Personal trainer, Kai Wheeler, out of San Diego, CA shows you a
myofascial release technique along with a few stretching poses to
relieve hip, lower back and buttock pain. Trigger points in the
piriformis can impinge the sciatic nerve sending pain signals to these areas. Common misdiagnoses of piriformis dysfunction are
sciatica and herniated disk. If you are someone who feels discomfort in
the hip, lower back or buttock while sitting, walking and running, give
this release a try!!!
If you are someone who experiences knee pain during lunges this video will benefit you. There can be many factors that influence knee pain during exercise but I have identified the three most common issues I encounter with my clients. I will show you how to restore tight hip flexors, improve proper weight distribution, strengthen the core stabilizer muscles and finally I will cover the mechanics of a lunge.
I have been really feelin’ Calvin Harris lately which inspired me to do my latest exercise montage. This video was a lot of fun for me to make. I hope some of the exercises inspire you for your next workout!
Increase Your Flexibility || Lower Body Stretch Routine
“Static stretching is a technique that involves holding a muscle in an elongated position for 30-90 seconds. The objective is to lengthen the muscle tissue and increase flexibility. There are various way to stretch these muscles but I chose to show you the ones that tend to be the simplest and most effective for all levels.
Flexibility is essential because it improves range of motion, reduces risk of injury, improves movement patterns, promotes healthy posture, and helps protect joints. This routine will cover the hip flexors, glutes, hamstrings, abductors, and calves”
Personal trainer, Kai Wheeler, out of San Diego, CA demonstrates a
myofascial release technique for chronic neck pain, shoulder pain and
headaches. Activities of daily life such as sitting at a computer,
driving, carrying a heavy purse, all place a burden on the trapezius. If
you have rounded forward posture from tight pecs, the trapezius is in a
perpetual battle to counteract the constant pull on the shoulders.
Emotional stress is another culprit that creates tension within the body
and can cause you to keep your shoulders in an elevated position. These
are all habits you may not even be aware of that can be contributing to
your headaches, neck or shoulder pain.
3 Functional Exercises To Strengthen The Glutes & Core
Personal trainer Kai Wheeler demonstrates 3 functional exercises to strengthen the glutes and core. The primary function of the glutes is hip extension. Along with the core, the glutes also play a role in stabilizing the pelvis and the spine. For postural reasons, it is very important that your back side balance out your front. Strengthening your glutes will improve movement patterns and help prevent pain and injuries.
If you are looking for guidance when it comes to exercise selection this video is for you! The primary objective of any workout program should be functionality, including exercises that translate to everyday activities. Many traditional exercise routines focus on isolating one muscle group at a time in one plane of motion. This is problematic because our bodies are designed to move in dynamic patterns utilizing prime movers, secondary movers and stabilizer muscles. If you overtrain one muscle group in one plane of motion you are not using your body as an integrated system of movers. The three planes of motion are sagittal, frontal and transverse.