If you’re ready to break up with all the things you’re doing that only give you temporary relief and learn how to get on the fast track to feeling amazing every single day (without it being overly complicated or unsustainable) - this show is for you. Whether it’s low back pain, sciatica, knee pain, arthritis, neck pain, TMJ, rotator cuff issues or shoulder pain - life without pain is 100% possible (no matter how old you are). Alexandra Ellis from AE Wellness teaches you how to use self-care and movement to stronger, more flexible and out of pain, ASAP.
Mobility, Workouts, and the Journey to Pain-Free with Lisette
Going from worried about surgery to pain-free in 6 weeks is not only possible - my guest today made it happen. I truly believe that you can change the unchangeable - and Lisette is a perfect example of what taking back control of your body and self-care looks like. We touch on workouts, how mobility can help keep soreness at bay, and why trusting the simple fix is the key to getting stronger without getting hurt. Learn more + get all the links now at http://www.aewellness.com/podcast
How Does Muscle Memory Work?
Have you ever heard that muscle memory and muscle confusion are the “secret” to getting stronger? I hope I’m not the only one who imagines tiny brains inside your muscles when you hear “muscle memory”. On this episode, I cover the science behind muscle memory, why it isn’t actually a thing, and why understanding it can help you get stronger. Learn more + get all the links now at http://www.aewellness.com/podcast
Should You Keep Your Lower Back Down for Ab Work?
When doing core work - should you keep your lower back pressed down? Or in neutral? The better question is WHY. Because when you understand the underlying mechanics, you can make a better decision for your body. On today’s episode, I’m digging into the difference between the two positions, why it matters, and which version is best for building lower back and core strength. Learn more + get all the links now at http://www.aewellness.com/podcast
Why Your Calves Are So Tight
If you’re a runner - you know what a pain (literally!) calf tension can be. And even if you don’t run, you’ve probably felt the ache of tightness along the back of your lower leg from time to time. But what actually works? On today’s episode, I’m sharing why your calves are so tight, why more stretching isn’t the fix, and why walking on flat ground might have something to do with it. Learn more + get all the links now at http://www.aewellness.com/podcast
What Happens to Your Brain When You Workout?
What actually happens to your brain when you exercise? And why do people who exercise seem to have more energy, even when they’re using it all the time? On today’s episode, I’m diving into what happens to your brain when you exercise, how it maintains your brain chemistry and how much movement you actually need to reap the benefits (it’s a lot less than you might think). Learn more + get all the links now at http://www.aewellness.com/podcast
Why I didn't go to PT School
I’ve been mistaken as a PT on more than one occasion, but the truth is - I never went to physical therapy school. It’s not that I didn’t try (I applied twice), but between lost transcripts and missed deadlines, the universe had other plans for me. So in today’s episode, I’m sharing why I never went to PT school, the biggest difference between physical therapy and the work I do, and why doing it yourself is sometimes the best choice. Learn more + get all the links now at http://www.aewellness.com/p
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Nerding Out with Alex!
Alex knows her stuff and shares it all with you in an extremely easy to understand way. She is real and relatable. I learn something new in very episode. Thank you for making learning to move your body (and how your body moves) so accessible!
Alex brings anatomy in easy to understand ways! She lets my body nerd out and feeds it new information! Thank you!!!
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Alex presents meaningful, incremental change ideas in a fun and informative way. She's an experienced pro who doesn't stand on ceremony, she just dishes it out.
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