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While everyone appreciates breathing’s importance in helping to stay alive, breathing’s impact on movement and recovery is something that is far less appreciated. Every time you take a breath of air in, the position of your ribcage changes and the pressure in your thorax increases. For the upper extremities, the change in shape of your...
Back pain is not something you can just “work through”. If you are suffering from back pain you must identify what movements or compensation patterns are causing or contributing to your pain, then remove them. In general, your exercise program or corrective strategy should cause no increase in pain during or after. Furthermore—in my experience—removing...
To produce movement your muscles must work together. Even though there is often a particular muscle of focus, it takes multiple muscles firing at the same time for movement to be produced. The three core exercises below combine two demands (core strength and scapular stability) and are sneaky ways to add in more corrective stability...
Chronic neck pain and/or limitations in your neck mobility can be incredibly frustrating. There are numerous causes of chronic neck pain; and endless actions that can trigger a flare up in individuals suffering from neck pain. At BIM, we take the following approach when programming for an individual with neck pain: Identify where the movement...
Your side bum matters. Your gluteus medius (aka your “side bum”) is a key muscle that helps to stabilize your pelvis during standing and walking. Its function is also imperative for knee stability, low back injury prevention and rehab. The trouble is the gluteus medius tends to be a tricky muscle to engage, and is...
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