The predisposal toward the physical practice of yoga posture (asana), though understandable as such, confines the practitioner to the ‘touch, sight, taste, smell, hearing’ driven aspect(s) of yoga.
Range of motion (ROM) is an important quality of human physical functioning.
Performing rowing movements bestows numerous benefits to back health and spinal stability.
I continually notice that the general populous is severely lacking in core strength and tone in the mid to upper back areas.
Bicycling as a form of exercise, can be adjusted to an individual’s comfort and ability level.
The muscular and nervous systems acquiesce to the sub-par positioning over time. As a result, the skeletal system reflexively mal-adapts to the muscular and nervous system conformity.
Workouts are typically done in 2 dimensional space. The motions of flexing the elbows or knees (Arm or leg curls), flexing the knees, hips while extending the back (squats) are examples of sagitbtal plane / transverse axis movement. Lateral shoulder raises and leg abduction / adduction motion are performed in the frontal plane / … Continue reading Fitness with Bars
Punching power is a result of biomechanical alignment and physiological coordination. Technique is what makes the punch effective. Weight training and building tendon strength can supplement punch training but practice of technique is key. The focus of this write up will be on arm extension (shoulder flexion). It is roughly one-quarter of the total punch … Continue reading The Power of the Punch
It is through workout variation that human physiology can adapt to different situations that one (may) encounter(s). Physiological specificity Running increases endurance and improves (heart) stroke volume. Strength Training increases muscular workload capacity. Flexibility and stability are important for mobility of the joints. When taken together, these aspects of activity allow the individual to display … Continue reading Workouts in Balance
What do planks, handstands, throwing baseballs and placing dishes into cabinets have in common? Scapular (shoulder blade) rhythm, Upper Trapezius (UT) and Serratus Anterior (SA) activation. Scapular (Scapulothoracic) Rhythm is defined as the coordinated movement of the glenohumeral joint with scapulothoracic articulation. The scapula must be maintained in a stable position, yet still be mobile, … Continue reading Shoulder Blade: How it impacts function