by Justin Price, MA
The Lumbopelvic Hip Girdle
The second article of a two-part series on the lower kinetic chain.
The first article of this series discussed the structures of the foot, ankle and knee. This article will address the other area of the lower kinetic chain: the lumbopelvic hip girdle. You will learn how to assess the structures in this area, discover how the alignment of the...
The first step is to create an awareness of what good posture feels like. I use a technique I call “sit talls.” Clients sit in a chair or on a bench in a relaxed position (but without leaning back), and place the fingertips of both hands on either side of their rectus abdominis. Then I say, “Imagine that if you could make yourself 3 inches taller, you would win $50 million” (or some other “ultra bribe”). Clients sit much taller and straighter. I make sure they keep their head level and continue to breathe normally.
Round Shoulder S y n d ro m e
BY JOHN A. BLIEVERNICHT, MA
How to assess, correct and prevent this common condition in your clients.
itness professionals often encounter clients who have noticeably rounded shoulders. It is important to understand that this condition--commonly known as round shoulder syndrome--involves more than just compromised posture. In fact, the forward positioned scapulae cha...
Our current approach to the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex—emphasizing concentric muscle activation and linear movement patterns—provides an incomplete picture of how the hip joint and surrounding myofascia receive and transmit a variety of forces.
newsletter_teaser: Explore unique kinesiological and biomechanical principles to widen your perspective on how the glutes function in many of your favorite exercises. And learn exercise strategies to give clients the butts they’ve always wanted and the hip function they require to move optimally.
The American workplace is not exactly the safest place to be these days. We are either sedentary desk jockeys who hear almost daily that sitting is the new smoking, or we are laboring, lifting, twisting, and performing repetitive tasks, all of which can lead to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). How can you prepare the occupational athletes among your clientele to work safely and to avoid injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff disorders and back
Fitness professionals may be missing a large piece of the training puzzle if they aren’t addressing clients' work-related training needs. While most clients may not be professional athletes, they are in fact “occupational athletes,” meaning they spend 40 or more hours a week on the job.
newsletter_teaser: Fitness professionals may be missing a large piece of the training puzzle if they aren’t addressing clients' work-related training needs. While most clients may not be professional athletes, they are in fact “occupational athletes,” meaning they spend 40 or more hours a week on the job.
The market for older seniors (70 and over) is growing thanks to the aging of the Baby Boomers. By 2050, 1 in 5 Americans (21%) will be 85 or older— up from roughly 14% in 2010 (Vincent & Velkoff 2010).
It appears there is a growing need for seniors to engage in fall prevention. A recent report found a significant increase in falls from 1998 to 2010.
Researchers looked at data from the Health and Retirement Study, which is an interview-based report. Among individuals aged 65 and older, the percentage who had experienced at least one fall in the 2 years prior to the interview rose from 28.2% to 36.3%—a relative increase of close to 30%. The researchers were surprised to learn that the increase was most marked among the younger people studied (those closer to 65).