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Tight Hip Flexors: The Root of all Evil?

Tight Hip Flexors and Back Pain Tight hip flexors can seem like they are holding you back in your lifts, but not the way you think. We all have “tight” hip flexors in this day and age. Partly because you spend all day sitting at a desk. Partly because you think a good core work out revolves around ab crunches, reverse crunches or

Stretching benefits

Stretching Benefits – Stretch Yourself Happy

INTRO: The goal of stretching is to maintain symmetry throughout the body. When you move evenly on both sides you work more efficiently. You are better able to deal with stress and strain. Although there has been conflicting evidence with regards to static stretching before a strenuous activity (you are better off warming up with a range of sport specific active movements), the

The Problem With Sitting At Your Desk All Day

Intro The Problem with Sitting, many of us spend long periods of time sitting throughout the day. Whether staring at a computer screen, driving a car, watching television or playing video games, it is doing you harm. The Problem with sitting all day includes: rounded shoulders slumping forward jutting out your chin. Poor posture not only looks bad but can also lead to thoracic (mid-back)