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’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.
In just a few minutes this little movement series will invigorate you like having a shot of expresso. More than a wake-me-up, Wiggle, Bounce and Roll loosens your joints, preventing arthritic reactions in the body. The increased blood flow will make you tingle and help reduce the bad cholesterol while increasing the good cholesterol. It will even help clear out your lymphatic system – all while putting a smile on your face.
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.
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 we have a client come into the studio with a knee, hip or back injury, chances are they have week or unstable ankles and feet. In fact, we never have a client leave our studio without first learning these three simple exercises. They help improve balance while strengthening and stabilizing your lower body. Through exercises such as Ankle Circles and Toe Curls/Flexes, you’ll learn to to prevent ankle and foot injuries, as well as help support your upper body. The best part, these three simple exercises can be done by anybody, anywhere and are essential to balance and preventing falls.
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.
Many times, the cause of our pain can be tracked back to a simple movement or habit we do daily. These things can seem innocuous, but with time, they have devastating effects on our bodies. In this video Craig Zuckerman shows one of the most common things we do that causes hip pain, sciatica, and lower back pain – sitting with our legs crossed. If this sounds crazy to you, then watch the video and see why this activity can cause so much pain.
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.
Pay close attention if you suffer from hip and back pain! This video focuses on repetitive stress, its toll on your body, and how to address it. The tasks you do daily may secretly be the number one cause of your pain.
One common (fixable) mistake erodes your well being by pulling your body out of alignment- watch now to learn how to recognize, rectify, & avoid common causes of hip, back and knee pain.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carrying around a purse, backpack or briefcase is an everyday thing for most of us, but did you know it can cause lower back pain? In this video Craig Zuckerman demonstrates how the repetitive stress of carrying these items could be the cause of your lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica or crooked posture. You’ll also find out exactly what you need to do to relieve those aches and pains.
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