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One Movement to Address Thoracic Mobility and Shoulder Stability at the Same Time

From David Newton DC, MS, CCSP, CSCS The Bent Kettlebell Press is, in my opinion, one of the best exercises out there that not many people are doing.  Not only is this a challenging rotational core exercise, but it also helps to greatly improve thoracic spine mobility and shoulder stability simultaneously.   The Bent Press consists of several steps, the first of which is the clean to the front rack position.   Once in this position the body will simultaneously bend as you press yourself underneath the weight. If you were to watch only the weight during the movement, there would be very little weight, demonstrating that you truly [...]

By |October 18th, 2016|Categories: Coach's Corner|0 Comments

Thoracic Spine Mobility – Why Your Shoulders Need It

by Dr. David Newton DC, MS, CCSP, CSCS When it comes to shoulder mobility, part of my initial assessment always focuses on how well the Thoracic spine moves.  If we are unable to change the shape of our thoracic spine during overhead movements, especially into an extended position, our shoulders will have to compensate by moving more to allow the motion to occur.  A great example of this is trying to lift your arms overhead with poor posture versus good posture.  With a rounded upper back position it is nearly impossible to bring your arms overhead, however, if you stand up straight and attempt the same motion, the [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|Categories: Coach's Corner|0 Comments

October Nutrition Tips

Here are some Nutrition tips for the Month of October from our partner and registered Dietitian Nicole Marchand Aucoin! Tip: Week 1: What’s on your breakfast table? Now that kids are back in the routine of waking up early for school, we want to start their day off on a good foot by giving them a balanced breakfast. Most of the quick & convenient breakfast items are loaded with carbohydrates and sugar. We want to balance their breakfast by incorporating protein, low sugar carbohydrates and healthy fat.   Sample Breakfast: Breakfast sandwich on English muffin (egg, cheddar cheese & Canadian bacon) or if you are looking for something [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|Categories: Coach's Corner|0 Comments