Happy Dr. Martin Luther King day, honoring a man who lived his life with purpose fighting for change. Starting my #mondaymotivation is was definitely not easy today. 2 days ago I completed my first outdoor run, and made it 1.75 miles lugging around this 220lb frame. It amazes me how much having that extra 20lbs […]
Not sure if there is a name for this exercise, if anyone knows of it, please comment below. But the slow controlled movement is great for lengthening the posterior chain of the hamstring, glutes and latissimus dorsi. This one exercise just does it all. After a few arm circles and deep knee bends, this one […]
You always hear the analogies of how the person in a specific profession is usually the worst case scenario in that field. For example, the plumber usually needs quite a bit of plumbing work in his own house, the accountant usually needs to fix his own finances, and for me, the Corrective Exercise Specialist, well.., […]
In a previous post, I provided research that showed strong evidence towards the improvement of performance, whether it be sports, an active lifestyle, or simply improving strength for everyday, can be accomplished when incorporating Self Myofascial Release through foam rolling several days a week. To read this post, there is a button at the bottom…...
Looking at this ever growing sedentary positioning in regards to the Human Movement System, I believe that the foundation begins with the understanding of Neuromuscular Efficiency. . Simply stating, our bodies do not want to work harder than they are required to. This Neuromuscular Efficiency that is controlled by our Central Nervous System(CNS) recruits the […]
A very common dysfunction in the HMS occurs due to an individual who possesses dynamic malalignment of the hip and knee causing one condition known as Lower Extremity Movement Impairment Syndrome (Clark and Lucett, 2010). Someone who possesses lower extremity movement impairment syndrome typically has a weak or underactive gluteus maximus and medius muscles that […]
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…...
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 […]
What happens to the Human Movement System with injury, poor posture, and muscular imbalance? Looking at this question in regards to the Human Movement System, I believe that the foundation begins with the Neuromuscular Efficiency. That is, our body operates on the ability to create the right amount of force, on the right joint, […]