Lack of hip mobility contributes to low back pain and diminishes your performance during your exercise and sports activity. Shortened and overactive gluteus maximus is one aspect of limited hip motion.The figure 4 stretch helps lengthen glutes. How much improvement you feel in your low back pain and your performance depends on how much of the problem is caused by … [Read more...] about Figure 4 Stretch
I like downward facing dog pose as a static stretch to relieve muscle tensions from my upper back and my legs, and I combine it with other stretches in dynamic routines. However, those benefits pale in comparison to what dogs can teach about this pose if we are willing to learn. My dogs showed me the true nature of a downward facing dog pose. Who better qualified than the … [Read more...] about True Nature of Downward-Facing Dog Pose [Image]
Success in muscular endurance exercises depends on: Mental focus Breath control Muscular contractions Popular focus on muscular contractions is at most 1/3 of the process. Repetition and isometric holds are two techniques in muscular endurance training. Each serves a different purpose. In jogging, repetition of strides helps increase legs muscular endurance. In … [Read more...] about Can you do this muscular endurance exercise?
This is a kneeling hip flexor stretch for beginners you can use as an active rest exercise or to bring temporary relief when you need it. … [Read more...] about Beginner Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch [Video]
When you allow the concepts in these series of posts about balance training to flow through your motions, they could help your movements to be more efficient and more productive. Physical aspects of the movement respond to your thought patterns. Using these thought patterns as template, help you focus your energy more effectively and transfer it more efficiently through body’s … [Read more...] about Balance and Physical Tensions Lines