Your upper arm bone (humerus) moves in the shoulder (glenohumeral) joint. This joint is the most mobile joint in the human body.This series is designed to give you a basic introduction to how various parts of your body move. Knowing these basics will help you become aware of your movements and move better. Part II […]
Human Body Biomechanics for Beginners: Part I: Shoulder BladesYour scapulae are two triangular bones that rest on your upper back on either side of the thoracic spineThis series is designed to give you a basic introduction to how various parts of your body move. Knowing these basics will help you become aware of your movements […]
Sitting Upright Too Long Creates Sustained Spinal Compression. SSC Causes Disc Degeneration, Spinal Height Loss, And Lower Back Pain. Everybody knows that sitting for long periods of time is detrimental to our health. But we still do it. The average US adult spends 9-10 hours a day sitting. We sit our jobs. We sit […]
Squatting is one of our most basic and fundamentally movements. But it is disappearing from our movement repertoire.Our paleo ancestors used to squat to work, eat, and rest. Even today, squatting is a common sitting position in some parts of the world. It is a natural way to move. Young children instinctively drop into a […]
Each joint has a primary need for mobility or stability in an alternating pattern.You experience pain in the lower back/neck and shoulders/feet and ankles. You limit your movements to avoid the pain. But there may be another answer. Your pain may stem from subtle compensation patterns that you can change.Compensation occurs when one body part […]
In a world where fast and hard is the norm for athletes and other movers, there are some very good reasons to slow down instead.