Fitness Over 40

Midlife Muscle Hypertrophy Phase: Shoulders 12/30/18

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The shoulder girdle, consisting of the humerus, scapula, clavicle, the ribs, sternum, combine to create the glenohumeral joint, the acromioclavicular joint, the sternoclavicular joint, and the scapulothoracic joint.  This shoulder girdle allows for the greatest range of motion out of any joint location in the body, which creates the opportunity for potential shoulder problems that […]

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How To Correct It: Shoulder Impingement/Pain

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What Creates Shoulder Problems? Analyzing the shoulder for proper arthrokinematics(joint movement), it is noted that the shoulder girdle, which is composed of the scapula and clavicle, provide the body with three degrees of arthrokinematics:  Elevation and depression(raising and lowering), protraction and retraction(pulling the scapula away from the spine or towards the spine by rolling shoulders […]

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How To Correct It: Lower Back Pain

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The Beginnings of Lower Back Pain Throughout life, our body adapts to movements that we perform in normal daily living (motor learning), and our CNS becomes conditioned to activate certain muscle patterns to create this desired movement.  Ideal alignment is crucial throughout each moveable joint and if any joint is out of alignment, the CNS […]

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If You Sit At A Desk All Day, You Need To Read This!

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How can sustained poor sitting posture lead to pathology/ injury, pain, and ultimately human movement system impairment? While discussing the muscular system is certainly appropriate, look to incorporate the effects of poor sitting on non-contractile structures in your response as well, i.e. joint segments of and around the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Complex, vertebral segments, spinal discs, ligaments, etc.   The […]