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Did you know that your lower leg, calf and foot muscles have to withstand 6-8x your bodyweight?Got achilles tendinitis, achilles problems, shin splints or plantar fascitis? The feet are the 1st to hit the ground when you run, so weakness or mobility deficits below the knee can even contribute to runner's knee, IT band syndrom, knee pain, hip pain, or even low back pain! Depending on your age, you should be able to do a certain of reps? Can you get your heels all the way up?
Posted on 2020-09-14
This is a great exercise to work your hips, core, pelvic floor, and more!⠀ If you actively pull your hands towards your knees, you’ll engage the shoulders and abs. If you actively think about your neck alignment: tucking your chin in slightly without your head dropping down like a wilted rose bud, you’ll also engage your postural muscles. ⠀ In short, this kills multiple birds with one stone- we’re all about efficiency. Who has time for tons of exercises? We want to be ef...
Posted on 2020-08-05
Most triathletes and swimmers are out of luck with all the gyms, pools and lakes closed to swimming these days due to the Shelter in Place mandate.There will be other races. So let’s not dwell on the things that are out of our hands. Why not work on strengthening and lengthening your body with pilates workout? This is an exercise from pilates matwork called “Swimming”. It works your back, shoulders and butt all at the same time! Can you keep your hands and feet e...
Posted on 2020-07-14
We make sure to look at everything "whole-istically" here at Ironhorse PT & Pilates, and that's a promise! That's why we know that when many people think they have tight hip flexors, that may not necessarily be the case. This a client from one of @ironptmom's Bulletproof Your Back workshop, and he was struggling with a tight IT band. Tight hip flexors can mean a million things, and it could even mean that his entire lateral line needs work! It's important to assess, and not guess!&nb...
Posted on 2020-06-30
When you have a pretty significant back injury or herniated disc but you have an awesome personal trainer and physical therapist on your Rehab Team who know how to work together to get you to pain free sumo deadlifts with good form. Teamwork makes the dream work!Our client “CC” wants to get back to playing soccer. He has some limited hip mobility and hurt his back, groin and hip flexor 1 year ago and hasn’t played since.@ironptmom found the limitations on her c...
Posted on 2020-05-02
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