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A better quad stretch

June 22, 2018

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Look around any gym, athletic field, rec center, you are bound to see people stretching their quads like so: This is actually a pretty crappy quad stretch. The quadriceps are made of four muscles, hence “quad,” and the above stretch actually only hits 3 of the muscles- vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis and vastus medialis. The […]

Get unbalanced to get healthy

March 23, 2018

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Client: Why do they still act up? They’ll get better but then they’ll feel bad again. I thought walking through the pain would help get them stronger and build them up? The above question is from a pretty new client who has had chronic knee pain for years. Since beginning training her knees have been […]

Standing version of the best damn IT band stretch

June 1, 2012

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I wrote a post, The best damn IT band stretch ever, which quickly became one of the more popular articles on this site. I also wrote a stretch for the rectus femoris, A better quad stretch, which is just about the most popular I’ve written. This post will make a lot more sense if you read those two […]