Straight To The Point Blog

January 9th, 2018

The importance of breathing

Breathing is an involuntary activity that shouldn’t require any thought – after all, if you stopped breathing, you’d become unconscious. However, breathing correctly can take some effort. But with that effort comes great payoffs. We’ve written many articles about the importance of breathing when it comes to meditation, calming down, reducing stress, and exercise as ways to Read More…

January 8th, 2018

Cold Weather and Fitness

Yes, we know – it’s really cold outside, and you believe cold weather and fitness don’t mix. Even if you’re not looking to run a marathon out there, even going out to walk the dog is painfully chilly. But think of all the people who spend hours – hours! in frigid temperatures. Hockey players, skiers, ice climbers Read More…

December 29th, 2017

Your New Year’s Resolutions: Less Stress, More Exercise

New Year resolutions to improve your health and fitness are always great to consider, even if sometimes it peters out by the spring. At least you are motivated enough to even consider making a change in your lifestyle. Perhaps, however, the resolutions were too drastic or too complicated to maintain? After all, we are creatures Read More…

December 27th, 2017

Video: Abdominal Brace

The abdominal brace is an important technique for building stronger lower abdominals, which in turn builds stabilizes the spine. This is useful in many activities and support a weaker back. Visualize pulling your front hip bones together, but make sure you continue to breathe. Hold the abdominals for a count of 10. This helps avoid Read More…

December 19th, 2017

Season’s Greetings from Point Performance!

All of us at Point Performance wish you a very happy holiday season!

December 13th, 2017

Video: Dynamic Stretch For Running

Dynamic stretches are the key to warming up before a run or workout. Performing stretches cold before a workout can cause injury to the muscle, which is why a dynamic stretch is a smarter way to prepare for a workout. In this video, Robert Gillanders, DPT, demonstrates how to do a proper dynamic stretch through Read More…