Core Stabilization

Treating Low Back Pain in Ultimate Frisbee 

Treating Low Back Pain in Ultimate Frisbee 

The treatment of mechanical low back pain involves: (1) mobilizing the hips, (2) stabilizing the core, and (3) mobilizing the mid-back. This post will discuss why these areas of the body are targeted and which exercises can help Ultimate players overcome lower back pain. 

Developing a Core Exercise Program

Developing a Core Exercise Program

Core exercises have become a staple for managing low back issues. However, there is a lot of confusion regarding which exercises to do and how to do the exercises. This post will discuss some of the common faults with core exercise programs and how to create an effective core exercise program. 

Is it possible to increase flexibility without stretching?

Is it possible to increase flexibility without stretching?

Are all tight tissues a flexibility problem? It would make sense that if we feel tightness in a tissue that we should stretch it. The hamstrings and the low back are two common areas where people feel the need to stretch. The problem is that the tightness usually returns shortly after stretching. What gives? In this blog post we will discuss why the solution to all flexibility problems isn’t stretching and what can be done about those tight tissues. 

Biohacking the Squat - Is it a mobility or stability issue?

Biohacking the Squat - Is it a mobility or stability issue?

The squat is one of the best whole body exercises that you can do. It challenges the overall mobility and stability of the entire body. There is a common misconception with the squat that there is an “ideal squat.” Traditionally the ideal squat consisted of the feet planted straight forward, knees tracking over the 2nd toe, chest up, and the head looking straight ahead. Unfortunately, this advice does not suit everyone because we are all built slightly different. This blog post will discuss how to figure out what is limiting your squat as well as how to determine what the best squatting pattern is for your body.