Well, probably not. Most of the time, the muscles we perceived as tight are already stretched too long. Stretching the tight muscle is most likely not the solution to long-term relief You may be doing more harm than good by arbitrarily stretching things. Good thing is the body is very resilient and can improve quickly
In Part 2 of the Intelligent Conditioning series we went over how to test and build a better aerobic system. This is a crucial component to what we will talk about here in Part 3. It may seem counterintuitive to emphasize slow Aerobic training at first, especially for those that compete in explosive sports. But,
If you read Part 1 you should have an idea of what our shoulders do and how mobile they should be. You should know some of the basic anatomy of the many working parts of our shoulders. In part 2 we will go over some ways that our shoulders should move and some of the common
Probably the two most common places on the body that will at some point become painful are the low back and shoulders. Often times the low back pain can be quelled fairly quickly for some people. Shoulders on the other hand seem to be just a little more tricky. Let me show you why and
Can you touch your toes? Think you were born with tight Hamstrings? My favorite is when people tell me that their parents can’t touch their toes so it must be genetic. Most of the time we can improve our flexibility and movement, but we need to first get into the correct positions for our bodies
If you have children, chances are you have a magical mischievous elf that visit’s you during the holidays. Have you ever seen one that is out of shape? Me either. Our elf Susan even has a terrible sugar habit. She has eaten our cookies, cupcakes and I believe hit rock bottom yesterday. We found her eating
Lately I’ve been waking up early…real early. I don’t exactly know why but my sleeping patterns have been really weird lately. I think it has something to do with the changing of the seasons, later sunrise, and possibly too much coffee combined with sitting in front of a computer has something to do with this.