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Self Stretches for performance enhancement, health, and mobility.

Is every squat created equal?

squat alignment                       There is no argument. The squat is one of the most natural fundamental movements necessary for human function and survival. Squatting is necessary to lift objects from the ground, go to the bathroom, give birth, and move our bodies about [...]

By | February 9th, 2015|Exercise, Stretching|0 Comments

7 Reasons to Limit Your Chair Time

Floor Sitting Postures Modern life today is spent off the floor. With most beds raised off the ground, we wake up, sit in the bathroom, sit at the table to eat breakfast, then sit in the car to go to work, and sit at our desk. All of this repetitive sitting with days and months [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|Self-Care, Stretching|0 Comments

The Ultimate Restorative Posture: Inversions

Benefits of Inversion Postures The King of asanas is the pose called Sirsasana, or Headstand. Why is it the King? It requires mobile shoulders and wrists along with stable hands, arms, shoulders, and especially core in order to assume the correct form. The same positioning is required for an overhead squat or handstand. It is [...]

By | June 19th, 2014|Self-Care, Stretching|0 Comments

Can Foam Rolling Too Much Hurt You?

Walk into any fitness club, CrossFit, or athlete's home and you are likely to see at least one if not multiple self-care tools. Foams rollers, sticks, and sports balls of varying sizes can all be used to release tension throughout the body, increase circulation, and keep you in the game longer. Are there possible negative [...]

By | June 9th, 2014|Self-Care, Stretching|0 Comments

Why you should use movements to assess first.

It pays to see the whole picture before diving in to the details. Otherwise, we wouldn't know where to look or how to fall back if we hit a dead-end. This is why using a movement assessment as a foundation is so valuable for anyone trying to better their performance. Any movement can be an [...]

By | June 5th, 2014|Stretching|0 Comments

Use Your Floor to Enhance Recovery

What's the first thing you see runners do after a race? It depends right? Some runners catch their breath then do some stretches while others go straight for the beer garden and plan on stretching tomorrow. Consider this idea from Phillip Beach author of Muscles & Meridians, take a seat on the ground. Using the [...]

By | May 27th, 2014|Exercise, Movement Integration, Self-Care, Stretching|0 Comments