Here are a few muscle imbalance exercises for you.
Before I get to the exercises.
I wanted to show you this:
It is the first batch of DVDs for Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition – .
They look awesome!
What is on them is even better than how they look.
I did not plan on doing DVDs as more and more people like digital access but the feedback I got from the 576 exercise enthusiasts and health & fitness professionals that have got MIRU is, they want a DVD option, so I have set one up.
They will be available next Tuesday, November 14. Watch for it.
Now let’s get to the muscle imbalance exercises.
Pec Minor Stretch with Foam Roller
I really like this one.
Have a look:
You are on your stomach, with your right forearm on a full foam roller and your right elbow just below your right shoulder.
You take two deep breaths and relax your upper body, then you rotate your head and shoulders away from the foam roller.
The most important part is the rotating of the shoulders – that hits pec minor the best.
If you want to know if you are stretching pec minor, this video will show you how to find it.
MIRU – Coming to a University Near You
Earlier this week, I got an email from:
It looks like they plan to use the Upper Body Edition and the Lower Body Edition of Muscle Imbalances Revealed in the curriculum of one of their sports perfomance classes.
How cool is that?
When I started this MIR thing, I never thought it would be used in colleges and universities, but it is.
In a little while, I will let you know about a college that is starting to carry my courses on-line.
Before I get to the next exercise, I thought this was funny:
Now to the next exercise.
Sitting Relaxation Exercise
This exercise came from a Facebook friend. I really like it.
I had called the above exercise, “Brugger Relaxation Exercise” but have been told by a few people, that there were a few things missed in the original “Brugger Relaxation Exercise”.
I still think there is benefit in the above exercise so I will keep it in the post.
I will do another video on for the “Brugger Relaxation Exercise.”
I think there is an important lesson there. I am always learning, growing and changing. Thank you for helping me.
Great Exercises From EFI Readers
As you know I have been giving away DVDs on the EFI Facebook Fan page:
These are all great exercises. Thank you all for sharing.
I will put more photos below of other exercises that EFI FB friends suggested.
Make sure you visit the EFI Facebook Fan Page to win all kinds of stuff. This week it is a set of MIRU DVDs. Yes, the ones above.
Side Lying Half Windmill
This was a suggestion from a EFI Facebook Friend.
I modified it a bit and just did half of the movement.
You are lying on your side with your right leg at a 90 degree bend at the hip and knee. The right leg is resting on a full foam roller. This prevents twisting in the lower back and pelvis plus it stabilizes the lower body.
Now you move the right arm out front and just below shoulder height. Then you move it straight up, leading with the thumb. When you reach overhead, continue moving the arm behind and back until it is at shoulder height.
Then move the right arm from behind to the front.
Reasons Why I Like This Exercise:
- I like this exercise because we get overhead movement, which is important and often ignored.
- I like the rotation and extension movement that is created in the thoracic spine. Many people are poor at that.
- With it being in a side lying position, it is easier to move the arm in full flexion.
I am Amazed at What I have Learned
The amazing feedback for MIRU keeps pouring in.
Here is just one of many kinds words I have gotten:
Firstly I am amazed at what I have learned with what I have read and watched.
I am finding the information an excellent update on the PFT training and my Phys.Ed. degree years ago.
What I am impressed with is how I have been able to help at least 3 specific cases with scoliosis, rotator cuff and SI joint issues.
I must say I struggle through the very detailed diagrams of muscles at first and eagerly get to the info on what exercises.
Anyway keep up the good work – you do succeed in making me work!
I also wanted to add that your resources really help me – living in a “rural remote” community where it is expensive to access in-person training.
Thanks so much,Janice Kyle Bella Coola, BC PFT, Chronic Disease Prevention, Nuxalk Nation
That is it. Thanks for reading.
Rick Kaselj, MS
P.S. – Here are some other exercises EFI Facebook Friends had suggested. I hope this helps: