Progressions Of The Lunge

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The lunge is one of the most versatile and functional exercises there is. The movement is applicable to any sport and activity and is great for building unilateral strength and stability (fancy talk for ‘strong on one leg’), which is important because we often find ourselves in single-leg positions in…

The lunge is one of the most versatile and functional exercises there is. The movement is applicable to any sport and activity and is great for building unilateral strength and stability (fancy talk for ‘strong on one leg’), which is important because we often find ourselves in single-leg positions in…

Progressions Of The Squat

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A strong and long-lasting body needs to be built on a solid foundation. When it comes to laying a strong base, few exercises are more beneficial than the squat. The squat trains the muscles and movement patterns responsible for running, jumping and kicking, amongst other things, and provides you with…

A strong and long-lasting body needs to be built on a solid foundation. When it comes to laying a strong base, few exercises are more beneficial than the squat. The squat trains the muscles and movement patterns responsible for running, jumping and kicking, amongst other things, and provides you with…

Mindset changes you need today

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It’s often said that all great things start in the mind. However, therein lies the explanation for many failures that we see around us on a daily basis. Know someone who could achieve so much if they would only change their mindset? We all do. Maybe it’s you. If you…

It’s often said that all great things start in the mind. However, therein lies the explanation for many failures that we see around us on a daily basis. Know someone who could achieve so much if they would only change their mindset? We all do. Maybe it’s you. If you…

Progressions of the Deadlift

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The deadlift may very well be the most important exercise there is, and you’d be doing yourself a huge disservice by not practicing this pattern in some form or another. We use a few different variations of the deadlift at Ritual, but without fail, you will hear us coaching clients…

The deadlift may very well be the most important exercise there is, and you’d be doing yourself a huge disservice by not practicing this pattern in some form or another. We use a few different variations of the deadlift at Ritual, but without fail, you will hear us coaching clients…

Valid Reasons Why Exercise Transforms Your Day

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Life gets crazy for all of us. Whether it’s school, work, or personal relationships, there are challenges and difficulties at every turn. We get it. The problem is, when things get hectic, your plans to go to the gym are usually the first thing to be sacrificed. After a long…

Life gets crazy for all of us. Whether it’s school, work, or personal relationships, there are challenges and difficulties at every turn. We get it. The problem is, when things get hectic, your plans to go to the gym are usually the first thing to be sacrificed. After a long…

4 Reasons why setting a fitness goal might be a bad idea

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Whether it’s losing weight, building muscle or preparing for a marathon, few people exercise without some sort of goal in mind. While we’re all familiar with stories of those who set and achieved their goals, you’re less likely to read about the fact that for some people, setting goals may…

Whether it’s losing weight, building muscle or preparing for a marathon, few people exercise without some sort of goal in mind. While we’re all familiar with stories of those who set and achieved their goals, you’re less likely to read about the fact that for some people, setting goals may…

Stretches for the Back of the Body

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In our last post, we talked about the importance of firing up the stabilizing muscles in the back of your body both for general postural improvements, and to prepare your body for intense exercise. However, activating your muscles is just part of the picture – learning to help these muscles…

In our last post, we talked about the importance of firing up the stabilizing muscles in the back of your body both for general postural improvements, and to prepare your body for intense exercise. However, activating your muscles is just part of the picture – learning to help these muscles…

Why exercise changes your everyday life

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Life gets crazy for all of us. Whether it’s a nightmare client at work, a tight deadline for a paper at school, or a child that won’t sleep through the night, there are challenges and difficulties at every turn. We get it. And that’s why we’re here to help. On…

Life gets crazy for all of us. Whether it’s a nightmare client at work, a tight deadline for a paper at school, or a child that won’t sleep through the night, there are challenges and difficulties at every turn. We get it. And that’s why we’re here to help. On…

Variations of the Superman Hold

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We did a piece on The Core Hold a short while ago, where we talked about how it helps you activate the anterior chain, which is a fancy way of saying ‘the front of your body’. The perfect complement to this is The Superman Hold, which is something we also…

We did a piece on The Core Hold a short while ago, where we talked about how it helps you activate the anterior chain, which is a fancy way of saying ‘the front of your body’. The perfect complement to this is The Superman Hold, which is something we also…

My Ritual: Danielle West

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You would never expect to discover a warm, caring, almost offensively thoughtful human being from a terrifying cage fighter. Funnily enough, this seems to be the common trend for most professional fighters, and this includes Danielle. As a solutions consultant for Adobe by day and a creative writer by night,…

You would never expect to discover a warm, caring, almost offensively thoughtful human being from a terrifying cage fighter. Funnily enough, this seems to be the common trend for most professional fighters, and this includes Danielle. As a solutions consultant for Adobe by day and a creative writer by night,…

Stretches for the front of the body

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In our last movement blog, we discussed the importance of priming the core before dynamic movement, and how by doing so, you ensure safer, more efficient movement when you exercise. This week, we’ll continue to explore the topic of posture. We all generally spend too much time sitting down in…

In our last movement blog, we discussed the importance of priming the core before dynamic movement, and how by doing so, you ensure safer, more efficient movement when you exercise. This week, we’ll continue to explore the topic of posture. We all generally spend too much time sitting down in…

BE REALISTIC

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It’s the end of January, which usually means one of two thoughts for most of us: “I am crushing it! I’ve exercised hard 5 days a week all month – I’m all in this year!” Or “Damn, I missed the boat again this year, so much for healthy change…” So…

It’s the end of January, which usually means one of two thoughts for most of us: “I am crushing it! I’ve exercised hard 5 days a week all month – I’m all in this year!” Or “Damn, I missed the boat again this year, so much for healthy change…” So…