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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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.

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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

Computer Workstation Ergonomics

Correct workstation ergonomics helps lessen the possibility of acquiring a computer workstation-related injury.

Sitting at a computer workstation for hours is unhealthy and leads to Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI.) The human body is built for motion. Prolonged sitting, static positioning and repetitive motions increase the possibility of acquiring a painful and performance limiting condition.

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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

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

Spine Health when Traveling

Enjoy your traveling by limiting back and neck pain. Plan ahead to stay as pain-free as possible when traveling. Often times the origin of travel-related pain is long hours in static positions, inadequate spine support, carrying heavy luggage, performing activities you are not used to performing and using different pillows and mattresses.

Prolonged Static Positions:

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Neck Health

Build lifelong neck health with exercise and proper positioning. Neck strength, flexibility, stamina and motion are vital for proper upper body posture and motion.

Neck pain is performance limiting and troublesome at every age and profession. Serious neck injuries have the potential to be debilitating and career ending for athletes and non-athletes.

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain (Chapter 27 of Running: Maximize Performance & Minimize Injuries by Dr Donald A Ozello DC)

Prevent neck pain while running to increase performance. Incorporate several simple guidelines to prevent the occurrence or worsening of neck pain when running. Injury prevention is easier, faster and less expensive than injury rehabilitation. Neck pain is more … Read the rest