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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
I’ve said this before but it’s SO important that I’ll say it again! HIPS=PELVIC FLOOR and PELVIC FLOOR =HIPS! So many women pee on themselves when they run or jump, cough or sneeze (even if it’s just a little when your bladder is full). Leaking pee is never normal even if it’s super common. I can tell A LOT about how your core and pelvic floor function when I watch how you perform certain exercises like this one: The Single Leg Bridge. ⠀ - Keep ribs down (don...
Posted on 2020-05-21
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
IT Band syndrome (iliotibial band syndrome) is a very common issue among endurance athletes such as runners, cyclists and triathletes. It can be stubborn and debilitating enough to stop someone from running or cycling altogether! It typically shows up as pain on the outside of the athlete's knee (aka lateral knee pain). To illustrate how complicated IT Band syndrome can be to "fix", we're going to tell you about 3 different athletes who came to see us because they developed knee pain and f...
Posted on 2020-04-25
I think most people would agree that smart recovery is essential when you want to get fitter, stronger, decrease body fat and gain muscle. Many athletes worry about how important and how long they should be foam rolling, what the best massage gun is and wonder about when to schedule deep tissue massage to maximize their recovery from training. See the bottom of the pyramid? These are the things we should all be more concerned with. They’re the BIG rocks. You can’t foam ro...
Posted on 2020-04-13
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