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Exercises for Mobility and Functional Strength

Simple Band Work To Improve Shoulder Mobility

This is a look at how to use a resistance band to improve shoulder mobility. Read more

 

Mobility Routine for Desk Workers

Begin by taking your neck through controlled flexion, extension, rotation to both sides, and lateral flexion, all as far as you can comfortably go.

Then take your neck through full circles in a controlled manner, clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Read more

 

Improve Back Health by Lengthening Shortened Hamstrings

In response to Monday's post on movements that counteract slouching, a number of people asked what to do about intermittent back pain. Read more

 

How to Counteract Slouching and Open Up Stiff Shoulders and

In resting child's pose, hands outstretched in front of you, palms down, press your chest downward and alternate between leaning down into each armpit - think of making your armpits bigger with each pulse. Read more

 

3 Movements for a Stronger Core and Healthier Shoulders

In Korea, frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is common enough at a certain stage of life that it's called "fifty shoulder," meaning a shoulder ailment that tends to develop sometime during one's fifties or beyond. Read more

 

Mobility Drill to Reverse Forward Slumping of Your Spine

This is an excellent exercise for improving extension through your spine and reversing the effects of forward slumping of your spine.

Start on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Read more

 

Archer Push-Ups Using Gym Rings to Develop Upper Body and Core Strength

These are called Archer push-ups whereby you lower your upper body beside one arm while straightening your other arm out to the side.

You can begin on your knees, and once you’ve built up strength and confidence with this exercise, you can try it in a full push-up position.

Archer push-ups can also be done with your hands on the floor and without the use of gym rings. Read more

 

Two Simple Movements for a Strong and Healthy Back

While developing and maintaining good core strength is extremely helpful to protecting the spine and surrounding tissues against injury, it's equally important to work at improving usable strength of the trunk toward its end ranges. Read more

 

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

 

How to Get More Out of Pushing Exercises

When doing pushing exercises like push-ups or dips, you can improve shoulder health and function by taking your upper body as low as possible during each repetition. When doing this with push-ups, you can use stable yoga blocks or parallette bars at varying heights to allow for greater range of motion and development of end-range strength. Read more

 

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