As a team, the crew here at IFC are dedicated to helping each and every one of you reach your personal goals. In order to help do this, we have introduced a brand new service fondly known as the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
This week I have decided to take a look at one of the most common problem areas we see coming through the clinic, the group of muscles affectionately known as ‘the posterior chain’. So to start with, what is the posterior chain?
This week I wanted to dedicate our blog to our newest affiliates, the awesome British Dragon Boat team. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this hugely popular and ever expanding sport, Dragon boating is a 2000 year old form of rowing originating in China. One boat typically consists of 20 paddlers, 1 drummer or ‘caller’ to keep rhythm and 1 ‘sweep’ or steerer.
The gluteals are everyones favorite muscles these days. Not only is a great booty hugely in vogue (Nicki Minaj - Anaconda) but functionally and theraputically there is more focus on them than ever.
Anyone who works regularly with a trainer or therapist will be all to familiar with the command ‘activate your glutes’, so why all the fuss?
The shoulder is fascinatingly complex, but as a result it is also extremely injury prone. We can however further open ourselves up to problems through poor use in our day to day lives.
So why is the shoulder so prone to issues?
Every now and again most of us will enjoy having a massage; usually it’s the spa-type, that’s nice and relaxing. But what about a sports massage? Sports massage is not only ideal for someone engaging in regular physical activities such as playing a sport (professional or amateur), running or going to the gym, but it is equally as great for those with desk jobs who suffer from back, shoulder and neck tension.
While we can’t change the way we work, we can compensate for it in the way we train. Primal training helps us to relearn the fundamental movement patterns our bodies have been designed to do, this is turn allows our muscles to work within the range that they were designed for, preventing future pain and injury.