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Here’s a Test for your Shoulders!Maybe you’re coming off a shoulder injury and wanna go back to lifting weights overhead , doing pull ups, snatches, military press etc. and you’re not sure you’re ready?Or maybe you just wanna see how your shoulder mobility stacks up?Or maybe you’re in the middle of shoulder rehab, working with a physical therapist and you wanna see how close your left and right shoulders are in terms of symmetry?Test it! Does it hurt?...
Posted on 2020-03-30
When Red & Yellow Therabands just don’t cut it for rotator cuff rehab, do something different! Our client, KW loves pilates and yoga and hurt her shoulder overdoing exercises in a group exercise class at the gym a few months ago. As a result, she couldn’t do some of her favorite exercises i.e. downward dog, push ups or chatarunga. She also had trouble sleeping at night cuz her shoulder would hurt.After working with @ironptmom for several weeks, she was able ...
Posted on 2020-03-20
Many people have a hard time doing single deadlifts because they can’t balance on one leg OR they allow their body to rotate so their hips don’t stay level. Here’s a variation called a kickstand deadlift that lets you focus on getting tension in your hamstrings and glutes without the extra brain work of trying to balance at the same time!This is a great exercise for runners since running is a single leg sport. Unlike walking, when you run, you never spend time on...
Posted on 2020-02-20
This is what advanced pelvic floor rehab looks like in our office. It’s a great one for rehabbing from a run related injury as well: Standing clamshells!Why do this in standing as opposed to the way it’s traditionally prescribed on your side? Because running is 3-5x your bodyweight so you’re gonna need to eventually LOAD your body and that ain’t gonna happen laying down . So sidelying clamshells are a good start but shouldn’t be done forever- you need to move on.W...
Posted on 2020-02-18
@jgraygymnastics is now about 5 months postpartum and progressing nicely! This is an advanced version of deadbug exercise and is a killer abs workout! It may not look that hard but the harder you push into the wall, the more tension you’ll feel in your core.It’s important to: Keep the ribs down Spine neutral (don’t let your low back arch from the floor)Breathe (don’t hold breath or bear down into your pelvic floor) Only lower your leg down as low as you ...
Posted on 2020-02-15
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