Tag: Stretching

  • Workout Wednesday

  • Quick Morning Workout

    WAKE UP, Sleepyhead!! It’s Time for your Quick Morning Workout! Duration: Less than 20 minutes! Step 1: Warm-Up (6 minutes) Arm Circles: 30 seconds Chest Expander: 30 seconds http://youtu.be/oBy28yST0jg via JakesHomeWorkouts Calf Raises: 30 seconds Running in Place: 30 seconds High Knees: 30 seconds http://youtu.be/bZUfaLxJ36M via Howcast Butt Kicks: 30 seconds http://youtu.be/D_qMNWY0tHo via Howcast Backward Lunge with Front […]

  • Test Your Posture: Part 3

    The last post of this three part series will cover your shoulder complex and upper body positioning.  I will discuss the three common postural distortions observed in my clients, and recommend flexibility and strengthening exercises to combat these asymmetries, or muscle imbalances.  Arms Fall Forward Overactive (tight) Muscles Latissimus Dorsi: O –  T7-T12, Iliac Crest (pelvis), Thoracolumbar […]

  • Test Your Posture: Part 2

    The second post of this three part series will cover your low back and hip positioning, also known as the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC).  I will discuss the three common postural distortions observed in my clients, and recommend flexibility and strengthening exercises to combat these asymmetries, or muscle imbalances.  Excessive Forward Lean Overactive (tight) Muscles Soleus: O […]

  • Test Your Posture: Part 1

    Sit up straight! Stand up straight! Shoulders back!  Chest out! Abs in! You have learned the importance of good posture since you were a kid.  But, how do you assess your posture? “Do I have good posture?”  “Do I have poor posture?” “How do I improve my posture?” Your questions will be answered in this Test Your Posture […]

  • Exercise Session #11

    Phase 5:  Power Warm-Up Self-Myofasical Release (SMR) Calves (Gastrocnemius), Tensor Fascia Latae, Back (Latissimus Dorsi) Foam roll on muscle until tender (sore) region is felt.  Hold each tender region for 30 sec. Dynamic Stretches Tube Walking, Lunges, Medicine Ball Lift and Chop Circuit  CORE/BALANCE/PLYOMETRIC Medicine Ball (MB) Pullover Throw on Swiss (stability) Ball  2 x […]