low back

Movement

Stuck Standing In Line At Cosco?

Here’s How To Make the Best of It! Well, we are still here…the new normal. And, it’s not all that great. For most of us, it’s getting just a little bit old. Maybe a lot old. This seems to be made even more difficult by rumors of re-openings. When will that be? What will it…

Movement | Stretching & Flexibility

Walk This Way?

Embed from Getty Images   “Walk this way….” Remember that line from the movie, Young Frankenstein? Marty Feldman, who plays hunchback Igor, is beckoning Gene Wilder (playing Dr. Frankenstein) down a flight of stairs. Gene Wilder then imitates Igor’s hunched-over posture as they head down. Clearly, neither one of them were particularly stellar examples of…

Exercise Basics | Movement

How To Keep Your Ab Crunches Safe

Abs and core. Abs and core. Abs and core. Sometimes it seems like that’s all we hear about in fitness. Some of us would love to get rid of the fluff around our middle by doing a bunch of ab crunches. Others are aware that a good, solid group of core muscles is essential for…

Exercise Basics

Let Your Heels Protect Your Knees and Low Back

I would like to take a few minutes to sing the praises of your lowly heel, and what it can do for you. It turns out that your heel is connected. It’s connected in strategic ways to the back of your legs, and even your butt. Why is this important? Let’s go up the chain…

Exercise Basics

It’s Fantastic! It’s Stupendous! It’s Your Butt!

OK, maybe I got a little carried away there, but the truth is that our large backside muscles are very cool. For future reference, these are called the glute muscles. Here’s what they do: In addition to providing something for you to sit on besides your pelvic bone, they help you move. Specifically, these muscles…