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From the Desk of Dr. Len

Walking Backwards for Tight Hamstrings

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
If you are one of the millions of people who struggle with tight hamstrings, here is a simple exercise you can do to help lengthen those tight hamstrings. Walk or jog backwards! Tight hamstrings are very common for anyone who sits for extended periods of time ..

Exercise can be a Double Edge Sword

Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The last thing you want to do is over-stress or over-train an already exhausted body. Exercise is a double edge sword. It can be both Stress Reducing and or Stress Producing. Exercise is a form of stress – the more intense the workout, the more stressful it is on th ..

Why Can't I Fall Asleep?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
If you can't fall asleep at night, think past the Usual Suspects…..of too much coffee, not dark enough, temperature, sound, etc. What's happening is that we keep stimulating our nervous system, our brain messengers (neurotransmitters...NT) that are excitatory, which ..

Should You Workout with a Hangover?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
It depends? What kind of workout are you talking about? How intense is your workout going to be? When was the last time you ate? Do you have a problem or history with low blood sugar or hypoglycemia? Based on those additional questions will ..

What Sweetener to Use

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sugar is everywhere and marketers try to lure you to buy there products based on sugar or the lack of sugar. Keep in mind that sugars are carbohydrates and we need carbs, but we want to stay away from the bad carbs. Not all carbs or sugars are the same but we don’ ..

Front Squats Over Back Squats

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Why Front Squats? The two biggest reasons I like front squats over typical back squats are More emphasis or stress on the thighs Less stress on the low back The fact that you keep your back more perpendicular when doing a front squ ..

Stress is More Than Worry, Fear & Anxiety

Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Stress is basically anything that causes your Adrenal Glands to pump out more cortisol and adrenaline! Worry, Fear and Anger cause an increase in your stress hormones, which most people understand and are familiar with….BUT The Wrong Diet Digestive Problems  ..

Therapeutic Exercise to Stretch Tight Hip Flexors

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Probably the biggest culprit and most overlooked cause of low back pain comes from tight hip flexors. I think most doctors, chiropractors and therapists overlook the psoas and illiacus, which are the muscles that make up the hip flexor, is because they are always looking  ..

Pump Up Your Pancakes with Protein

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
If you are looking to add some more protein to your pancakes, because you don’t want so much of a carbohydrate hit. Let me suggest seven simple solutions that will help bring more protein to your meal and lessen the glycemic load on your blood sugar. 1. One of the first th ..

How to do Inverted Rows or Inverted Pull-ups

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Inverted rows or inverted pull-ups as they are often called are great and fairly easy to do if you have a Smith machine or Squat rack handy. I like inverted pull ups for a few reasons. It targets all the same muscles of a regular pull-up. Makes it pos ..