Proper Deep Breathing

Deep breathing brings an increased quantity of oxygen into the lungs. When air reaches the lungs it oxygenates the blood. The oxygenated blood is transported to your brain, muscles and organs.

Anatomy: Numerous muscles participate in normal breathing and deep breathing.

The diaphragm is a sheath of muscle spanning the bottom of the ribcage and … Read the rest

Backpack Safety Guidelines

Back and spine conditions acquired in childhood frequently lead to adult back issues. Eliminate a chief source of youth back pain by purchasing the correct backpack and utilizing it properly.

Backpacks are essential back-to-school items. Choose wisely and teach your child how to pack and wear it properly. 

First and foremost, pick a backpack that … Read the rest

Reverse Dumbbell Flyes

Perform reverse dumbbell flyes to strengthen the posterior shoulder, rotator cuff and upper back to improve posture and shoulder function. Reverse flyes help to build proportional shoulder strength. Reverse dumbbell flyes develop several key muscles in the posterior shoulder.

Reverse flyes primarily target the posterior head of the deltoid muscle. Reverse dumbbell flyes … Read the rest

Dumbbell Training

Utilize dumbbells to increase muscle size, muscle tone, strength and anaerobic fitness. Dumbbells are an exercise tool used by themselves or in conjunction with barbells, kettlebells, fitballs, exercise machines and resistance bands. Dumbbells are versatile and work the muscles in all three planes of motion. Dumbbell training isolates the primary working muscles while recruiting … Read the rest

Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises

Strengthen your rotator cuff muscles to prevent shoulder injuries, enhance shoulder function and improve your posture. Build coordination, stabilize the shoulder joint and balance shoulder strength by utilizing the reverse pitch exercise.

Anatomy: The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that connects the shoulder blade to the upper arm. The supraspinatus, infraspinatus and… Read the rest

Back Training Basics

Develop a back training routine with basic exercises and perfect technique to build strength, stability and endurance. The powerful muscles of the back connect to the spine, hips and shoulder blades. They contract to extend the spine, rotate the spine, bend the spine, retract the scapulae and pull the shoulders backwards.

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Nerve Slides for Nerve Entrapment Conditions

Nerve slides are non-exertion, non-resistance motion exercises which help lessen nerve entrapment. Nerve slides are also known as nerve glides and neural mobilization. They are useful in treating nerve entrapment conditions caused by scar tissue encasement.

Nerves are positioned between and through muscles on their path from the spinal cord to their destination in the … Read the rest

Improve your Posture

Train smarter and target specific muscle groups to correct common postural flaws. Posture is defined as the carriage of the body as a whole. Proper posture ensures good motion and displays physique symmetry and balance.

Two types of postural faults exist. Structural and functional. The origin of structural faults are skeletal. Examples includes: one femur … Read the rest

Preventing Computer Workstation Repetitive Strain Injuries

The human body is designed for motion. Sitting at a workstation in static positions performing repetitive motions is unhealthy. Sitting at a workstation in bad posture performing repetitive motions at a poorly fitted workstation is extremely unhealthy and leads to injury.

Repetitive Strain Injury is also known as repetitive stress injury, cumulative trauma disorder, repetitive … Read the rest

Motions for the Computer Workstation

Motion is essential to preventing computer workstation injuries. Dynamic motions performed during regularly timed breaks decrease muscle tension, increase blood flow and help lessen the chance of injury.

Working long hours at the computer workstation is a way of life. Repetitive strain injuries from computer work are common. Motion exercises and proper ergonomics lower the … Read the rest