Core Strengthening and Stability Exercises

Build strength and stability in the core with Renegade Rows and Ab Wheel Rollouts. These advanced core stability exercises target the entire core including the following muscles: transverse abdominis, internal obliques, external obliques, rectus abdominis, multifidi and erector spinae. Core strength and stability help to lower the risk of injuries including lumbar … Read the rest

Four Fundamental Core Exercises

Strengthen your abdominal muscles to prevent low back pain, improve posture and enhance function. Strong transverse abdominis, internal obliques, external obliques, rectus abdominis and multifidi muscles help lower the risk of low back injuries and piriformis syndrome. Combine abdominal strengthening exercises with lumbar spine stretching exercises to combat postural issue such as lower cross syndrome.Read the rest

Three Isometric Exercises for Core Strength

Execute isometric abdominal strengthening exercises to develop strength and endurance in the deep core muscles including the transverse abdominis, diaphragm and multifidi. Strengthen your deep abdominal muscles to help lower the potential of low back pain. Strong transverse abdominis, diaphragm and multifidi muscles are needed for spinal stability. If the deep muscles do not stabilize … Read the rest

Four Exercises for Upper Body Posture

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

Inner Thigh Strengthening Exercises

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

Three Foot Strengthening Exercises

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

Three Latissimus Dorsi Stretches

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 SyndromeRead the rest

Two Techniques to Lessen Sciatic Nerve Impingement by the Piriformis Muscle

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.

Anatomy: The sciatic nerve originates in the gluteal region and travels down the leg. The sciatic nerve is the … Read the rest

Two Protocols to Help Lessen Low Back Pain

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