Archive for September 2018

You Don’t Have Tight Hamstrings

“Tight hamstrings” is like gluten sensitivity: everyone thinks they have it, but no one really does. There’s a big difference between tightness and tension…just watch. Tension is something processed by nerves and results most often in a feeling of tightness; whereas actual tightness is more structural, meaning that something is constricted or not of an adequate length.…

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Your dominant traps are 50 shades of…shoulder dysfunction

“Upper Trap Dominance” sounds like it’s right out of “50 Shades of Grey” – but it’s neither sexy nor..err…grey?  Even less sexy? It’ll leave you looking like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. What is it? Upper Trap Dominance is when your traps want to do all the work – which causes you to hike your…

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Get a crazy-strong core with a mouse trap

The dead bug is one of our favorite core exercises, but it is often done dead wrong with two main interrelated flaws: The exerciser’s ribs, right around the level of the solar plexus, will hike up in the air (a.k.a. “rib flare”). The exerciser’s low back will arch, creating a pocket between the spine and…

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You breathe upside-down. Here’s how to fix it.

By: Bo Babenko, DPT Do you breathe upside-down?  Here’s A Quick Test: Take a deep breath. Place one hand on your belly and one on your chest. Take another deep breath. What did you feel move more, your chest or your belly? It should’ve been your belly. If your chest moved more than your belly…

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