Fitness Anatomy

Posts in the Anatomy section simplify anatomy, physiology, and mechanics for your workout. This will help you understand how your body works together to maximize your workout and avoid injury! The foot bone is connected to the....what?! It's all connected. Learn about the body in a fun and functional way!

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    Keys to Maintain Healthy Shoulders

    Shoulder pain during exercise is a common and frustrating experience. It’s one of the most common injuries that lead to seeking physical therapy. At first glance, you may be tempted to just “work through the pain,” but in the long run, that approach can lead to more severe problems that take longer to correct. Injury prevention is a key piece to maintain healthy shoulders. This article is jam-packed, so don’t forget to pin it for reference! The shoulder joint Let’s take a minute to give some credit to the shoulder. Like, standing ovation credit. As one of the most mobile joints in the body, this freedom of movement allows us…

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    The Skinny On Core Strength

    Core strength is all the rage these days. Tighten your core this, engage your core that. But what exactly is the core, and why should you care? In the modern social media world, it’s easy to associate skinny and six-pack abs with core strength. Spoiler alert, aesthetics don’t always correlate with functional strength. When you hear the phrase engage your core, are you confident? From teaching core exercises for many years, I’ve found there is some misconception about the core, and how to engage it. Learning more about anatomy and how the body works together can clear up some of this confusion.  This article will help you be more than…

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    You Can’t Stretch the IT Band

    What if I told you that you can’t stretch the IT Band? That’s right. I said it. If you’re intrigued by this article, you likely had one of two reactions. Either you already know this, and you’re totally excited we’re busting myths. Or, I’m going against everything you thought you knew. Old fitness myths die hard. Either way, stick around and find out why you can’t stretch your IT band.  There’s a new obsession with stretching and foam rolling the IT band. Over the past few years, I’ve heard the name kicked around more at gyms like it’s a new buzzword. I have to say, I’m concerned with what I’m…

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    Anatomy For Exercise | Lower Body Muscles

    How well do you know your lower body muscle anatomy for exercise? Have you ever been in an exercise class and had the instructor say to feel it in your quads or engage your core and really stopped to think about it? Have you ever been silently confused, but smiled and nodded anyway? Chances are you’ve heard some names in passing, but are you confident you know their functions? Understanding the anatomy of your muscles and how they work is a crucial part of understanding how your body works during exercise. I hear frequent questions about muscles. When it comes to the body, there’s a lot of confusion. Today we’re…