What is winged scapula and how to fix it

What is winged scapula and how to fix it

Have you noticed someone’s shoulder blades(scapula) travelling towards each other while performing a press up? Or maybe you felt that the skin of your back is getting pinched when you lower yourself in a press up. Perhaps you are constantly in a state of poor posture at work and searching for exercises to bring your spine back to normal. You would be surprised to know how many people suffer from muscle imbalance.

What are proprioceptors and how to train them

What are proprioceptors and how to train them

In every moment our brain is invaded with loads of information that requires time for processing and in order to be efficient, our brains uses automatic movement patters (like locking the door when you leave home or turning the car engine on) to perform different tasks. When we have to do a new movement, we analyse every aspect of it which make us to be slow in an non-efficient way because we can’t talk about the reflexes yet but reactions.

Training routines: Super Twenty

Training routines: Super Twenty

Five sets of 20 reps for the major muscle groups with compound and isolation exercises like front and back squats, bench press and chest flies, chin ups and bicep curls. This program is design to improve fast-twitch muscle development and increase muscle endurance with extended times under tension. If you want to try something challenging this routine can be what you are looking for.

Exercise breakdown: Squat

Exercise breakdown: Squat

The squat is a natural human position, maybe the most primitive movement pattern known to man and one of the best exercises that you can do. Squats have multiple health, aesthetical and functional benefits. There are many variations of this great exercise, see which one works better for you and include them in your training routine.

Shoulder pain and rotator cuff injuries

Shoulder pain and rotator cuff injuries

Shoulder pain is an extremely common issue, and there are many common causes of this problem. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.

How to prevent and treat muscle imbalance

How to prevent and treat muscle imbalance

Muscle imbalances can be characterized by either side-to-side (right versus left) or front-to-back (agonist versus antagonist) differences in muscle length or strength. Most musculoskeletal pain syndromes are caused by front-to-back differences, or imbalances of muscles surrounding joints, rather than side-to-side differences.

55 Press Ups Challenge

55 Press Ups Challenge

Start by having a high plank position and after one second, perform one press up then rest in the same high plank position. After two seconds perform another two press ups and so on.

Your result is the number of rounds done before you get too tired to hold the plank or to perform a good form press up or the final time.

Training log 12-Dec-13

After a couple of workouts where I used a lot of weights I decided to do a “no-weights workout”.
For warm up I used dynamic stretches and compound exercises using body weight like squats, push ups, chin ups, high jumps.

What supplements you should take

What supplements you should take

Most people who have access to a balanced diet can usually obtain all the nutrients they require from their normal diet. Because foods contain many substances that promote health, people should therefore be encouraged to select a healthy and balanced diet from food before considering any supplement.

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