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Just because it looks and feels “tight” doesn’t mean that stretching it more will help! Do you know the difference between “active” range of motion (ROM) vs. “passive”? Do your hips always feel tight and you just can’t seem to stretch them enough? - Active ROM is the motion you’re able to move through and control by yourself - Passive ROM is the available motion you have (but you maybe not be able to access or control all of that motion by ...
Posted on 2020-09-29
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
We’ve been seeing an uptick in run-related injuries and wanted to share an exercise and a test with our running followers!Single leg bridging with a band to challenge both the glutes AND the core + hip flexors. Keep the UP leg straight up and down at 90 degrees and drive the other foot into the ground! Can you get your hips ALL the way up? How many can you do with good form? Do both legs feel equal or is one a lot stronger?
Posted on 2020-07-21
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
Saturday Sweat with @ironptmom! @ironptmom is demonstrating an exercise progression we use on the pilates reformer to help rehab runners and other patients after having achilles tendonitis or achilles surgery.Note that in this one exercise, she’s working on several different things: 1) Core Control 2) Head/Neck and Shoulder Posture3) Glutes + Hamstrings = Posterior Chain4) Foot Ankle Strength = SoleusThis makes you miss Pilates doesn’t it? You’re in l...
Posted on 2020-05-23
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