasions when you might want to save the foam rolling for later, or swap your roller for a different recovery tool.
The Work From Home life has been an interesting wrinkle in many of our lives. With our work environment and our home cohabiting the same space, the little bits of physical breaks once built into our day are more scarce than ever.
There’s a lot of confusion about the appropriate situations where these two recovery tools should be used. While they may appear to serve the same function, these two tools are anything but peas from the same pod.
So you're self-quarantined or are working from home these days. The gyms are closed, the weather isn't great, and you're going stir crazy without your normal routine.
If this sounds like you, then we have a few solutions for you to consider to get back on track with your fitness! We went ahead and put together a series of routines for multiple at-home situations–some requiring equipment, others only bodyweight.
Traveling can wreak havoc on your body. Stiff joints, sluggishness, and dehydration are byproducts of travel that we all reluctantly subject ourselves to. But why does all this happen and how can you combat it? Here are some fun things to be aware of while traveling.
So, you're into foam rolling! Heck yeah! But, as an intellectually curious being, you want to know more about what happens to your body when you go through your routine. How does rolling around on a piece of foam actually make you better? We appreciate the inquisitive mind, so let's dive right in...
“If it doesn’t hurt, it’s probably just a rub down.” These are the words that echo in my brain every time I get a massage. I think it was a former coach that said it to me, walking by the training room while I, grimaced face, was getting a brutal deep-tissue massage to treat a strained groin muscle. But, it rang true like an old Chinese maxim. To get any real body relief from a massage, muscles need to be targeted in deep, penetrating ways. We all kind of know this instinctively, I think. Its that “no pain, no gain” mentality that helps move people and entire civilizations forward.
Core exercises = Get on the ground and do crunches, sit-ups, and planks….Sound familiar?
While these exercises can be great, if this is all you are doing to strengthen your core, you are neglecting vital muscle fibers in your mid-section that are critical for posture, strength, balance, and coordination. By simply adding a foam roller to your core routine, you can achieve that beach body you are striving for AND at the same time train the little muscle fibers in your abs and back that will bring balance, functional strength, and control. These magic fibers are called proprioceptors (AKA muscle spindles) and are too often the neglected brother of the glamour muscles.
These 5 moves are absolute magic for low-back health and recovery. They are designed to loosen and increase blood flow to the muscles that tie into the low back and hips, as well as align joints and vertebrae.
We open the door to our extended stay hotel and see a bottle of cheap sparkling wine and some chocolate covered strawberries. We laughed. True, my wife and I had just gotten married a few days earlier. She thought it would be funny to call and tell the hotel we were on our honeymoon. In a way it was, but Spokane was not our first choice for our after-nuptial excursion. We were here for another reason altogether. I had just finished my 3rd year in the NFL, and I was recovering from my 3rd surgery in 5 years. This time it was my spine. I had herniated two lumbar discs playing for the Saints. I first felt a twinge of low-back pain coming out of training camp and fought through it as long as I could. I made it 2.5 months.