Tips for Hip Extension

Tips for Hip Extension

This is a great exercise for strengthening glutes, hamstrings and abdominal muscles. It is also a good exercise for managing lower back pain. To perform a basic supine hip extension: Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Raise hips so that your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees Pause at the top then lower your hips back to the […]

Exertional Rhabdomyolysis – When Pain Does Not Mean Gain

What is rhabdomyolysis? Rhabdomyolysis refers to the disintegration of muscle, due to the breakdown of individual muscle cells and the contents of the cell being released into circulatory system or bloodstream. One of the key compounds released is myoglobin, a protein that has an oxygen carrying capacity.  The unusually high levels of myoglobin in the bloodstream burden the kidneys and the potential for acute renal failure can occur.  Common situations […]

Sarcopenia – The Osteoporosis Of Our Muscles

WHAT IS SARCOPENIA? Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of muscle fibres (i.e. a decrease in mucle mass or lean body tissue) and strength.  Sarcopenia is sometimes described as the osteoporosis of our muscles and is a contributor to falls, frailty, and mortality. WHY SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED? If in your retirement and older years you would you like to, Be living in your own home? Travel? Be actively involved in […]