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07.08.2017
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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The old saying, "you can sometimes have too much of a good thing" is very true when it comes to rowing exercises in the gym. There is a lot of confusion surrounding this movement pattern with regards to posture, and especially shoulder and neck rehabilitation. I must admit I was one of the people who always thought you just can never have too much rowing exercises. More the better, sticking to a ratio of 3 rowing exercises to one pushing movement, and that pulling your shoulders down and back is a good thing. Only to find out years later I had developed a depressed shoulder that led to a shoulder impingement! The very thing I was trying to avoid! For gym beginners this is rarely an issue as we see them overcompensate with too much upper trap involvement but it is very common the educated gym participant, athletes and anyone who has some postural awareness. As with all exercise is is all about balance, and movement. This article I am going to help explain what that really means and to understand exactly how the shoulder moves so you can base programs, exercise choices around what your body needs to move freely and without restriction, as opposed to rigid rules based on muscles, that only serve to create dysfunction and pain.

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19.07.2017
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Out of all the injuries to work with, shoulder and neck pain would be the most difficult. There is just so many factors at play, it can lead you a wild goose chase as to what is the problem and you could be using exercises and treatments that aggravate the problem instead of correcting it. Shoulder and neck is also extremely common these days with the evolution of more sedentary office jobs forcing people to sit for long hours, and without corrective program to address postural and movement imbalances, a simple tight shoulder can turn very quickly into a much worse condition that can last a very long time. Physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and various other soft tissue release treatments are all great strategies to begin with and they may even get you out of pain, but they will not resolve your problem for good. Why? Because it is only a part of the problem, you still need to address the movement and stability requirements of all the moving parts around the shoulder. Ask any good Chiropractor what frustrates them the most with their patients who never seem to improve and they will tell you that they do not do the corrective exercises they need to do to hold the adjustment. We have been so conditioned to react to injuries by using pain relief methods, not look at why you got the problem in the first place. This article we show you what the 3 Key things you need to do to ensure your treatment holds and you get rid of your pain for good.

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11.07.2017
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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If you have been going to gym for some time, or if you have a knee problem you will know all about the importance of being able to SQUAT. The squat, along with the deadlift, is one of the most common leg exercises to the strength and conditioning world, and regarded as one of the "king" movements in the gym. It is also very popular in the rehabilitation field, for the amazing benefits it can provide to not only your legs, but your entire body with regards to posture, core stability and better movement control. When you develop a great movement pattern with the squat you improve any movement sharing the same timing, such as jumping which is why it is a favorite of sports coaches around the world. But it also improves the strength of muscles around the knee and the timing of standing up out of a chair, or climbing up stairs and many everyday tasks which are usually very difficult for people with knee pain, explaining why the health and rehabilitation field love it so much. There are so many ways you can do this great exercise, which one is the best? Well there is no one that is good for all of us, (besides maybe the single leg squat), there is only the best one for you and knowing which one this is, can be just as important as learning the execution and technique. This article we look at 6 of our best squats to use to help build strong legs that will be bulletproof to injury.

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