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Pros and cons of using fitness apps

Everyone wants to be fit and healthy, but not everyone is willing to work for it. Oftentimes we'll see new members working out diligently for the first few months, then somehow fall behind on their exercise routines. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is no joke, and it can be challenging for some of our members.

Improve your mobility through yoga

If you live an active lifestyle and regularly engage in sports and fitness training, you know how important it is to stick to your workout routines to achieve your fitness goals. However, overworking your joints and muscles can lead to debilitating injuries, which is why we recommend supplementing your workouts with some yoga.

Therapy Thursday-Pain with overhead press

The Overhead Press requires a lot to perform safely and without injury. You need shoulder mobility and stability. You need thoracic mobility and lat flexibility. You need low back stability. Finally you also need mobility in your neck. If you not have all these prerequisites, you can end up with neck pain, shoulder pain, or back pain.

Therapy Thursday-Overhead Press

Many patients and athletes report difficulty with overhead pressing. Neck pain and shoulder pain are common, but even low back pain is frequently reported with this challenging exercise. Especially if done in standing with a barbell.

Common faults

Anterior bar path
muted hips
hyperextension of spine
forward torso

The anterior bar path is seen when the neck can not be retracted, the Thoracic spine is limited or the lats are tight.

Therapy Thursday-Squatting Part 2

In last week's post we discussed "Butt Wink". This week we cover the second most common question I get about squattig: "How do I position my feet?"
 
Do you squat with toes straight, or toes out?

 

First Things First

If you squat with "toes forward or straight", you still should have a slight angle to your feet.

Therapy Thursday-Squatting Part 1

Today we will talk about 2 common questions we get about squatting: "Is butt wink bad?" and "Do I need to keep my toes straight?". This post cover the butt wink and the next post will discuss the "toes straight"-topic some more.
 
1. Is The Butt Wink Bad For Your Back?

The Butt Wink can be seen at the bottom of a squat when the low back moves into flexion and starts to round.

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What is Glute Amnesia

A study in 2013 showed that hip pain can reduce peak force in the glute max during activities like a bridge or hip extension.
Some people have been trying to blame the hip flexors and too much sitting for this, but there is no good research to support the claim that tight, overactive hip flexors inhibit the glutes.