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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24May, 2017

Eight Best Exercises to Support Your Spine

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Eight Best Exercises to Support Your Spine Plank Hold Plank holds are a great way to stabilize muscles and build muscle endurance.  During a plank hold the abdominal muscles are held in an isometric contraction, which means the muscles are shortened without causing movement at the joints.  Correct plank form involves tightening the abdominal muscles and keeping the body in a straight line.  Avoid raising the hips too high because this will involve a different set of muscles. Steps: Duration: 30 seconds – 2 minutes Level: Beginner Warning: Avoid if […]
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9Feb, 2016

Bird Dog

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Who should do Bird Dog? The best thing about the bird dog exercise is that it is safe for everyone! It builds a strong core to support your spine while keeping your low back stable and safe. It can also tell you a lot about where you are weak. For example, if lifting an arm is harder your upper back maybe need more work. If lifting a leg is harder, your lower back needs work. If you fall to the side when you try to lift both, your glutes will […]
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11Jan, 2016

Cat Camel Spine Stretch

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Who should do cat camel? Everyone because it is a full spine stretch that is great for general stiffness and midback tightness… who does not have that? The cat camel stretch is safe to do when you are stiff, sore or even recovering from an injury. As with most stretches or exercises, only do what feels best for your body. If you experience sharp pain or anything more than mild discomfort you may need to limit how much you move or see your doctor for advice before continuing this stretch. […]
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