Your back starts seizing up, so you bend over to stretch it. Feels good, but it may be the worst thing you can do for your back. In fact, it may be the reason you can’t get out of pain, and your back flairs up an hour or two later. Craig Zuckerman explains why stretching may be worsening your pain and injury, and what you should be doing instead.
Watch as Craig Zuckerman shows some simple adjustments to make while sitting on the couch, to avoid sciatica, lower back and neck pain, hip pain, and more. You may not even realize how sitting on a couch can create such aches and pain, but Craig explains exactly how it happens.
Over the years, several clients have come into Z-Line Fitness with neck, shoulder, and lower back pain, all caused by their Yoga classes. It’s not that Yoga is bad for you. In fact, it is an excellent form of exercise, but there are a couple of positions you my find yourself in that could be creating your pain. Craig and Lori will show you some dos and don’ts for some common Yoga positions, that will help you stay pain free!
If you’re going to see a Physical Therapist, or working to rehab an injury yourself, there are some very important things you need to know, to fully rehabilitate your injury. Are there specific kinds of exercises you should or shouldn’t be doing? Should you be stretching? How long will my rehab take? What if I’m scared of hurting myself again? These questions, and more, will be answered in this helpful video by Craig Zuckerman.
Craig Zuckerman shows three simple exercises, that when combined, stabilize and strengthen your core muscles in a full 360 degrees. Learn the perfect way to do crunches for your abs, strengthen your obliques and back, and help prevent and relieve lower back pain and sciatica.
90% of the injuries seen at Z-Line Fitness are caused by repetitive stress. RSI’s (Repetitive Stress Injuries) slowly creep up on you and can cause all kinds of aches, pains and even body disfigurements such as scoliosis. In this video Craig explains what repetitive stresses are, what they do to your body, and how to prevent them from causing pain and injury.
You may not realize it, but the way you sleep may be causing all kinds of aches and pains. From sciatica to scoliosis, learn how your sleep posture can wreak havoc on your body, and exactly what to do about it.
Craig Zuckerman explains the difference between Active Stretches and Static Stretches, when you should use them, and how using the wrong one at the wrong time may increase injuries and worsen your performance.
If you have a recurring injury or a nagging pain that seems to never really go away, even after you have been through Physical Therapy, then you’ll want to watch this video. Many times injuries are never truly healed and keep coming back because you haven’t addressed the true root of the problem. In this video, Craig Zuckerman explains how certain pains and injuries, are actually cause by other pre-existing injuries.
Looking for a few easy stretches to relax your lower body? Well here ya go! In five minutes you can stretch your legs, butt and calves, (hamstrings, adductors, piriformis, glutes, quads, gastroc), and wash that tension away. No yoga mat or contortionist abilities needed.
Stability is the key to injury prevention, especially in the ankle, knee, hip, and lower back. In this video, Craig Zuckerman will show you a simple exercise that can be done daily, improving foot, ankle, hip strength, and balance. Stabilizing and strengthening your foot and ankle are crucial in preventing falls, spinal stenosis, disc herniations, sciatica, and other painful injuries.
Craig shows some simple tips and easy-to-do exercises that will help relieve lower back and hip pain while you sit. Whether you’re sitting on a plane, hanging out on the bleachers watching your kid’s game, or one of those horrible restaurant chairs, these exercises will help you get out of pain. BONUS: This video is also very helpful for all you pregnant ladies!
If you love to read, or maybe watch some tv while lying in bed, you may be causing aches and pains in your neck, back, or even sciatica. Never fear, Craig is here! He’ll show you exactly what to do to make sure you keep away all those pesky pains while sitting in bed.