Wipe Away Hip Flexor and Quad Tightness with this Simple Move

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his week I have an exercise for you that not only feels fantastic but also provides an effective way to move and stretch the front of your hips and thighs—specifically, your hip flexors and quadriceps. These are the muscles that attach your legs to the front of your body, so as you can imagine, they’re pretty essential, especially when walking …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Figure Four Stretch

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ome stretches are fantastic to practice every day. But if you do them the same way each time, you might be missing benefits that could make a massive difference in the way you feel and move. Two keys to safe, successful stretching are variety and alignment. Think of it like mowing a lawn but only going over the same strip …

Undo Rounded Shoulders and Slumped Spines with This Exercise

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practice a few exercises every day without fail, and today I’m going to show you my favorite one. This exercise is an essential piece of the posture puzzle, and it’s fantastic for shoulders and spines that have succumbed to modern living by rounding forward. It’s a simple and effective chest stretch. You’ll need a couple of blankets and pillows for …

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Turn This Popular Ab Exercise Into Actual Core Work

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f you’ve done traditional Pilates, you know many of the exercises involve curling forward with the head, neck, and shoulders. This move is called an ab-curl, and it looks a lot like a crunch exercise. Undoubtedly, ab-curls will make you feel your stomach muscles, which must mean those muscles are being strengthened, right? Maybe, but when you take a closer …

Learn to Find, Feel, and Activate Your Multifidus for Low Back Health

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our multifidus is a group of deep muscles that attach to your spine, connecting all the way from your sacrum up to your neck. When these muscles engage, they expand, in a positive way, to hug and stabilize your spine. This deep spinal hug lets you move, dance, walk, twist, whatever move you need to make without your spine getting …

Use Your Breath to Massage Low Back Tightness Away

Use Your Breath to Massage Low Back Tightness Away

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ne side effect of shallow breathing is low back discomfort and tightness. Over time, this habit can leave the lumbar spine and surrounding muscles and fascia feeling tight and inflexible. While the tendency might be to search for an external solution, like a massage, or a stretch, you already have a perfect solution built right into your body, and it’s …