Gluteal muscles (our bum muscles) are often tight from a specific workout, activity or from long durations sitting. When these muscle are tight they make it harder for our hip and pelvic joints to move correctly. Therefore, it is crucial to continually work on them to keep them loose. Check out these videos where Dr. Sly demonstrates how to foam roll these muscles to help loosen them up.
Do you have a tight IT band? Have you ever tried to “roll it out” to loosen it up? If so, you know how painful it can be and how most often your IT band stays tight. The goal of IT rolling is to promote the IT band’s ability to slide over the the muscle it sits on (quadricep muscle).
It is very common to have tight adductor muscles, or better known as your groin muscles. When these muscles are tight or overactive it leads to dysfunctional movement patterns in the hip and low back area.
In this video, Dr. Sly demonstrates how to increase hip internal rotation. This range of motion is often forgotten when stretching but is very important. Other areas of your body, such as the joints in your lower back, have to compensate if you have limited hip internal rotation. This could lead to possible injury and decrease your chances of optimal performance.
Ok guys, now that you have mastered the hip flexor stretch, check out Paul Vaillancourt showing you how to progress the stretch. Using a band you can create distraction to the joint and the other structures at the front of your hip.
As always any questions please direct them to Paul or Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weather is beginning to get warmer, which means guys and gals (ok probably guys more than the ladies) all over will be worried about their ‘beach bodies’ and will want to focus on their upper body resistance training. Before hitting the gym to strengthen and build your upper body muscle mass check out this video blog as Dr. Sly demonstrates how to properly warm-up your shoulders to prevent injury while lifting.
Anyone with a history of previous shoulder injury is highly recommended to seek professional advice before beginning a resistance training program or implementing this warm-up. As always, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at achc.ca or directly at email@example.com.
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