Friday, November 30, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
OK so let's do the math. 301,139,947 multiplied by 80% (we'll use the low end) equals around 240,911,957. So roughly 240 million people of the current population have, had, or will have back pain. That's insane.
Restructuring our society would solve all the problems, but to do so it would nearly mean we would have to take a step back in time. We are a victims of our own ingenuity. We have become so advanced in our technology that we truly are killing ourselves. And we are using our technology in fetal attempts to keep ourselves alive.
Alright, that last paragraph got a little deep and dark, and maybe a little exaggerated, but I think it is important to think about.
Friday, November 23, 2007
An excellent exercise to focus on the serratus anterior and it's upward rotation component is the diagonal arm lift.
The diagonal arm lift using a 1/2 inch band targets the serratus anterior muscle which helps with protraction and upward rotation of the scapula. Putting the back against a wall will help to cue you to keep the shoulders and torso from rotating. The key is to keep the arm externally rotated, which will limit the activity of the upper pec and anterior deltoid.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
To play it safe is not to play. -- Robert Altman
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. -- Frank Tibolt
If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. -- Mickey Mantle
Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max. -- Jim Conroy, Olympic weightlifting coach.
I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly. -- R. Buckminster Fuller
Have a nice weekend.