Browsing All posts tagged under »posture«

Misunderstanding “shoulders down and back”

January 6, 2020

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A homosapien asks, “I’ve read one of your recommended books, Exercises for Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunctions, awhile back. Dr Osar says that when doing rows, shrugs, bench presses, and pushups, he doesn’t recommend pulling the shoulders down and back, and rather keep them in neutral position, with slight protraction and retraction during the movement. […]

Overhead Shrugs vs Regular Shrugs

December 16, 2019

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A human being asks, “Is there a particular reason why overhead shrug is better for improving a low shoulder than just a regular shrug? Is it because it’s easier to use too much levator scapulae with the regular shrug? Or is it that in overhead position it’s easier to improve rhomboid dominance?” This is a […]

My favorite mobility / corrective exercise – The Toddler Squat

May 3, 2019

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It’s no secret we -at least in Westernized society- sit, a lot. Sitting itself isn’t abnormal for humans. Sitting in a chair though, is. In fact, if you watch a toddler, or observe societies where chairs aren’t as common, sitting is done quite a bit, but without a chair. I’m not big on the whole […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #22

December 18, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – How an Olympic Runner Hits Race Weight This topic needs more […]

8 Weeks Towards Correcting Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt

November 23, 2015

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One of the most common questions regarding corrective exercise is, “I have an anterior pelvic tilt. What can I do to get rid of it?” As far as my memory goes, it’s been a decade since the internet was set a flame with the words anterior pelvic tilt. Where suddenly every issue every person had […]

Another example of a postural evaluation

February 20, 2013

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For an update on Jennifer, click here. The first one of these can be found here: Example of a postural assessment. Preface: Along with my in-person clientele I also help people out remotely. With the latter I have to rely more on pictures and videos. I thought going through a person’s standing photos (assessing posture […]

Example of a postural assessment

February 6, 2013

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For an update on Jeremy click here. A couple notes before getting into this: Along with my in-person clientele I also help people out online. With the latter I have to rely more on pictures and videos. I thought going through a person’s standing photos (assessing posture and alignment) illustrating what I look for would […]