Looking ahead to a great web-based video series with collaboration between Total-PT & Sneaker Factory of Florham Park.  Everyone has aches and pains when it comes to running.  Shin Splints, IT Band Syndrome, Knee pain and the list goes on and on.  We’re here to break it all down for you and go through the various injury types and create possible solutions for the runner that wants to just get out and run.  Keep checking back for the first video and the series ahead!

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So we know about the squat and what happens when we loose form on the bottom end (see last video.) We “dump out” at the pelvis. But why?  The answer lies in the length of the three main muscle groups.  1. Hamstrings  2. Glutes  3. Adductors.  If they are tight or in spasm, they will pull the pelvis into a posterior tilt or a “dump-out.”  Watch this video to understand what I’m talking about and take a look at your own squat.

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Do you know how to squat properly? You think you do, but really? Tim Carroll from CrossFit 908 shows you proper squatting technique and a common error seen at the bottom of a full squat range of motion. It’s important so listen up!

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The all-in-one exercise that utilizes the Glut-Medius for all that it’s built to do!  You need balance.  You need stability.  You obviously need to move so you also need dynamic ability.  Control the hinge and you control the Glut!

Really folks! If there is only one thing that I would do to the hip to open it up and release tension, increase mobility and reduce unwanted drag, this would be it. One thing!  Why just one thing?  Well . . . there are many ways to deep tissue various regions of the hip, but most of the time the most restricted area is the Glut-Medius.  As per the previous videos, you cannot stretch it out well independently and the fibers of the muscle are usually “jammed” because of the sitting that we do and the lack of overall mobility that we don’t get because of the jobs that we have.  So just watch this and find out how you can help yourself get “supple!”