Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pre-Holiday Workout Inspiration I I Current Workout Routine

It's that time of year again! Every year I love all the get togethers and meals but I know with those, come possible weight gain. Here is my current workout routine that, hopefully, you can gain some inspiration from. I like to do a lot of body weight workouts including using the TRX system, walking lunges, body squats and a lot of weird crawly exercises. Ending a workout with some yoga and abs helps keep my core strong as well as my body flexible.

I recorded this current workout routine with my IPhone, so I'm sorry it's filmed vertically! But you might find something to inspire you to keep your body moving even through the holidays!

Happy Holidays. Enjoy good food, family, friends and workouts!


Denise Lopez, ATC

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

When To Go To The Doctor Series: 3 Questions To Ask Yourself

Need help deciding on when to go to the doctor if you're injured? Are you pushing through your workouts in pain? 

Why? Let me help you decide if it's been too long that you've had pain and when the right time to go to the doctor is. 

Watch this to help.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Athletes' Rotator Cuff Throwing Warm-Up with Denise Lopez

Are you an athlete in need of some proper ways to warm-up your shoulder before practice or a game? Perhaps someone looking for a great shoulder/rotator cuff workout at home? Here are some easy ways to do just that using a Theraband purchased at Sports Authority for $14.99.

In the video below, I will take you through shoulder external and internal rotation at different planes as well as some other motions to warm-up the shoulder. Working with athletes as well as patients in physical therapy, the rotator cuff is a group of muscles that are often overlooked. Research shows that over 80% of 80 year olds have rotator cuff tears! This is because most people don't know the easy, simple way to work their shoulder properly. Hope you enjoy the video. Leave me a comment below on your thoughts or questions about it. Enjoy.

Salud. (To health).

Denise Lopez

Friday, June 13, 2014

Foam Rolling Lower Body : Q&A Friday

Foam Rolling has been recommended by the NASM-National Academy of Sports Medicine to help supplement your workout with an extra way to warm-up and get your muscle ready!

In this video I show you how to Foam Roll your lower body, specifically your Illiotibial Band, Glutes, Hamstrings and Hip Flexors. These muscles are pretty much your power muscles that drive you when you sprint, squat, lunge or lift. For those who have tried traditional stretching without much result should add this to your routine to supplement that. I recommend 1-2 minutes on any muscle you need to gain flexibility, in addition to stretching statically after a workout. I would do foam rolling and dynamic warmups first, before a workout, then static rope stretching after.

I also have a video about dynamic warm-ups and static stretching if you're interested. You can visit my YouTube channel +La Vida Lopez for more great videos!

Thanks for joining me today! Salud.

Denise Lopez, AT/L

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

HELP My Lower Back Hurts While Running: 3 Reasons Why and How To Fix It ...

Hey everyone, being an Athletic Trainer, my mission is to help those of you who are injured or in pain. If you've ever had lower back pain for any reason, this is an informative video as to why. Especially if you are one who has to sit a lot for your job. Here I give 3 reasons why you might have pain (while running or otherwise) and then ways to help with that. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Vitacost Haul: Best Prenatal Vitamin, Plant Fusion Protein, 10 BUCKS OFF

I have fell in love with! You can find everything you need there, healthy food, supplements, healthcare items and cosmetics! It is great and has comparable pricing to amazon. I know my mom really likes Swensons as well. Both websites are great.

Watch this video to see some new things I have discovered. I do also share about my favorite Prenatal Vitamin I'm taking while we are trying to get pregnant.

I do have a link for if you want 10 bucks OFF your first order. It's a referral thing, so if you get something from my link, I also receive 10 bucks OFF. That's pretty cool if you ask me. These are things essential to your health too so nothing frivalous. Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Eggs Salad Flatbread Quick Healthy Lunch in Under 3 Minutes!

Don't you just love quick and EASY lunches! This will not disappoint. This is my go to egg salad sandwich recipe that I love to eat anytime of the year.

Egg Salad Recipe:

2 Hard Boiled Eggs
2 Tablespoons of Mayonaise
1 Teaspoon Mustard
1 Teaspoon Pickle Relish
Dash of Celery Salt
Pinch of Sugar
and a couple shakes of Sea Salt and Pepper.
Mix, Chop and Spread over whatever you want to eat it on!! :)

Choose to put it on a Flatbread, Pita, Lettuce wrap or on top of a Salad. You can't go wrong with this but tweak it anyway you like.

Enjoy! Stay tuned for more videos like this. You're welcome to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you won't miss out.


Monday, March 31, 2014

Come Stretch Your Lower Body with Me! I I Best ways to warmup and stretc...

Hi everyone! I cannot stress the importance of stretching to you. I have taken a hiatus with hot yoga for about a month and already my body is uncomfortable and tight! Get back in shape with me as we warm-up our bodies and stretch.

My favorite warm-ups have been these in the video for years now. Inchworms are great to dynamically stretch your hamstrings and shoulders, with a bonus core workout as well. Spiderman is a fun exercise that really gets your hip flexors and groin. Staying low you take a step forward, bend down, touch elbow to your instep, then crawl forward and repeat on the other side. High knees and butt kicks are fun heart pumping warm-ups. Then to round it out, I really enjoy clock hops. These can be a little tricky at first but hopefully you will get the hang of it. Start forward facing, hop to the right then towards the left. So if your feet were a clock, you start at 12, then jump to 2, back to 12 then jump towards 10. Start slow, then work your speed up.

Enjoy the relaxing rope stretches as well.

Have a great workout!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Improve your Posture! Help your self after a long days work.

Check out my first video on YouTube! They will get better I promise :) Here's some tips to help with the hunch over a desk or from reading/studying all day. Enjoy.