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Posture Exercises – Low Back

Monday, December 7, 2009 posted by ronmourra 3:52 am

The posture series are a hit. In this episode we expand on the lower extremity and combat low back pain. In conjunction with stretching tight hip flexors it is important to stretch the low back muscle as well as work on your core.

These 4 exercise will help your back feel great and improve performance.

Hold each stretch for 30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times. For the bird-dog exercise hold each rep for 5 seconds and repeat 5-10 times for 2-3 sets. While performing Plank exercise hold each rep for 10-30 seconds of plank for a total of 2-3 sets.

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Posture Exercises – Hip Flexors

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 posted by admin 5:55 am

In the second series on Posture, I focus on the lower extremity and more specifically tight hip flexors. Tight hip flexors can have implication at the back which may cause pain and discomfort as well hinder performance.

Tight hip flexors along with other imbalances at the hip may lead to an anterior tilt of the pelvis which accentuated the arch in the low back.

Try these 4 exercises and hold each stretch for 30 seconds and repeat 3 times. Stretches should be performed on daily basis and consistently in order to achieve results.

Stay tuned for next week’s video blog which will focus on low back stretches!

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Posture Exercises – Shoulders

Monday, November 30, 2009 posted by ronmourra 5:28 am

Part of my Lean-Fit-Healthy Program is proper posture and body alignment. When you body is in neutral position, you put less stress on your joints, ligaments, and tendons among other things. Proper posture can help you breathe better and will help you perform better as well as reduce the likelihood in inuries.

In this video I address the typical upper body postural imbalance. Rounded Shoulders (Internally). tight pectoralis, and weak rotators (most likely external rotators).

Perform exercises daily for sets of 3 and 10 repetition. Focus on proper form and movements should be pain free.

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