34 Pictures To See Which Muscle You’re Stretching - Fitness and Power
Disregarding your lifestyle – whether you are a party animal, chronic worker or a workout addict, you’ve probably heard by now just how important it was to stretch. And as truths go, this one is highly spot on. Stretching increases the blood flow in your muscles and helps your joints to exploit their full range of motion. It also improves your posture and enhances your athletic performance at reduced risk of pain and injury. However, knowing the importance of stretching is not sufficient to…
10 Piriformis Stretches To Help You Get Rid Of Sciatica, Hip And Lower Back Pain
Hip and lower back pain can come as a result of an irritation of the sciatic nerve. This pain can spread downwards and can affect the limbs and the feet. It is something many people suffer from, and the pain can affect your daily routine. The sciatic nerve is located deep in the buttock. Because of its vicinity to the piriformis muscle, constriction or swelling of the muscle may lead to irritation of the nerve and pain. This muscle connects the top of the femur to the spine, and it’s the…
Relieve Your Low Back And Hip Pain | Redefining Strength
Relieve Your Low Back And Hip Pain with these Foam Rolling, Stretching, Activation and Strength Training Moves.
The ‘Muscle of the Soul’ May Be Triggering Your Fear and Anxiety - Here Are 7 Stretches to Unlock it
The psoas muscle is prone to getting strained. Here’s what you need to do to finally get some psoas muscle pain relief (and maybe ease your anxiety, too!).
Psoas… release me, let me go!
OK, I've relented and decided to write about a topic that was one of the first big online debates I had that soon turned into a heated argument around the down right stupid and completely ridiculous manual therapy technique called 'Psoas Release'! Now some of you may remember this argument started when I questioned the…
I've been seeing a LOT of tight psoas muscles lately! This muscle attaches to your lower spine and to your thigh bone. If it's tight (sitting too much?) it pulls your lower back. It's ONE of the common causes of lower back pain! If you can stretch this regularly then your lower back may feel a lot better! (makes your tummy look a bit flatter too.) ;)
Is your pelvis out of balance?
Continuing to assume an anterior tilt on one side we will almost always want to bring length into the front of the hip and lengthen the hip flexors. This can be anything from a simple lunge to a supta virasana. Feel free to use any other postures that you know put length into these tissues. If the gluteals and lower back are involved then make sure the student isn’t over tightening their buttocks in their up dog or other back bending...
Athletico Stretch of the Week: Final Psoas Stretch
Our final psoas stretch of the month provides you with three different variations. Check out all our psoas stretched on our blog to stretch your lower back.
Self Treatment For Hip Joint and Lower Back Pain: Tensor Fasciae Latae Myofascial Release
Personal Trainer, Kai Simon out of San Diego, CA shows you how to relieve hip joint and lower back pain caused by trigger points in the tensor fascia latae. ...
Get your Psoas (Pronouced So-As) Right
The Psoas is one of those"muscles of the minute".Just like the Glute Medius, Vastus Medialus and Rhomboids before it, right now EVERYTHING is somehow linked to a Psoas dysfunction issue.This i