Three Variations of Thoracic Extension

Improve upper body posture with thoracic extension exercises. The thoracic spine is the medical name for the midback. Combat slouching and upper cross syndrome by strengthening the thoracic paraspinal muscles. A strong thoracic spine is vital to proper upper body posture, neck health and shoulder function.

Isometric Prone Thoracic Extension

Isometric exercise.

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Neck Strengthening Exercises

Develop powerful neck muscles with manual and banded cervical spine strengthening exercises. Strengthen the cervical paraspinals, trapezius, levator scapula, scalenes, sternocleidomastoids and deep cervical flexors. The cervical spine is medical terminology for the neck. Strong cervical spine muscles may help decrease the risk of concussions and post-concussion syndrome. Perform each exercise slowly through … Read the rest

Five Resistance Band Exercises for Neck Strength

Increase neck strength with banded cervical spine strengthening exercises. Banded exercises provide resistance through the entire range of motion. Develop proportional neck strength by strengthening the sternocleidomastoids, scalenes, levator scapula, trapezius, deep cervical flexors and cervical paraspinals. The cervical spine is medical name for the neck. Strong cervical spine muscles may help decrease the … 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

Three Shoulder Stretches

Stretch the shoulder to reduce muscle tension, improve range of motion and enhance function. The shoulder complex contains four joints (Glenohumeral joint, sternoclavicular joint, acromioclavicular and scapulothoracic joint) and numerous muscles (Deltoid, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis, rhomboid major, rhomboid minor, trapezius, coracobrachialis, subclavius, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor and several more). … 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

Two Exercise Protocols for Achilles Tendinopathy

Use the Alfredson Rehab Protocol and Silbernagel Exercise Therapy to rehabilitate Achilles Tendinopathy. Begin the rehab protocols at your current health and fitness levels. Work through a symptom free range of motion. Build intensity in small, gradual, calculated increments.

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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

Health & Fitness Goals

Health and fitness goals can be started anytime but the beginning of the year is a great time to start working toward the achievement of goals. One year is an excellent measuring period for health and fitness goals.

Years can easily be compared to past and future years. Years can be broken down into weekly, … Read the rest

Creating New Health Habits

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