Strengthen the upper back muscles, the posterior neck muscles and the muscles that retract the scapulae to improve your upper body posture. The upper back muscles that straighten the spine are the thoracic paraspinals. The muscles that retract the scapula are the rhomboid major, rhomboid minor, middle trapezius and lower trapezius. The deep … Read the rest
Copenhagen Adduction (CA) Protocol [AKA Modified Progressive Copenhagen Adduction (MPCA) Program]
Graduated eccentric training regime that strengthens hip adduction. Six progressive levels. Strengthens and builds endurance in the Hip Adductor Muscles (Adductor Magnus, Adductor Longus, Adductor Brevis, Pectineus, Obturator Externus and Gracilis) and the muscles that attach at the … Read the rest
Strengthen the intrinsic foot muscles and extrinsic foot muscles to improve posture, enhance lower extremity function, increase balance and prevent injuries. Perform foot strengthening exercises consistently and correctly for optimum results. The foot and lower leg muscles are seldom trained. They are often the most neglected muscles in the body. Implement a foot strengthening program … Read the rest
Stretch the big powerful latissimus dorsi muscles to reduce muscle tension, improve posture and increase back and shoulder motion. Tightness in the latissimus dorsi can lead to limited function, improper motion and poor posture. Use proper latissimus dorsi muscle stretching techniques to improve function, enhance motion and correct postural flaws such as Upper Cross Syndrome… Read the rest
Stretch and foam roll the piriformis muscle to help lessen compression of the sciatic nerve under the piriformis muscle. The powerful combination of stretching and foam rolling helps eliminate the source of Piriformis Syndrome.
Movement is an effective tool to help rehabilitate lumbar spine injuries. Moving in the correct directions is vital for each condition.
Execute the Williams Flexion Exercises to prevent and rehabilitate lumbar spine conditions such as lumbar sprain/strain and facet syndrome. These exercises will help stretch the erector spinae, quadratus lumborum and hamstrings muscles while … Read the rest
Implementing new health habits is easier when done one at a time. Multiple sudden changes in diet and exercises are often difficult adjustments. It is easier to begin one healthy habit at a time.
New Year’s is a time for resolutions and change. People frequently make New Year’s resolutions to get fitter, become healthier and/or … Read the rest
Utilize kettlebells to build explosive power. Functional kettlebell training is beneficial for all athletes to increase cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness. Equally important, functional kettlebell training develops explosiveness. Most sports require short bursts of explosive power and kettlebell training delivers that necessity.
Characteristics of kettlebell exercises include large functional movements, multi-joint exercises, momentum, high repetitions, perfect … Read the rest
Perform squats as the focal point of your strength training to become stronger. Learn proper technique and establish sound training practices by working with a knowledgeable strength and conditioning coach or a certified fitness trainer. A detailed warm-up and cool down are essential for optimizing results and minimizing injury risk. Sufficient rest and recovery between … Read the rest
Squats are an incredible lower body exercise. Targeting a large number of major muscles, squats develop the muscles of the back, pelvis, hips and thighs. Training routines can be formulated to increase strength, power, endurance, stamina, cardiovascular fitness and respiratory health.