Apr
27
2011

Flexibility (Mobility Exercises)

Many people suffer from what I like to call “I slept wrong syndrome”.  If when you went to bed you didn’t have any pain, and when you woke up you did…you’re mobility joints (ankles, hips, thoracic spine or mid back, & shoulders) probably tightened up.  The pain in your neck or low back will get better by loosening up the mobility joint that got tight.  You see, the tight mobility joints cause difficulty for the stability joints above or below them (knees, lumbar spine or low back, & neck).

So check out this short video.  Peter performs 4 mobility exercises, …


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Apr
27
2011

Movement Preparation (Dynamic Warmup)

Most people mistakenly believe that reaching for their toes is a good way to get ready for exercise.  Actually, it’s a great way to get the muscles to relax, AFTER a workout.

Check out this short video.  Peter is performing a couple of dynamic warm up exercises to get ready for the workout to follow.  We first started with some mobility exercises.  These are more gentle stretches that help keep the mobile joints…well, mobile.  When the mobility joints (ankles, hips, thoracic or mid back & shoulders) stay mobile, they keep the stability joints (knees, lumbar or low back, & neck) …


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