Neck and Shoulder Month – Week One

This week, we are focusing on the internal rotation of the shoulders. A lot of people think they don’t want to work on internal rotation because their shoulders are rounded forward. However, it could be a lack of internal rotation that drags your shoulders, neck, and upper back forward. If you can’t move properly from the shoulder joint, everything else will have to move to compensate. Long story short, stop ignoring the shoulder capsule. Make sure it moves properly…in all directions.

Joint Health Month – Week Four

We are finishing our lat week of Joint Health Month focused on the knees. ⁠

A lot of the time, our exercises only focus in the knee in it’s most neutral position. In the first video, try this rotation and mobility exercise to find the full range of your knee. Explore how it moves so you can train smarter.⁠

Our knees need the hamstring. Weak hamstring = weak knees.⁠ ⁠ In the second video, try this version of a bridge to target the whole posterior chain system and start supporting those knees.⁠

Joint Health Month – Week Three

We are focusing on the shoulder joint this week. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint which means it can move it a large variety of ways. ⁠ ⁠ The first movement allows you to explore the full range of the joint. Not only will it help create more movement in the shoulder, it will also show you the places where you could use more motion. ⁠ ⁠

Once you have created all that mobility, add some stability to the shoulder with the 2nd video. Most often, the biggest impact our shoulder’s take is when we reach out when we fall. Try this shoulder press to gain some shoulder strength and stability to keep the joint happy and prepared.

Joint Health Month – Week Two

This week, we are focusing on the ankle. A lot of the problems that show up in our feet and our knees, are usually due to the fact that our ankles don’t move correctly. The moves below work on both dorsiflexion (toes towards the shin) and plantar flexion (toes pointed away from shin).

I threw in a bonus exercise for those of you that need some mobility laterally with your ankle movement.

Bonus Exercise!

Joint Health Month – Week One

All month long we are going to be focusing on keeping your joints happy and healthy (and hopefully, creak-free).

This first week, we are working on the lumbar spine. Need some mobility in that area? Try this first exercise to get it moving. Need some stability? Try the second exercise to turn on those low back stabilizers and give your spine some support. Want to have a healthy back? Do both. 😜

Rotation Month – Week One

This whole month we are going to be playing with rotation. It sounds simple , and it is, but it is no easy. Most people who experience stiffness and lack of fluidity in their movements are lacking rotational mobility. Hang out with us all month long for new videos and for some movement motivation.

We are going to start with the hips. If you have been stretching your hips, but they never seem to get looser, try some rotation. Rotating the hips could be the missing link in your mobility program.⁠

Next, let’s keep that new hip mobility by strengthening into hip external rotation. Try this little, but mighty move to help your hips stay healthy.

Bike Month – Week Four

For the cyclists out there, your spine needs movement. You have been holding it in a “C” curve for so long. Do this first video after your ride and bring that spine back to life.⁠ Follow it up with this simple strength exercise in the second video. Stretching your chest is not enough. There is more involved in the beautiful complex that is the shoulder. Try this move out to gain some strength in the back of the shoulders, help improve your posture and counteract any slouching you may have been doing on and off the bike.⁠

Bike Month – Week Three

If you ride a bike, your quads are tight. This tightness can lead to pain around the knee cap. In this first mobility exercise, we use a pin and stretch on the roller. This addition to the regular quad rolling can release some of the tension in the front of the thighs and allow the kneecap to move more freely.⁠

Cycling involves so much forward folding and hunching. We need to counteract that with some strength in the opposite direction. In this second exercise, we are back on our bellies, working that back line.