Low Back

Isometrics for Better Handstand Positioning

Isometrics for Better Handstand Positioning

Isometrics for Better Handstand Positioning Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Follow Wes on IG @drweshendricks Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: Isometrics for Better...

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The Opposite Butt Wink

The Opposite Butt Wink

The Opposite Butt Wink Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Upcoming workshop schedule Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: The Opposite Butt Wink | Ep. 115 | Movement Fix Monday The...

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Low Back Tightness During Deadlifts

Low Back Tightness During Deadlifts

When an athlete complains of low back tightness after a workout that has high rep deadlifts, kettlebell swings, or cleans/snatches (some sort of hip hinge movement) we have to figure out why that is happening.

There are many reasons this can happen, but one in particular I find quite frequently is when they round their low back during the last few inches of each rep (over and over and over again).

This can be a new lifter, but usually I see this complaint with this cause in people who have been lifting for a little while.

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

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

Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hip Flexors Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: This week we are returning to our discussion of 'the basic anatomy' series and we are taking a look at the hip flexors, but...

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Fully Move Every Joint Every Day

Fully Move Every Joint Every Day

Fully Move Every Joint Every Day Want better shoulder mobility? Download Day 1 of our Shoulder Mobility Program for free: This week I want to share with you a routine I use to fully move every joint every day. Think of moving a joint as a way to lubricate the surface...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Adductors

Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Adductors

Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Adductors Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: This week we are going to take a look at the basic anatomy of stretching the hip adductors. This is the group of muscles that...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Hamstrings

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 are: Biceps...

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Basic Anatomy of Stretching the Lats

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

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

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

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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