The Most Common Nutrient Deficiency

Even in overfed western countries like America nutrient deficiencies are prolific, and they can seriously affect quality of life and contribute to many diseases. Of all the nutrient deficiencies Magnesium is likely the most common and most serious nutrient deficiency. Many experts believe that upwards of 80% of Americans are deficient in the important mineral. Most of the 28 grams of body magnesium is in muscles and soft tissues, 1% is in extracellular fluids, and the remainder in the skeleton. Magnesium is essential for all biosynthetic processes including carbohydrate use, energy-dependent membrane transport processes, and the transmission of genetic code. More than 300 enzymes (of a total 1,500) are known…
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The Best Glute Exercise You Are Not Doing!

Everyone wants a stronger and more shapely set of gluteal muscles for many reasons including the fact that the Gluteus Maximus is the largest muscle in the body, and arguably the most powerful. The main function of GM is to extend the hip and prevent the upper body from falling forward relative to the lower body and hip. The most powerful exercise for targeting the glutes is the hip thrust because it emphasizes the fully contracted position loading which is how we get the maximum activation of the glute. Initially hip thrusts aka bridges can be done on the floor lying on the back with knees flexed at 90% and…
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Downhill Skier Exercise

Proper hip hinging technique is critical for the prevention of injuries and being able to perform many exercises properly such as the deadlift, kettlebell swing, and single leg deadlift. The squat is another primary movement pattern that must be learned to prevent injury and optimize movement. There is a great exercise that teaches the relationship between the hip hinge and squat and is a fantastic dynamic warm-up and corrective exercise that can be done every day. It is called the downhill skier. Start by placing the hands palm down on the top of the thighs. Keep the back straight slide the hands down until the palms are resting on the…
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The Straight Arm Band or Cable Pulldown

Many people have issues with scapular control that manifests and scapular winging and is also referred to as scapular dyskinesia (see here for how to assess if your client has this issue: https://mikereinold.com/a-simple-test-for-scapular-dyskinesis-you-must-use/). Clients with this issue will often show shoulder elevation during overhead movements and the scapula will wing out away from the body. The straight arm pulldown is a great exercise to work the latissimus muscles without having to go overhead and learning to keep the shoulder down and preventing scapular winging. The exercise can be done with a cable or two cables or a resistance band. Execution Grasp handles or if using a flat circular band wrap…
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The Most Common Nutrient Deficiency

Even in overfed western countries like America nutrient deficiencies are prolific, and they can seriously affect quality of life and contribute to many diseases. Of all the nutrient deficiencies Magnesium is likely the most common and most serious nutrient deficiency. Many experts believe that upwards of 80% of Americans are deficient in the important mineral. Most of the 28 grams of body magnesium is in muscles and soft tissues, 1% is in extracellular fluids, and the remainder in the skeleton. Magnesium is essential for all biosynthetic processes including carbohydrate use, energy-dependent membrane transport processes, and the transmission of genetic code. More than 300 enzymes (of a total 1,500) are known…
Read More

The Best Glute Exercise You Are Not Doing!

Everyone wants a stronger and more shapely set of gluteal muscles for many reasons including the fact that the Gluteus Maximus is the largest muscle in the body, and arguably the most powerful. The main function of GM is to extend the hip and prevent the upper body from falling forward relative to the lower body and hip. The most powerful exercise for targeting the glutes is the hip thrust because it emphasizes the fully contracted position loading which is how we get the maximum activation of the glute. Initially hip thrusts aka bridges can be done on the floor lying on the back with knees flexed at 90% and…
Read More

Downhill Skier Exercise

Proper hip hinging technique is critical for the prevention of injuries and being able to perform many exercises properly such as the deadlift, kettlebell swing, and single leg deadlift. The squat is another primary movement pattern that must be learned to prevent injury and optimize movement. There is a great exercise that teaches the relationship between the hip hinge and squat and is a fantastic dynamic warm-up and corrective exercise that can be done every day. It is called the downhill skier. Start by placing the hands palm down on the top of the thighs. Keep the back straight slide the hands down until the palms are resting on the…
Read More

The Straight Arm Band or Cable Pulldown

Many people have issues with scapular control that manifests and scapular winging and is also referred to as scapular dyskinesia (see here for how to assess if your client has this issue: https://mikereinold.com/a-simple-test-for-scapular-dyskinesis-you-must-use/). Clients with this issue will often show shoulder elevation during overhead movements and the scapula will wing out away from the body. The straight arm pulldown is a great exercise to work the latissimus muscles without having to go overhead and learning to keep the shoulder down and preventing scapular winging. The exercise can be done with a cable or two cables or a resistance band. Execution Grasp handles or if using a flat circular band wrap…
Read More

The Most Common Nutrient Deficiency

Even in overfed western countries like America nutrient deficiencies are prolific, and they can seriously affect quality of life and contribute to many diseases. Of all the nutrient deficiencies Magnesium is likely the most common and most serious nutrient deficiency. Many experts believe that upwards of 80% of Americans are deficient in the important mineral. Most of the 28 grams of body magnesium is in muscles and soft tissues, 1% is in extracellular fluids, and the remainder in the skeleton. Magnesium is essential for all biosynthetic processes including carbohydrate use, energy-dependent membrane transport processes, and the transmission of genetic code. More than 300 enzymes (of a total 1,500) are known…
Read More

The Best Glute Exercise You Are Not Doing!

Everyone wants a stronger and more shapely set of gluteal muscles for many reasons including the fact that the Gluteus Maximus is the largest muscle in the body, and arguably the most powerful. The main function of GM is to extend the hip and prevent the upper body from falling forward relative to the lower body and hip. The most powerful exercise for targeting the glutes is the hip thrust because it emphasizes the fully contracted position loading which is how we get the maximum activation of the glute. Initially hip thrusts aka bridges can be done on the floor lying on the back with knees flexed at 90% and…
Read More

Downhill Skier Exercise

Proper hip hinging technique is critical for the prevention of injuries and being able to perform many exercises properly such as the deadlift, kettlebell swing, and single leg deadlift. The squat is another primary movement pattern that must be learned to prevent injury and optimize movement. There is a great exercise that teaches the relationship between the hip hinge and squat and is a fantastic dynamic warm-up and corrective exercise that can be done every day. It is called the downhill skier. Start by placing the hands palm down on the top of the thighs. Keep the back straight slide the hands down until the palms are resting on the…
Read More

The Straight Arm Band or Cable Pulldown

Many people have issues with scapular control that manifests and scapular winging and is also referred to as scapular dyskinesia (see here for how to assess if your client has this issue: https://mikereinold.com/a-simple-test-for-scapular-dyskinesis-you-must-use/). Clients with this issue will often show shoulder elevation during overhead movements and the scapula will wing out away from the body. The straight arm pulldown is a great exercise to work the latissimus muscles without having to go overhead and learning to keep the shoulder down and preventing scapular winging. The exercise can be done with a cable or two cables or a resistance band. Execution Grasp handles or if using a flat circular band wrap…
Read More

The Most Common Nutrient Deficiency

Even in overfed western countries like America nutrient deficiencies are prolific, and they can seriously affect quality of life and contribute to many diseases. Of all the nutrient deficiencies Magnesium is likely the most common and most serious nutrient deficiency. Many experts believe that upwards of 80% of Americans are deficient in the important mineral. Most of the 28 grams of body magnesium is in muscles and soft tissues, 1% is in extracellular fluids, and the remainder in the skeleton. Magnesium is essential for all biosynthetic processes including carbohydrate use, energy-dependent membrane transport processes, and the transmission of genetic code. More than 300 enzymes (of a total 1,500) are known…
Read More

The Best Glute Exercise You Are Not Doing!

Everyone wants a stronger and more shapely set of gluteal muscles for many reasons including the fact that the Gluteus Maximus is the largest muscle in the body, and arguably the most powerful. The main function of GM is to extend the hip and prevent the upper body from falling forward relative to the lower body and hip. The most powerful exercise for targeting the glutes is the hip thrust because it emphasizes the fully contracted position loading which is how we get the maximum activation of the glute. Initially hip thrusts aka bridges can be done on the floor lying on the back with knees flexed at 90% and…
Read More

Downhill Skier Exercise

Proper hip hinging technique is critical for the prevention of injuries and being able to perform many exercises properly such as the deadlift, kettlebell swing, and single leg deadlift. The squat is another primary movement pattern that must be learned to prevent injury and optimize movement. There is a great exercise that teaches the relationship between the hip hinge and squat and is a fantastic dynamic warm-up and corrective exercise that can be done every day. It is called the downhill skier. Start by placing the hands palm down on the top of the thighs. Keep the back straight slide the hands down until the palms are resting on the…
Read More

The Straight Arm Band or Cable Pulldown

Many people have issues with scapular control that manifests and scapular winging and is also referred to as scapular dyskinesia (see here for how to assess if your client has this issue: https://mikereinold.com/a-simple-test-for-scapular-dyskinesis-you-must-use/). Clients with this issue will often show shoulder elevation during overhead movements and the scapula will wing out away from the body. The straight arm pulldown is a great exercise to work the latissimus muscles without having to go overhead and learning to keep the shoulder down and preventing scapular winging. The exercise can be done with a cable or two cables or a resistance band. Execution Grasp handles or if using a flat circular band wrap…
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