Stretch the chest muscles and anterior ribcage muscles to reduce muscle tension, improve upper body posture, increase shoulder range of motion and heighten shoulder function. Tightness in the chest muscles pulls the shoulders forward into poor posture, rotates the scapulae away from the thoracic spine, limits shoulder range of motion and promotes incorrect movement patterns. … Read the rest
Stretch the Serratus Anterior muscle to improve posture, increase shoulder, ribcage and spine health and improve upper body function. Hold a mild comfortable stretch in the serratus anterior muscle for five to one hundred and twenty seconds to decrease muscle tension and improve flexibility. Perform serratus anterior stretches while seated, supine, laying supine on a … Read the rest
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
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 Syndrome… Read the rest
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.
Perform squats as the focal point of your strength training to become stronger. Learn proper technique and establish sound training practices by working with a knowledgeable strength and conditioning coach or a certified fitness trainer. A detailed warm-up and cool down are essential for optimizing results and minimizing injury risk. Sufficient rest and recovery between … Read the rest
Strengthen and stretch the thoracic spine to rehabilitate and prevent injuries. Thick muscles, tendons and ligaments attach the twelve vertebrae of the midback, also known as the thoracic spine, to each other, the ribs, the shoulder blades and the vertebra of the neck and lower back. Perform exercises tailored to eliminate the source of … Read the rest
The large exercise ball, known as the fitball, is a valuable tool for stretching the spine and extremities. The spherical shape of the exercise ball makes stretching the spine easier and more effective.
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.
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The human frame is designed for motion. The human body is engineered to move effectively and efficiently. It is not designed for prolonged sitting on the couch, lengthy drives in a car and long hours at a computer work station.
Movement brings a wealth of positive effects to the spine. Motion keeps us young … Read the rest