After joining Minneapolis Moms on the Run last summer, Jennifer Leeson (Jenny, or "Frisky" to her derby friends) has transformed the way she thinks about food, her body and exercise. In the process, she has dropped 100 pounds and is training for marathon number 14 — the first since her early 20s.
"Jen is one of the friendliest, most positive people I've ever met," Minneapolis franchise owner Karissa, who nominated Jenny, shared. "I was so inspired by her outlook and determination the very first time I met her. I cannot even imagine Jen without a big smile on her face and just being around her would bring encouragement to anyone." As a busy emergency room nurse, wife and new mom, Jenny's story will leave you inspired. Read on for a fun Q & A.
This video is the fourth in a series where our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, will share exercises using a stability ball. Today's tip focuses on adductors and abductors. Your adductors are bigger than your hamstrings and only slightly smaller than your quadriceps, which means that they can generate incredible power. It also means that they can pull bones out of alignment if they get tight. Another job that your adductors AND abductors do is rotate your hip inward. If either of them gets tight they can pull your hip inward, putting strain on the piriformis muscle. Do not ignore your adductors and abductors. Reinforcing all these muscles helps protect your hips, pelvis and knees from injury. Grab a ball and a mat and join her!