Core strengthening exercises: better and safer

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Core Circuit🔥 — 📝This a solid grouping of exercises for a well balanced core training rotation. I almost always train the core in circuits. . 🍌Trunk and core exercises are the best to get creative on. Movement variability is key here and the principles of progressive overload and movement specificity don’t apply the same way as they do as on bigger muscle groups. . 🌍The plank position opposite arm and leg reaches are harder than push up position. Being closer to the ground and on your elbows allows for less compensatory movement. That particular movement has a rotary stability aspect to it as well. . 🤯The blue airex pad on the low back makes anti extension and hollow body / dead bug exercises infinitely harder. Only use that if you feel like you’ve mastered the positioning for normal supine core exercises. . 🤪And don’t forget there’s always more where this came from at #TeddyTalksCore ! . #StrengthCoachTherapy

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Thoracic spine mobility: best exercises

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T Spine Mobility🙋🏽‍♂️ — 📝Push your hip into the foam roller… push the foam roller into the wall… then stretch and rotate. . 🌵I will be the first to admit I didn’t come up with this concept. I have seen people like @dsomerset1 @frankduffyfitness and @ryanhorn45 do movements with a wall or foam roller isometric hold and I figured I’d put my own twist on it with some T spine mobility. . 🌴The foam roller against the wall is an external cue of sorts. It is just a clever way to “secure” your body position and isolate movement and mobilization to the desired area. Give it a try. . #TeddyTalksMobility #TeddyTalksShoulders #StrengthCoachTherapy

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Patellar Tendinopathy

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Patellar tendinopathy is one of the most common causes of anterior knee pain in basketball athletes. Hallmark clinical features include: 1) pain localized to inferior pole of the patella (photo 1️⃣), 2) load-related pain that occurs instantly with energy-storage activities (running/jumping/cutting) and ceases almost immediately when the load is removed, 3) pain that improves after warming up, but is increased the day after energy-storage activities – While rest and passive modalities may feel good, tendinopathies require LOAD to improve (and be able to withstand future stress). A knee extension isometric (photo 2️⃣) is a go-to for managing patellar tendinopathy in-season. ➡️5 x 45 second holds with 2 minutes rest in between⬅️ Choose a resistance that can be held for 45 seconds without significant shaking of the quad (using too little resistance is ineffective). 30-60 degrees of knee flexion. The athlete should experience an immediate reduction in symptoms, which can last for up to 45 minutes (potentially longer). If not, likely something else is going on. The Spanish Squat (photo 3️⃣) can also be used for pain reduction (using the same parameters) if access to equipment is limited. *Excellent clinical commentary on this topic (photo 4️⃣). – #basketball #athlete #kneepain #inseason

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Best Glute Exercises

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💥HOW TO BUILD YOUR BUTT (NOT QUADS)💥 – 🦄1 thing that’s important to know is a nice butt is a very nice. We all like a nice butt. Men like a nice butt. Women like a nice butt. I like a nice butt. You like a nice butt. Nearly Headless Nick once told me even ghosts like a nice butt & I believe him! – ☕️Point is, a nice butt is a very nice. And if you want to build a nice nice butt there are many ways to do it. But sometimes you might want to build a nice nice butt without building your legs. And that’s ok because we all have goals and all goals are valid. And as long as you’re working towards a nice nice butt I think we can all be in agreement that we’re creating a positive environment in a nice nice world. – 🦄Anyway. If you want to build a nice nice butt without building your legs the key is to emphasize exercises known as “hip dominant.” These are exercises that use mostly glutes and hamstring and very little quad. Nearly all of these exercises have the knees almost straight while the hips create the movement (flex and extend) to force your nice butt to fire and grow into a nice nice butt. – ☕️If you have any questions about any of these exercises, legend has it there is a magical portal called, what’s the name, google! And if you enter this google portal and type in the name of the exercise followed by “tutorial” you will be transported on a magic carpet to a secret land in which you will have access to all of the video tutorials ever made on that exercise. Granted, that’s just a legend. So it might not be true (but worth a shot). – 🦄As for how many sets & reps you should do, the options are many & neither is “right” nor “wrong.” Generally, some exercises (sumo deadlift, barbell hip thrust) can be heavy for 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps whereas other exercises (SL RDL, SL Hip Thrust) can be moderate for 3-4 sets of 6-12 reps, & others (Back Extension, Cable Pull Through @lukeguldanofficial ) can be lighter for 2-3 sets of 12-20 reps. – ☕️Those are just examples, not steadfast laws, but give em a shot and please let me know how your nice nice butt is coming along. – #glutes #gluteworkout #glutesworkout #gluteexercises #butt #buttworkout #buttexercises #gluteday #legday

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Effect of Electro Acupuncture

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One of the topics discussed in our biomedical acupuncture course is the concept of electroacupuncture (EA). EA induces an analgesic effect due to the release of powerful endogenous (from within your body) opiates and their receptors. Depending on the EA frequency, different types of endogenous endorphins are released. EA is invasive, while TENS is superficial. However… EA needs less ⬇️ electrical current to achieve ⬆️ motor stimulation. The results speak for themselves: ⬇️ Muscle spasticity ⬆️ Blood flow ⬆️ Acceleration of tissue repair *⬇️* Tissue sensitivity to noxious stimuli. With our training standards, we expect each attendee to learn the art, science and application of electroacupuncture for their patient’s without ever hurting 💥 the patient. #MWRI #Electroacupuncture #DryNeedling #DryNeedlingTraining #Seminars #Biomedical #PainSciences #ChronicPain #OpiodCrisis #

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Best Hamstring Stretches

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