Pull ups

Chin-up vs Pull-up

Introduction Two commonly used strength training exercises are the chin-up and the pull-up exercise. Both exercises are performed by using similar movement patterns and by using the same primary muscles. Chin-ups and pull-ups are an exercise used to strengthen the back and biceps. Pull-ups can either be progressed or regressed Read more…

push ups on the beach

Push-up Variations

Introduction Push-ups are a basic exercise used in athletic training or during physical education classes or commonly in military physical training. Push-ups are commonly performed, easy to execute, multi-joint upper body exercise that do not require expensive equipment. Thus, they can be readily included in a fitness program. In fact, Read more…

Doing a Pull Up

Pull Up Progressions

Introduction Pull-ups are a multi-joint exercise that require minimal equipment to perform. Pull-ups can either be progressed or regressed to increase and improve upper body muscular strength, endurance, hypertrophy, and performance of tasks that require upper body pulling strength. The pull-up is an arm exercise using a horizontal bar called Read more…

Push Ups

Push Up Progression Series

Introduction The push-up is one of the most effective, efficient and safest exercise for the upper body strength development and more specifically, muscle hypertrophy. Pushups are great full body exercise that can be practiced with little or no equipment required. The strength, bodyweight and the willingness to become better is Read more…

Injury Prevention for Shoulders

Injury Prevention for Shoulders

Introduction Painful shoulder conditions are a relatively common occurrence, the shoulder joint is a “ball and socket” joint that allows multi-directional movement, it comprises of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). It sacrifices stability for mobility and because of this, it Read more…

LOWER CROSSED SYNDROME

Introduction Lower crossed syndrome (LCS) also known as distal or pelvic crossed syndrome refers to the tightness of the thoracolumbar extensors and hip flexors muscles crossing with tightness of the iliopsoas and rectus femoris. Weakness of the deep abdominal muscles ventrally crosses with weakness of the gluteus maximus and medius. Read more…

Computer Posture

UPPER CROSSED SYNDROME

Introduction As we grow older, our posture tends to decline, not only do the shoulders become more rounded, but the head becomes protracted forward and the thoracic spine (or upper back), more curved. Poor posture is the leading cause of upper cross syndrome (UCS), this happens when the muscles in Read more…