Is your balance training the best it could be?

Most people are familiar with common balance exercises such as standing heel to toe, or standing on one leg. These exercises are examples of what are called static balance exercises, and while static exercises should be part of a successful balance training program, so too should dynamic exercises. Static exercises refer to exercises where we…

Training the right muscles in the wrong way

It is very obvious that the way to make a muscle stronger is through exercise. But while it is easy to find an exercise that targets a particular muscle, it is harder to choose the appropriate exercise for a specific goal.Let’s consider strengthening the glute muscles to improve balance while walking. Unfortunately, with more time…

Why the rotator cuff muscles are so much more than rotators

Rotator cuff injuries are extremely common. While the average prevalence of rotator cuff tears in the general population is around 20%, as we age this increases to over 40% by the time we reach 70. Exercise rehabilitation programs for rotator cuff tears almost always include theraband rotation exercises, but when we look at the purpose of the rotator cuff muscles in the body, we realize that…

Why the answer should be “it depends”

When most people ask a question they are seeking a black and white answer. Nothing can be more frustrating to hear than those words “well it depends”, however they are extremely valuable words to hear and understand. Let’s explore why. As curious humans we want the definitive answer to our problems. This applies to most…