Proper Lifting Technique

Proper lifting technique is vital in the prevention of back pain.

When lifting an object from the floor stand as close to the object as possible. Take a shoulder width or wider stance. Point your feet slightly outward and align your knees with your feet. Squat down by bending at the hips and knees. Keep Read the rest

Limping and Back Pain

Limping can be the origin of back pain or a symptom of back pain. Limping occurs when pain, symptoms or weakness in the back or lower extremity alters your gait. The leg on the injured side is not functioning correctly, so it lacks its proper movement pattern. This causes other areas of the body to … Read the rest

Prevent Overtraining

Exercise to develop and maintain your health and fitness. Exercise is the most important tool to improve your aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Performing the proper amount of exercise is imperative to achieving peak fitness and preventing injuries.

Overtraining prevention and injury prevention is best achieved through intelligent training strategies.

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Pull-up Bar Hanging Traction

Traction your spine and stretch your muscles by hanging from a pull-up bar. This simple procedure helps build a healthier spine.

Pull-up bar hanging traction can be performed any time of the day. It is most effective in the cool down phase of your exercise session. Traction is extremely important for spine health after performing … Read the rest

Inverted Rows

Strengthen your midback, shoulders and arms with inverted rows.

Inverted rows, also known as supine pull-ups, are a body weight exercise that strengthens the muscles that pull the shoulder blades together. Much like vertical chin-ups and pull-ups, inverted rows develop back, shoulder, upper arm and forearm strength. The horizontal body position utilized in … Read the rest

Scapular Retractors

Strengthen you midback to improve your posture and decrease shoulder injuries.     

The shoulder is an intricate system composed of several joints and numerous muscles. The shoulder joints and muscles work in synergy to provide a wide range of motion in multiple planes.

In medical terminology the shoulder blade is named the scapula. Scapula retractionRead the rest

Thoracic Spine Exercises

Strengthen and stretch the thoracic spine to rehabilitate and prevent injuries. Thick muscles, tendons and ligaments attach the twelve vertebrae of the midback, also known as the thoracic spine, to each other, the ribs, the shoulder blades and the vertebra of the neck and lower back. Perform exercises tailored to eliminate the source of … Read the rest

Spine Health: Zero-Gravity Position

Improve the health of your spine by utilizing the zero-gravity position. Decompress your spine and decrease muscle tension in the zero-gravity position.

Correct ergonomic positioning is a key ingredient to achieving and maintaining a healthy spine. Sitting and lying in a position that lessens pull on the spinal muscles and reduces pressure on the intervertebral … Read the rest

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Energize yourself for the day ahead by getting a good night’s sleep. Recover from a tough day by sleeping soundly.

Do not underestimate the importance of consistent quality sleep. Nothing takes the place of a good night of sleep. Proper nutrition does not. Supplements do not. Unhealthy sugar filled energy drinks sure don’t. Neither does … Read the rest

Stretching with the Exercise Ball

The large exercise ball, known as the fitball, is a valuable tool for stretching the spine and extremities. The spherical shape of the exercise ball makes stretching the spine easier and more effective.

Stretching on the fitball can be performed by beginners and advanced athletes. The fitball is employed by therapy and injury rehabilitation centers … Read the rest