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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 Aug 6, 2019 | 0 comments

How Do I Begin Working With Kettlebells?

When setting up a home gym with kettlebells, the common questions we get are “where can I get kettlebells and what size should I start with?”  You don’t have to go out and buy a whole gym full of kettlebells. Typically, 18 lbs. for the average female and 35 lbs. for the average male are what is recommended.

However, this may be too light or too heavy for some people. There are ways to use the kettlebells to accommodate your needs and adjust the weight accordingly depending on what moves you are using them for. Mark explains more in the video below.

We have assembled three more 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 Mar 19, 2019 | 0 comments

Common Causes For Low Back Pain

Low back pain is something that many people deal with. We see a lot of low back pain in our clinic, and we can tell you most of the time it is due to people rounding their back too much. This is also known as flexion intolerance. Backs are bending, lifting and squatting with their backs rounded, which is causing their pain.

Watch our video below to see how you can do some tests at home to see if you are flexion intolerant. If so, give us a call so we can work out a plan to get you on the mend.

Stay tuned to see various exercises you can do to combat your lower back pain safely. 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!

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Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 | 0 comments

What Poor Posture Does To Your Body

Poor posture is something that everyone is guilty of. Desk workers, people looking down at their phones extended periods of time, and video gamers are just some of the culprits. Everyone is guilty. The problem is this results in neck pain, upper back pain and headaches. This is caused from maintaining poor posture too long.

For example, if you have a forward head posture, for every inch forward, add ten pounds of weight. Your upper spine and muscles have to maintain this and fight gravity. If you maintain this for too long, eventually your body will break down.

Learn more from Mark on how to avoid pain from poor posture here.

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

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

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