• Pelvic Floor Exercises: Why You Need Them and How to Do Them

    1 month ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    Even if you strength train regularly, you may not be adequately working an important group of muscles that weaken with age. You don't target these muscles when you do squats and deadlifts. They're the group of muscles that make up your pelvic floor. You might not think about these muscles, until you develop problems that go along with a weakened pelvic floor.
    What happens if this group of muscles lack strength? If your pelvic floor muscles are weak, you're at risk for symptoms, like bladder issues, that can disrupt your life. In fact, weak pelvic muscles have a significant impact on...
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  • Why You Should Train Your Deep Back Muscles and Exercises That Help You Do It

    Why You Should Train Your Deep Back Muscles and Exercises That Help You Do It

    1 month ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    One area where you need to be strong in your posterior chain, including your back muscles. It's likely that you already do exercises that work your superficial back muscles, the ones just underneath your skin. But what about the deeper ones, the ones you don't see?
    The superficial back muscles include the:
    Trapezius: The trapezius is a large triangular muscle that covers most of your upper back. It draws your shoulder blades together and together with other muscles helps to lift and rotate your arms. You use your trapezius to shrug your shoulders. The trapezius muscle also provides...
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