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Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 | 0 comments

Proper Technique when Getting Up & Down From Sitting

Today what we want to talk about is how to get up and down from a chair, or, more specifically, a sitting position. It could be a chair, a bleacher, a toilet because that’s one motion and movement that everybody has to do. If you lose that ability, you won’t be walking anymore. And that’s, unfortunately, one of the things that a lot of older people have trouble with. They quit moving, then pretty soon they can’t get up and down from sitting and then they find themselves parked all day long.

Lisa and I see a lot of back pain patients, and that’s typically from poor back mechanics. Usually we don’t see them because of traumatic injury. It’s because their back has been breaking down from incorrect postures from how they move, sitting too much, getting up and down from sitting, and using poor techniques and postures. This was putting the stress all on their back.

So, we feel showing you how to get up and down properly is a very important move. It’s something that everybody needs to maintain throughout their life, just because they are going to sit and have to get back up from it. That’s a movement that we can’t get away from. All sit to stand is, or getting up and down from sitting, is a squat. People panic when they hear the word “squat”, but the bottom line is that’s a squat. It’s a body weight squat, and it doesn’t matter whether you call it a gym squat or getting up and down for sitting, the technique needs to be the same. What we’d like to do is show you a few different progressions to build yourself up to getting up and down from sitting.

Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel where we will show you three ways to properly get up and down from a seated position.

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Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 | 0 comments

Why You Should Use Kettlebells When Exercising

One of the exercise tools we use a lot at our clinic are kettlebells. They are a great exercise, but the must be done using the correct technique. If not done correctly, you can injure yourself.

The kettlebell is basically a weighted canon ball. The benefits of the kettlebell is that they are more comfortable to hold on, and some of the exercises the weight is offset so it allows you to stabilize your joints better. It is also easier to do the exercises with the kettlebell as opposed to a dumb bell.

Learn more from Mark here about kettlebells and why they are so good for you!

We have assembled three different kettlebell exercises, and Mark will show you how to do them properly.

Make sure to keep following our videos on our YouTube channel to learn these exercises and so much more!

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Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Why You Should Use Exercise Bands

Are you having trouble getting to the gym? Do you need a good workout routine you can do at home or on the go if you travel a lot?

Exercise bands are perfect for this. They come in different colors that correspond to the tension, so they are good for beginners or seasoned pros. They are inexpensive, versatile, and you can do lots of different motions. You can order them online and do your workout from the comfort of your own home.

You can use these bands for lower body, upper body and your core. Take a listen to Mark as he describes what we are going to show you to do with exercise bands.

Stay tuned to our series to find out various exercises that you can do every day utilizing these bands. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 | 0 comments

What Direction Are Your Feet Pointed When You Walk – And Why Does It Matter?

Ever wonder why some people can walk long distances without fatigue or pain in their feet and legs and some people can’t? Would you believe it can be as simple as what direction your feet are pointed?

Mark has done the research behind studying the way people walked all the way back to the early settlers of America to discover why the direction your feet are pointed when you are walking is so important.

Stay tuned to our series to find out various exercises that you can do every day to help avoid the problems that come from your feet pointing the wrong way when you walk. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Why Inner Thigh Muscles Are So Important

Your inner thigh muscles are typically very neglected. They should not be since they provide a lot of stability for the glute muscles, especially the ones on the side. The two together help keep your pelvis stable, which helps your balance. Strengthening these muscles is also necessary to prevent groin pain – which is important for people who weight train – as well as simply climbing the stairs.

Learn more in our video below about why the inner thigh muscles are so important, and how neglecting them can lead to multiple problems.

Stay tuned to our series to find out various exercises that you can do every day to help avoid the problems that come from neglected thigh muscles. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

As always, contact us here if you have any questions or concerns!

 

 

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