Exercise & Fitness

Cycling Posture, posture and cycling

Cycling Posture

Exercise & Fitness

Why Posture is Important in Cycling A key component to cycling enjoyment is rider comfort. Most bike shops will help you with a general bike setup which includes your seat height and if you are lucky your handle bar position. It’s an important... View Article

Runners Posture, Side Stitch when Running

Runners Posture – Running and Side Stitch

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Runner’s Posture Sports & Posture: A side stitch can stop a runner in his tracks. Conventional wisdom is that spasm from over-exertion in the diaphragm causes a side stitch. Be aware that continuing to run with a side stitch will adapt... View Article

Why Athletes Should Avoid The Bars

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Why Athletes Should Avoid The Bars (An intemperate look at barbell-centric training) Steve Myrland Beacon Athletics www.traintoplay.com “Get out of the weight-room boys.  I don’t need you weight-room strong . . . I need you farm-strong.” Irving “Boo” Shexnayder, LSU... View Article

Posture and Breathing, breath, breathe

Posture and Breathing

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Neither your ribs nor your lungs can draw in a single breath without help. Your basic chest-box is brought to life by the performance of MUSCLES sandwiched between your ribs in partnership with the wide, powerful DIAPHRAGM that stretches like... View Article

Court Surface Effects on the Player

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Gravity is the unseen, powerful force that is with us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, holding us on the planet Earth. As we become active on a flat surface, gravity is intensified, and joint and intervertebral spaces... View Article

First Aid for New Injuries

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The more you understand the biomechanics of how your body works, the better you can care for yourself. Scientific knowledge of how the body functions empowers you to care for your most valuable possession: Your Body. Of course, we cannot... View Article

Can I Learn Posture Exercise From A Video?

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Yes and no. The joints and muscles do not move in balance when there is a posture, muscle or joint problem. The body’s motion will follow a “trick”, or adapting pattern of motion. Therefore, copying someone else’s movements by watching... View Article

Should I Do Posture Exercise-if I Exercise A lot?

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  Practice makes permanent, not perfect. If you have ever had an injury, your body motion probably is not ideally balanced. So, if you can learn to feel a more normal, balanced, controlled motion with a daily posture stretch, you... View Article

How Will Exercise Help if I Sit All Day?

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Twenty first century life has created the 21st century posture. We use our bodies differently than our grandparents did. We sit far more than a human body was designed to. Muscles come in sets, and every muscle has a partner... View Article

Exercise, and don’t sit so much!

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Did you exercise today? There is one truth for everyone with a body, man or woman, “Use it or lose it.”  Whether you have a body like Michael Jordan, or you haven’t exercised since high school gym class, your body... View Article

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Good Posture Requires Posture Exercise

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Working out a twenty-year old body is like writing on a clean slate. Working out a forty (or sixty, or seventy) year old body is another matter. Back pain, neck and shoulder problems and other pains all make you move... View Article