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Band Workout for Building Swimmer's Shoulders

Posted by Breanna Behnke on

Swim buyer @breannajbehnke walks you through 9 flat band exercises that will help keep your shoulders strong and in good swimming shape while #stayathome.  Do 15-20 reps of the following exercises: Pass Through Stretch Hands are outside shoulder distance. The wider they are the easier it is. With straight arms rotate arms up, over and behind you, then reverse the motion back in front of you. Band Pull Aparts Hands are shoulder distance apart. Arms are straight out in front of you. Move your hands in the opposite direction pulling the band apart across the chest. Bicep Curls Step on...

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How to make your own weights

Posted by Friends at Sports Basement on

Don’t have access to weights at home? No problem! You can still get a great workout without traditional dumbbells just using random things you have at home. It won’t be an exact replica of your normal weight choice, but you’ll still be feelin’ the burn if you’re willing to get a little creative.  Before you get started, you should consider these questions when making your own weights:Is it safe?Well….is it safe? Make sure your DIY weights are simple, secure and easy to hold. We don’t want to hear stories of you using knives (somehow) or boxes of sharp needles. Is...

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Like a Drive-Thru for your Gear: Introducing Curbside Pickup

Posted by Jessica Blomstrom on

There's nothing more important than maintaining good health during shelter-in-place. But good health doesn't stop at mask-wearing and hand-washing - the rest of your body (that includes your mind!) needs a good dose of regular exercise to stay healthy, too. Getting out for a bike ride isn't just good for your calves and quads, it's good for your mental health too. And if your old bike just isn't cutting it anymore, never fear - we've got your back regardless of the pick-me-up you need. Speaking of pick-me-ups: you can now pick up your new bike, bike trainers, weights, coolers, and car...

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DIY Back Yard Single Track

Posted by Austen Auger on

Senior Marketer Austen is recounting how our Novato staffer, Austin "Dobby" Dobbs brought mountain biking to his own backyard. When the Shelter-in-Place order began to affect the option to drive to trailheads and parks for mountain bike use, drastic measures had to be taken. Sports Basement Novato’s rentals and Backcountry pro, Austin Dobbs came up with a solution that was downright brilliant… NOTE: The following events very likely did not happen as described but this author is taking creative freedoms because this is how I like to think it happened. Austin was sitting on his couch listening to “Careless Whisper”...

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Andrew Bauer's 2018 Napa Valley Marathon Race

Posted by Friends at Sports Basement on

Read about our Nutrition buyer Andrew and his experience during his first-ever marathon! As an endurance athlete, you long for moments when everything falls into place when it counts.  We log the miles, pay attention to all the details and try our best to make it to the start line confident and injury free.  On March 4, 2018 at the Napa Valley Marathon I had one of those rare moments!I had never run a marathon before but always knew I would take a crack at it someday.  My wife Rebecca had run her first one at the Napa Valley Marathon in...

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