It happens to the best of us. You reach for a box of cereal, and your back seizes up. Or you’re backing up your car and strain your neck while turning to look over your shoulder. Common injuries seem to come out of nowhere. That’s because muscular imbalances are future injuries just waiting for the perfect moment to pounce. Prevent injury by correcting spinal alignment and building strength in your upper back and core.
If you love working out and do so regularly, then consider yourself a step ahead of 80% of the American population, who according to the CDC don’t get the recommended amount of daily physical activity. But even for those of who follow some sort of consistent routine, it’s worth asking ourselves whether there are things we may be doing that actually undermine our efforts. Stay on top of your fitness commitment with these pre-workout tricks.
Do you wish you looked like a hardcore Marine when you did push-ups, but instead, you really look like a single soggy noodle that’s been thrown on the floor? Keeping your back straight through many exercises is crucial, and the push-up is no exception. Unfortunately for us, we generally learn our push-up technique at school by someone screaming “1,2,3,4,5,6…” Many of us don’t understand how important a straight back is for this fundamental movement, and will forever view the push-up as a form of punishment. Read More
Rolling in the New Year brings new hope, new beginnings – and of course – New Year goals. It’s time to break free from the shackles of the previous 12 months. You’ve learned from your mistakes, and now it’s time to work on your success. Read More
The moment when you finally start to see results in the mirror after you’ve been lifting weights at the gym is always super satisfying. Weight lifting is an important part of a well-rounded fitness routine, whether you’ve decided that you want to bulk up, or you’ve been working on dropping some extra pounds. But just like any exercise that you attempt at the gym, injuries are common with weight lifting. With the right form, a good trainer and proper equipment (like weight lifting braces), you can avoid most injuries and save yourself the embarrassment of leaving the gym in an ambulance! Read More