#171 How to Do a Pull-Up

Pull-ups are one of those exercises that it feels like only Super Fit people can do. But there’s got to be a way for normal people to learn if they want, right? Daphnie reveals her deep dark pull-up secret and gives us her three step plan to building up to doing a pull-up of our very own. Plus, we reveal the “healthy” foods we won’t eat in “Real Talk”.

Links in this episode: Difference between pull-up and chin-up grips, Good images of the back muscles, How to use a pull-up assist machine





#098 Chiropractic Care with Dr. Laura Roos

Chiropractic care is one of those things where you either use it and feel super passionate about it, or you have no idea what it is. Daphnie is our resident chiropractic cheerleader, and Joanna (no surprise) is clueless. Our guest, Dr. Laura Roos, explains what chiropractic care is, how it might help you feel more awesome, and what to look for when you’re finding a practitioner.

Links in this episode: Dr. Laura’s website and Instagram, Find chiropractors around the country with the same specialties as Dr. Laura, Mayo Clinic info on chiropractic care, More on Sacro-Occipital TechniqueOur Acupuncture episode with Sara Vaccariello

#036 Ow My Back

Sometimes it seems like everyone has back problems, doesn’t it? Backs are complicated (so many muscles PLUS a spine!) but there is a lot we can do to try and keep ourselves pain free. Daphnie explains some back anatomy (backnatomy?) and gives us some easy tools for preventing and treating pain. Plus, we learn another one of Daphnie’s Favorite Exercises.

Links in this episode: Spinal Anatomy image, Back Muscles Anatomy image, Stiff by Mary Roach, Superman form, Plank form, Side plank form, Single leg bridge form, Our Ab episode, Superman lat pulldown