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

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

Whole Eggs are a Superfood

Whole eggs are very nutrient dense and far superior to egg whites. They are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats, anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Whole eggs provide vitamin D, iron and vitamin E.

Several years ago, whole eggs were slandered in literature to the public and the medical community as being high in … Read the rest

Importance of a Dietary Journal

Over two thousand years ago Hippocrates stated, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.”

Combine exercise, nutrition and sleep to achieve your health and fitness goals. Live a healthier, fitter, more functional life by developing nutritional strategies that work for you. Maintaining a dietary journal, or nutritional notebook, is the simplest … Read the rest

Importance of an Exercise Journal

Keep records of your workouts to optimize results. Maintain detailed notes of your exercise sessions to improve the quality of your training.

Combine consistent exercise, nutrition and sleep to achieve your health and fitness goals. Live a healthier, fitter, more functional life by developing and adhering to training and nutritional strategies that produce your … Read the rest

Positive Effects of Exercise on the Brain. How exercise, nutrition and sleep improve cognitive function and memory.

Enhance the health of your brain with exercise, good nutrition and quality sleep. Nourish the brain with regular exercise and proper nutrition to improve and maintain cognitive function. Use exercise, nutrition and sleep as catalysts to stay mentally sharp throughout life.

The human brain is an intricate structure being continually researched. New findings occur … 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