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The many benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), from head to toe

Exercise is an important aspect of daily life that most people tend to overlook. This is particularly true now that more people are working from home and are unable to go to the gym and work out. People who lead busy lives also have trouble finding the time to exercise, let alone getting the motivation to do an hour-long workout routine after a packed schedule.

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.