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3 common weak muscles

June 1, 2018

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This is a continuation on some of the more common muscular length imbalances I see and how you can identify them yourself. Here’s what some common tight muscles are. On to the long ones:   1) Upper trapezius I’m not exactly sure why but the upper trapezius gets a bad rap. At least in the […]

3 common tight muscles

May 11, 2018

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After writing up this post on massage techniques I had a few people ask, “How do I know if a muscle is tight or long?” While there are norms for neutral body alignment, taking out your goniometer or protractor to measure every angle of every joint is a royal pain in the ass. However, knowing […]

Just because a muscle feels tight doesn’t mean it is

May 4, 2018

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In a recent post on different massage techniques, I mentioned it’s crucial to differentiate between tight muscles and lengthened muscles when forming an exercise program or treatment. One of the more common ways people and various fitness professionals (personal trainers, massage therapists, physical therapists, etc.) perform this differentiation is by asking the client/patient, “What feels […]

Shoulder and neck pain in moms- from infants to toddlers

June 14, 2017

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Ah, the miracle of birth. Initially it’s all like, “Oh my god. My baby is amazing.” It’s not long until you realize, And then two to three weeks in you’ve learned you had it all wrong. We know the staples: sleep deprivation trouble getting nursing started poop on the walls We’re told much of this […]

Tired of Searching? Click Here To Change Your Movement Now

March 25, 2016

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You can click to find out more about each product. All purchases have refund guarantee and direct customer support, from me; not a machine. (Sorry, no soothing hold music.) After buying something, if needed you can reply to the confirmation email to ask a question. None of that annoying “Do Not Reply” or “noreply@WeDontCareAboutYou.com” stuff. Data […]

Protected: A Guide To More Comfortable Typing (Upper Body)

July 20, 2015

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Why typing annoys your neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists, and what to do about it

July 20, 2015

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This post is a precursor to a manual of mine, A Guide To More Comfortable Typing (Upper Body). Below I’m going to cover the why behind typing, and mousing, causing annoying pains and discomforts in the arms, shoulders and neck. Where in the manual I’ll cover how to mitigate typing’s negative effects. This post is more the […]

Training the biceps when you have shoulder problems

January 9, 2015

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A theme on this site throughout the years has been the need to train the upper body overhead. Especially for those with shoulder (and or neck) issues. I’ve covered the rationale behind this thoroughly in: A progression to lifting your arms overhead pain free Musings on scapular winging: Anatomy (muscular and nerve), causes and exercise considerations 3 […]