There is a lot to like about stretching. Whether it’s for post-run recovery, yoga, or daily simple stretches to ease muscle tension, stretching is beneficial in numerous ways. Research has shown that stretching is a great way to maintain balance and freedom of movement, [...]
What is eccentric loading?
Eccentric and concentric are very common terms in the world of biomechanics and exercise. The term eccentric has to do with the lengthening of a muscle. The term concentric, which has to do with the shortening of a muscle. Think of it in terms of lifting a weight, [...]
Why do I have pain between the shoulder blades
There are many possible causes of pain that are felt between the shoulder blades. Pain between the shoulder blades may be felt from conditions affecting the structures located in this region, or can instead be referred pain that is felt between the [...]
What is an intervertebral disc?
Both a bulging disc and an herniated disc are conditions that affect the intervertebral disc. The intervetebral disc is a spongy, oval-shaped “shock absorber” that is located between vertebrae. Discs cushion the vertebrae, contribute to flexibility and help [...]
When glute kickbacks work your back and not your glutes
The cable glute kickbacks are an exercise commonly used to develop or strengthen the glutes, the problem is usually people perform the exercise wrong are actually overworking their lower back. Your glute max muscle is the main muscle that [...]