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Stretching: Did you know that daily stretching can have more benefits besides that relaxing way to start your day? Daily stretching can help increase blood flow, promote a healthier lifestyle, decrease muscle tightness & pain, and lower the risk of injury from basic daily task. Quadratus Lumborum: This is the lowest abdomen muscle in yourContinue Reading »
IMPORTANCE OF FULL KNEE MOTIONTo help lower your risk of knee injuries, it’s important to make sure that you maintain full knee range of motion. Full knee motion will allow you to move about more comfortably, and is one of many pieces to help minimize lower body and knee pain. Here are a few reasonsContinue Reading »
KEEP YOUR SHOULDERS MOVING! Healthy shoulders are essential to participate in exercise, and recreational activities without pain or restrictions. Since we are home for a few weeks. (#spreadfitnessnotcorona) we can focus on things we may or may have not been neglecting. A lot of lifters, desk job-ers, and couch surfers have some poor shoulder & postureContinue Reading »
One of the biggest limiters in the squat is ankle mobility! Restrictions in the ankle joint can prevent proper forward knee travel, forcing the torso to bend forward and hips to shift backwards in order to keep the weight over the middle of the foot. Ensuring we have proper dorsiflexion can allow for an uprightContinue Reading »
Improving thoracic spine mobility to address postural dysfunctionFalling into the same few postures habitually can limit mobility and over time may lead to dysfunctional movement or pain. Spending more and more time hunched over computers and smartphones is leading to postures of rounded shoulders and forward head. At the heart of this issue is theContinue Reading »
The Latissimus Dorsi muscles are targeted during to maintain upright posture during front rack dominant movements. Ensuring they’re primed properly for the work ahead and responsive to avoid injuries is crucial during these exercises. Elbows together while raising the arms above head. Keep spine neutral throughout stretch. This will help engage the front rack position andContinue Reading »