The deadlift is a great exercise for the back of the legs and glutes…that is IF you don’t have absurdly tight hamstrings. If you do, you could be really risking an injury to the low back and nobody wants that!! So, let’s take a step back and learn a little about the hamstrings.
Two weeks ago we explored the importance of our Gluteus Medius Muscle, if you didn’t see it, check it out here: You MED to know about this muscle! Last Wellness Wednesday, we gave our booties a break and just looked at cute puppies, so you know what that means? Today it is time to: MAKE THAT BOOTY WURK.
Is there anything that promotes more wellness than a puppy?
Actually, there is some interesting science around looking at cuteness. SERIOUSLY. A study in Japan performed in 2012 found that looking at pictures of cute puppies helped to promote careful behavior and narrow attention.“This study provides further evidence that perceiving cuteness exerts immediate effects on cognition and behavior in a wider context than that related to caregiving or social interaction,” the researchers conclude. Continue reading
The Glute Med is such an important player for hip and knee stability! I often find runners and other serious athletes to be very weak in their glute med and often complain of hip or medial (inside) knee pain. Continue reading