Identify your weaknesses and turn then into strengths
Everyone is going to be naturally better at some things over others. People also are going to enjoy things they feel confident in performing well. This applies to the gym and fitness on many levels. Some people don’t feel competent at the gym or working out at home, so that may be an initial barrier. If you’re willing to take the next step and start performing exercise you will find there are ones you enjoy more than others.Why would I prefer some exercises over others ? Because your...
Posted on 2021-07-14
Mobility vs Stability
I often look at my clients as either mobility centric clients or stability centric clients. First we must discuss what is mobility and stability. Mobility is the ability to move freely and easily. That means that we move without restriction. We can move from point A to point B without compensating.As human beings we are amazing at adapting. However, if we stop expressing certain ranges of motion (e.g. squatting, hinging etc) then eventually we will develop compensatory movement patterns that w...
Posted on 2021-03-19
Understanding Low Back Pain
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints of people who have a sedentary job.There are a number of factors that might contribute to the back pain. It is important to understand the basic anatomy of your lower back complex and what factors might influence it. The spine is a complex structure.The bones and joints in the spine need the support of: Muscle - Active Support: Works when spine is in motion. Ligaments - Passive Support: Works at rest. In Addition to the Muscles a...
Posted on 2021-02-10
Importance of Ergonomic set up at home.
As our new normal continues to be working from home- it is more important now than ever to understand the importance of having the correct workstation at home and abiding with a regular exercise program that helps in keeping things loose and pain free. The right workstation is very subjective and needs to be planned keeping your particular needs in mind. This might include Adjusting Height of the desk Adjusting height of the chair Adjusting armrest height Adding a monitor/...
Posted on 2021-01-14
Education and Imbalances in Fitness
Every person has some muscular imbalances in their body. Some are worse than others, but we all have them. What does that mean? It means that we live modern life in a way that emphasizes comfort and often disregards function. When we were babies, we could sit in a squat and play hours at a time. Take a random person off the street and, even if they can get into squat, they probably can’t hold it more then 5 seconds or their back would become increasingly parallel to the fl...
Posted on 2021-01-13
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