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What is Rib Flare and Exercises to Help

Rib boobs. That’s what I’ve heard them called. When your ribs are sticking out, they’re out of alignment. They should lay flat inside your torso. This rib flare is a sign that your core muscles aren’t doing their job. Specifically, the deep core stabilizer, the transverse abdominis, and obliques. If the external obliques and/or transverse ... Read More

Side Plank to Spare Your Shoulder

Does your shoulder talk to you when you do the side plank exercise?  That’s a red flag that the core muscle that should be working during the exercise isn’t.  Here’s why you feel the side plank exercise in your shoulder. Side Plank Muscles Worked The side plank specifically targets the Quadratus Lumborum (QL, pictured below) ... Read More

Importance of Scar Tissue Massage

I’ve reached a breaking point with the amount of clients I’ve seen with overactive scar tissue. If you’ve had surgery or have significant scars, you need to understand the importance of scar tissue massage. When you’ve had surgery, your brain sends loads of information to that area in order to heal.  That’s crucially important.  The ... Read More

Quieting a Popping Hip Flexor

You’ve heard it:  that hollow clunk your hip makes during certain exercises. It doesn’t hurt, but good lord, it sure doesn’t sound good. You’ve probably heard that it’s a tight hip flexor muscle or tendon popping over the bone.  The solution must be to stretch your hip flexors, right?  Wrong. Read on to discover how ... Read More

Where Should I Feel This Exercise

Have you ever found yourself asking, “where should I feel this exercise?”  Or “what muscle is this exercise working?” Then when you get an answer, you definitely don’t feel it where you’re supposed to.  So what gives?! The video below explains what might be going on. *Hint: it has to do with underactive muscles. Where ... Read More