Growth Hormone is king when it comes to building muscle and repairing damage. When more growth hormone is present, you’ll see more rapid recovery and more strength gains. GH levels have been shown to jump nearly 300% from baseline during BFR training which is nearly TWICE the amount with more intense free flowing exercise. (takarada 2000)
If you can move weight outside of your body with good form, it’s going to drastically decrease the scenarios in everyday life that may cause you pain or injury.
Navigating the shoe market can be daunting. Do you need extra arch support? Or maybe the minimalist shoes, which claim to be more functional, are best for you? Which do you choose?
Tennis elbow is the most frustrating injury I have ever dealt with. What began as a twinge outside of my right elbow quickly became a sharp ache that haunted me day and night. Not only were workouts painful—even picking up a glass of water hurt. But, after months of trial and error, I discovered tools and strategies that helped me recover.
Below you’ll find links to our recommendations for building your home gym. Each product is one that we use and believe in. Retail stores charge too much for our liking, which is why we searched hard to find options that are both high quality and affordable so that you don’t over pay or settle for low quality equipment.
From rehab to prehab to performance, the mighty kettlebell has a place in nearly any training program. But, like any other tool, it can do more harm than good without a critical approach and proper form.
I began thinking of ways to blend traditional fitness and rehab/prehab together with the goal of creating exercise programs that allow someone to pursue their fitness goals while becoming more injury resistant at the same time. Now I’ve come back to ChiroStrength to do just that.
Locked up hips will wreck the low back and lead to significant injury to the lower lumbar spine especially. Also, when the hips are blocked, the body will respond by gaining more mobility below by requiring more lateral shift and rotation at the knee.
For those who are self motivated enough to work daily at being pain free, resolution of most back pain can be achieved by relearning these simple concepts and movements.
You don’t need a full rack of dumbbells, squat rack, treadmill, and personal trainer following you around to get great benefits of improved strength, flexibility, and most importantly, an injury resistant body!
The first line of defense for most knee pain is injections, medication, or surgery. All of these options are viable options, but should be a last resort. This blog will explain how you should really approach knee pain first.
So I'm lacing up the shoes and coming up with a program for all the amateur runners. For the first time in my life I’m running a ½ marathon, and I’m documenting my training, diet advice,
However, there are some tools you can travel with, which can be packed into any suitcase, which allow you to turn any hotel room into a movement and rehab mecca. Maybe over stating that a bit, but these 5 things will allow you to workout and perform body maintenance while on the go!
If ANYONE (yes, this includes doctors) has ever told you to stop squatting for good, they are making whatever problem you had worse. To be fair, maybe you should stop squatting the way you squat, especially if you see one of these 3 major movement faults: butt wink, side shift, or forward fold.
Our brain will always default to the most familiar position when we aren’t consciously thinking about alignment, so in the course of an 8hr day, we need a different approach to offset the over stressed tissues other than saying, "Sit up straight".
The reason for this disruption is often not a “shoulder issue”, but a problem of the surrounding structures which the shoulder’s function depends on. Therefore, when looking for tips to recover from, or prevent shoulder pain/injury, look beyond the shoulder for complete resolution.
If your New Year’s resolution is going to include some type of fitness component, please keep this in mind:
“More exercise isn’t better. Better exercise is better.” – Gray Cook
“Everything you are doing right now, your nervous system is getting better at doing it.” – Dr. Andreo Spina
However, until the body is ready for this more advanced work, adopting these drills will set you up for faster recovery and less risk of pain/injury in those important first few months of your baby’s precious life!
Pain is like an onion; layered with compromised tissues that have failed to withstand the stress of your daily routine. Treat the pain, and you remove only one layer, but it will come back. But if we treat the pain, THEN remove each of these layers with a consistent, mindful, movement practice, you won’t be so dang easy to hurt!