Kelly Starrett from MobilityWOD: How to optimise human movement

Kelly Starrett from MobilityWOD: How to optimise human movement

In 2005, Kelly Starrett started San Francisco Crossfit, one of the first 30 Crossfit gyms and the first such gym to incorporate an on-site physical therapy practice. After years of seeing ten of thousands of athletes – from elite athletes to weekend warriors – move in our group classes and visit our physical therapy clinic with every type of pain and injury, we saw a clear pattern. We learned that 98% of orthopedic injuries are preventable and that athletes simply…

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Back spasm, how to reduce them & have a stronger back Parts 1-3

Back spasm, how to reduce them & have a stronger back Parts 1-3

A Back spasm normally happens when you lift something from the floor but it can happen from any movement. Why does a back spasm happen? In general they happen because your body isn’t being moved correctly. You might not have been lifting correctly, you may have poor posture or you core muscles aren’t strong enough to cope with the task at hand. What caused my back spasm? Whatever the cause, a back spasm typically happens because you’ve done something incorrectly….

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Lordosis stretch to help loosen tight hip flexors

Lordosis stretch to help loosen tight hip flexors

A good lordosis stretch should lengthen the hip flexors, here is a good one to use that gets more than one of the hip flexors. Lordosis in an exaggerated curve in the lumbar (lower) part of the spine. It happens because the some of the muscle of your hip become tight and stiff. By using the right lordosis stretch can help a lot and with the right exercise you can begin to reduce how tight and stiff these muscles are….

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Lordosis stretches: Where do I start?

Lordosis stretches: Where do I start?

Lordosis stretches help the muscles of the hip become looser. When these muscles become tight they can pull on your lower spine and exaggerate the curve of your lower back. Where do I start? With simple lordosis stretches is the easy answer. Many people try to do difficult stretches because they think they better, as long as you know what muscles to stretch and to do the stretches, simple stretches are good enough. How hard should the stretch be? Lordosis…

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Gray Cook: movement, low back pain & fitness training

Gray Cook: movement, low back pain & fitness training

Gray Cook is a physical therapist, has spent his entire career refining and developing functional evaluation exercise techniques. He has taken the Functional Movement Screen and his advanced assessment practices and combined them with reactive-based exercises that enhance motor learning. These two components are the pillars of the Reebok Core Training System. If you’re interested in purchasing one of his boos they include: Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies Athletic Body in Balance Gray Cook has the ability…

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Golf Chiro: Reducing low back pain & golf fitness

Golf Chiro: Reducing low back pain & golf fitness

Golf Chiro, Shane Lawlor talks about how to low back pain, improving movement & golf fitness. Shane is a golf chiropractor and Active Release Technique Practitioner, spends most of his time in Ireland but when he’s not there he’s travelling the world on the European Golf Tour. Listen in to this interview and learn about correct movement is essential for overall health and fitness and golf fitness.

Vibrams; do they really work? Or is it a fad?

Vibrams; do they really work? Or is it a fad?

Vibrams are barefoot shoes the theory is using these shoe naturally reduces your impact when your foot makes contact with the ground. They also offer minimal support to allow your feet to become strong rather than a pair of trainers doing it for you. Some of their benefits can be…. (1) Strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs (2) Improve range of motion in the ankles, feet, and toes (3) Stimulate neural function important to balance and agility (4)…

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Dr Stuart McGill: Core strength and back exercises

Dr Stuart McGill: Core strength and back exercises

Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a specialist in lower back pain and core strength. He gives advice to, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation. Get the latest scientific evidence on core strength and back exercises – what helps and what hurts, and why, from a world renowned authority. In his book Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance he provides you with the evidence base to design and…

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Dr Stuart McGill: From painful back to strong back

Dr Stuart McGill: From painful back to strong back

Dr Stuart McGill is a specialist in lower back pain. He gives advice to, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation. You can also access the latest research to build the most effective program for yourself or your patients or clients with his book that you purchase here: Low Back Disorders-3rd Edition with Web Resource: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation Or his latest book Back Mechanic He is an…

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low-back pain exercise rehabilitation

low-back pain exercise rehabilitation

A back spasm is caused by muscles tightening in your lower back. It causes a sharp pain and you can immobile for hours. The best treatment is to rest at first and begin to move. When you are comfortable moving it’s a good idea to begin an exercise program. Cause of the tight muscles and sharp pain The cause could be many things such as, repetitive bending, poor posture, sudden movement or prolonged sitting. These put stress on the muscles of…

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