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Side Planks to Strengthen the Obliques

Planks are an exercise commonly known for strengthening the core muscle group, as well as helping to improve posture and diminish back pain. It’s a great exercise that is often used by physical therapists and trainers to help people gain back their strength and overall health after an injury, or before starting a sports season. […]

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How Planks can Improve Your Core Strength

If you are looking to strengthen your core, then you may want to consider planks. Or, perhaps your physical therapist or trainer may have mentioned them, and you want to know what you will be getting yourself into with this form of exercise. Often incorporated into yoga and Pilates, planks are a great option for […]

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Executing a Proper Bent Over Dumbbell Row for Optimum Results

Quite often people who work at developing their bodies with strength in mind will opt to focus on their backside first. The reason for this is primarily due to an abundance of back issues flowing through the human race, most likely as a result of a sedentary lifestyle, with the plethora of “desk jobs” now […]

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Performing a Single Leg Romanian Deadlift

If you have been asked to do single leg Romanian deadlifts (SLRD), but are not sure how they would benefit you or even how to do them properly, this article will give you the basics to make sure you can perform them safely and effectively. The SLRD is one exercise that works both as an […]

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7 Tips away from the Perfect Squat

Without a doubt, one of the more effective exercises to build strength for the lower body is the squat. There are variations to the squat, such as the Swiss Ball Squat or Split Squat. But, for this article, we will focus on the traditional squat. The squat targets the major muscles in the lower body […]

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Swiss Ball Squats for Beginners or Early Stages of Rehabilitation

If you are looking to strengthen your legs, in particular your quads, hamstrings, and gluts, squats are always a great option to consider. They are often thought of as the king of exercises when it comes to the leg. It’s a great way to build the leg muscles, as well as the lower back and […]

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How to do Proper Split Squats for Maximum Benefit

If you are looking for an exercise that will work your legs probably better than any other, you might want to consider squats. In particular, the focus in this article will be the split squat, which helps to focus on one leg at a time, hitting it harder than a traditional squat. It’s also known […]

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Non-Operative Exercises and Treatment for ACL Tears

If you have torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), then you are probably well aware that it’s the largest joint in your body, as well as the most complex. You probably also realize by now, that an ACL tear can be excruciatingly painful and debilitating. The ACL is quite vulnerable to injury, due to how […]

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Non-Operative Exercises for Rotator Cuff Tears

A rotator cuff tear or injury is something that many athletes fear, especially baseball pitchers, tennis players, quarterbacks, and swimmers. It’s a painful injury that involves the shoulder and could sideline an athlete for quite a while, if not permanently. At the very least, it can greatly reduce their ability to play their best. However, […]

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Knee Braces – Are they for Everyone?

Knee braces are not new, as they have been around for a very long time with the massive amount of knee injuries that occur. But, the question is, are they really effective for everyone? Depending on the actual injury, the treatment can vary including more traditional options such as physical therapy and surgery, or non-traditional […]

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