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Breathe Better: Use Your Nose 3 nasal exersises breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises breathing mechanics fitness health intergrative breathing therapy nasal breathing nose breathing nostril breathing posture and breathing the pain free athlete Nov 19, 2019

How strong is your nose?

Have you ever considered that the function of your nose is dependent on muscles? Did you know that if you don’t nasal breathe, these muscles can become weak and imbalanced?

Use it or lose it applies to your nose!

Recently, I had the opportunity to learn about...

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Strengthen Your Back and Glutes with the Bird Dog Exercise breathing and posture conditioning fitness hand leg opposite lift strength the pain free athlete yoga Feb 27, 2019

Although Bird Dog is an excellent exercise for strengthening the back and glutes, most people do it wrong. I counted three people performing the movement incorrectly during my short one-hour gym workout last week! Thus, I was inspired to write this blog.

The Problem
Here it is. Look at the first...

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Have you Taken the WEEKLY CHALLENGE? breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises challenge exercises pain free athlete posture therapy the pain free athlete therapy exercises thoughts Feb 27, 2018

Because I am trying to expand my audience and to be more “social,” I started a WEEKLY CHALLENGE that I post every Monday morning on The Pain Free Athlete FaceBook page.

By now, many of us have given up on our New Year’s Resolutions, but there is nothing that says we can only...

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How to Fix Winged Shoulder Blades breath breathing and posture breathing mechanics exercise exercises for shoulder pain pain behind shoulder blade rounded shoulders shoulder pain shoulder pain with inhale shoulder tension shoulder tightness strength breathing muscles Nov 23, 2016

So, what are winged shoulder blades?
If you look at the image above, you'll see a young boy with winged shoulder blades (scapulae). While looking at the image, notice the pen marks on the inner edge of the scapulae where these bones are sticking out from his back. There, you'll notice that there...

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Belly Breathing Isn't What You Think breath breath meditation breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises breathing mechanics diaphragm dysfunctional breathing muscles of breathing rib cage strength breathing muscles Jan 20, 2016

At one time or another, you’ve probably come across the phrase “belly breathing.” You might have heard a well-meaning yoga teacher, fitness instructor, personal trainer or even me in my posture classes talk about it! People use this phrase to encourage us to initiate our breath...

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3 Ab Exercises You Should Be Doing! abs breathing and posture core exercises posture alignment posture analysis posture therapy Dec 22, 2014

In my last blog, The Secret Role of Your Abs, I disclosed the vital role your abdominal muscles play in breath and deep core alignment. There, I explained how this part of your body provides the base of your posture. Additionally, I emphasized that if the ribs and pelvis are not stacked,...

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The Secret Role of Your Abs abs alignment breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises dysfunctional breathing posture alignment rib cage Dec 15, 2014

Have you ever wondered what your abdominal muscles actually do?  Most of us are concerned with the look and strength of our abs. But what is their purpose? If you read anatomy books, most list actions such as flexing the lumbar spine to bring the chest towards the pelvis, performing side...

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Improve Core Stability and Posture with Diaphragm Training breath breath holding breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises breathing mechanics dysfunctional breathing May 29, 2014

The diaphragm has a dual role in the body: respiration and posture. When these actions occur simultaneously, we improve our core stability. This is particularly evident in the lumbar spine. My last blog, My Low Back Hurts Because I Can’t Breathe, described the diaphragm’s role in...

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My Low Back Hurts Because I Can't Breathe! breath breath holding breath well breathing and posture breathing mechanics posture posture and breathing May 20, 2014

Did you know that respiration (breathing) and back pain are intimately linked? News to me! A 2006 study found that "the presence of respiratory disease is a stronger predictor for lower back pain than other established risk factors." And "clinical observation supports the notion that patients...

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