The thoracic spine is an incredibly important part of your body, especially if you work at a desk. In many cases, when a client is reporting stiffness in the back they’re having thoracic spine mobility problems.
Ideally, I’d be able to explain how this crucial bit of anatomy works through my themed attraction: Thoracic Park. However, no one has invested in that project yet so we’ll break it down in this article.
Read on to understand what the middle chunk of your spine does and how to get it in proper working order.
Vitamin D is my favorite vitamin.
I know, who has a favorite vitamin? Well, I do, and it isn’t even for a scientific reason.
When I was a kid I learned an amazing fact. Our main source of Vitamin D is sunlight. When I heard that I froze, and my mind immediately raced to the obvious logical conclusion: “If Superman gets his powers from absorbing the light of Earth’s yellow sun, and we get essential vitamins from the sun, then... Oh my god we’re all Superman.”
An exaggeration to be sure, but not as far from the truth as you may think. Let’s take a minute to appreciate Vitamin D and how it makes us a little bit more like the Man of Steel.
If you've ever followed a strength training program, you know that it's all about progression. Increasing weight and changing up rep ranges to ensure you're actually making progress.
But how can you follow that same principle when you're stuck at home?
If you work at a desk, you probably experience neck aches regularly. These days, it’s one of the most commonly reported chronic discomforts.
Neck issues can result in a host of pain problems including headaches, nerve pain, and even shoulder issues.
In 5 minutes or less, here’s how to make desk life less of a pain in the neck.
Why do we diet? What is the motivation? To eat better, to lose weight, to treat or prevent diseases, to try a new FAD diet that celebrities swear by? Why do we choose to live by dietary patterns created by others and live in these restrictive ways?
FAD diets are a popular topic of discussion, but what are the pros, cons, truths, and myths behind some of the most popular FADs out there?
One of the most often overlooked parts of any fitness program is recovery. The truth is, recovering effectively is just as important as working hard, so skipping out on recovery can significantly impact your results. Here's some tips and tricks to accelerate the recovery process and get you ready for your next workout that much quicker.
Navigating your strength training program is hard enough without having false information thrown at you all the time. Unfortunately, the truth is there are still a lot of misconceptions about strength and fitness as a whole.
While we can't single-handedly make them all go away today, we can at least do our part to clear up some of the confusion.
Here's three of the biggest myths surrounding strength training: BUSTED.
In a world with way too much unsubstantiated fitness info, there are a lot of incorrect practices that have become “common knowledge.” Despite your best intentions, you’re probably doing some things that don’t benefit your health.
In today’s article, we bust 4 corrective exercise myths that can affect your fitness.
Everyone knows protein is kind of a big deal, but what makes it so important? And how much is enough? Let's talk about it.
Some people think of carbohydrates as Fluffy, the three headed dog from Harry Potter, scary and ferocious, and some people view them as the 101 Dalmatian puppies, cute and snuggly. The question is, are carbohydrates good or evil? Should you be scared of them or embrace them? What is your relationship to carbs?
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