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RECIPROCAL INHIBITION-ADDUCTOR STRETCH
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This hold-relax technique of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation(PNF) fires the hip abductors, which are the antagonists to the adductors. Naturally, through your proprioceptors, this will relax the adductor muscle group and allow for more range of motion and stretch to the adductors.
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This technique could prove useful if you are a gymnast looking to do the splits and you just need those few extra degrees of range of motion to accomplish your goal!🤸🏽‍♂️ .
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Swiped left for:
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Do it yourself PNF stretch!
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Utilize this to immediately increase your adductor Range of Motion (ROM)! However, it should be noted that these ROM benefits won’t last all day and every day from one bout of PNF stretching. The ROM benefits stick around for around an hour or less from your first initial bout. To make sure these benefits stick around more in the long term you should be doing multiple PNF stretch sessions throughout the week to get the most benefits of muscular strength🏋️‍♀️, ROM, and athletic performance.⛹️‍♂️
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(2012)Hindle, Kayla B, et al. “Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF): Its Mechanisms and Effects on Range of Motion and Muscular Function.” Journal of Human Kinetics, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego w Katowicach, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3588663/

RECIPROCAL INHIBITION-ADDUCTOR STRETCH . This hold-relax technique of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation(PNF) fires the hip abductors, which are the antagonists to the adductors. Naturally, through your proprioceptors, this will relax the adductor muscle group and allow for more range of motion and stretch to the adductors. . This technique could prove useful if you are a gymnast looking to do the splits and you just need those few extra degrees of range of motion to accomplish your goal!🤸🏽‍♂️ . . Swiped left for: . Do it yourself PNF stretch! . Utilize this to immediately increase your adductor Range of Motion (ROM)! However, it should be noted that these ROM benefits won’t last all day and every day from one bout of PNF stretching. The ROM benefits stick around for around an hour or less from your first initial bout. To make sure these benefits stick around more in the long term you should be doing multiple PNF stretch sessions throughout the week to get the most benefits of muscular strength🏋️‍♀️, ROM, and athletic performance.⛹️‍♂️ . (2012)Hindle, Kayla B, et al. “Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF): Its Mechanisms and Effects on Range of Motion and Muscular Function.” Journal of Human Kinetics, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego w Katowicach, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3588663/

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The Rotator Cuff: a complex muscle group of the shoulder that helps make very complicated biomechanical movement look easy. Also, one of the most injured muscles of the body and one to focus on to prevent such injuries.
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There are multiple ways to exercise the rotator cuff. In this video I am demonstrating one essential movement/exercise that you have likely seen before focusing on the external rotators (suprasinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor). HOWEVER, I wanted to bring light to a simple adjustment that can help you isolate these muscles a lot more.
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WHY THE TOWEL?
There’s a phenomenon of the body called reciprocal inhibition. Basically, when you contract the muscles of one side of a joint, the muscles on the opposing side will relax to allow for normal smooth movement. For this external rotation exercise, I am attempting to isolate the rotator cuff muscles by QUIETING the DELTOID muscle. The posterior fibers of the deltoid also assist with shoulder external rotation — so if your deltoid is already pretty strong, this movement will be mainly accomplished by the delt, while the rotator cuff muscles go along for the ride. 🎢
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Try it out and palpate your deltoid with and without holding the towel TIGHT against your body.

👌🏼 __ The Rotator Cuff: a complex muscle group of the shoulder that helps make very complicated biomechanical movement look easy. Also, one of the most injured muscles of the body and one to focus on to prevent such injuries. __ There are multiple ways to exercise the rotator cuff. In this video I am demonstrating one essential movement/exercise that you have likely seen before focusing on the external rotators (suprasinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor). HOWEVER, I wanted to bring light to a simple adjustment that can help you isolate these muscles a lot more. __ WHY THE TOWEL? There’s a phenomenon of the body called reciprocal inhibition. Basically, when you contract the muscles of one side of a joint, the muscles on the opposing side will relax to allow for normal smooth movement. For this external rotation exercise, I am attempting to isolate the rotator cuff muscles by QUIETING the DELTOID muscle. The posterior fibers of the deltoid also assist with shoulder external rotation — so if your deltoid is already pretty strong, this movement will be mainly accomplished by the delt, while the rotator cuff muscles go along for the ride. 🎢 __ Try it out and palpate your deltoid with and without holding the towel TIGHT against your body.

Here are a few of my favorite #HipMobility stretches ➡️➡️ With the first two videos, flexing your glute will give you more of a stretch in the front of your hip #ReciprocalInhibition
The exercise in third video is still a work in progress - this one is more challenging. The goal is to keep your hips even and spine neutral when you sit back. If you can’t keep your hips in line you can elevate your knee until your mobility works up to it
Working towards eventually being able to balance a water bottle on my back without it rolling off

Here are a few of my favorite #HipMobility stretches ➡️➡️ With the first two videos, flexing your glute will give you more of a stretch in the front of your hip #ReciprocalInhibitionThe exercise in third video is still a work in progress - this one is more challenging. The goal is to keep your hips even and spine neutral when you sit back. If you can’t keep your hips in line you can elevate your knee until your mobility works up to it Working towards eventually being able to balance a water bottle on my back without it rolling off

By Request: Help for Tight Hamstrings, We all get this way from sitting too much for work/study/driving...
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This is a technique called #reciprocalinhibition ~ Which makes use of the body’s natural divine design. We wouldn’t be able to move well without this natural mechanism. Basically, when one set of muscles fire, the opposite/antagonist muscles must release
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Example: Walking/Running, when your Quadriceps engage to extend your legs, Your hamstrings must release. If they remained tight they would be working against your need to move. So this is a natural mechanism we can harness to our benefit for the purpose of stretching/releasing muscles
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So, To help release very tight hamstrings, You have the option and I recommend- first working the opposing muscle group, the Quadriceps. You can do this in a variety of ways, a Wall Sit, some Squats, or for example here I’m doing “lightning bolt” (in English) yoga posture, alternating between Forward bend, and Lightning bolt (basically a squat position with arms overhead, hands clasped) Try to gently roll the shoulders down away from the ears~ they always want to creep up... and we don’t like creepers now do we, no. ;P Other tips: low back naturally tends to overarch, Really try to fight this, pull your bellybutton in engage your abs (to support your spine!)
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You can enter lightning bolt rolling up from forward bend, or simply by sitting into it from already standing~ good to repeat at least 2x .
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We’ll see how much loads in 1 min and I will follow up with the rest. Always keep the knees soft / aka slightly bent, never locked out or hyperextended. I do encourage gently bending and then working toward straightening the knees and legs. This all takes time so just be patient and gentle with yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day
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Questions/comments/concerns? .
#tighthamstrings #hamstringstretch #yoga #stretch #beginneryoga #lightningbolt ⚡️#mermaidyoga #beachyoga #hamstrings

By Request: Help for Tight Hamstrings, We all get this way from sitting too much for work/study/driving... . This is a technique called #reciprocalinhibition ~ Which makes use of the body’s natural divine design. We wouldn’t be able to move well without this natural mechanism. Basically, when one set of muscles fire, the opposite/antagonist muscles must release . Example: Walking/Running, when your Quadriceps engage to extend your legs, Your hamstrings must release. If they remained tight they would be working against your need to move. So this is a natural mechanism we can harness to our benefit for the purpose of stretching/releasing muscles . So, To help release very tight hamstrings, You have the option and I recommend- first working the opposing muscle group, the Quadriceps. You can do this in a variety of ways, a Wall Sit, some Squats, or for example here I’m doing “lightning bolt” (in English) yoga posture, alternating between Forward bend, and Lightning bolt (basically a squat position with arms overhead, hands clasped) Try to gently roll the shoulders down away from the ears~ they always want to creep up... and we don’t like creepers now do we, no. ;P Other tips: low back naturally tends to overarch, Really try to fight this, pull your bellybutton in engage your abs (to support your spine!) . You can enter lightning bolt rolling up from forward bend, or simply by sitting into it from already standing~ good to repeat at least 2x . . We’ll see how much loads in 1 min and I will follow up with the rest. Always keep the knees soft / aka slightly bent, never locked out or hyperextended. I do encourage gently bending and then working toward straightening the knees and legs. This all takes time so just be patient and gentle with yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day . Questions/comments/concerns? . #tighthamstrings #hamstringstretch #yoga #stretch #beginneryoga #lightningbolt ⚡️ #mermaidyoga #beachyoga #hamstrings

All the Wednesday feels ☺️
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I absolutely love that “post hamstring stretch” feeling. Using the wall for resistance is a great way to find leverage. You can press into the floor with your hands and feet, pressing into the wall with your back.
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THE ANATOMY:
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Attempt to “lift” your kneecaps to activate the quads, extending the knees (straightening the legs), providing reciprocal inhibition as you lengthen the antagonists (hamstrings in this case).
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Same applies to the hip flexors. Attempt to squeeze the creases of the hips at the front to lengthen the glute max (you’ll notice your hips flex deeper into the fold.
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A little more subtle but not one to be forgotten - take the calves out to length by attempting to lift the toes, engaging the tibialis anterior.
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Use your abdominals to support the flexion at the lumbar spine.
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We don’t want to jam the knees back and force the stretch - allowing the knees to bend actually releases the origin of the hamstrings at the ischial tuberosity (bottom of the hip), placing less stress on the hamstring tendons.
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Go slow, and as always with stretching, breathe steady as we are essentially asking the nervous system to relax 🙏
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#stretch #stretching #postwalkrecovery #runnersstretch #hamstrings #glutestretch #calfstretch #mobility #softtissuerelease #passivestretching #staticstretching #rangeofmotion #yoga #yogadaily #yogateacher #yogastudent #igyoga #anatomyandphysiology #musculoskeletal #wednesdaymotivation #yogagirl #yogaboy #yogainspo #fitness #igfitness #progressnotperfection #moveyourbody #reciprocalinhibition #lovewhatyoudo #breathe

All the Wednesday feels ☺️ . I absolutely love that “post hamstring stretch” feeling. Using the wall for resistance is a great way to find leverage. You can press into the floor with your hands and feet, pressing into the wall with your back. . THE ANATOMY: . . Attempt to “lift” your kneecaps to activate the quads, extending the knees (straightening the legs), providing reciprocal inhibition as you lengthen the antagonists (hamstrings in this case). . Same applies to the hip flexors. Attempt to squeeze the creases of the hips at the front to lengthen the glute max (you’ll notice your hips flex deeper into the fold. . A little more subtle but not one to be forgotten - take the calves out to length by attempting to lift the toes, engaging the tibialis anterior. . Use your abdominals to support the flexion at the lumbar spine. . We don’t want to jam the knees back and force the stretch - allowing the knees to bend actually releases the origin of the hamstrings at the ischial tuberosity (bottom of the hip), placing less stress on the hamstring tendons. . Go slow, and as always with stretching, breathe steady as we are essentially asking the nervous system to relax 🙏 . #stretch #stretching #postwalkrecovery #runnersstretch #hamstrings #glutestretch #calfstretch #mobility #softtissuerelease #passivestretching #staticstretching #rangeofmotion #yoga #yogadaily #yogateacher #yogastudent #igyoga #anatomyandphysiology #musculoskeletal #wednesdaymotivation #yogagirl #yogaboy #yogainspo #fitness #igfitness #progressnotperfection #moveyourbody #reciprocalinhibition #lovewhatyoudo #breathe

JANDA SIT-UP
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Inhibit the Hip Flexors neurologically by keeping the Hip Extensors firing throughout the flexion of the trunk.
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Have a resistance band or partner pull from under the Calves -- to prevent the feet lifting off the ground the Hamstrings will engage, then squeeze the Glutes to lock this in.
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Slowly curl up, while maintaining the above conditions. Be prepared for some very high levels of tension.
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This is a pretty advanced exercise. There's often a learning period where it 'seems to get harder for a while first' as you learn to coordinate the different contractions. .
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If you can't budge from the floor up...start at the top and work on a slow, controlled eccentric. . .
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JANDA SIT-UP . . Inhibit the Hip Flexors neurologically by keeping the Hip Extensors firing throughout the flexion of the trunk. . Have a resistance band or partner pull from under the Calves -- to prevent the feet lifting off the ground the Hamstrings will engage, then squeeze the Glutes to lock this in. . . Slowly curl up, while maintaining the above conditions. Be prepared for some very high levels of tension. . . This is a pretty advanced exercise. There's often a learning period where it 'seems to get harder for a while first' as you learn to coordinate the different contractions. . . If you can't budge from the floor up...start at the top and work on a slow, controlled eccentric. . . . . #rowanstrengthstudio #dundee #coretraining #abtraining #core #strengthandconditioning #scotland #jandasitup #reciprocalinhibition #trunkflexion #abdominals #mma #personaltrainingdundee #karate #dundeefitness #combatsports #boxing #dance #jiujitsu #fatloss #functionaltraining #shredded #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #ukfitfam #irishfitfam #lyallrowan #humanperformancespecialist

Sometimes there’s things that look so stupid, until you do it... or I do it in this case 🙂Few things here☝️ the supportive leg tends to go into external rotation. Don’t let it 🙏 it should be parallel. Same as the hip 🦴 bones. They should be facing the shoulder rest. Then we might be doing a close version of #reciprocalinhibition as we do some flexión 🐉 resistance is blue and yellow in case you were wondering.
Comments below ⤵️ #hamstringstretch #hipmobility #wednesdaymotivation #miercolessanto #cadera #estiramientosconscientes #10x #pilatesreformer #pilatescommunity #pilatescolombia

Sometimes there’s things that look so stupid, until you do it... or I do it in this case 🙂Few things here☝️ the supportive leg tends to go into external rotation. Don’t let it 🙏 it should be parallel. Same as the hip 🦴 bones. They should be facing the shoulder rest. Then we might be doing a close version of #reciprocalinhibition as we do some flexión 🐉 resistance is blue and yellow in case you were wondering. Comments below ⤵️ #hamstringstretch #hipmobility #wednesdaymotivation #miercolessanto #cadera #estiramientosconscientes #10x #pilatesreformer #pilatescommunity #pilatescolombia

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Incredible 4 hour course yesterday on mastering HVLA 🤩 “Mastering” HVLA takes many years but tips and tricks for students are beyond beneficial! HVLA (cracking) is one of the many useful techniques utilised by osteopathic practitioners 👩🏻‍⚕️ Here are the main messages I took away from everything that was discussed during this course 📚
1️⃣ Confidence is EVERYTHING .
2️⃣ You can’t half do a HVLA technique. You either do it or you don’t. Commit to it .
3️⃣ Being big and strong IS NOT a deal breaker. Yes it can be beneficial but there are many ways to be equally as good as a practitioner regardless of your size and strength .
4️⃣ Osteopathy is a field where there is always room for growth and learning .
We covered 30+ techniques in discussions, plenty of laughs and enjoyed some relaxing trapezius and scalene reciprocal inhibition and massage to end our session to relieve that post exams neck soreness ✨ .
Photos and videos from the course taken with permission from practitioner and patient. Face covered for the course director’s request regarding sharing of course content ✅

Incredible 4 hour course yesterday on mastering HVLA 🤩 “Mastering” HVLA takes many years but tips and tricks for students are beyond beneficial! HVLA (cracking) is one of the many useful techniques utilised by osteopathic practitioners 👩🏻‍⚕️ Here are the main messages I took away from everything that was discussed during this course 📚 1️⃣ Confidence is EVERYTHING . 2️⃣ You can’t half do a HVLA technique. You either do it or you don’t. Commit to it . 3️⃣ Being big and strong IS NOT a deal breaker. Yes it can be beneficial but there are many ways to be equally as good as a practitioner regardless of your size and strength . 4️⃣ Osteopathy is a field where there is always room for growth and learning . We covered 30+ techniques in discussions, plenty of laughs and enjoyed some relaxing trapezius and scalene reciprocal inhibition and massage to end our session to relieve that post exams neck soreness ✨ . Photos and videos from the course taken with permission from practitioner and patient. Face covered for the course director’s request regarding sharing of course content ✅

Posted @withrepost • @themusclepro
It’s not all about loosening a muscle. In the video my client is engaging the quad through both hip flexion and knee extension in order to neurologically “wake up” the quad and loosen the hamstring. Typically any tight muscle is going to have an antagonist muscle that needs to be strengthened. After meniscus replacement surgery my client has been having difficulty straightening her knee after being bent for a period of time. A combination of loosening the hamstrings and her gastrocnemius followed by engaging the quadricep in a fully contracted position to encourage both the loosening of the hamstring and strengthening of the quad neurologically via reciprocal inhibition. The tight muscles were also stretched and proprioceptors reset with post agonist and post antagonist PNF stretching. #cuppingmassage #reciprocalinhibition #pnfstretching #massagetherapy #posturecorrection #neurologicalactivation #themusclepro #meniscusreplacement

Posted @withrepost@themusclepro It’s not all about loosening a muscle. In the video my client is engaging the quad through both hip flexion and knee extension in order to neurologically “wake up” the quad and loosen the hamstring. Typically any tight muscle is going to have an antagonist muscle that needs to be strengthened. After meniscus replacement surgery my client has been having difficulty straightening her knee after being bent for a period of time. A combination of loosening the hamstrings and her gastrocnemius followed by engaging the quadricep in a fully contracted position to encourage both the loosening of the hamstring and strengthening of the quad neurologically via reciprocal inhibition. The tight muscles were also stretched and proprioceptors reset with post agonist and post antagonist PNF stretching. #cuppingmassage #reciprocalinhibition #pnfstretching #massagetherapy #posturecorrection #neurologicalactivation #themusclepro #meniscusreplacement

Happy Day to the Fathers, to those who lift us up with their strength and joy! We are grateful for you!

Happy Day to the Fathers, to those who lift us up with their strength and joy! We are grateful for you!

Your body is a deceiving machine. You THINK you need to work on something, while you might really NEED something the complete opposite. And by opposite, I mean it literally. Take this Baddha Konasana for example. You'd think you need to stretch and work your adductors and hip flexors, but what you really need is to engage the muscles that are there to do JUST THAT, your abductors and hip extensors. By trying to pull up the plate, something you can do by grabbing your feet, but this way you extend the spine a lot, you are engaging the muscles that go from your neck to your glutes, the whole group of spine extensors. By doing so, your brain shuts down their opposites muscles and allows the hips release, voila! Work on your strenght, flexibility will follow 😉
Tu cuerpo es una maquina engañosa. Vos CREES necesitar trabajar en algo, cuando en realidad NECESITAS enfocarte en algo completamente opuesto. Y lo digo literalmente. Baddha Konasana por ejemplo, normalmente dirias que tenes que estirar y abrir los aductores y flexores de cadera, pero lo que realmente necesitas es activar los musculos que están ahi para hacer exactamente eso, tus abductores y extensores de cadera. Tratando de levantar la pesa, algo que podes hacer agarrando los pies, pero de esta manera extendes la columna un monton, activas los músculos que van desde el cuello hasta los gluteos, el grupo completo de erectores de columna. De esta forma, tu cerebro apaga los musculos opuestos y permite que las caderas abran y liberen, voila! Trabaja en tu fuerza, la flexibilidad llega sola 😉
#reciprocalinhibition #hipopener #sundaymood #instayoga #yogilife #yogalife #yogafun #yogajourney #yogalifestyle #yogaaddict #yogadaily #yogisofinstagram #yogaholic #yogaeveryday #yogaeverydamnday #yoga4soul #yogapractice #practiceeveryday #practiceandalliscoming #stopdropandyoga #yogisofinstagram #yogadudes #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #igyoga #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #fitnessinspiration #yogafun #yogafam #menatyoga

Your body is a deceiving machine. You THINK you need to work on something, while you might really NEED something the complete opposite. And by opposite, I mean it literally. Take this Baddha Konasana for example. You'd think you need to stretch and work your adductors and hip flexors, but what you really need is to engage the muscles that are there to do JUST THAT, your abductors and hip extensors. By trying to pull up the plate, something you can do by grabbing your feet, but this way you extend the spine a lot, you are engaging the muscles that go from your neck to your glutes, the whole group of spine extensors. By doing so, your brain shuts down their opposites muscles and allows the hips release, voila! Work on your strenght, flexibility will follow 😉 Tu cuerpo es una maquina engañosa. Vos CREES necesitar trabajar en algo, cuando en realidad NECESITAS enfocarte en algo completamente opuesto. Y lo digo literalmente. Baddha Konasana por ejemplo, normalmente dirias que tenes que estirar y abrir los aductores y flexores de cadera, pero lo que realmente necesitas es activar los musculos que están ahi para hacer exactamente eso, tus abductores y extensores de cadera. Tratando de levantar la pesa, algo que podes hacer agarrando los pies, pero de esta manera extendes la columna un monton, activas los músculos que van desde el cuello hasta los gluteos, el grupo completo de erectores de columna. De esta forma, tu cerebro apaga los musculos opuestos y permite que las caderas abran y liberen, voila! Trabaja en tu fuerza, la flexibilidad llega sola 😉 #reciprocalinhibition #hipopener #sundaymood #instayoga #yogilife #yogalife #yogafun #yogajourney #yogalifestyle #yogaaddict #yogadaily #yogisofinstagram #yogaholic #yogaeveryday #yogaeverydamnday #yoga4soul #yogapractice #practiceeveryday #practiceandalliscoming #stopdropandyoga #yogisofinstagram #yogadudes #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #igyoga #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #fitnessinspiration #yogafun #yogafam #menatyoga

RECIPROCAL INHIBITION-ADDUCTOR STRETCH
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This hold-relax technique of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation(PNF) fires the hip abductors, which are the antagonists to the adductors. Naturally, through your proprioceptors, this will relax the adductor muscle group and allow for more range of motion and stretch to the adductors.
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This technique could prove useful if you are a gymnast looking to do the splits and you just need those few extra degrees of range of motion to accomplish your goal!🤸🏽‍♂️ .
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Swiped left for:
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Do it yourself PNF stretch!
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Utilize this to immediately increase your adductor Range of Motion (ROM)! However, it should be noted that these ROM benefits won’t last all day and every day from one bout of PNF stretching. The ROM benefits stick around for around an hour or less from your first initial bout. To make sure these benefits stick around more in the long term you should be doing multiple PNF stretch sessions throughout the week to get the most benefits of muscular strength🏋️‍♀️, ROM, and athletic performance.⛹️‍♂️
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(2012)Hindle, Kayla B, et al. “Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF): Its Mechanisms and Effects on Range of Motion and Muscular Function.” Journal of Human Kinetics, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego w Katowicach, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3588663/

RECIPROCAL INHIBITION-ADDUCTOR STRETCH . This hold-relax technique of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation(PNF) fires the hip abductors, which are the antagonists to the adductors. Naturally, through your proprioceptors, this will relax the adductor muscle group and allow for more range of motion and stretch to the adductors. . This technique could prove useful if you are a gymnast looking to do the splits and you just need those few extra degrees of range of motion to accomplish your goal!🤸🏽‍♂️ . . Swiped left for: . Do it yourself PNF stretch! . Utilize this to immediately increase your adductor Range of Motion (ROM)! However, it should be noted that these ROM benefits won’t last all day and every day from one bout of PNF stretching. The ROM benefits stick around for around an hour or less from your first initial bout. To make sure these benefits stick around more in the long term you should be doing multiple PNF stretch sessions throughout the week to get the most benefits of muscular strength🏋️‍♀️, ROM, and athletic performance.⛹️‍♂️ . (2012)Hindle, Kayla B, et al. “Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF): Its Mechanisms and Effects on Range of Motion and Muscular Function.” Journal of Human Kinetics, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego w Katowicach, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3588663/

Did you know that the Mollii Suit includes 58 embedded electrodes? Their positions makes it possible to stimulate almost all key muscle groups in your body. The low frequency stimulation results in relaxation of spastic, tense and aching muscles. Read more at Mollii.com 🔎🙌🏽

Did you know that the Mollii Suit includes 58 embedded electrodes? Their positions makes it possible to stimulate almost all key muscle groups in your body. The low frequency stimulation results in relaxation of spastic, tense and aching muscles. Read more at Mollii.com 🔎🙌🏽

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The Rotator Cuff: a complex muscle group of the shoulder that helps make very complicated biomechanical movement look easy. Also, one of the most injured muscles of the body and one to focus on to prevent such injuries.
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There are multiple ways to exercise the rotator cuff. In this video I am demonstrating one essential movement/exercise that you have likely seen before focusing on the external rotators (suprasinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor). HOWEVER, I wanted to bring light to a simple adjustment that can help you isolate these muscles a lot more.
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WHY THE TOWEL?
There’s a phenomenon of the body called reciprocal inhibition. Basically, when you contract the muscles of one side of a joint, the muscles on the opposing side will relax to allow for normal smooth movement. For this external rotation exercise, I am attempting to isolate the rotator cuff muscles by QUIETING the DELTOID muscle. The posterior fibers of the deltoid also assist with shoulder external rotation — so if your deltoid is already pretty strong, this movement will be mainly accomplished by the delt, while the rotator cuff muscles go along for the ride. 🎢
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Try it out and palpate your deltoid with and without holding the towel TIGHT against your body.

👌🏼 __ The Rotator Cuff: a complex muscle group of the shoulder that helps make very complicated biomechanical movement look easy. Also, one of the most injured muscles of the body and one to focus on to prevent such injuries. __ There are multiple ways to exercise the rotator cuff. In this video I am demonstrating one essential movement/exercise that you have likely seen before focusing on the external rotators (suprasinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor). HOWEVER, I wanted to bring light to a simple adjustment that can help you isolate these muscles a lot more. __ WHY THE TOWEL? There’s a phenomenon of the body called reciprocal inhibition. Basically, when you contract the muscles of one side of a joint, the muscles on the opposing side will relax to allow for normal smooth movement. For this external rotation exercise, I am attempting to isolate the rotator cuff muscles by QUIETING the DELTOID muscle. The posterior fibers of the deltoid also assist with shoulder external rotation — so if your deltoid is already pretty strong, this movement will be mainly accomplished by the delt, while the rotator cuff muscles go along for the ride. 🎢 __ Try it out and palpate your deltoid with and without holding the towel TIGHT against your body.

Hitting the books early 🤓🤓🤯🤯🙈🙈
Muscle energy techniques are a form of manipulative treatment where the patient actively uses their muscles against a counter force to reduce hypertonic muscles, restore range of movement, increase joint mobility, increase blood circulation and strengthen weak muscles.
#physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #muscleenergytechniques #postisometricrelaxation #reciprocalinhibition #physicaltherapistkerry #kerryireland #businessinkerry #kerrybusiness

Hitting the books early 🤓🤓🤯🤯🙈🙈 Muscle energy techniques are a form of manipulative treatment where the patient actively uses their muscles against a counter force to reduce hypertonic muscles, restore range of movement, increase joint mobility, increase blood circulation and strengthen weak muscles. #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #muscleenergytechniques #postisometricrelaxation #reciprocalinhibition #physicaltherapistkerry #kerryireland #businessinkerry #kerrybusiness

One of our top values is GROWTH and we want to embody growth as individuals and as professionals. We are catalysts for multidimensional growth and we do this first and foremost with High-Intensity Strength Training. ⁣
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And of course, we want to GROW our business and help others in our community grow too! ⁣
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Our Summer Referral Drive is underway— from now until August 31. For every person you refer to Elemental Strength who comes in for a free intro session, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Dec-pac! [10 training sessions!!! A $463 Value] ⁣
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We remain so thankful for all of your support for our growth and success! ⁣
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Stay strong, be kind, and keep growing. ⁣
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One of our top values is GROWTH and we want to embody growth as individuals and as professionals. We are catalysts for multidimensional growth and we do this first and foremost with High-Intensity Strength Training. ⁣ ⁣ And of course, we want to GROW our business and help others in our community grow too! ⁣ ⁣ Our Summer Referral Drive is underway— from now until August 31. For every person you refer to Elemental Strength who comes in for a free intro session, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Dec-pac! [10 training sessions!!! A $463 Value] ⁣ ⁣ We remain so thankful for all of your support for our growth and success! ⁣ ⁣ Stay strong, be kind, and keep growing. ⁣ 💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛

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We’re home, beat, and our hearts are over flowing with love and gratitude from tonight. ⁣
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of it— your support and belief in us, your well wishes and your presence tonight. ⁣
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We love you, community! ⁣
Big, strong love— ⁣
Dave & Janaya ⁣
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We ⁣ Are so ⁣ Grateful.⁣ ⁣ We’re home, beat, and our hearts are over flowing with love and gratitude from tonight. ⁣ ⁣ Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of it— your support and belief in us, your well wishes and your presence tonight. ⁣ ⁣ We love you, community! ⁣ Big, strong love— ⁣ Dave & Janaya ⁣ ⁣

You guys we got some terrific prizes to raffle off tomorrow afternoon at our Open House party. Swing by any time between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm; have some snacks, enjoy some live music, and check out our new digs! ⁣
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Raffle drawing at 6pm! We’ve got cool raffle prizes: a 90 minute SARGA (barefoot massage) with @bodyworkerbend; Stress Relief acupuncture session with Dr. Lisa at Souldance Wellness; music lesson from @la_di_da_lessons gift card from Primal Cuts; 2 cryo sessions from @foreverfreecryo ; some sweet products from Bellissimo Body Care; plus 2 training packages and 2 Neurokinetic Therapy bodywork sessions from us at Elemental Strength. ⁣
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See you tomorrow night!

You guys we got some terrific prizes to raffle off tomorrow afternoon at our Open House party. Swing by any time between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm; have some snacks, enjoy some live music, and check out our new digs! ⁣ ⁣ Raffle drawing at 6pm! We’ve got cool raffle prizes: a 90 minute SARGA (barefoot massage) with @bodyworkerbend ; Stress Relief acupuncture session with Dr. Lisa at Souldance Wellness; music lesson from @la_di_da_lessons gift card from Primal Cuts; 2 cryo sessions from @foreverfreecryo ; some sweet products from Bellissimo Body Care; plus 2 training packages and 2 Neurokinetic Therapy bodywork sessions from us at Elemental Strength. ⁣ ⁣ See you tomorrow night!

This pull up bar has so many options for changing grip,I hardly know what to do with myself! Using a variety of hand positions to perform the same action alters the ‘line of pull’ on the fascia throughout the body. When Strength training, there is an opportunity to create or increase the number of Strong, supple, and responsive fascial lines throughout the body.
If you’re going to do more than one set of an exercise, consider a slight shift in hand or foot position to experience what I’m talking about. I used 5 hand positions during this advanced sequence!

This pull up bar has so many options for changing grip,I hardly know what to do with myself! Using a variety of hand positions to perform the same action alters the ‘line of pull’ on the fascia throughout the body. When Strength training, there is an opportunity to create or increase the number of Strong, supple, and responsive fascial lines throughout the body. If you’re going to do more than one set of an exercise, consider a slight shift in hand or foot position to experience what I’m talking about. I used 5 hand positions during this advanced sequence!

We want to share two of our core values:⁣⁣
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First— time in green spaces with people we love is essential to optimized well-being. We love our MEDX equipment, our studio, and high-intensity training; but nothing beats moving our bodies and breathing hard in nature. Especially with our nieces and nephews. A core value of our family and our company is Time in Nature.⁣ ⁣
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Second— this photo of us and one of our nieces was taken this weekend in McMinnville. This was at the beginning of the hike... before the run-in with the hornets’ nest. 😳 No worries, we’re all ok, only 4 stings total & none on the baby! 🙏🏼 But the brave niece pictured here walked out of the woods with 3 stings. After we arrived back at our car we had a debriefing. We asked, what did we all learn and what will we do differently next time. ⁣⁣
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On the drive home to Bend we discussed it further, we did research and discussed wilderness first aid training— we want to responsibly adventure with our nieces and nephews!!⁣
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One of our core values is learning. We are constantly learning new things: exercise, training protocols, nutrition, yoga, bodywork, philosophy, spirituality. We are both sponges for information. ⁣
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Dave has 2 additional certs to his LMT— neurokinetic therapy levels 1 & 2 and he’s currently working on a Human Movement Specialist certification. Janaya has her 200 hour YTT, PN coaching cert, and is working on a Master HIT Personal Trainer cert. We are curious humans that have big appetites for knowledge! ⁣⁣
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Time in Nature and Learning are two of our core values. What are two of your top values— as a company or family or individual?

We want to share two of our core values:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ First— time in green spaces with people we love is essential to optimized well-being. We love our MEDX equipment, our studio, and high-intensity training; but nothing beats moving our bodies and breathing hard in nature. Especially with our nieces and nephews. A core value of our family and our company is Time in Nature.⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣ Second— this photo of us and one of our nieces was taken this weekend in McMinnville. This was at the beginning of the hike... before the run-in with the hornets’ nest. 😳 No worries, we’re all ok, only 4 stings total & none on the baby! 🙏🏼 But the brave niece pictured here walked out of the woods with 3 stings. After we arrived back at our car we had a debriefing. We asked, what did we all learn and what will we do differently next time. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ On the drive home to Bend we discussed it further, we did research and discussed wilderness first aid training— we want to responsibly adventure with our nieces and nephews!!⁣ ⁣⁣ One of our core values is learning. We are constantly learning new things: exercise, training protocols, nutrition, yoga, bodywork, philosophy, spirituality. We are both sponges for information. ⁣ ⁣ Dave has 2 additional certs to his LMT— neurokinetic therapy levels 1 & 2 and he’s currently working on a Human Movement Specialist certification. Janaya has her 200 hour YTT, PN coaching cert, and is working on a Master HIT Personal Trainer cert. We are curious humans that have big appetites for knowledge! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Time in Nature and Learning are two of our core values. What are two of your top values— as a company or family or individual?

Our super talented ambassador - Rickard Nilsson, did this sunday compete in para cycling at Invacare Smack Road Race. We were very happy to watch him during his race and we wish him the best of luck for a good season with many medals🏅
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#mollii #molliisuit #smack #paracykel #invacaresmackroadrace #spasticy #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #paracykel #paracycling #smack #racerunningsweden #rörelseglädje #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #specialneeds

Our super talented ambassador - Rickard Nilsson, did this sunday compete in para cycling at Invacare Smack Road Race. We were very happy to watch him during his race and we wish him the best of luck for a good season with many medals🏅 . #mollii #molliisuit #smack #paracykel #invacaresmackroadrace #spasticy #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #paracykel #paracycling #smack #racerunningsweden #rörelseglädje #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #specialneeds

Core stability utilizing RECIPROCAL INHIBITION: Contracting a muscle group on one side of a joint can relax or inhibit the muscle group on the opposite side. Here we’re contracting the hamstrings to try and inhibit the quads. There are some core exercises that require a lot of hip flexor/quad activation and it’s very easy to overcompensate causing your core activation to be less than adequate. Try utilizing this reciprocal inhibition technique and let us know what you think! Instead of a body blade you can pump your hands up and down like “Pilates 100s” or try crunches or even sit ups.
1️⃣ Hook heels/ankles at edge of bed. Lean back
2️⃣ We’re using a body blade to contract the abdominals. Try Pilates 100s-like arm movement or crunch up and down.
3️⃣ Don’t forget to smile 😁. #bodyblade #coreworkout #core #abs #hamstrings #quads #physicaltherapy #physiotherapy #pt #exercise #therehabgroup #temecula #murrieta #reciprocalinhibition #inhibition #thursday #almosttheweekend #temeculaca #temeculaparkway

Core stability utilizing RECIPROCAL INHIBITION: Contracting a muscle group on one side of a joint can relax or inhibit the muscle group on the opposite side. Here we’re contracting the hamstrings to try and inhibit the quads. There are some core exercises that require a lot of hip flexor/quad activation and it’s very easy to overcompensate causing your core activation to be less than adequate. Try utilizing this reciprocal inhibition technique and let us know what you think! Instead of a body blade you can pump your hands up and down like “Pilates 100s” or try crunches or even sit ups. 1️⃣ Hook heels/ankles at edge of bed. Lean back 2️⃣ We’re using a body blade to contract the abdominals. Try Pilates 100s-like arm movement or crunch up and down. 3️⃣ Don’t forget to smile 😁. #bodyblade #coreworkout #core #abs #hamstrings #quads #physicaltherapy #physiotherapy #pt #exercise #therehabgroup #temecula #murrieta #reciprocalinhibition #inhibition #thursday #almosttheweekend #temeculaca #temeculaparkway

Mollii till Göteborg! Den 12-13 juni (onsdag och torsdag) gör vi utprovningar och uppföljningar i Göteborg. Vill ni boka in ett besök med våra kliniker? 👉🏽 skicka DM här, maila till info@mollii.com eller ring oss på 08-410 277 01 ✨😁
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#mollii #molliisuit #spasticy #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #pain #smärta #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #stroke #strokesurvivor #MS #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #ryggmärgsskada #spinalcordinjury #spinalcordrecovery #MS #multiplesclerosis #multiplesclerose #specialneeds #cpwarrior

Mollii till Göteborg! Den 12-13 juni (onsdag och torsdag) gör vi utprovningar och uppföljningar i Göteborg. Vill ni boka in ett besök med våra kliniker? 👉🏽 skicka DM här, maila till info @mollii .com eller ring oss på 08-410 277 01 ✨😁 . #mollii #molliisuit #spasticy #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #pain #smärta #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #stroke #strokesurvivor #MS #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #ryggmärgsskada #spinalcordinjury #spinalcordrecovery #MS #multiplesclerosis #multiplesclerose #specialneeds #cpwarrior

Engage. Your. Quads.
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Yoga, lifting, whatever the movement, be mindful and keep your quads engaged. It will *keep you in a safe range of motion (i.e. prevent injury)
*create a strong foundation for more complex movements
*strengthen the muscles around your knees giving more stability *give addition opening through the back of your body - the Hamstrings! 💥more tips in my stories💥
#techniquetuesday #strongfoundation #reciprocalinhibition #injuryprevention #anatomy #quadsquad #yoga #crossfit #crossfitgirls #livefitlivewell #fundamentalmovementskills

Engage. Your. Quads. 😉 Yoga, lifting, whatever the movement, be mindful and keep your quads engaged. It will *keep you in a safe range of motion (i.e. prevent injury) *create a strong foundation for more complex movements *strengthen the muscles around your knees giving more stability *give addition opening through the back of your body - the Hamstrings! 💥more tips in my stories💥 #techniquetuesday #strongfoundation #reciprocalinhibition #injuryprevention #anatomy #quadsquad #yoga #crossfit #crossfitgirls #livefitlivewell #fundamentalmovementskills

Make the sun jealous! ☀️ We know that attitude is everything— in training and in life. Here’s your Tuesday morning reminder to show up, choose an attitude that will serve your goals and life, and drink water in between! 😉👌🏼

Make the sun jealous! ☀️ We know that attitude is everything— in training and in life. Here’s your Tuesday morning reminder to show up, choose an attitude that will serve your goals and life, and drink water in between! 😉👌🏼

I have been happily working through weekends for a while now. My life has more purpose than it ever has. I’ve taken on more responsibility than any other time minus Army service. Self care is critical as life’s stress piles up on us. I’m vibrating right along with the squirrels, dogwood trees, and bluebirds after an amazing sound healing session with Eric and his Singing Bowls. His work is profound. My exhausted arm-the arm that does most of my bodywork- felt like it was correcting itself while bowls sang. I feel both physically and psychologically refreshed. I feel as though I achieved an emotional reset. WOW!

I have been happily working through weekends for a while now. My life has more purpose than it ever has. I’ve taken on more responsibility than any other time minus Army service. Self care is critical as life’s stress piles up on us. I’m vibrating right along with the squirrels, dogwood trees, and bluebirds after an amazing sound healing session with Eric and his Singing Bowls. His work is profound. My exhausted arm-the arm that does most of my bodywork- felt like it was correcting itself while bowls sang. I feel both physically and psychologically refreshed. I feel as though I achieved an emotional reset. WOW!

🤗💑🤗Teamwork

🤗💑🤗Teamwork

I have a little secret I want to share with you. 😊
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Ready? Here it is.....
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You dont need to train like a crazy person, forcing your body to move in ways it doesn't like, to be fit and healthy.
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Train your body to move the way it is intended, by moving FUNCTIONALLY. That is to say, if you ever find yourself in a position that wouldn't make sense in real life - then it will by definition work against you in the long run.
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So get out there and step, walk, jog, run, kick a ball, hop from rock to rock, push up from the ground, pull yourself up to a tree branch. Pivot, squat, bend over to pick things up and help someone reach a high object here and there.
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Its deceptively simple and brilliantly elegant. It's all you really need. So the next time you're suffering, ask yourself, 'does this movement emulate real life?' 🤔
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#nomoreyogainjuries #respectyourjoints #mobility #flexibility #yogateacher #yogainstructor #igyogafam #rangeofmotion #functionalmovement #optoutside #reciprocalinhibition #strength #trainsmartnothard #kinesiology #biomechanics #yogabiomechanics

I have a little secret I want to share with you. 😊 ⚡ Ready? Here it is..... ⚡ You dont need to train like a crazy person, forcing your body to move in ways it doesn't like, to be fit and healthy. ⚡ Train your body to move the way it is intended, by moving FUNCTIONALLY. That is to say, if you ever find yourself in a position that wouldn't make sense in real life - then it will by definition work against you in the long run. ⚡ So get out there and step, walk, jog, run, kick a ball, hop from rock to rock, push up from the ground, pull yourself up to a tree branch. Pivot, squat, bend over to pick things up and help someone reach a high object here and there. ⚡ Its deceptively simple and brilliantly elegant. It's all you really need. So the next time you're suffering, ask yourself, 'does this movement emulate real life?' 🤔 . . . . #nomoreyogainjuries #respectyourjoints #mobility #flexibility #yogateacher #yogainstructor #igyogafam #rangeofmotion #functionalmovement #optoutside #reciprocalinhibition #strength #trainsmartnothard #kinesiology #biomechanics #yogabiomechanics

Here are a few of my favorite #HipMobility stretches ➡️➡️ With the first two videos, flexing your glute will give you more of a stretch in the front of your hip #ReciprocalInhibition
The exercise in third video is still a work in progress - this one is more challenging. The goal is to keep your hips even and spine neutral when you sit back. If you can’t keep your hips in line you can elevate your knee until your mobility works up to it
Working towards eventually being able to balance a water bottle on my back without it rolling off

Here are a few of my favorite #HipMobility stretches ➡️➡️ With the first two videos, flexing your glute will give you more of a stretch in the front of your hip #ReciprocalInhibitionThe exercise in third video is still a work in progress - this one is more challenging. The goal is to keep your hips even and spine neutral when you sit back. If you can’t keep your hips in line you can elevate your knee until your mobility works up to it Working towards eventually being able to balance a water bottle on my back without it rolling off

Happy Day to the mothers, to those who are the muscle and the flow of our families and communities. We are grateful for you!
Photo credit: @dave_eveland

Happy Day to the mothers, to those who are the muscle and the flow of our families and communities. We are grateful for you! Photo credit: @dave_eveland

By Request: Help for Tight Hamstrings, We all get this way from sitting too much for work/study/driving...
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This is a technique called #reciprocalinhibition ~ Which makes use of the body’s natural divine design. We wouldn’t be able to move well without this natural mechanism. Basically, when one set of muscles fire, the opposite/antagonist muscles must release
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Example: Walking/Running, when your Quadriceps engage to extend your legs, Your hamstrings must release. If they remained tight they would be working against your need to move. So this is a natural mechanism we can harness to our benefit for the purpose of stretching/releasing muscles
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So, To help release very tight hamstrings, You have the option and I recommend- first working the opposing muscle group, the Quadriceps. You can do this in a variety of ways, a Wall Sit, some Squats, or for example here I’m doing “lightning bolt” (in English) yoga posture, alternating between Forward bend, and Lightning bolt (basically a squat position with arms overhead, hands clasped) Try to gently roll the shoulders down away from the ears~ they always want to creep up... and we don’t like creepers now do we, no. ;P Other tips: low back naturally tends to overarch, Really try to fight this, pull your bellybutton in engage your abs (to support your spine!)
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You can enter lightning bolt rolling up from forward bend, or simply by sitting into it from already standing~ good to repeat at least 2x .
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We’ll see how much loads in 1 min and I will follow up with the rest. Always keep the knees soft / aka slightly bent, never locked out or hyperextended. I do encourage gently bending and then working toward straightening the knees and legs. This all takes time so just be patient and gentle with yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day
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Questions/comments/concerns? .
#tighthamstrings #hamstringstretch #yoga #stretch #beginneryoga #lightningbolt ⚡️#mermaidyoga #beachyoga #hamstrings

By Request: Help for Tight Hamstrings, We all get this way from sitting too much for work/study/driving... . This is a technique called #reciprocalinhibition ~ Which makes use of the body’s natural divine design. We wouldn’t be able to move well without this natural mechanism. Basically, when one set of muscles fire, the opposite/antagonist muscles must release . Example: Walking/Running, when your Quadriceps engage to extend your legs, Your hamstrings must release. If they remained tight they would be working against your need to move. So this is a natural mechanism we can harness to our benefit for the purpose of stretching/releasing muscles . So, To help release very tight hamstrings, You have the option and I recommend- first working the opposing muscle group, the Quadriceps. You can do this in a variety of ways, a Wall Sit, some Squats, or for example here I’m doing “lightning bolt” (in English) yoga posture, alternating between Forward bend, and Lightning bolt (basically a squat position with arms overhead, hands clasped) Try to gently roll the shoulders down away from the ears~ they always want to creep up... and we don’t like creepers now do we, no. ;P Other tips: low back naturally tends to overarch, Really try to fight this, pull your bellybutton in engage your abs (to support your spine!) . You can enter lightning bolt rolling up from forward bend, or simply by sitting into it from already standing~ good to repeat at least 2x . . We’ll see how much loads in 1 min and I will follow up with the rest. Always keep the knees soft / aka slightly bent, never locked out or hyperextended. I do encourage gently bending and then working toward straightening the knees and legs. This all takes time so just be patient and gentle with yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day . Questions/comments/concerns? . #tighthamstrings #hamstringstretch #yoga #stretch #beginneryoga #lightningbolt ⚡️ #mermaidyoga #beachyoga #hamstrings

By Request: Help for Tight Hamstrings, We all get this way from sitting too much for work/study/driving... .
This is a called #reciprocalinhibition ~ It is the body’s natural divine design. We wouldn’t be able to move well without this natural mechanism. Basically, when one set of muscles fire, the opposite/antagonist muscles must release
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Example: Walking/Running, when your Quadriceps engage to extend your legs, Your hamstrings must release. If they remained tight they would be working against your need to move. So this is a natural mechanism we can harness to our benefit for the purpose of stretching/releasing muscles
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So, To help release very tight hamstrings, You have the option and I recommend- first working the opposing muscle group, the Quadriceps. This will naturally queue the hamstrings to relax more. You can do this in a variety of ways, a Wall Sit, some Squats, or for example here I’m doing “lightning bolt” (in English) yoga posture, alternating between Forward bend, and Lightning bolt (basically a squat position with arms overhead, hands clasped) Try to gently roll the shoulders down away from the ears~ they always want to creep up... and we don’t like creepers now do we, no. ;P Other tips: low back naturally tends to overarch, Really try to fight this, pull your bellybutton in to engage your abs (to support your spine!)
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We’ll see how much loads in 1 min and I will follow up with the rest. Always keep the knees soft / aka slightly bent, never locked out or hyperextended. I do encourage gently bending and then working toward straightening the knees and legs. This all takes time so just be patient and gentle with yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day
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#tighthamstrings #hamstringstretch #yoga #stretch #beginneryoga #lightningbolt ⚡️

By Request: Help for Tight Hamstrings, We all get this way from sitting too much for work/study/driving... . This is a called #reciprocalinhibition ~ It is the body’s natural divine design. We wouldn’t be able to move well without this natural mechanism. Basically, when one set of muscles fire, the opposite/antagonist muscles must release . Example: Walking/Running, when your Quadriceps engage to extend your legs, Your hamstrings must release. If they remained tight they would be working against your need to move. So this is a natural mechanism we can harness to our benefit for the purpose of stretching/releasing muscles . So, To help release very tight hamstrings, You have the option and I recommend- first working the opposing muscle group, the Quadriceps. This will naturally queue the hamstrings to relax more. You can do this in a variety of ways, a Wall Sit, some Squats, or for example here I’m doing “lightning bolt” (in English) yoga posture, alternating between Forward bend, and Lightning bolt (basically a squat position with arms overhead, hands clasped) Try to gently roll the shoulders down away from the ears~ they always want to creep up... and we don’t like creepers now do we, no. ;P Other tips: low back naturally tends to overarch, Really try to fight this, pull your bellybutton in to engage your abs (to support your spine!) . . We’ll see how much loads in 1 min and I will follow up with the rest. Always keep the knees soft / aka slightly bent, never locked out or hyperextended. I do encourage gently bending and then working toward straightening the knees and legs. This all takes time so just be patient and gentle with yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day . . #tighthamstrings #hamstringstretch #yoga #stretch #beginneryoga #lightningbolt ⚡️

I had lunch with a new friend last week. He was already at the table when I arrived, his smoothie in hand. He shared that the smoothie would put him at his max for carbohydrate intake for the day. He shared about his new diet (keto) and his new fitness challenge with his friends— 15 minutes minimum each day of exercise. (People often share with me their current health/fitness regime when they learn I’m a trainer & wellness coach.) ⁣
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We talked about other things, like business and entrepreneurship and then my oatmeal arrived at the table. My new friend looked at my bowl of food and said, “you can eat that because you workout all the time.”⁣
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To which I said, “no sir, I workout less time than you. I Strength Train one time each week for 30 minutes. By my math you’re exercising for more than 100 minutes every week.” ⁣
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More is not always better, friends. Better is better. You can spread out a few medium-low intense workouts throughout the week or you can bring it 100% intensity once a week and have more time to __________________. ⁣
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More intensity, less frequency! More sustainability, less insanity! More life, less time wasted. 💚💪🏼⁣
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I had lunch with a new friend last week. He was already at the table when I arrived, his smoothie in hand. He shared that the smoothie would put him at his max for carbohydrate intake for the day. He shared about his new diet (keto) and his new fitness challenge with his friends— 15 minutes minimum each day of exercise. (People often share with me their current health/fitness regime when they learn I’m a trainer & wellness coach.) ⁣ ⁣ We talked about other things, like business and entrepreneurship and then my oatmeal arrived at the table. My new friend looked at my bowl of food and said, “you can eat that because you workout all the time.”⁣ ⁣ To which I said, “no sir, I workout less time than you. I Strength Train one time each week for 30 minutes. By my math you’re exercising for more than 100 minutes every week.” ⁣ ⁣ More is not always better, friends. Better is better. You can spread out a few medium-low intense workouts throughout the week or you can bring it 100% intensity once a week and have more time to __________________. ⁣ ⁣ More intensity, less frequency! More sustainability, less insanity! More life, less time wasted. 💚💪🏼⁣ ⁣

Yoga outside—SAVASANA outside!— is one of my favorite things. Resting— surrendering—to the practice, to the earth, to the effort and the power— and allowing the practice to settle on our bones is the WORK! Anyone can show up for a 60 minute physical practice, can we show up for the stillness? The integration? This is my work right now and I love it! ⁣
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Outdoor yoga coming to a wild space near you this month! ⁣
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Supervised by my side-kick, Micah, in this family pic from last weekend. ☀️ ⁣
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👇🏼Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll keep you updated on days and times. 🙏🏼🌈

Yoga outside—SAVASANA outside!— is one of my favorite things. Resting— surrendering—to the practice, to the earth, to the effort and the power— and allowing the practice to settle on our bones is the WORK! Anyone can show up for a 60 minute physical practice, can we show up for the stillness? The integration? This is my work right now and I love it! ⁣ ⁣ Outdoor yoga coming to a wild space near you this month! ⁣ ⁣ Supervised by my side-kick, Micah, in this family pic from last weekend. ☀️ ⁣ ⁣ 👇🏼Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll keep you updated on days and times. 🙏🏼🌈

BEFORE - AFTER (1 hour of Mollii stimulation)
After just 1 hour of stimulation with Mollii Suit this woman, diagnosed MS, shows noticeable improvements in function. She could easily perform a knee bend as well as balance and walking ability got better 🙌🏽✨

BEFORE - AFTER (1 hour of Mollii stimulation) After just 1 hour of stimulation with Mollii Suit this woman, diagnosed MS, shows noticeable improvements in function. She could easily perform a knee bend as well as balance and walking ability got better 🙌🏽✨

More #activeelongation for this two show Saturday! With this exercise you will be contracting your quadriceps and glutes to get #reciprocalinhibition just as in the lower level exercise we showed you last week! The most important part is the second video, which shows you how to retrain your brain in the new range of motion to help maintain your gains and be able to utilize this length in function. *****
Laying on your back, always beginning with the opposite leg bent, pull your knee into your chest. Interlock your hands behind your thigh. Flex your foot and then press your thigh into your hands and extend the knee until it is fully straightened. If you have shorter arms you may need to use a towel behind the thigh (or return to the lower level exercise at the wall). Hold each contraction until fatigue and after 5-10 repetitions, perform ankle circles for further fascial mobilization. At the end of the last contraction, move your hands to the front of the thigh, add light resistance and perform a prolonged hold at this range followed by small contractions out of and into new range. **** Let us know how it goes! Remember to check in with a PT if you have any neural tension while working your #posteriorcompartment!
#hamstrings #physicaltherapy #activestretching #performanceenhancement #injuryprevention #dancemedicine #physicaltherapy #warmup #getthelegup

More #activeelongation for this two show Saturday! With this exercise you will be contracting your quadriceps and glutes to get #reciprocalinhibition just as in the lower level exercise we showed you last week! The most important part is the second video, which shows you how to retrain your brain in the new range of motion to help maintain your gains and be able to utilize this length in function. ***** Laying on your back, always beginning with the opposite leg bent, pull your knee into your chest. Interlock your hands behind your thigh. Flex your foot and then press your thigh into your hands and extend the knee until it is fully straightened. If you have shorter arms you may need to use a towel behind the thigh (or return to the lower level exercise at the wall). Hold each contraction until fatigue and after 5-10 repetitions, perform ankle circles for further fascial mobilization. At the end of the last contraction, move your hands to the front of the thigh, add light resistance and perform a prolonged hold at this range followed by small contractions out of and into new range. **** Let us know how it goes! Remember to check in with a PT if you have any neural tension while working your #posteriorcompartment! #hamstrings #physicaltherapy #activestretching #performanceenhancement #injuryprevention #dancemedicine #physicaltherapy #warmup #getthelegup

☀️ Suns out and the first week of business at Elemental Strength was a success! ⚡️⁣
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We’re still running on love and gratitude from the friendship and support from our community. Thank you!! ⁣
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Our mission is to make a meaningful contribution in this community: to be advocates for multidimensional strength and to inspire others to live big, strong, authentic lives. May it be so! ⁣
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Love, ⁣
Janaya & Dave ⁣

☀️ Suns out and the first week of business at Elemental Strength was a success! ⚡️⁣ ⁣ We’re still running on love and gratitude from the friendship and support from our community. Thank you!! ⁣ ⁣ Our mission is to make a meaningful contribution in this community: to be advocates for multidimensional strength and to inspire others to live big, strong, authentic lives. May it be so! ⁣ ⁣ Love, ⁣ Janaya & Dave ⁣

On the 26th of April Inerventions’ new Medical Science Advisory Board (MSAB), had its first meeting in Danderyd, Stockholm.
This new organization marks an important step forward in raising the expertise levels in the medical, research, quality and development fields, key areas for Inerventions’ future, and also marks a turning point in the institutionalization of the companies’ know-how. The MSAB includes five members: Fredrik Lundqvist Inventor Mollii, Prof. Dr. Winfried Mayr, MD. Naji Riachi, Jörgen Sandell PhD and Mimi Westerlund PhD. All new members come with a breadth and depth in their respective know-how.

On the 26th of April Inerventions’ new Medical Science Advisory Board (MSAB), had its first meeting in Danderyd, Stockholm. This new organization marks an important step forward in raising the expertise levels in the medical, research, quality and development fields, key areas for Inerventions’ future, and also marks a turning point in the institutionalization of the companies’ know-how. The MSAB includes five members: Fredrik Lundqvist Inventor Mollii, Prof. Dr. Winfried Mayr, MD. Naji Riachi, Jörgen Sandell PhD and Mimi Westerlund PhD. All new members come with a breadth and depth in their respective know-how.

A brief look at a Reciprocal Inhibition technique to help alleviate tightness and muscle restrictions in the pec minor and the surrounding muscles of the entire shoulder girdle. Along with some deep tissue, stretch work and an action plan for further sessions and home care I’m sure he’ll be back to benching heavy in no time.
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#massage #massagetherapy #selfcare #treatyoself #bodywork #hotstone #cupping #relaxation #springfieldohio #massagelync #destress #sportsmassage #triggerpointtherapy #reciprocalinhibition

A brief look at a Reciprocal Inhibition technique to help alleviate tightness and muscle restrictions in the pec minor and the surrounding muscles of the entire shoulder girdle. Along with some deep tissue, stretch work and an action plan for further sessions and home care I’m sure he’ll be back to benching heavy in no time. • • • #massage #massagetherapy #selfcare #treatyoself #bodywork #hotstone #cupping #relaxation #springfieldohio #massagelync #destress #sportsmassage #triggerpointtherapy #reciprocalinhibition

43% of amatuer golfers have a limited toe touch versus 17% on the PGA TOUR. Limited toe touch can cause excessive knee bend, rounded shoulders, poor dynamic posture, and early extension (makes it difficult to stay in posture).
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Try this band resisted toe touch to help activate the flexors and stretch the posterior muscles. Shift the hips back on the way down. Look between your knees. And take a deep breath at the bottom.
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#golffitness #golfstretches #golfworkout #mytpi @mytpi #reciprocalinhibition

43% of amatuer golfers have a limited toe touch versus 17% on the PGA TOUR. Limited toe touch can cause excessive knee bend, rounded shoulders, poor dynamic posture, and early extension (makes it difficult to stay in posture). 🔻 Try this band resisted toe touch to help activate the flexors and stretch the posterior muscles. Shift the hips back on the way down. Look between your knees. And take a deep breath at the bottom. 🔻 Try it and notice the immediate improvement in range of motion 👌 . #golffitness #golfstretches #golfworkout #mytpi @mytpi #reciprocalinhibition

#Repost @alex_fit808
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HIP FLEXOR STRETCH: ILIOPSOAS FOCUS
📍Many people trying to stretch their hip flexors will make the common mistake of allowing their low back to arch ❌ This is not effective because the psoas (deep hip flexor muscle) attaches from the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and inserts into the femur (upper leg bone).
📍Contracting your glutes will also deactivate your hip flexors via reciprocal inhibition since the glutes are antagonist of the hip flexors. EXAMPLE: When you flex your biceps your triceps HAVE TO relax to allow movement.
📍To effectively stretch your hip flexors you have to contract your glutes to posteriorly tilt your pelvis. From there you can shift your body forward to get more hip extension. ✅
📍In conjunction with stretching your HF’s you also want to strengthen them because tight muscles can also be weak.
📍You also want to stretch your other hip flexor muscles like the Rectus Femoris, TFL, & Sartorius.
#passivestretch #hipflexorstretch #Iliopsoas #psoas #hipmobility #lphc #injuryprevention #prehab #correctiveexercise #reciprocalinhibition

#Repost @alex_fit808 • • • • • • HIP FLEXOR STRETCH: ILIOPSOAS FOCUS 📍Many people trying to stretch their hip flexors will make the common mistake of allowing their low back to arch ❌ This is not effective because the psoas (deep hip flexor muscle) attaches from the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and inserts into the femur (upper leg bone). 📍Contracting your glutes will also deactivate your hip flexors via reciprocal inhibition since the glutes are antagonist of the hip flexors. EXAMPLE: When you flex your biceps your triceps HAVE TO relax to allow movement. 📍To effectively stretch your hip flexors you have to contract your glutes to posteriorly tilt your pelvis. From there you can shift your body forward to get more hip extension. ✅ 📍In conjunction with stretching your HF’s you also want to strengthen them because tight muscles can also be weak. 📍You also want to stretch your other hip flexor muscles like the Rectus Femoris, TFL, & Sartorius. #passivestretch #hipflexorstretch #Iliopsoas #psoas #hipmobility #lphc #injuryprevention #prehab #correctiveexercise #reciprocalinhibition

First official training session at Elemental Strength is in the books! Thank you, Zeke for being number 1! ⁣
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Bend, Oregon movers-and-shakers: get strong and stay strong with a sub 30 minutes whole-body, high-intensity strength training workout. ⁣
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Train every 5-7 days and gain strength, muscle, vitality, and more time for LIFE! ⁣
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Less Volume, More Intensity! ⁣
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Schedule a no-charge intro session and check it out— safe, challenging, sustainable training with knowledgeable trainers. ⁣
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Schedule link in bio. 👍🏼⁣
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First official training session at Elemental Strength is in the books! Thank you, Zeke for being number 1! ⁣ ⁣ Bend, Oregon movers-and-shakers: get strong and stay strong with a sub 30 minutes whole-body, high-intensity strength training workout. ⁣ ⁣ Train every 5-7 days and gain strength, muscle, vitality, and more time for LIFE! ⁣ ⁣ Less Volume, More Intensity! ⁣ ⁣ Schedule a no-charge intro session and check it out— safe, challenging, sustainable training with knowledgeable trainers. ⁣ ⁣ Schedule link in bio. 👍🏼⁣ ⁣

#Repost from @alex_fit808 (@repost_media_app)
HIP FLEXOR STRETCH: ILIOPSOAS FOCUS
📍Many people trying to stretch their hip flexors will make the common mistake of allowing their low back to arch ❌ This is not effective because the psoas (deep hip flexor muscle) attaches from the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and inserts into the femur (upper leg bone).
📍Contracting your glutes will also deactivate your hip flexors via reciprocal inhibition since the glutes are antagonist of the hip flexors. EXAMPLE: When you flex your biceps your triceps HAVE TO relax to allow movement.
📍To effectively stretch your hip flexors you have to contract your glutes to posteriorly tilt your pelvis. From there you can shift your body forward to get more hip extension. ✅
📍In conjunction with stretching your HF’s you also want to strengthen them because tight muscles can also be weak.
📍You also want to stretch your other hip flexor muscles like the Rectus Femoris, TFL, & Sartorius.
#passivestretch #hipflexorstretch #Iliopsoas #psoas #hipmobility #lphc #injuryprevention #prehab #correctiveexercise #reciprocalinhibition

#Repost from @alex_fit808 ( @repost_media_app ) HIP FLEXOR STRETCH: ILIOPSOAS FOCUS 📍Many people trying to stretch their hip flexors will make the common mistake of allowing their low back to arch ❌ This is not effective because the psoas (deep hip flexor muscle) attaches from the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and inserts into the femur (upper leg bone). 📍Contracting your glutes will also deactivate your hip flexors via reciprocal inhibition since the glutes are antagonist of the hip flexors. EXAMPLE: When you flex your biceps your triceps HAVE TO relax to allow movement. 📍To effectively stretch your hip flexors you have to contract your glutes to posteriorly tilt your pelvis. From there you can shift your body forward to get more hip extension. ✅ 📍In conjunction with stretching your HF’s you also want to strengthen them because tight muscles can also be weak. 📍You also want to stretch your other hip flexor muscles like the Rectus Femoris, TFL, & Sartorius. #passivestretch #hipflexorstretch #Iliopsoas #psoas #hipmobility #lphc #injuryprevention #prehab #correctiveexercise #reciprocalinhibition

HIP FLEXOR STRETCH: ILIOPSOAS FOCUS
📍Many people trying to stretch their hip flexors will make the common mistake of allowing their low back to arch ❌ This is not effective because the psoas (deep hip flexor muscle) attaches from the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and inserts into the femur (upper leg bone).
📍Contracting your glutes will also deactivate your hip flexors via reciprocal inhibition since the glutes are antagonist of the hip flexors. EXAMPLE: When you flex your biceps your triceps HAVE TO relax to allow movement.
📍To effectively stretch your hip flexors you have to contract your glutes to posteriorly tilt your pelvis. From there you can shift your body forward to get more hip extension. ✅
📍In conjunction with stretching your HF’s you also want to strengthen them because tight muscles can also be weak.
📍You also want to stretch your other hip flexor muscles like the Rectus Femoris, TFL, & Sartorius.
#activeisolatedstretching #stretch #hipflexorstretch #Iliopsoas #psoas #hipmobility #lphc #injuryprevention #prehab #correctiveexercise #reciprocalinhibition

HIP FLEXOR STRETCH: ILIOPSOAS FOCUS 📍Many people trying to stretch their hip flexors will make the common mistake of allowing their low back to arch ❌ This is not effective because the psoas (deep hip flexor muscle) attaches from the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and inserts into the femur (upper leg bone). 📍Contracting your glutes will also deactivate your hip flexors via reciprocal inhibition since the glutes are antagonist of the hip flexors. EXAMPLE: When you flex your biceps your triceps HAVE TO relax to allow movement. 📍To effectively stretch your hip flexors you have to contract your glutes to posteriorly tilt your pelvis. From there you can shift your body forward to get more hip extension. ✅ 📍In conjunction with stretching your HF’s you also want to strengthen them because tight muscles can also be weak. 📍You also want to stretch your other hip flexor muscles like the Rectus Femoris, TFL, & Sartorius. #activeisolatedstretching #stretch #hipflexorstretch #Iliopsoas #psoas #hipmobility #lphc #injuryprevention #prehab #correctiveexercise #reciprocalinhibition

#activeelongation UPDATE! This exercise utilizes #reciprocalinhibition to gain range of motion in the #posteriorfascialcompartment for those of us who have straight leg raise measurements below 90 degrees (read: pretty tight hammies!). ***
Using a doorway, scoot close enough that your ischial tuberosity (“sitz bone”) is in contact with the wall, knee bent to chest and the opposite leg bent on the floor. Using your quadriceps, slide your heel up the wall as far as you can, hold this contraction until your quad fatigues and slide it back down for a break (shortened for the demo!). To make it more tolerable, fill in the space that is still not in contact with the wall with a pillow.
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The pre-test/post-test photo is from about 30 seconds of this activity!
#hamstrings #physicaltherapy #getthelegup #dancemedicine #performanceenhancement #nextlevelcomingsoon

#activeelongation UPDATE! This exercise utilizes #reciprocalinhibition to gain range of motion in the #posteriorfascialcompartment for those of us who have straight leg raise measurements below 90 degrees (read: pretty tight hammies!). *** Using a doorway, scoot close enough that your ischial tuberosity (“sitz bone”) is in contact with the wall, knee bent to chest and the opposite leg bent on the floor. Using your quadriceps, slide your heel up the wall as far as you can, hold this contraction until your quad fatigues and slide it back down for a break (shortened for the demo!). To make it more tolerable, fill in the space that is still not in contact with the wall with a pillow. *** The pre-test/post-test photo is from about 30 seconds of this activity! #hamstrings #physicaltherapy #getthelegup #dancemedicine #performanceenhancement #nextlevelcomingsoon

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Pin and stretch technique with r
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This video clip is from a longer video lesson on LearnMuscles Continuing Education (LMCE), my video streaming subscription service for manual therapists and movement professionals. 🌟🌟
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To have a more powerful pin and stretch technique, we can add the neural reflex known as reciprocal inhibition. 👍👍
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Reciprocal Inhibition: Whenever we concentrically contract movers (agonists) of a joint movement, the brain knows that the musculature on the “other side” of the joint, in other words, the antagonists of the movement, need to be relaxed (reciprocally inhibited) so they will lengthen to allow the movement. 👍👍👍👍
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This neural inhibition stretching technique is known as Agonist Contract (AC) stretching (because the agonists contract causing an inhibition to the antagonists, our target muscles). 😊😊
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In this video, to pin the right lateral flexion neck musculature and then ask the client to actively move into left lateral flexion. 👍👍
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AC stretching technique can be added to the stretch of any muscle or muscle group. 👍👍
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AC stretching technique is the neuromechanical basis for Aaron Mattes’ technique, AIS (Active Stretching Technique). 👍
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Check out LMCE, my video streaming subscription service for manual therapists and movement professionals, with more than 1,000 video lessons, and I add 7 new video lessons each and every week!! 👍👍
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And LMCE has more than 100 video lessons on stretching. 🌟🌟
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And LMCE has over 175 free NCBTMB CE hours for massage therapists and body workers. 👍👍
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Subscribe now (April) and receive a lifetime discount of 20% and a free e-booklet (5 of them if you subscribe yearly!). 👏🏼👏🏼
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This is the largest discount that we ever give on social media, so take advantage of it! 😊😊
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bit.ly/LMContEd 🌟🌟🌟
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And check out my next cadaver dissection lab: bit.ly/cadaverlab. 🌟🌟
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#continuingeducation, #manualtherapy, #physiotherapy, #physicaltherapy, #massagetherapy, #remedialmassage, #medicalmassage, #pilates, #yoga, #movementtherapy, #anatomy, #kinesiology, #orthopedicmassage, #reciprocalinhibition #aaronmattes #pnfstretching

For more info: bit.ly/LMContEd 🌟🌟 . Pin and stretch technique with r Reciprocal Inhibition! 👍👍 . This video clip is from a longer video lesson on LearnMuscles Continuing Education (LMCE), my video streaming subscription service for manual therapists and movement professionals. 🌟🌟 . To have a more powerful pin and stretch technique, we can add the neural reflex known as reciprocal inhibition. 👍👍 . Reciprocal Inhibition: Whenever we concentrically contract movers (agonists) of a joint movement, the brain knows that the musculature on the “other side” of the joint, in other words, the antagonists of the movement, need to be relaxed (reciprocally inhibited) so they will lengthen to allow the movement. 👍👍👍👍 . This neural inhibition stretching technique is known as Agonist Contract (AC) stretching (because the agonists contract causing an inhibition to the antagonists, our target muscles). 😊😊 . In this video, to pin the right lateral flexion neck musculature and then ask the client to actively move into left lateral flexion. 👍👍 . AC stretching technique can be added to the stretch of any muscle or muscle group. 👍👍 . AC stretching technique is the neuromechanical basis for Aaron Mattes’ technique, AIS (Active Stretching Technique). 👍 . Check out LMCE, my video streaming subscription service for manual therapists and movement professionals, with more than 1,000 video lessons, and I add 7 new video lessons each and every week!! 👍👍 . And LMCE has more than 100 video lessons on stretching. 🌟🌟 . And LMCE has over 175 free NCBTMB CE hours for massage therapists and body workers. 👍👍 . Subscribe now (April) and receive a lifetime discount of 20% and a free e-booklet (5 of them if you subscribe yearly!). 👏🏼👏🏼 . This is the largest discount that we ever give on social media, so take advantage of it! 😊😊 . bit.ly/LMContEd 🌟🌟🌟 . And check out my next cadaver dissection lab: bit.ly/cadaverlab. 🌟🌟 . #continuingeducation, #manualtherapy, #physiotherapy, #physicaltherapy, #massagetherapy, #remedialmassage, #medicalmassage, #pilates, #yoga, #movementtherapy, #anatomy, #kinesiology, #orthopedicmassage, #reciprocalinhibition #aaronmattes #pnfstretching

More and more research is confirming decreased strength of the hamstrings after static stretching as well as decreased power and distance for jumping! Active elongation (dynamic stretching) is a much safer method for gaining length in this muscle group (and others) before performance. These techniques also refresh your brain and allow it to recognize these greater ranges of motion for better maintenance of gained mobility! #examplescomingsoon #themoreyouknow #knowledgeispower #staytuned #dynamicstretching #activeelongation #reciprocalinhibition #refreshthehomunculus #research #physicaltherapy #getthelegupsafely #jumphighersafely #performanceenhancement #dancemedicine

More and more research is confirming decreased strength of the hamstrings after static stretching as well as decreased power and distance for jumping! Active elongation (dynamic stretching) is a much safer method for gaining length in this muscle group (and others) before performance. These techniques also refresh your brain and allow it to recognize these greater ranges of motion for better maintenance of gained mobility! #examplescomingsoon #themoreyouknow #knowledgeispower #staytuned #dynamicstretching #activeelongation #reciprocalinhibition #refreshthehomunculus #research #physicaltherapy #getthelegupsafely #jumphighersafely #performanceenhancement #dancemedicine

Stroke 🧠 What is a stroke and which are the most common complications after? Read our latest article and find out more about how Mollii can help you regain control after a stroke and increase your quality of life. Link in bio 🐥🌟

Stroke 🧠 What is a stroke and which are the most common complications after? Read our latest article and find out more about how Mollii can help you regain control after a stroke and increase your quality of life. Link in bio 🐥🌟

el•e•men•tal⁣⁣
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1. of the nature of an ultimate constituent; simple; uncompounded.⁣⁣
2. pertaining to rudiments or first principles.⁣⁣
3. starkly simple, primitive, or basic.⁣⁣
4. pertaining to the agencies, forces, or phenomena of physical nature.⁣⁣
5. comparable to the great forces of nature, as in power or magnitude⁣⁣
6. of, relating to, or of the nature of the four elements earth, water, air, and fire, or of any one of them.⁣⁣
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At Elemental Strength we believe that the foundation for a healthy and happy life is STRENGTH. We believe strength training can be simple and elegant while also wildly effective and intense. Strength is the foundation on which we cultivate our greatest lives.⁣⁣
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The word Elemental is paradoxical in and of itself. It is simple and fundamental yet also “comparable to the great forces of nature, as in power or magnitude.” ⁣⁣
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What if getting and staying strong didn’t have to be complicated and time consuming? We use evidence-based high intensity training protocols on state of the art MedX equipment with once or twice weekly full body training sessions. ⁣⁣
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Simplify your training, amplify your life. ⁣⁣
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Scheduling complimentary intro sessions for the first week of May now! ⁣
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(Loving our new cards! Designed by the talented @lesleytrumandesigns )

el•e•men•tal⁣⁣ adjective⁣⁣ 1. of the nature of an ultimate constituent; simple; uncompounded.⁣⁣ 2. pertaining to rudiments or first principles.⁣⁣ 3. starkly simple, primitive, or basic.⁣⁣ 4. pertaining to the agencies, forces, or phenomena of physical nature.⁣⁣ 5. comparable to the great forces of nature, as in power or magnitude⁣⁣ 6. of, relating to, or of the nature of the four elements earth, water, air, and fire, or of any one of them.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ At Elemental Strength we believe that the foundation for a healthy and happy life is STRENGTH. We believe strength training can be simple and elegant while also wildly effective and intense. Strength is the foundation on which we cultivate our greatest lives.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The word Elemental is paradoxical in and of itself. It is simple and fundamental yet also “comparable to the great forces of nature, as in power or magnitude.” ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What if getting and staying strong didn’t have to be complicated and time consuming? We use evidence-based high intensity training protocols on state of the art MedX equipment with once or twice weekly full body training sessions. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Simplify your training, amplify your life. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Scheduling complimentary intro sessions for the first week of May now! ⁣ ⁣ (Loving our new cards! Designed by the talented @lesleytrumandesigns )

We are happy to announce that you can now find Mollii at the ”Fondazione Centri di Rehabilitazione Padre Pio Onlus” in Foggia, Italy.
To book an appointment to try Mollii in Italy call Neurotute at +39 340 229 4963 or send an email to info@neurotute.it 🇮🇹
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#mollii #molliisuit #spasticy #spasticitet #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #pain #smärta #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #stroke #MS #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #MS #multiplesclerosis #multiplesclerose #specialneeds #italiy #spasticità #paratecerebrali

We are happy to announce that you can now find Mollii at the ”Fondazione Centri di Rehabilitazione Padre Pio Onlus” in Foggia, Italy. To book an appointment to try Mollii in Italy call Neurotute at +39 340 229 4963 or send an email to info @neurotute .it 🇮🇹 . @neurotute #mollii #molliisuit #spasticy #spasticitet #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #pain #smärta #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #stroke #MS #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #MS #multiplesclerosis #multiplesclerose #specialneeds #italiy #spasticità #paratecerebrali

Meet this legendary spirit Samuel! He has been using the Mollii Suit for three times now. This is his Mollii experience, told by his mother 😁 'We love it, it has helped Samuel with straightening his legs and increased his balance and stability whilst walking. It has allowed him to move more freely for longer period of time. We look forward to including much more Mollii Suit into his Therapy Regime.' Thanks for sharing your amazing Suit Journey 🙌
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@molliiaustralia #mollii #molliisuit #therapy #medequip #perthesdisease #pertheswarrior #perthesawareness #rehabilitation #rehab #terapi #inerventions #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition

Meet this legendary spirit Samuel! He has been using the Mollii Suit for three times now. This is his Mollii experience, told by his mother 😁 'We love it, it has helped Samuel with straightening his legs and increased his balance and stability whilst walking. It has allowed him to move more freely for longer period of time. We look forward to including much more Mollii Suit into his Therapy Regime.' Thanks for sharing your amazing Suit Journey 🙌 . @molliiaustralia #mollii #molliisuit #therapy #medequip #perthesdisease #pertheswarrior #perthesawareness #rehabilitation #rehab #terapi #inerventions #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition

#ardhaChandrasana -- Who can forget #halfMoon ? 😉
Balancing Half Moon pose is an intense stretch for the hamstrings of the standing leg. So you're stretching and balancing in this pose. Finding balance and stability by contracting the quadriceps signals the hamstrings to relax, which is what allows them to stretch.
#reciprocalinhibition

#ardhaChandrasana -- Who can forget #halfMoon ? 😉 Balancing Half Moon pose is an intense stretch for the hamstrings of the standing leg. So you're stretching and balancing in this pose. Finding balance and stability by contracting the quadriceps signals the hamstrings to relax, which is what allows them to stretch. #reciprocalinhibition

Elemental Strength is opening it’s doors in Bend, Oregon May 1, 2019. We are a husband and wife team, Dave & Janaya Eveland, who believe in service, perpetual growth, and adventure. ⁣We are high-intensity strength trainers.
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At Elemental Strength we help busy people get strong and STAY strong. We believe that strength greatly improves the quality of your life.⁣
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Now scheduling complimentary intro sessions for the first week of May! 541-610-3718

Elemental Strength is opening it’s doors in Bend, Oregon May 1, 2019. We are a husband and wife team, Dave & Janaya Eveland, who believe in service, perpetual growth, and adventure. ⁣We are high-intensity strength trainers. ⁣ At Elemental Strength we help busy people get strong and STAY strong. We believe that strength greatly improves the quality of your life.⁣ ⁣ Now scheduling complimentary intro sessions for the first week of May! 541-610-3718

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website - MOLLII.COM 🚀
The long awaited new site is finally here, after development and a huge makeover. Our main goals have been to make it easier to navigate, especially to find information about our latest clinical studies, news, testimonials and international events coming up. Most of all, we want to help people with spasticity and other forms of motor impairment to easier get in touch with the amazing Mollii Suit 🙏🏻
📞 Don’t miss out that you still can write your phone number or send us a a message in order for us to contact you, directly on our website! 👉🏾 Feel free to browse through our website and explore the new and exciting features that we have!
// The Mollii Team
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#spasticy #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #pain #smärta #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #stroke #strokesurvivor #MS #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #ryggmärgsskada #spinalcordinjury #spinalcordrecovery #MS #multiplesclerosis #multiplesclerose #specialneeds #cpwarrior

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website - MOLLII.COM 🚀 The long awaited new site is finally here, after development and a huge makeover. Our main goals have been to make it easier to navigate, especially to find information about our latest clinical studies, news, testimonials and international events coming up. Most of all, we want to help people with spasticity and other forms of motor impairment to easier get in touch with the amazing Mollii Suit 🙏🏻 📞 Don’t miss out that you still can write your phone number or send us a a message in order for us to contact you, directly on our website! 👉🏾 Feel free to browse through our website and explore the new and exciting features that we have! // The Mollii Team . #spasticy #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #pain #smärta #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #stroke #strokesurvivor #MS #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #ryggmärgsskada #spinalcordinjury #spinalcordrecovery #MS #multiplesclerosis #multiplesclerose #specialneeds #cpwarrior

💃🏼April's class focus is all about building a strong, steady and stable foundation in standing balances, using Dancer Pose (Natarajasana) as a peak pose.💃🏼
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To build a stable base we'll be strengthening and mobilising the feet and ankles and exploring the concepts of 'active feet' and 'short foot' in various poses.
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Working from there up, we'll strengthen other key areas including the hamstring and gluteus muscles (buttocks) which will not only help us to stabilise during standing balances but will also cleverly encourage the front of the hip and front of the thigh (quads) to open as we move towards dancer pose. (For those of you that like to geek-out, this contract-relax relationship between opposing muscles is achieved through a process called reciprocal inhibition).
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Moving up again, the core (corset) is also going to get lots of attention to keep the spine safe during backbending and the shoulders and chest will get some love to enable us to work towards catching our foot in Dancer pose, be it with the arms overhead (as in this pic) or with the arm down and reaching back behind the torso.
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As always there will be lots of options available so that you can make the practice your own. .
See you in class soon 🧘🏼‍♀️🙏🏻💜
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#yogaforeverybody #yogaforall #yogaanatomy #activefeet #strengthen #stabilise #reciprocalinhibition #dancerspose #natarajasana #vinyasaflow #vinyasayoga #yogainkent #whitstable #tankerton #blean #hernebay #balance #selfcare #yogapracticenotprefection #yogapractice #yogaanatomyacademy

💃🏼April's class focus is all about building a strong, steady and stable foundation in standing balances, using Dancer Pose (Natarajasana) as a peak pose.💃🏼 . To build a stable base we'll be strengthening and mobilising the feet and ankles and exploring the concepts of 'active feet' and 'short foot' in various poses. . Working from there up, we'll strengthen other key areas including the hamstring and gluteus muscles (buttocks) which will not only help us to stabilise during standing balances but will also cleverly encourage the front of the hip and front of the thigh (quads) to open as we move towards dancer pose. (For those of you that like to geek-out, this contract-relax relationship between opposing muscles is achieved through a process called reciprocal inhibition). . Moving up again, the core (corset) is also going to get lots of attention to keep the spine safe during backbending and the shoulders and chest will get some love to enable us to work towards catching our foot in Dancer pose, be it with the arms overhead (as in this pic) or with the arm down and reaching back behind the torso. . As always there will be lots of options available so that you can make the practice your own. . See you in class soon 🧘🏼‍♀️🙏🏻💜 . #yogaforeverybody #yogaforall #yogaanatomy #activefeet #strengthen #stabilise #reciprocalinhibition #dancerspose #natarajasana #vinyasaflow #vinyasayoga #yogainkent #whitstable #tankerton #blean #hernebay #balance #selfcare #yogapracticenotprefection #yogapractice #yogaanatomyacademy

Meet Mollii user Lea!
Lea was born with cerebral palsy. She plays basketball, goes horseback riding, loves gocarting and skiing. Lea no longer need to take botox, and less painkillers since she started using Mollii. See the video about Lea's experience with the Mollii Suit💫
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#mollii #spasticy #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #pain #smärta #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #specialneeds

Meet Mollii user Lea! Lea was born with cerebral palsy. She plays basketball, goes horseback riding, loves gocarting and skiing. Lea no longer need to take botox, and less painkillers since she started using Mollii. See the video about Lea's experience with the Mollii Suit💫 . . #mollii #spasticy #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #pain #smärta #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #specialneeds

We are getting it done! So grateful for the support and love from our community as we’ve been sharing the news of Elemental Strength. It’s been overwhelming and our hearts are bursting. .
It’s all coming together... doors open May 1st! .
One on one High-intensity strength training— once a week, sub 30 minutes. So you have more time to create, lead, build, volunteer, play, bring your gifts to the world!

We are getting it done! So grateful for the support and love from our community as we’ve been sharing the news of Elemental Strength. It’s been overwhelming and our hearts are bursting. . It’s all coming together... doors open May 1st! . One on one High-intensity strength training— once a week, sub 30 minutes. So you have more time to create, lead, build, volunteer, play, bring your gifts to the world!

Janaya and I will be opening up our own studio on May 1,2019!!!
We will be offering high intensity training, Yoga, Bodywork, and wellness coaching.
612 NE Savanah suite 4.
Follow us on insta @elemental__strength
To keep up with our progress and future offerings.

Janaya and I will be opening up our own studio on May 1,2019!!! We will be offering high intensity training, Yoga, Bodywork, and wellness coaching. 612 NE Savanah suite 4. Follow us on insta @elemental__strength To keep up with our progress and future offerings.

Three Legged Dog 🐕🐕🐕
Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Love love loooooove this pose!!
This builds arm strength and stability while stretching the chest muscles, and still giving hamstring love on the stabilizing leg. By firing up the quad of the floating leg be sure to flex your toes to point towards the floor to keep those hips squared with a hip flexor stretch!!!! .
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Yoga does dual purpose for our muscles! In the personal trainer world this is known as reciprocal inhibition. This means while one muscle agonist is strengthening by contraction..the other, antagonist, is inhibited to allow lengthening/stretching at the same time! ... if you can unlock this concept, it will be easier for you to see how other basic postures can help both build strength and flexibility to easily achieve more access into more intermediate and advanced poses!
Three Legged Dog is a beautiful example of reciprocal inhibition in more than one part of the body! Plus, it's a feel-good pose for sure! Although, I will be honest, it took me a long time in order for down dog to be a comfy happy place.
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🐕🐕🐕...for more access into this pose, work on lizard lunge, half splits, forward fold, down puppy, and down dog, along some wrist mobility and forearm strengthening drills....🐕🐕🐕
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PS- We have a down dog Workshop coming in the fifth week of our Yoga Basics series! If you would like an itinerary to see exactly what we'll be working on each day in this series please send me a message and I will hook you up!
#ekapadaadhomukhasvanasana
#threeleggeddog
#reciprocalinhibition
#personaltraineryogi
#yoga
#yogalove
#yogapose
#yogaforlife
#bloomwhereplanted
#yogavibes
#yogaaddict
#yogacommunity
#yogaclasses YOGA BASICS
#yogateacher
#muchlove
#namaste
#godbless
#christiansdoyoga
#asana + #pranayama = #possibilities

Three Legged Dog 🐕🐕🐕 Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Love love loooooove this pose!! This builds arm strength and stability while stretching the chest muscles, and still giving hamstring love on the stabilizing leg. By firing up the quad of the floating leg be sure to flex your toes to point towards the floor to keep those hips squared with a hip flexor stretch!!!! . . Yoga does dual purpose for our muscles! In the personal trainer world this is known as reciprocal inhibition. This means while one muscle agonist is strengthening by contraction..the other, antagonist, is inhibited to allow lengthening/stretching at the same time! ... if you can unlock this concept, it will be easier for you to see how other basic postures can help both build strength and flexibility to easily achieve more access into more intermediate and advanced poses! Three Legged Dog is a beautiful example of reciprocal inhibition in more than one part of the body! Plus, it's a feel-good pose for sure! Although, I will be honest, it took me a long time in order for down dog to be a comfy happy place. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🐕🐕🐕...for more access into this pose, work on lizard lunge, half splits, forward fold, down puppy, and down dog, along some wrist mobility and forearm strengthening drills....🐕🐕🐕 . . . PS- We have a down dog Workshop coming in the fifth week of our Yoga Basics series! If you would like an itinerary to see exactly what we'll be working on each day in this series please send me a message and I will hook you up! #ekapadaadhomukhasvanasana #threeleggeddog #reciprocalinhibition #personaltraineryogi #yoga #yogalove #yogapose #yogaforlife #bloomwhereplanted #yogavibes #yogaaddict #yogacommunity #yogaclasses YOGA BASICS #yogateacher #muchlove #namaste #godbless #christiansdoyoga #asana + #pranayama = #possibilities

Muscles cramps and reciprocal inhibition:
When hiking intensively or performing legs exercises, in stressed conditions, while dehydrating and losing electrolytes, we might experience muscle cramps.
Muscle cramps of course are not an issue of legs only.
In many cases, we may want to refuel our body with water and electrolytes.
Also, a useful technique for a faster recovery from muscle cramp is by doing reciprocal inhibition stretches.
Unlike just stretching the cramped muscle directly, which can actually cause some damage you would like to make a contraction stretch as reciprocal inhibition.
This works because opposing pairs of muscles are able to inhibit each other from firing, an effect called reciprocal inhibition. It's essentially a signal for that opposite muscle to relax. The trick works on any muscle in your body.
Activation of an opposing muscle group with resisted tension forces the contracted muscle to relax. For example, a cramp in the posterior, lower leg can be relieved by applying resisted tension to the anterior, lower leg muscles. When stretching, it is easier to stretch a muscle that is relaxed than to stretch a contracted muscle. By inducing the antagonists to relax during a stretch due to contraction of the agonist, massage therapists can take advantage of reciprocal inhibition by getting a more effective stretch.
If the cramp is in your hamstring, activate your quadriceps by straightening your leg.
If the cramp is in your quad, activate your hamstrings (bend your knee).
If the bottom of your foot is cramping, lift your foot and spread out your toes.
Take care of your body 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ #musclecramps
#electrolytes #reciprocalinhibition #bodymaintenance #healthybodyandmind #healthandfitness #hikingtips #stretching

Muscles cramps and reciprocal inhibition: When hiking intensively or performing legs exercises, in stressed conditions, while dehydrating and losing electrolytes, we might experience muscle cramps. Muscle cramps of course are not an issue of legs only. In many cases, we may want to refuel our body with water and electrolytes. Also, a useful technique for a faster recovery from muscle cramp is by doing reciprocal inhibition stretches. Unlike just stretching the cramped muscle directly, which can actually cause some damage you would like to make a contraction stretch as reciprocal inhibition. This works because opposing pairs of muscles are able to inhibit each other from firing, an effect called reciprocal inhibition. It's essentially a signal for that opposite muscle to relax. The trick works on any muscle in your body. Activation of an opposing muscle group with resisted tension forces the contracted muscle to relax. For example, a cramp in the posterior, lower leg can be relieved by applying resisted tension to the anterior, lower leg muscles. When stretching, it is easier to stretch a muscle that is relaxed than to stretch a contracted muscle. By inducing the antagonists to relax during a stretch due to contraction of the agonist, massage therapists can take advantage of reciprocal inhibition by getting a more effective stretch. If the cramp is in your hamstring, activate your quadriceps by straightening your leg. If the cramp is in your quad, activate your hamstrings (bend your knee). If the bottom of your foot is cramping, lift your foot and spread out your toes. Take care of your body 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ #musclecramps #electrolytes #reciprocalinhibition #bodymaintenance #healthybodyandmind #healthandfitness #hikingtips #stretching

+6 Days Past Due + Hip Release —————————————————
MUCH needed iliopsoas length using a combination of reciprocal inhibition and self PNF. Another words, engage your muscles in a strategic position in order to achieve a greater, longer lasting release in the musculature that’s nagging you...
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#mobility #reciprocalinhibition #psoasstretch #41weekspregnant #corectology #ajfishertrainer

+6 Days Past Due + Hip Release ————————————————— MUCH needed iliopsoas length using a combination of reciprocal inhibition and self PNF. Another words, engage your muscles in a strategic position in order to achieve a greater, longer lasting release in the musculature that’s nagging you... ————————————————- #mobility #reciprocalinhibition #psoasstretch #41weekspregnant #corectology #ajfishertrainer

Assisting with Marilyn Nylen, owner of Akasha Massage and Bodywork, Concord NH. She also is running in the Gilmanton NH C.A.R.R. Road Race Series, and we are doing pre and post sports massage on the Runners! Windy today but not bed temps. Happy Saturday everyone!
#massagetherapy#sports#sportsmassage#stretching#reciprocalinhibition#contractrelax#runner#roadrace#massagetherapist#healing#preworkout#postworkout

Assisting with Marilyn Nylen, owner of Akasha Massage and Bodywork, Concord NH. She also is running in the Gilmanton NH C.A.R.R. Road Race Series, and we are doing pre and post sports massage on the Runners! Windy today but not bed temps. Happy Saturday everyone! #massagetherapy #sports #sportsmassage #stretching #reciprocalinhibition #contractrelax #runner #roadrace #massagetherapist #healing #preworkout #postworkout

#ActiveStretch vs #PassiveStretch. #ReciprocalInhibition. #Reciprocalinhibitory Reflex. #PressurePoint Therapy.
Focus on the contraction of the antagonists (quads) for 5-10 seconds, in slow, controlled repititions, rather than holding the stretch pose on the tight muscles (hamstrings) for 30 seconds. Be creative as you use these ideas to create your own stretches where you need more flexibility 🙂
Homework is to look up videos on actin and myosin to see the mechanisms for muscle contraction and relaxation. The #BlueChipChiropractic #chiropractic Facebook page has the rest of the video

#ActiveStretch vs #PassiveStretch. #ReciprocalInhibition. #Reciprocalinhibitory Reflex. #PressurePoint Therapy. Focus on the contraction of the antagonists (quads) for 5-10 seconds, in slow, controlled repititions, rather than holding the stretch pose on the tight muscles (hamstrings) for 30 seconds. Be creative as you use these ideas to create your own stretches where you need more flexibility 🙂 Homework is to look up videos on actin and myosin to see the mechanisms for muscle contraction and relaxation. The #BlueChipChiropractic #chiropractic Facebook page has the rest of the video

#Reciprocalinhibition. #Reciprocalinhibitoryreflex #Activestretching (instead of #passivestretching) #stretching
An introduction to a few thoughts and ideas for you to play with 🙂 #chiropractic -#bluechipchiropractic Watch the rest of the video on the blue Chip Facebook page :).

#Reciprocalinhibition. #Reciprocalinhibitoryreflex #Activestretching (instead of #passivestretching) #stretchingAn introduction to a few thoughts and ideas for you to play with 🙂 #chiropractic - #bluechipchiropractic Watch the rest of the video on the blue Chip Facebook page :).

Göteborg! Den 25 och 29 mars (måndag och fredag) gör vi utprovningar och uppföljningar i Göteborg. Vill ni boka in ett besök med våra kliniker? 👉🏽 skicka DM här, maila till info@inerventions.se eller ring oss på 08-410 277 01 ✨😁
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#mollii #molliisuit #spasticy #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #pain #smärta #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #stroke #strokesurvivor #MS #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #ryggmärgsskada #spinalcordinjury #spinalcordrecovery #MS #multiplesclerosis #multiplesclerose #specialneeds #cpwarrior

Göteborg! Den 25 och 29 mars (måndag och fredag) gör vi utprovningar och uppföljningar i Göteborg. Vill ni boka in ett besök med våra kliniker? 👉🏽 skicka DM här, maila till info @inerventions .se eller ring oss på 08-410 277 01 ✨😁 . #mollii #molliisuit #spasticy #assistivedevice #hjälpmedel #rehabilitering #rehabilitation #rehab #therapy #terapi #inerventions #pain #smärta #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpares #CP #stroke #strokesurvivor #MS #neuro #neurorehabilitering #reciprocalinhibition #cerebralpalsyawareness #ryggmärgsskada #spinalcordinjury #spinalcordrecovery #MS #multiplesclerosis #multiplesclerose #specialneeds #cpwarrior

I would like to indroduce you a sports massage 💪 ⚽🎾🥋🥊🏌‍♀🏂🏾⛸
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Sports massage was developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training.
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However, contrary to what the name suggests, you don't have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage.
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Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons and can be beneficial for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion ☝️
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Я хотела бы представить вам спортивный массаж 💪⚽️🏀⛸🥊🥋🏋️‍♂️🤾‍♀️🧗‍♀️🚵‍♀️🏊‍♀️
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Спортивный массаж был разработан с целю помочь спортсменам подготовить свое тело к оптимальной работе, восстановиться после большой нагрузки, а так же для того, чтобы повысить работоспособность во время тренировки.
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Однако, вопреки тому, что следует из названия, вам не нужно быть спортсменом, чтобы получить пользу от спортивного массажа.
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Спортивный массаж делает упор на профилактику и заживление травм мышц и сухожилий и может быть полезен людям с травмами, хронической болью или ограниченным диапазоном движений.
Vēlos iepazīstināt jūs ar sporta masāžu 💪🏐🏀⛳🏒🏑🎳🏸🏂🏾🏌️‍♀️ Sporta masāža tika izstrādāta, lai palīdzētu sportistiem sagatavot savu ķermeni optimālai darbībai, atgūt lielu slodzi, kā arī uzlabot vingrinājumu vingrošanas laikā.
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Tomēr, pretēji tam, ko norāda vārds, jums nav jābūt sportistam, lai iegūtu labumu no sporta masāžas.
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Sporta masāža koncentrējas uz muskuļu un cīpslu traumu profilaksi un dzīšanu un var būt noderīga cilvēkiem ar traumām, hroniskām sāpēm vai ierobežotu kustību diapazonu.
#sportstherapy #sportsinjuries #preevent #postevent #massage #remedialmassage #frictions #postisometricrelaxation #reciprocalinhibition #athletes #rehabilitation #riga #latvia #universityofbirmingham #lspa
@sports_therapy_rehab
@dmitrygotovsky

I would like to indroduce you a sports massage 💪 ⚽🎾🥋🥊🏌‍♀🏂🏾⛸ ⠀ Sports massage was developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. ⠀ However, contrary to what the name suggests, you don't have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage. ⠀ Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons and can be beneficial for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion ☝️ ⠀ Я хотела бы представить вам спортивный массаж 💪⚽️🏀⛸🥊🥋🏋️‍♂️🤾‍♀️🧗‍♀️🚵‍♀️🏊‍♀️ ⠀ Спортивный массаж был разработан с целю помочь спортсменам подготовить свое тело к оптимальной работе, восстановиться после большой нагрузки, а так же для того, чтобы повысить работоспособность во время тренировки. ⠀ Однако, вопреки тому, что следует из названия, вам не нужно быть спортсменом, чтобы получить пользу от спортивного массажа. ⠀ Спортивный массаж делает упор на профилактику и заживление травм мышц и сухожилий и может быть полезен людям с травмами, хронической болью или ограниченным диапазоном движений. Vēlos iepazīstināt jūs ar sporta masāžu 💪🏐🏀⛳🏒🏑🎳🏸🏂🏾🏌️‍♀️ Sporta masāža tika izstrādāta, lai palīdzētu sportistiem sagatavot savu ķermeni optimālai darbībai, atgūt lielu slodzi, kā arī uzlabot vingrinājumu vingrošanas laikā. ⠀ Tomēr, pretēji tam, ko norāda vārds, jums nav jābūt sportistam, lai iegūtu labumu no sporta masāžas. ⠀ Sporta masāža koncentrējas uz muskuļu un cīpslu traumu profilaksi un dzīšanu un var būt noderīga cilvēkiem ar traumām, hroniskām sāpēm vai ierobežotu kustību diapazonu. #sportstherapy #sportsinjuries #preevent #postevent #massage #remedialmassage #frictions #postisometricrelaxation #reciprocalinhibition #athletes #rehabilitation #riga #latvia #universityofbirmingham #lspa @sports_therapy_rehab @dmitrygotovsky

#fb to the time when @morrischestnutofficial hamstring cramped up during our Saturday morning basketball games and I got to be the hero :) .
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#ballislife #actor #reciprocalinhibition #chiropractic #morrischestnut

#fb to the time when @morrischestnutofficial hamstring cramped up during our Saturday morning basketball games and I got to be the hero :) . . . . #ballislife #actor #reciprocalinhibition #chiropractic #morrischestnut

Sometimes there’s things that look so stupid, until you do it... or I do it in this case 🙂Few things here☝️ the supportive leg tends to go into external rotation. Don’t let it 🙏 it should be parallel. Same as the hip 🦴 bones. They should be facing the shoulder rest. Then we might be doing a close version of #reciprocalinhibition as we do some flexión 🐉 resistance is blue and yellow in case you were wondering.
Comments below ⤵️ #hamstringstretch #hipmobility #wednesdaymotivation #miercolessanto #cadera #estiramientosconscientes #10x #pilatesreformer #pilatescommunity #pilatescolombia

Sometimes there’s things that look so stupid, until you do it... or I do it in this case 🙂Few things here☝️ the supportive leg tends to go into external rotation. Don’t let it 🙏 it should be parallel. Same as the hip 🦴 bones. They should be facing the shoulder rest. Then we might be doing a close version of #reciprocalinhibition as we do some flexión 🐉 resistance is blue and yellow in case you were wondering. Comments below ⤵️ #hamstringstretch #hipmobility #wednesdaymotivation #miercolessanto #cadera #estiramientosconscientes #10x #pilatesreformer #pilatescommunity #pilatescolombia