HOW TO ASSESS YOUR SHOULDER PAIN

The shoulder joint is one of the most vulnerable joints in the human body. There is so much range of movement that it is surprising more shoulder injuries don’t occur. If your shoulders are healthy, you must be doing the right things to strengthen them. If not, you are either performing compromising movements or are […]

HOW TO SELF-DIAGNOSE YOUR SHOULDER PAIN

By Tom Kelso The shoulder joint is one of the most vulnerable joints in the human body. There is so much range of movement that it is surprising more shoulder injuries don’t occur. If your shoulders are healthy, you must be doing the right things to strengthen them. If not, you are either performing compromising […]

Poses to Soothe Sciatica

These 7 simple poses target the tight muscle that often causes sciatic pain: the piriformis. BY Doug Keller Sciatica has a long (and painful!) history. As far back as the 5th century BCE, doctors and sufferers alike have tried a host of imaginative remedies, from leeches and hot coals in Roman times to 20th-century use […]

Three short walks can reverse the damage of three hours of sitting

SCIENCEALERT STAFF We all know by now that sitting for long periods of time can be deadly – recent research has linked prolonged sitting to high cholesterol, obesity and cardiovascular problems. This is partly because sitting makes the muscles in our bodies become lazy and stop contracting, causing blood to pool in our legs instead of […]

Science says sleep plays an important role in memory

Why all-night cramming doesn’t work. CHRIS PASH, BUSINESS INSIDER Sleeping plays an important role in forming lasting memories, but controversy remains over whether the brain helps to create these by deleting unnecessary connections or by strengthening important ones. Now the latest research suggests that both processes occur during sleep. A study in the journal PLOS Computational […]

Ways to Know if You Should Include an Exercise in a Strength Training Program

y Eric Cressey At Cressey Sports Performance, whenever we’re training a new staff member to write strength and conditioning programs, I always heavily emphasize the following point: If you’re going to put an exercise in a program, you need to be able to quickly and easily justify its inclusion. Without a doubt, exercise selection is […]

THE TURKISH GET-UP — A CLINICIAN’S PERSPECTIVE

BY TRAVIS JEWETT, DC     I am a self-described kettlebell nerd. One of the ongoing jokes when I teach seminars is if you come to me with an orthopedic issue, I will tell you to do TGU’s. There is truth behind every joke however. Why I continuously return to the TGU when evaluating an […]

Where Do Burpees Come From? (Spoiler Alert: Not Hell)

Ever do a burpee? Or 30? Ever tackled a circuit that requires, say, five rounds of 15 burpees? If so, you might want someone to blame for bringing this uniquely punishing movement into the world and to the attention of coaches, trainers, and fitness enthusiasts. So at whom can we shake our sweaty, exhausted fists? […]

It’s Not a ‘Stream’ of Consciousness

By GREGORY HICKOK IN 1890, the American psychologist William James famously likened our conscious experience to the flow of a stream. “A ‘river’ or a ‘stream’ are the metaphors by which it is most naturally described,” he wrote. “In talking of it hereafter, let’s call it the stream of thought, consciousness, or subjective life.” While […]