Deep in the pit.. Helping to get more shoulder range of movement.
The latissimus dorsi are large flat muscles either side of the spine, commonly referred to as “the lats”. They attach to the lower ribs, iliac crest of the pelvis, vertebrae and the humeral (upper arm) bone.
It plays a massive role in shoulder movement assisting with shoulder retraction, depression, adduction and extension, as well as arm medial rotation.
Here is an electrotherapeutic dry needling intervention to the lat to actively assist the body by inducing a local biochemical change that promotes healing, potentially reducing the recovery time. This technique was used in conjunction with joint mobilisation, electropen nerve stimulation, nerve manipulation and rehabilitation exercises.
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Hiking is a great way to escape to the outdoors and great form of cardio. However this can be very troublesome for those with knee and hip issues! Simple modifications can help reduce soreness and pain post hike. 🏃♂️Using Hiking poles or even a solid Tree Branch can be very useful in lightening the impact especially in steep inclines and declines that add heavy ⬆️ forces on the knees and ankles 🥾Footwear is especially important as seen in the second ➡️ pic, examples of good and bad footwear courtesy of my friend @jake.balf (tag of shame!)
Different hikes will require different shoes weather it be lightweight or a heavier shoe. However you should opt for shoes with good flexibility, semi or full ankle support and waterproof/resistant
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Another super weekend for @_ebonylane at the Stawell Gift 🏃🏼♀️💨
More finals made and to come away with 3rd place in the 70m and 6th place in the 120m is something to be proud of! 🔥
Well done Eb! 👏🏼
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THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
The nervous system is one of the two major regulatory systems of the body, the other being the endocrine system. The three basic functions of the nervous system include afferent neurons (messages toward the CNS), interneurons (the body processing information) & efferent neurons (The body sending out responses). The nervous system is organized accordingly.
Central nervous system (CNS) - Consisting of the brain and spinal cord.
Peripheral nervous system (PNS)- Nerve fibres carried between the CNS to other parts of the body.
Somatic nervous system - Consists of motor fibers from motor neurons that supply skeletal muscles (Voluntary function).
Autonomic nervous system - Nerves that innvervate smooth and cardiac muscle (Involuntary function). We also have other subdivisions of the nervous system which include the sympathetic nervous system (Fight or flight response) and the parasympathetic nervous system (Rest and digest). 📚 Sherwood L. 2018. Human physiology - from cells to systems. Pg. 134-135.
You'll find a great video in my bio covering some important considerations on the BB hip thrust.
The coach who discusses the topic has spent close to 40 years training athletes and has had enough time to analyse the market and assess the cause and effect of mainstream training influences.
Topics discussed are:
Load potential, the BB hip thrust being a quad dominant hip dominant lift. Is it joint specific to sports such as track and field, weightlifting, powerlifting or sport in general? The inappropriate loading on the spine and sacroiliac joint.
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🌀Working through the pistol squat this morning with Steph @armaturepilates 🤸🏽♀️🤸🏽♀️
🌀The pistol squat is a single-leg variation of the squat and has huge benefits! Read below.
🌀 Benefits include: .
• Correct Muscular Imbalances - due to being desk bound, with long hours sitting, it can leave us with significant muscular imbalances. Pistol squat is a great way to correct compensatory patterns.
• Both legs are able to move equal loads - forces each leg to carry your body weight and increase single leg strength and stability .
• Muscular conditioning - works all leg muscles including hamstrings, gluts, quadriceps, hips and calves
• Better balance and body awareness - especially trunk and spinal stability.
🌀If you’re unsure of how to train your pistol squat, check out YouTube, there is great content. Otherwise increase your uni-lateral load in your regular training routine! 🤸🏽♀️🤸🏽♀️
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Everyone who’s even remotely familiar with the Glute Ham Developer (GHD) would know that their primary use is for glute ham raises (or if you’re from a CrossFit background; wall ball sit ups 😂).
Like everything though, with a bit of creativity you can generate an almost infinite number of exercises and exercise variations, some of which I’ve demonstrated here.
The videos have been broken up into regions with the following exercises
1) posterior chain - glute ham raise, kneeling good morning, back raise
2) anterior hips/torso - sit ups, leg raises, banded crunches
3) lateral hips/torso - standing side bends, standing side twists, side bends
4) arms - preacher curls, tricep extensions
One exercise which I didn’t demonstrate that is a good squat/deadlift builder is a barbell row with an isometric back raise
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Discover how to devise treatments plans based on postural traits and by using simple repeatable movement analysis that requires zero equipment and takes under 60 seconds to perform
-Screen for the two fundamental movement patterns
-How and why Contract Relax Antagonist contract (CRAC) is key to long term improvements
-How to use eccentric loaded stretching (ELS) to improve Range of motion
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-Why rest positions are fundamental to understanding human movement patterns
-How to incorporate MET to improve ROM for the two fundamental movement patterns
-Learn how resting postures can be used for assessment, treatment and prevention of muscular pain
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-How to screen assess and treat the mobility restrictions
-Recognize mobility restrictions
-Learn how to recognize when poor stability is masquerading as poor flexibility
-Learn self muscle activations drills to improve body awareness and reduce fatigue
-Learn how to screen your own body for movement restrictions
-Learn corrective stretching for self-care
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Side-lying affords many stretching opportunities.
The Pecs and anterior chest is another commonly facilitated and tight.
This pec is part of the tight line in the upper crosses syndrome pattern. .
The pec minor is a key driver in upper crossed syndrome due to the anatomy
Pec minor Originates on the coracoid process of the scapula and inserts on the third.fourth and fifth ribs very close to coastal cartilage.
So when is muscle shortens he has the propensity to pull the scapular forward and down pulling the upper back into a kyphotic type shape.
Did you know the pec minor is an additional respiratory muscle
Shortness and tightness in this area can have wide spread effects ranging from neck, thoracic and elbow pain
Restrictions and limited of shoulder extension is hugely prevalent enough amongst healthy populations.”
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- L E V S C A P -
Your Levator Scapulae is a muscle that lays just underneath your Upper Traps in the corner where your neck meets your shoulder
This muscle is a very busy little thing. It initiates and assists in a lot of your neck movements such as:
👉🏼Lateral Flexion (cute little head tilt)
👉🏼Same side Rotation of the head and neck
(and most importantly, the movement behind the name…)
The most common dysfunction to Lev Scap is postural stress and/or activity overload stresses. This can be things like holding the phone 📞 between your shoulder and ear can be a real killer for this bad boy.
People will often complain of having a stiff neck, especially when rotating their head 😖
The production of 💥trigger points💥 in this muscle are very common and can be easily treated with anything from hands on manipulation to dry needling to myofascial release! 🙌🏼
The fun thing (well, what I find fun about it anyway 🤓) is the structure of this muscle. Around the mid belly of it, the fibres actually TWIST! This is what helps with its ability to rotate the head and neck! ☺️
One great self-stretch to do for this is to “sniff ya pit”! 🤔
👉🏼Sit up nice and straight and actually SIT ON the hand of the side your stretching
👉🏼Slowly look across to the OPPOSITE side
👉🏼Once mid-way, tilt your head down and bring your nose to your arm pit
You can also stick a 🎾 or a ⚾️ ball in there and do some self-release work too!
👉🏼 place the ball on the medial corner of your Scap (where the distal attachment is)
👉🏼 you can then hold is Static or move around! #feelthepainlovethepain •
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Seated Lateral DB raise || 👉 Biggest tip: Go lighter than what you think! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
This seated variation is great if you have a tendency to swing your body. Pressing your feet firmly into the floor and keeping your core engaged throughout the whole movement is key.
You should feel this exercise in your shoulders (deltoid muscles). If you have any pain or clicking in the joint try:
🔸Changing your positioning slightly
🔸Lightening the weights
🔸Stretching out your chest & latts
🔸Foam rolling your mid back
🔸Getting a massage ball into your traps
🔸Are you focusing on using your deltoid?