The Importance of Strength
This is a throwback video to our first ever interview with the practice, originally recorded in 2017. Here we chat it up with Jacob Lonowski, then Strength and Conditioning coach for Georgia State University. He is now a student physical therapist at the Georgia State University PT program.
Listen to learn why strength is so important for all athletes and for overall health!
Umama does it all.
In this episode, Dr. Balmes chats with Umama Kibria, Founder and CEO of SASS Brands. Umama is a community leader, certified gym hopper, tech evangelist, and connector. She does it all. On this episode she shares her endeavor and her love for the Atlanta fitness community. Watch and listen in to learn what her favorite deadlift song is, what a social media “influencer” really is, and why Atlanta is the best fitness community city in the US! Thank you Umama for joining us on the podcast 🙂
Make sure to check out Umama’s social media channels on YouTube and Instagram!
Umama’s website https://www.smallandstrongfit.com/
Admit it, your sitting office posture stinks.
When you’re sitting at your office at your desk for hours every day, more often than not, your sitting posture stinks.
You know what we’re talking about. Head and shoulders forward, because well, gravity wins every time. Unless you’re a rocketship.
Now it is entirely possible to go through life with your slouched posture, but the side effects are well known. You may experience neck discomfort or muscle tightness at the base of your neck.
Regular exercise can help, but what can help even more is a targeted exercise to reverse that slouched posture.
Our favorite exercise? We like the simple foam roll back extension exercise.
The concept is simple really…with your body in a forward posture for hours, this exercise simply reverses it. Muscles at your chest lengthen. Your spine expresses extension motion that it has been begging to do for hours.
We like doing these ourselves at the end of an intense day at the desk. If not, then doing this at the end of a long week can help too.
Experience your best round ever.
Dr. Kim PT was recently out serving the golfers at the East Lake Invitational here in Atlanta, GA. Want to feel mobile and ready for a round of golf?
Check out his favorite stretch to get your low back and shoulders feeling loose and ready for your best round ever.
Child pose exercise tips:
- Perform in pain-free range of motion
- Perform prior to a round of golf or a session at the range to free up any motion through your trunk
- Don’t force through any block of motion. Consider a consultation with us here in clinic for a deeper look!