Olympus Movement Performance
Brianna Gonzalez, B.S. Exercise Science
The deadlift is considered a compound movement in which a person lifts a weight from the ground. The position requires the hips to hinge (flex) back, core tight and the back is straight. Being a compound movement, this lift demands engagement from multiple muscle groups; glutes, hamstrings, core, and lats. The gluteus maximus is one of the largest and strongest muscles of the human body and just so happens to be the prime muscle mover in the deadlift. The erector spinae are a group of long muscles that extend vertically up the length of the back, they are often overlooked as they are not as big as their neighboring muscles. They are key muscle groups that support the spinal joints with the ability to extend, laterally flex and rotate. Strength in the muscle groups previously mentioned are not only necessary for everyday function but for sports.
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION: THE DEEP CORE STABILIZING SYSTEM
Annemarie Alf, PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA
Back problems are slightly more common in adult women than men; nearly 55% of the adult population suffers from LBP.
What are the symptoms of lower back pain?
Symptoms of lower back pain can come on suddenly or appear gradually. Sometimes, pain occurs after a specific event, such as bending to pick something up. Other times, you may not know what caused the pain.
What is strength training and why should you care?
Strength training is a type of exercise that improves muscular fitness through isolation of either a specific muscle or a muscle group by adding resistance through the use of equipment such as: free weights, resistance bands, machines, body weight and more. There are many different ways to strength train and a ton of benefits that can be obtained when done properly and consistently.
Author: Annemarie Alf
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