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Mobility Exercises

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

 

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

 

Guided Visualization - Relax Into Your Best Weight and Health

For those who wish to try a session of guided visualization with a focus on naturally gravitating toward our best weight and health, this is a session that I wrote and recorded many years ago - it's best utilized when we are able to be in a quiet room and can rest on our own for a good 15 minutes or more.

Transcript: Read more

 

Variations of Squats to Improve Balance, Core Strength, and Lower Body Mobility

A deck squat is the name for the movement pattern of rolling gently onto one's back, then using the momentum of rolling forward into a body-weight squat. Read more

 

Mobility Exercises You Can Do In Bed

This is a mobility exercise routine that most can comfortably do while in bed.

Begin with ankle circles while supine, clockwise and counter-clockwise. Follow this up by alternating between plantar flexion and dorsiflexion. Read more

 

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