Question: My knee has been hurting for a couple of months. My X-rays and MRI show no damage to my knee. My direct knee exam didn't show anything either, but my knee still hurts. Any ideas? Answer: Many people suffering from knee pain seek help from health professionals only to be told that there's nothing wrong with their knee. That doesn't mean there is no cause. After all, the knee does hurt. In such case, it may simply be a loss of adaptability of the knee. Knees obviously bend forward and back, but they also have a normal ability to twist
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDjHum0yEbo[/embed] In this video, I discuss setting yourself up for success when pursuing a goal with a deadline. What are some of the components of successful goal setting and what may be holding you back? Click the video above and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments you have about setting yourself up for success.
If you’ve been in the gym lately, you might have seen some signs floating around asking if you’d like to win $500 or get a nutrition plan that is made for you. These signs are not just flare for my lovely desk. They are promoting our upcoming challenge, Fit by the Fourth! I had a client recently ask “Why do we have these 30 challenges? I thought this was a marathon, not a sprint.” This was great question. Yes, more than likely any fitness goal you have will be best seen with the the long game in mind, but a
Question: I get lower back pain when I stand for more than about 10 minutes. If I sit down, it tends to feel better. Is there anything that I can do besides sitting down to help my back? Answer: Perhaps. Prolonged standing can result in relying on a posture that tilts the pelvis forward. For some, this anterior tilt can result in some lower back pain, and for others, it's no big deal. [caption id="attachment_6319" align="alignnone" width="300"] Left: Neutral Pelvis. Right: Anterior Tilt[/caption] Over time, this posture can alter the way you breathe and limit your ability toutilize your abdominal
This week a client had a great question about the varying intensities from class to class. In this video, I explain why we do what we do in our Athletika Classes. Share this video with a friend that is always beat down from their current exercise regimen! https://youtu.be/Y497IW26xEI
In many golfers, shoulder turn is limited by undesired muscle tone along the spine and the inability to turn the spine and ribcage effectively due to the way they breathe. These two exercises with help with both of those issues. Perform 3 sets of 3-5 breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth emphasizing a complete exhale and a normal inhale. Avoid trying to take a deeper breath. Try your swing before doing them and compare it afterward. You'll feel the difference immediately Are you a golfer struggling with lower back pain or achieving the necessary hip