Trigger Points

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Trigger points are areas of dysfunctional muscle tissue that are painful when touched and contribute to muscle shortening. They are most common in sternocleidomastoid, upper trapezius, levator scapulae, infraspinatus, thoracolumbar paraspinals, quadratus lumborum, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. They are interesting because when treated they…

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Bench Pressing and Shoulder Injuries

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In our experience the bench press causes more shoulder injuries than any other piece of gym equipment, let’s look at why. Any biomechanically correct pushing movement should involve both retraction (shoulder blades moving back) and protraction (shoulder blades moving forward). The problem with the bench…

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Running Shoes and Running

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As I mentioned in the previous post, modern running shoes are currently coming under increased scrutiny in relation to their role in preventing running injuries. Despite all the technology deployed 30% of runners will become injured this year. Foot strike patterns. Try this experiment. Run…

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Goal Setting

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Why are you exercising? Are you sure? Finding out the real reason why you want to exercise can be a powerful motivator when life pulls you in different directions. Many people would answer this question with “I want to lose weight”. Ask yourself why this…

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Backward Walking

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Is backwards the new forwards? Backward walking has been around for a while as a rehab tool and we have found it very effective for helping knee, hip and lower back injuries. Because it forces the muscles in the lower body to work in a…

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