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Mobility Exercises

3-Minute Daily Routine For Healthy Shoulders

This is a simple 3-minute routine that I do twice daily to keep my shoulders optimally functional.

Start with your hands overlapped behind your back as high as you can comfortably place them. Gently roll back onto your bed or another comfortable surface. Repeat 5-10 times. Read more

 

To You, By Yoona Im

LYRICS:

English Translation:

Isn't it so different?
Unfamiliar flowers
Look at me and say hello

Isn't it so unique?
Everyone is different
Names, shapes, faces

What kind of air was I
To you?
Will you remember me?
Until we meet again. Read more

 

3 Fundamental Exercises for Functional Core Strength

To develop core strength via forearm plank pose, press your elbows strongly into the ground to keep your shoulder blades separated (protracted), keep your head neutral (not extended up), and try to maintain a straight line through your shoulders, hips, and ankles. Read more

 

This Stretch Is Essential For Optimal Spinal and Shoulder Mobility

I find that many people are extremely tight through the side of their torso, which limits overall spinal and shoulder mobility and increases risk of experiencing sprains and strains throughout the back.

To stretch the lats and obliques, hang from one arm and place the same side foot to the rear and opposite side of the body. Read more

 

How We Measure Success

I can't comment on other cultures, but I can attest that most Korean parents derive a lot of satisfaction from discussing how well their grown children are doing with their careers.

A while back, I stumbled upon the following priceless commercial that aired in Malaysia over the Chinese New Year holiday several years back. Most of it is painfully familiar to Asians of my generation and I'm guessing to many from other cultures as well. The closing scene never fails to leave me with a heavy lump in my chest. Read more

 

Full Body Conditioning Drill That Improves Shoulder Function

If you experience shoulder pain when you elevate your arms to your side or all the way overhead, this may be due to a tight shoulder capsule that is causing the round ball of your arm bone to ride too high in your shoulder socket.

Often, the range that is most restricted is internal rotation of the shoulder joint. Read more

 

2 Simple Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility and Balance

Here we have two simple movements that improve plantar and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint.

Ensuring optimal plantar flexion and dorsiflexion of the ankle joints will only improve balance and agility at all ages.

For an overview of exercise progressions that you can work at to improve your mobility and balance in a systematic way, please feel free to visit our Mobility Exercise Progressions page here: Read more

 

A Simple Mobility Exercise to Reverse the Effects of Slouching

If you work at a desk or counter on a regular basis, chances are that you slouch forward to some degree, at least enough to cause mild to moderate tightening of the muscles that line your chest, anterior shoulder region, and even your upper arms.

This is a stretch that can you can do daily to help reverse these and other effects of slouching. Read more

 

2 Simple Exercises For Better Balance

Heel raises and toe raises work the posterior and anterior lower leg muscles and tendons. They also improve proprioception and balance. I suggest doing 1 to 3 sets of both, 10 to 20 repetitions per set. Read more

 

Mobility Training to Help Prevent and Address Sciatica

This is a look at a handful of mobility exercises and foam rolling tips that are generally helpful to those looking to prevent or overcome mild to moderate sciatica. Read more

 

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