-The Suboccipital muscles (which include Rectus capitis posterior major, rectus capitis posterior minor, obliquus capitis inferior, and obliquus capitis superior) are 4 small muscles located right below the base of the skull/occiput of the head. They are running each in different angles connecting the top...

This exercise is great for the core muscles including (Rectus admoninis, Transverses abdominis, and External/Internal obliques) as well as the serratus anterior (through protraction of your shoulder blade) For this exercise: -Keep knees on a cushioned surface to prevent anytime of bursitis of the knee. -Roll out...

The single joint Hip flexors primarily compose of the Psoas Major (originating from vertebrate T12-L4) & the Iliacus (originating from the Iliac fossa) these muscles come together forming the Illiopsoas inserting down into the lesser trochanter of the femur. Both of these muscles FLEX &...

Here is a non-specific stretch that will target anything limiting the shoulder from extending. This may consist of soft tissue structures such the pec’s, anterior deltoid, or biceps OR the anterior gleno-humeral joint capsule and ligaments. This is range of motion is particularly important in runners....

The popliteus is a muscle that runs from the lateral epicondyle of the femur to the posterior surface of the tibia. Because of its orientation, it internally rotates the tibia and externally rotates the femur. This action allows the knee to become “unlocked,” taking the...

Limited dorsiflexion can lead to functional and athletic limitations in many activities. Inadequate ankle range of motion is a risk factor for knee, ankle, shin, and hamstring injuries among athletes and has been associated with increased knee valgus during squatting as well as greater ground...

The Quadriceps consists of 4 muscles that include 3 different VASTI muscles and the RECTUS FEMORIS. The 3 vasti muscles consist of the vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, and vastus lateralis, which are single joint muscles (they only cross the knee joint) originating on the proximal aspect...

This exercise is a two for one, targeting BOTH core and shoulder stabilizing muscles. It will primarily target the abdominal muscles, which include the Rectus Abdominis, Transverses Abdominis, External oblique, & Internal oblique. For this exercise: 1. You want to have something with low friction under your...

Did you know there are 26 muscles that control the shoulder?! However ONLY 4 are uni-articulating (only crossing the gleno-humeral joint) and are considered giving the Gleno-humeral joint dynamic joint stability. These are called the Rotator Cuff muscles which include the Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, and...

The Subscapularis is 1 of the 4 rotator cuff muscles, that together have a role of keeping the head of the Humerus within the Glenoid Cavity. The Subscapularis is actually the LARGEST and most POWERFUL of the 4 rotator cuff (Keating JF, JBJB, BR.. 1993). This...

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