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Mobility Exercises

Windmill Twister Release for Healthy Shoulders and Spinal Joints

I call this the Windmill Twister Release - it’s relatively simple and incredibly effective in releasing tightness in the lower back, pelvis, mid-back, and shoulder region.

I named it in honour of a jiu jitsu submission hold called the Twister, made famous by mixed martial artist, Chan Sung Jung, better known as the Korean Zombie. Read more

 

Simple Band Exercises to Liberate Chronically Tight Shoulders

This is a simple exercise band routine that I've found immensely helpful for liberating chronically stiff shoulders.

The movement shown toward the end of the video where the arm is in a back-scratching position is especially helpful to those who have a history of experiencing pain in the shoulders while using the arms overhead. Read more

 

Gentle Shoulder Roll To Improve Agility and Balance

When you become comfortable with this sort of gentle rolling on a padded surface, your body becomes more capable of protecting itself in the event of an accidental fall. The idea is to condition your core and all of your major joints to allow for more fluid movement on the ground. Read more

 

How to Stretch Out Tight Trap Muscles (Upper Shoulder & Lower Neck)

These are two stretches that are effective for stretching out chronically tight trapezius muscles.

Tight traps can be a cause of intermittent shoulder and neck pain, as well as limited back and neck mobility.

Be sure that your body is well warmed up before you do these stretches, and as always, err on the side of the conservative. Read more

 

Gentle Rolling To Condition Your Core & Improve Spinal and Shoulder Mobility

This is a simple routine that can be done on a large mattress or gym or yoga mat. Though it doesn't look like much, this type of rolling is effective in improving general spinal mobility, shoulder mobility, core strength, and overall proprioception. Read more

 

Christmas Holiday Song Playlist

I put together a few of my favourites in a playlist at our YouTube channel. I'll continue to add to this playlist in the days ahead.

Wishing everyone a safe and love-filled Christmas and holiday season.

- Ben Read more

 

How to Lengthen Your Hip Flexors for Optimal Hip and Back Health

This is a look at how to lengthen hip flexors - keeping hip flexors at an optimal length allows for optimal hip mobility, and in those with a history of tight hip flexors, stretching them often leads to improvement in back health. Read more

 

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 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

 

Improve Balance, Core Stability, and Joint Position Sense

The key to benefiting from this seemingly simple exercise is to stay on the balls of your feet throughout the entire movement, and to maintain core engagement. Staying on the balls of your feet is what will lead to improved balance and joint position sense. Read more

 

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