Given that I'm often a major pain the ass, I have a special interest in learning about pain. Well that and that I help a lot of people in the clinic for pain. So I'm curious, if you've experienced pain, what do you think is the cause of your pain or have you been told that was the reason or cause of your pain and what helped you get relief?
And if you didn't get relief? I'm interested in your responses as well. What do you think is the reason for your pain and what have you tried that didn't help? Also, how confident are you that you will get relief?
Are you tired, have low energy and generally worn down but you still struggle to sleep at night? If so, I just came an interesting article that may offer a solution.
Preparing healthy meals when short on time can be a problem. If you're looking for a solution check out this awesome infographic by Precision Nutrition.
If you're interested in either, this workout will do it. It's what I did today.
Pillar prep - Redcord
2 x 5 each side
Supine pelvic lift
Trap bar dead-lift - 5 reps every 2 minutes x 5 sets @ 80-85% of 5 RM
3 sets @ 80-85% relative effort
Trap bar dead-lifts x 10 @ 50-60% of 10 RM
Redcord prone hip flexion with rotation x 8/side
Rest 3 min b/w sets
I was just at an education conference this past week and a real interesting conversation came up on the relationship between posture and pain. More specifically, one of my colleagues reported having a history of neck pain while the other two reported having a history of shoulder pain. Interestingly, although the pains were slightly different, all three indicated that they had been told at some point that their pain was related to poor posture. Have you been told the same? Oddly enough, despite this long held belief, the evidence doesn't seem to hold up.
Deadlifts and ring dips are a nice pairing for a circuit. Much like steak and eggs.
How many reps and sets? Depends on things like your goals, training experience and fitness level. Can't do those exercises? Grade it. Make it easier with a push-up and back extension.
Think you have to go to the gym everyday to reach your health and fitness goals? Maybe not. Although there is a direct relationship between the amount of exercise and the health benefits (i.e. more exercise = more benefits) research has shown that you can get stronger, lose weight and gain muscle from training only 3 days a week.
It can get boring doing the same ol' workout. Perhaps you head out for a run doing the same distance or so every time. Or maybe your times have stalled? Regardless, ESD doesn't have to be that way.
Have you been struggling to lose weight? Or perhaps you've been successful but only in the short term with the weight coming back on after a couple of months, or even worse, you ended up weighing more than you began? If so, you wouldn't be alone. In fact, according to research this scenario is the norm. Regardless, this still doesn't change the fact that this can be particularly frustrating and sometimes any sense of confidence that you had to begin with is slowly eroded. However, there is some good news at the end if the tunnel. Read on to find out why you may be wrong if you think only adding exercise will help you reach your goals and learn what to do instead.
In this post, Gloria, a client of mine, shares her story in her own words of how she went from having shoulder pain and missing out on many of the activities she wanted to do to less pain, more confidence and doing the things that she enjoys doing.
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