The foot of the bridge . . . .

The complete support of the prone bridge is similar to the design / structure an ‘arch bridge’.

Strengthening Sideways

Lateral stabilization (LS - stability in the side body) is mandatory for athletic endeavors and for day to day activities. In general, many exercise programs address strength and fitness in the anterior (front)  and posterior (back) parts of the body. Aesthetics trumps function in this case. However, focusing on the  superficial musculature does not support … Continue reading Strengthening Sideways

Benefits of Housework

House work can be exercise. If one pays attention to their posture, breathing, movement while completing different tasks, then various benefits can be reaped from any activity. Exercise, per se, does not have to be maximally burning calories, lifting massive amounts of weight, or engaging in extreme levels of cardio. Any movement provides opportunities for … Continue reading Benefits of Housework

Of Core Importance

  The core musculature (CM) is critical for the overall functioning of the body. It is important for stabilization and works in tandem with the back musculature. This is significant for moving objects or keeping them stationary, especially when the movement requires higher degrees of exertion. Lifting a heavy box, opening or closing a stubborn … Continue reading Of Core Importance

The Setbacks of Sitting

  Extended periods of sitting can lead to a state of compromise in the postural muscles. Posture is comprised of more than the back muscles. The deep core muscles and even those on the posterior hip and upper thigh play a role the maintenance of good posture and for ambulation. Range of motion in the … Continue reading The Setbacks of Sitting

Length of the lumbar spine

Psoas you do, Psoas you are.

Exercise regimens typically focus on the visible muscles. However, the less visible muscle provide  structural support to the body: the psoas is particularly important in this regard. The psoas (to be used interchangeably with ilio-psoas / IP). The psoas plays a major role in good posture. Locomotion is tied closely to the functioning of the … Continue reading Psoas you do, Psoas you are.

Swing away, with good form!

A Series on Functional Exercises for Golf: 1/3 Hello Golfers, This article is written to shed some light on correcting the mechanics that effect a more fluid gold swing. When there is tightness in the hips, the golfer will adjust for this by prematurely rotating the torso and shifting the shoulders. This ‘premature rotating’ of … Continue reading Swing away, with good form!

Single Leg Squatting: Stability and Flexibility

Progression 1/3: Single Leg Balancing Squat Supported Everyday, people engage in movements that involve coordination of the ankle, knee and hip joints (AKH). Movements such as walking, running, and jumping are variations of the Single Leg Squatting position. In order for coordinated execution of these movements to take place, proper engagement of the core and … Continue reading Single Leg Squatting: Stability and Flexibility