Fitness Anatomy

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How To Avoid Shoulder Pain While Working Out

Shoulder pain during exercise is a common and frustrating experience, and shoulder tendonitis is one of the most common injuries that lead to seeking physical therapy. At first glance, you may be tempted to just “work through the pain,” but in the long run, that approach can lead to more severe problems that take longer …

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The Skinny On Core Strength – Anatomy for Exercise

Core strength is all the rage these days. Tighten your core this, engage your core that. But what exactly is the core, and why should you care? In the modern social media world, it’s easy to associate skinny and six-pack abs with core strength. Spoiler alert, aesthetics don’t always correlate with functional strength. When you …

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How To Stretch The IT Band (Spoiler Alert – You Can’t)

IT Band pain is a common complaint causing lateral knee pain and perception of tightness along the thigh. Because of this, there’s an obsession to try to stretch and foam roll your tight IT band until it “loosens up.”. Did you know there’s actually no such thing as an ITB stretch (and foam rolling your …

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The Complete Guide To Lower Body Muscles For Exercise

How well do you know your lower body muscle anatomy for exercise? Chances are you’ve heard some names in passing, but are you confident you know their functions? Successful strength training requires an understanding of how your muscles work during each leg exercise and is crucial for preventing injuries. To truly improve muscle strength, you …

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