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The Short Answer About Your Friend's Advice A movement being functional (whatever that means) does not disqualify it from causing an overuse injury or overtraining. Either your friend is wrong or we are not understanding your friend's argument. What is a Functional Movement Anyway? Classifying a movement as "functional" is a fuzzy endeavor. He might be ...
From what you're describing, it sounds like a "Jump Through". A Jump Through involves starting in the Downward Dog position and pivoting your body on your shoulders until you reach the Staff position. Doing this transition in reverse is called a Jump Back. Here's a YouTube video that has a pretty nice example of both transitions. So, in order to perform ...
Those are Calf Raises. Calf raises are used to strengthen the lower legs. Calf raises may sometimes help with shin splints depending on the location of the pain. Toe raises are the opposite lift and should be done in conjunction to avoid muscle imbalances. Stand flat footed and lift your toes towards your shin bone.
Dead bug is a dynamic lumbar (low back) stabilizing exercise, which means the main goal is to keep the spine neutral despite shifts in torque caused by the big arm and leg movements. Sending the center of mass of one leg or both away from your core may cause your pelvis to tilt forward, and extending your arms overhead may cause your rib cage to tilt back, ...
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