Warm-ups for your workout shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes - unless you’re hurt. Once an injury comes into play the game changes.
There are a few questions that need to be answered before you decide on what your warm-up routine should be.
In the rest of this article you’ll use three main questions to decide on your warm-up approach and how to warm up in all the resulting scenarios.
Take these lessons to heart and it will improve the quality of your workouts immediately.
“My lower back hurts.”
This is the reigning champion of chronic pain. Between 60 and 80% of gym-goers complain about low back pain - more than any other ailment.
We’ve all been there. Sitting at your desk for 8 hours, dialed in to work. As you stand up you feel the tension above your tailbone. Sometimes it even radiates down your leg. It takes several short, awkward steps to get the normal feeling back in your lower body. I bet you can feel it right now.
The tension, and resulting pain, in your lumbar spine can be reversed with a clear understanding of what that part of your spine is for, how to keep it mobile, and how to make it strong.
The thoracic spine is an incredibly important part of your body, especially if you work at a desk. In many cases, when a client is reporting stiffness in the back they’re having thoracic spine mobility problems.
Ideally, I’d be able to explain how this crucial bit of anatomy works through my themed attraction: Thoracic Park. However, no one has invested in that project yet so we’ll break it down in this article.
Read on to understand what the middle chunk of your spine does and how to get it in proper working order.
If you work at a desk, you probably experience neck aches regularly. These days, it’s one of the most commonly reported chronic discomforts.
Neck issues can result in a host of pain problems including headaches, nerve pain, and even shoulder issues.
In 5 minutes or less, here’s how to make desk life less of a pain in the neck.
In a world with way too much unsubstantiated fitness info, there are a lot of incorrect practices that have become “common knowledge.”
In today’s article, we bust 4 corrective exercise myths that can affect your fitness.
- What Corrective Exercise Actually Is
- Warm-Up Protocols Should Be Extensive
- Yoga is Always Good For You
- Belts and Braces Make You Stronger
Hunching over a computer at a desk was rough enough. Now with work from home, a lot of folks have taken to the couch.
With gyms still closed due to Covid-19, I've put together a simple 4 step plan to maintain healthy posture while living an increasingly horizontal life.
Articles filled with actionable information to improve your approach to the 4 pillars of fitness.