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088 Should You Keep Your Lower Back Down for Ab Work?

088 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. Why are you doing it in the first place? Because when you understand the underlying mechanics, you can make a better decision for your body.  So on today’s...

087 Why Your Calves Are So Tight

087 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 should you do? Stretching your calves off the edge of a stair...

086 What Happens to Your Brain When You Workout?

086 What Happens to Your Brain When You Workout?

If you took a break from workouts after the gyms closed earlier this year, you might have noticed that things like concentration and sleep got a little bit harder. But what actually happens to your brain when you exercise? And why do people who exercise seem to have...

085 Why I didn’t go to PT School

085 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...

083 How to Squat without Knee Pain

083 How to Squat without Knee Pain

Squatting is one of the most natural human moves - but so many of us can’t do it because of issues with your hip, knees, lower back, ankles or feet. So if knee pain is slowing you down, today’s episode is for you. A little bit every day is enough to maintain your body...

082 How I Use Journaling in My Mindfulness Practice

082 How I Use Journaling in My Mindfulness Practice

Meditation is just one form of mindfulness - so if you’ve been struggling with sitting quietly and still want the benefits of being more present - journaling fits the bill. And while it seems simple, a daily gratitude practice will help with your psychological health,...

081 6 Steps to Building Sustainable Strength

081 6 Steps to Building Sustainable Strength

What does it actually take to get stronger without getting hurt? That’s exactly what I’m sharing in today’s episode. And when you dial in these 6 things, you’ll not only know how to build strength in a sustainable way, but you’ll also be super clear on how to manage...

080 The Step-by-Step Squat Assessment

080 The Step-by-Step Squat Assessment

Injuries slow you down and keep you from your workouts. And while it might be tempting to try fifty million different mobility exercises and foam roller hacks to get out of pain, a step-by-step approach will get you faster and longer lasting results. The Squat...

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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