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Dead Lifts – Great gym based exercise for multifidus (IF performed properly)

Dead lifts are a more direct, gym based exercise that aims to work the multifidus during movement. The multifidus muscle needs to stabilise the lower back so that the major gluteal muscle (gluteus maximus) allows you to bend and lift.   These 2 muscles work hand in hand in many major movements, such as sitting to

The importance of Core and the role Pilates can play in helping Triathletes

Triathlon, both the events, but especially the training, puts an enormous load on all the major joints of the upper and lower body. In particular, the lower back, pelvis and hips struggle to cope with the repeated, constant loads placed on these joints and can break down leading to both short term, but more commonly,

Why ‘sit-ups’ is not a good idea for women who are pregnant

During pregnancy, most women develop a split in their abdominal muscles. Sit-ups increase the abdominal pressure and encourage the split between the abdominal muscles, making the recovery of these muscles after childbirth slower and problematic. Sit ups do NOT strengthen the core stabilisers. It does NOT work the core stabilisers, the transversus abdominus and multifidus.

Core Stability

Core Stability What Is It? Core stability is the ability to control the lumbar spine, using the deep abdominal muscles, in particular two main muscles called: Transversus Abdominus Multifidus (source of picture – http://rlcoaching.co.uk/?p=698) Why Is Core Stability Important For Lower Back Pain? In general, the lumbar spine is held stable at the end of

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MD Health Myth Busters

MD Health Myth Busters “Sit Ups Will Give You a Flat Stomach” – False! It is a commonly held belief that performing abdominal strengthening exercises such as sit ups reduce abdominal fat and give the appearance of a flat stomach. However this theory referred to as Spot Reduction, is an absolute myth where people believe

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