Check out this video by truthseekerdaily.com
This video was inspired by swimmers and the extraordinary amount of training and dedication that they put into their sport. Do you train like an athlete? Take care of yourself like one and book in for a massage!
There is an ongoing debate between runners about what type of foot strike, and which shoe form suits the body’s natural running biomechanics best. Here’s an interesting case of a woman who slowly transitioned to the minimalist running form from a more stability enhanced shoe. You can clearly see it made a huge difference on the stability and strength of her ankles and feet – something that many people need help with. Dr. Nick’s Running Blog
This spring/summer season, try running smarter, not longer. Triathlete.com has a great article to share on a 30-20-10 Run Workout that will change the way you train this season.
The Fartlek approach to training is believed to not only improve your performance, but will also help save your body from excess wear/tear, and improve your cardiovascular health.
I came across a great article this month from SOMASTRUCT on anterior pelvic rotation and wanted to use that as the focus for this month’s newsletter. Hip rotation is a normal and necessary part of our everyday movement, but for many people prolonged sitting can start to favour flexion at the hip as the bodies “new normal”. As the soft tissue adapts over time, our bodies begin to place compensatory stress on neighbouring joints and promote an inefficient posture.
WE DON’T WANT THAT!
One easy way of identifying anterior pelvic rotation is by an excessive curve in a person’s lower lumbar spine. This position tends to favour the flexors of the hips and the extensors of the lower back; while at the same time putting muscle groups like the glutes, hamstrings and abdominals at a mechanical disadvantage.
For anyone suspecting that they may have a tendency towards anterior pelvic rotation themselves, I would recommend coming in for a massage treatment first. This will not only help to identify the specific problem areas, but also to release the tissues involved and promote a proper balance around the hip joint. From there I would follow up by incorporating the self care tips provided in the SOMASTRUCT article into your normal exercise routine. The author has some very straightforward exercises and stretches that will help to lock in this newly gained hip mobility from our massage session.
Colin Baird is the owner and principal RMT at Local Fix Clinic Toronto.