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Mobility Exercises

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

 

A Fun Way To Keep Your Shoulders Healthy

If you look through our archives, you’ll find a more comprehensive guide on hanging and brachiating to develop and maintain optimal shoulder mobility. Read more

 

Full Body Strength and Conditioning Ideas for All Ages

This is a follow-up to a previous video on how to build more useful strength with a focus on integrating upper body, core, and lower body conditioning for better overall body awareness and neural activation.

Start with a basic squat with a boxing stance where one foot is forward and your arms are up in front of you with your fists hugging the sides of your head for protection. Read more

 

How To Develop More Useful Strength

When doing strength work, it’s ideal to combine upper and lower body movements, which fosters better overall body awareness and neural activation.

Virtually all non-sedentary activities of daily living and sports require integrated activation of the upper body, core, and lower 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

 

A Highly Functional Way to Lengthen Your Hamstrings

This is one of my favourite ways of lengthening the hamstrings. It’s somewhat of a blend between a back kick and a side kick in TaeKwonDo.

Keeping your hamstrings at a healthy length allows for optimal mobility through your lower back, pelvis, and knees. Read more

 

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