Low Back

How Different Squats Load Your Back, Knees, and Hips Differently

Different squats will load the main joints and associated muscles around those joints differently depending on style, bar placement, and weight distribution.

The main considerations are torso angle and shin angle. The alteration of those two variables is what will be the main way you can tell which joints are being loaded more and in which way.

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hip Flexors

Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hip Flexors Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hip Flexors | Ep. 106 |...

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Fully Move Every Joint Every Day

Fully Move Every Joint Every Day Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: Fully Move Every Joint Every Day | Ep. 105 | Movement Fix...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Adductors

Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Adductors Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Adductors | Ep. 103 |...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hamstrings

Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hamstrings *Updated 4/27/18 Check out The Movement Fix on Instagram @themovementfix Overview There are four muscles that make up what we call the 'hamstrings', which are located on the backside of your thigh. The muscles...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Lats

Understanding the basic anatomy of the lats is important to know how to effectively stretch the muscle without irritating the joint by over-stressing it.

The biggest thing you want to make sure you are doing when you are stretching the lats is....stretching the lats. However obvious this may seem, frequently when people try to stretch the lats, they feel tightness on the top of their shoulder, which is an indication the lats aren't being stretched, the shoulder joint is getting to its end range of motion (meaning the bones of the shoulder are the limiting factor).

The lats literally attach your low back to your arms. The name 'latissimus dorsi', which is the technical name for the lats, literally means broadest muscle of the back.

It begins all the way down in your lower back and attaches onto your arm bone (humerus) to create shoulder joint internal rotation and extension.

Since the lats attach into your lower back, your low back positioning will affect the stretch you have on your lats. You can use these anatomical attachments to more effectively stretch the lats.

 

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The Top 5 Areas to NOT Roll Out

The Top 5 Areas to NOT Roll Out Are you following The Movement Fix on Instagram? Find us @themovementfix Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: Rolling out with a foam roller and lacrosse ball or whatever...

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Split Squats with Mike Boyle

Split Squats with Mike Boyle Follow me on instagram @themovementfix Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: Split Squats with Mike Boyle | Ep. 96 | Movement Fix Monday My stop in at Mike Boyle...

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Modifying the Deadlift to Make it Pain Free

Modifying the Deadlift to Make it Pain Free Follow me on instagram @themovementfix Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: Modifying the Deadlift to Make it Pain Free | Ep. 95 | Movement Fix...

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How to Prep your Back for Deadlifts

How to Prep your Back for Deadlifts Follow me on instagram @themovementfix Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: How to Prep Your Back for Deadlifts This week I want to show you how I like to...

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How to Prep the Hips for Deadlifting

How to Prep the Hips for Deadlifting Follow me on instagram @themovementfix Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: How to Prep Your Hips for Deadlifting | Ep. 90 | Movement Fix Monday This week...

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A Better Way to 'Stretch' Your Lats

The lats can be stretched in a lot of different ways. In this post we look at 'a better way' to stretch the lats, which is really just an integration of different stresses to the tissue and nervous system, not just a different stretch position.

This will bring some pieces together from rolling out to active stretching to loaded stretching to show you some ways that go beyond just holding a static stretch as the answer to all 'stretching' needs.

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