Month: November 2013

Static vs. Dynamic Stretching

If you’ve regularly attended group exercise classes or sports practices for years or even decades, you may have noticed a shift in the sequencing of the workouts.  Gone are the days of a one-minute “march-in-place” or a quick jog, followed by 5-10 minutes of “warm-up” consisting of 30 second holds (static stretches) of hamstrings, quads, …

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What Are the Deep 6 Rotators and Why Are They a “Pain in Your Butt”?

You may have heard of the piriformis muscle (and piriformis syndrome), but did you know that it’s only one of the six small muscles that perform essentially the same movement?  The six deep external rotator muscles of your hip are the piriformis, superior gemellus, inferior gemellus, obturator internus, obturator externus, and quadratus femoris.  They all …

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