1Nov, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Planks

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What is a Plank? A plank is an awesome core strengthening exercise but also engages big muscle groups simultaneously. Making it a go-to as one of my favorite exercises. Benefits of Planks Tighten your tummy Planking helps build your deep inner core muscle. As your abdominal muscles become stronger your mid section will tighten. Improve your posture and balance To do a plank correctly you must engage your abs to stay upright. If you do planks regularly, you’ll find you’re able to sit or stand up straighter with ease. Doing variations […]
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2Nov, 2016

Tips for Post Race Soreness

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7 Tips for Post Race Soreness Training well is a great way to avoid injury and limit soreness after a race. If you are sore after your race, that can still be normal because the excitement from the race can make us push ourselves even harder. Here are a few tips for you. Hydrate after the race Eat something soon after your run Stretch on your own or utilize the health care professionals at the race to stretch you Ice any sore areas Take a warm epsom salt bath Go […]
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2Nov, 2016

Is it time for new running shoes?

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  Time for new shoes or time for better running form? Common shoe wear patterns and the problems associated with them When you run, the part of your shoe that hits the ground first will wear down faster causing a pattern. By analyzing the bottom of your running shoes after you have really worn them in, you can see if you have a faulty gait pattern that can possibly cause injuries. Here is a list of common wear patterns and the proper fixes for them. 1. Wear on the inside […]
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13Jul, 2016

Tips for Staying Pain Free While Traveling!

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Summer means travel. And, most likely, that mean spending uncomfortable hours in a car or on a plane, which can trigger back, joint and muscle pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid the aches and pains of travel this summer. 1. You may want to visit a chiropractor before your trip. Getting an adjustment before your trip could save you from aches and pains while on vacation. 2. Warm up and stretch before you get into the car or board the airplane. It sounds silly but stretching can […]
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11Apr, 2016

Neck Stretch

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Who should do this stretch? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain People who get frequent headaches How to do this stretch: It’s simple! Just place your hand on top of you head and let the weight of your hand pull your neck to the side and front. There is no need to yank or try to pop it. For an extra stretch, reach the opposite hand toward the […]
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6Apr, 2016

Open Book

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Who should do this twisting stretch? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this twisting stretch: Begin laying on your side with your pelvis facing straight and your arms in front of you. Your bottom leg should be straight and you can prop your bent top leg on a pillow or foam roller for comfort. Place your palms together then reach past your fingertips and into […]
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5Apr, 2016

Wall Angels

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Who should do this upper back exercise? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this upper back exercise: Start with your feet 6 inches from the wall, knees can be bent. Lean your back against the wall so your whole spine and head are touching the wall. Reach your arms up like you are making a goal post shape and place your arms and back of […]
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28Mar, 2016

Fire Hydrant Exercise

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Who should do “Fire Hydrants”? Everyone- It is important to build back and glute muscles as much as core muscles People with low back pain People who sit all day Athletes looking to build strength and stability How to do “Fire Hydrant” Glute Exercise Begin on all fours. Brace your abdominals by squeezing them tightly. Maintain this braced feeling throughout the exercise. Lift one leg up to the side, keeping the knee bent to 90 degrees. The thigh should stay even with your hip, not up toward the head or […]
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25Jan, 2016

Glute Activation- Are your glutes causing your back pain?

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Who should do glute activation exercises? Athletes of all kinds, especially those looking to build power and strength People who sit many hours in a day People with hip, knee, or low back pain   Why do I need to activate my glutes? The muscles around your hip all have different jobs. Some are responsible for small movements and others are responsible for big powerful movements. When your glute muscles aren’t firing properly, the other muscles attempt to do the job for them. These muscles become overworked and can cause […]
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