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Spinal Extension using Swan Prep

As a common thread in society today we are spending a lot of time in flexion with activities such as sitting at desk jobs, reading phones, driving, and other common activities that involve hunching and poor posture. Over time this tends to be the body’s new norm which can create inefficiency in movement and often times will present tight overactive muscles that can ultimately lead to pain.

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Hip Flexor/Quadriceps Release Technique

The muscles of the hip flexors often become very tight and over active over time. This can be caused from a number of movement patterns that can create improper mechanics over time. One common dysfunction is created from sitting for long extended periods of time, say working at your computer desk all day. Over time the hip flexors become tightened and short which can create instability in the pelvis. When the hip flexors become tight, the lower abdominals and glute structures are compromised.

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Diaphragm Release Technique

The diaphragm muscle is often pushed up superiorly through pregnancy and weight gain and can also cause dysfunction within stabilizing the spine. It can often lead to problems taking a full inhalation and exhalation in natural breath. This creates many dysfunctions between the relationship of intra abdominal pressure and intra thoracic pressure.

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Foam Roller Warm-Up Series

Megan shows some great movements to gain mobility with a foam roller.

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Stability Ball Warm-Up Series

Megan shares some great stability ball exercises to get your body ready for a great workout.

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