The hip hinge is a vital part of functional movement. So often our SI joints and stuck, pelvic floors too tight to allow it to move in a way that will not impact the low back. To practice this every time you sit think of reaching your hips behind you by opening your sit bones away from your tail bone. Keep you weight in your heels and when you can not hinge nay further then bend you knees. Try this when sitting down at your desk, or the kitchen table. Any time you need to sit down 🙂
Like I promised here are the videos we talked about in class for you superhero women to share with your men.
Shoulder External Rotation and Ball Toss
Muscles Worked: core & upper body
Purpose: strength & resistance
Form: Start on all fours holding a ball
Toss ball up by keeping elbow bent and rotating arm
Catch the ball at the top & repeat
Squat Jump onto Box (or step)
Muscles Worked: core and full body
Purpose: strength and resistance
Form: Start in a squat position
Explode from the hip jumping up into the air from both legs
Land on box softly, absorbing the shock with triple flexion (hips, knees, ankles)
Step off box and repeat
Partial Squat- Band at knees
Muscles worked: core and lower body
Purpose: strength and stability
Form: Stand with your back against wall, feet slightly away from the wall
Band is around knees
Perform a squatting motion, sliding down the wall
Rise up, straightening at the hip
Repeat and Enjoy!
The studio will be closed on Monday October 14, 2013 for Thanksgiving Day and will re-open on Tuesday at 8:30 am.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day.
Reiki Master Certificate 2004
Diploma General Sciences Sheridan College- Graduated with honours 2004
BA Kinesiology and health sciences York University – Graduated Magna Cum Laude 2008
CSEP Conference 2009
Muscles imbalance testing and movement pattern assessment course 2010 (8 hours)
Corrective exercise training for injury management and economy of movement course 2010 (8 hours)
Consistency and effectiveness in Rehabilitation and general exercise prescription: back, lower extremities, neck, and upper extremities course 2010 (16 hours)
Twist conditioning TRX workshop 2010 (3 hours)
Essentrics Training level 1 instructor 2011 (3 hours)
CSEP professional day 2011 (3 hours)
CSEP Exercise physiologist prep course 2011 (60 hours)
Integral Anatomy Intensive 2012 (7 hours)
Yamuna Body Rolling Phase 1 2012 (18 hours)
Functional Assessment of the Spine 2012 (18 hours)
Exploring the Breathing Body in Yoga 2012 (3 hours)
Stewart McGill’s Building the Ultimate Back 2013
The studio will be closed for the long Easter weekend starting on Good Friday and will resume regular hours on Tuesday April 2nd.
Have a great long Easter weekend everyone.
Shoulder Flexion Bilateral (wall)
Muscles worked: upper body
Purpose: strength & stability
Form: Stand with hands resting, palms down, on a wall
Slide hands up the wall until elbows are straight (or as far as you can)
Lift one hand away from the wall, then return position, switch arms and repeat