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065 Why Do I Feel So Tight?

065 Why Do I Feel So Tight?

Is stretching enough if you feel super tight? It depends. Because feeling tight isn’t just about short muscles. In fact, it probably has more to do with your fascia and collagen than anything else. If your body feels super tight or you’re not sure if all that...

064 Are Lunges Bad for Your Knees?

064 Are Lunges Bad for Your Knees?

Are deep lunges bad for your knees? Will your knees explode if you do one? In this episode, I’m diving deep into the anatomy of the knee so you can make an informed decision about deep lunging and if it’s right for you. A little bit every day is enough to maintain...

063 You Can’t Actually Stretch Your IT Band

063 You Can’t Actually Stretch Your IT Band

A tight IT Band can create issues like Runner’s Knee, ITB Syndrome and pain in your hips or knees. But stretching or foam rolling your IT band aren’t always the best fix. In fact, your IT band can’t actually stretch. So on today’s episode, we’re digging into the...

062 How Much Water Do You Actually Need to Stay Hydrated?

062 How Much Water Do You Actually Need to Stay Hydrated?

How much water do you actually need to drink? Is it half your body weight? 8 glasses a day? Are electrolytes necessary? On today’s episode, I’m digging into all the hydration myths to sort fact from fiction so you can stay well hydrated (and keep performance and...

061 Physiological Priming- the Best Way to Start Your Day

061 Physiological Priming- the Best Way to Start Your Day

If you’re struggling to get grounded while being stuck at home, my recent discovery is going to be a game changer. You still don’t need to workout every day, but by starting your day with intentional movement, you can set your mental and emotional state to be more...

060 What This Hip Flexor Has to Do With Your Lower Back Pain

060 What This Hip Flexor Has to Do With Your Lower Back Pain

Your back pain and tension might have less to do with your back and everything to do with your psoas. Yep, this massive hip flexor that connects your upper and lower body plays an important role in how your back feels purely because of its location. A little bit...

059 How to Add Mileage and Increase Workouts without Getting Hurt

059 How to Add Mileage and Increase Workouts without Getting Hurt

Trying to jumpstart a workout routine but you keep stopping and starting? Are you struggling with injuries and pain every time you up your mileage? Then today’s episode is just for you! A little bit everyday is enough to maintain your body so you can forget about...

058 Help for Jaw and Neck Pain

058 Help for Jaw and Neck Pain

Jaw pain is no joke. And it’s probably at the root of why your neck and shoulders hurt. You don’t have to push through it though - in fact there are some simple tweaks you can make right now that will help get you out of pain today. A little bit everyday is enough to...

057 How to Get Your First Pull Up

057 How to Get Your First Pull Up

Pull ups are a fantastic way to build upper body strength, which can help keep neck, shoulder, wrist, and elbow pain at bay. And anyone can do a pull-up - as long as you focus on the right muscles and practice some of the exercises I’m sharing in today’s episode.  A...

About the Show

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) – The Body Nerd Show is for you. Whether it’s low back pain, sciatica, knee pain, arthritis, neck pain, TMJ, rotator cuff issues or shoulder pain – you don’t have to accept aches and pains as a part of getting older.

Your Host: Alexandra Ellis

Self-Care + Wellness Coach, Body Nerd, and Creator of AE Wellness

Hi! I’m your host, Alexandra Ellis, and I’m a coach, writer, occasional yogi, kettlebell devotee, and 100% Body Nerd.

I’ve made it my life’s mission to better understand how the body works to help you take back control of your self-care, strength, and injury recovery.

With my degree in Exercise Biology, experience in physical therapy and athletic training, and almost 10 years of training people in body-weight strength and stretch programs, I now teach people in months what took me so long to figure out: how to get out of pain and get stronger and more flexible at the same time.

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