Ten years ago, I had a disc herniation in C3 and C4 vertebra in my neck from a muscular imbalance At the time, I had an MMA fight scheduled and was training for the event with one of my partners He hit me on the chin while sparring, and it felt like someone lit my […]
One of the best things about my role as a personal trainer is to help people. Whether it be with their diet, lifestyle choices or exercise prescription or all of the above I can genuinely enrich my clients lives for the better. Pain is a topic that comes up often with my older clients. Many
We begin our indoctrination into society by sitting. Remember kindergarten? One of the first things we learned how to do is sit, crossed legged, in a circle with the rest of the class. Then, you sit in a class room from grade school to college only to wind up sitting in front of a computer screen for long periods of time at work. Basically, by the time your an adult you have accepted that sitting for long periods of time is just a part of life. My degree is in finance and, before I became a trainer, I worked in corporate America as an analyst for five years. I sat at my desk for hours at a time and I know the toll prolonged sitting can take on your body in regards to posture and muscular imbalances. Most of my clients are successful professionals that work in an office and I spend half of my time trying to restore their posture and counteract the effects of sitting for long periods of time. So, if you work in an office you’ll want to keep reading because I am going to explain some simple mobility exercises you can do on your own that will improve your posture in a short period of time.