Strength Training

My goal is to help you get stronger and have better posture and less pain regardless of your current situation.  I have designed movements that you can do simply and easily in bed.  Almost everyone, regardless of age and ability can do these movements.

When you get beyond that point or if you want to get seriously stronger and really work your muscles, Eric from Ground Up Strength is the guy to go to.

Learn more about Eric and pick up his free reports about strength training at the following page:

http://www.simplestrengthening.com/strength-training/

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Got Back Pain? Causes for the Pain in Your Back

Does your back hurt now more than it used to?

Do you have back pain between your shoulder blades?  Is the pain more on your dominant side?

Or, is it more lower back pain and/or your neck?

There are many possible causes for back pain and muscles are the usual culprit!  Honest!  Muscles!

That’s good news, because muscles can be fixed.

When your back muscles get overstretched, they will complain and cause back pain.

So, how do muscles get overstretched?

For your upper back it is usually from reaching forward, or working with hands in front of you, a great deal of time, especially with your dominant hand.  For example, most hairdressers use one hand more than the other, and the side they use most can get pain, unless…

They take the time to strengthen their back, and to do periodic stretches to lengthen the muscles which have become short in front of the arm and chest.  (The front muscles become short due to the arm being held in front of the body for so long.)

If you work with both hands in front (reaching or stretching) for long periods, your whole upper back can get overstretched and be uncomfortable.

So, how do the muscles in your low back become overstretched?

If you lose the nice Continue reading “Got Back Pain? Causes for the Pain in Your Back”

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How Many Repetitions Should I Do For A New Movement Program?

After you have been in your exercise or movement program for a while, knowing how many repetitions of an exercise or movement you should do will become second nature to you.

You will feel good when your muscles are moving in the correct ways.

You will do the movements often, because it feels good.  You will be able to feel the benefits.  Your posture will be better.  You will have fewer headaches and backaches.  You will feel more powerful.

But, for starters, if moving is a new thing for you, do this:

Start with just one movement, or repetition.  It’s better to do one perfectly than a whole bunch poorly.

It’s better to understand the movement and to do it slowly and thoughtfully.  And, if you do only one rep, you won’t get sore and stop moving.

You can do “just one” three or four times during the course of the first day or two.

Do one in bed when you wake up.  Do one during the day, during the early evening, and then at bedtime.

By the third day, you can Continue reading “How Many Repetitions Should I Do For A New Movement Program?”

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