LOWER BACK

Spinal Mobility

OVERVIEW The cat-cow is an amazing exercise to get our spine moving and keep our spinal joints (and discs) healthy. Today we talk about how we can upgrade the cat-cow to get even more benefit from the already amazing exercise. Did you know that we have 24 vertebrae in...

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Spinal Flexion

OUR SPINES ARE MEANT TO MOVE! They're supposed to be able to move into flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and rotation. And a combination of those motions! Without the ability of our spine to move in these directions we'd be pretty stiff. We're not sure about you,...

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Pelvic Floor: Leaking

ATTENTION ALL FEMALES! It is not normal to urinate or leak when sneezing, laughing, coughing, or exercising! "Leaking" is a very common issue that we hear as healthcare providers and strength coaches from our female clients and patients. However, common does not mean...

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Core Strengthening

There are so many ways to challenge your core strength other than sit-ups! Sit-ups aren't necessarily good or bad, but they may not be right for you. Dr. Jen had a patient the other day who had lower back pain for going on a year. This patient was doing a combination...

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Core Training

Some coaches argue that core training isn't necessary. Their reasoning is often because heavy squats, deadlifts, and other compound lifts challenge the core enough. While these lifts definitely utilize the core and impose great demands on the musculature, we couldn't...

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Core Stability

Core stability is more about PRESSURE than STRENGTH. In the rehab and strength & conditioning world, core stability is often trained by increasing the strength of our abdominal, oblique, and lower back muscles. This approach is missing the main piece of the puzzle:...

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