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Muscle Imbalance Might Be to Blame. Normally, when we think of muscle imbalance, we think of the guy with a huge upper body and tiny legs. While that is imbalance, it doesn’t illustrate the subtleties of the issue.

Muscle imbalance occurs when one muscle is stronger than its opposing muscle. Think of a canoe. Most people’s muscles feel tight a few hours after an intense workout.

Such muscle tightness is part of a muscle injury known as delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. The exact causes of DOMS remain unknown, but scientists have recently started to understand its underlying mechanisms. This new information can help you prevent post-workout tightness and lower your injury. Muscle stiffness is when your muscles feel tight and you find it more difficult to move than you usually do, especially after rest.

You may also have muscle pains, cramping, and discomfort. Muscles can also tighten up following exercise. This is felt as muscle soreness. Delayed onset muscle soreness (or DOMS) can be felt as pain and stiffness in the muscles for 24 to 72 hours post-exercise.

DOMS is most intense following exercises that focus on eccentric contractions where a weight is lowered or slowed. That stiff, achy feeling you get in the days after exercise is a normal physiological response known as delayed onset muscle soreness. You can take it as a positive sign that your muscles have felt the workout, but the pain may also turn you off to further exercise.

There are ways to get in an equally effective workout sans pain. “The aches and pains should be minor,” says Carol Torgan, an exercise physiologist and fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, “and are simply indications that muscles. Every joint in the body is surrounded by muscles that produce and control movement. If muscles on one side of a joint become too tight from overuse, it could cause the muscles on the other side to become too weak from lack of use.

This is called a muscle imbalance. Sore achy muscles after a workout? muscle imbalance might be to blame. we think of the guy with a huge upper body and tiny legs. While that is imbalance, it doesn’t illustrate the subtleties of the issue. Trigger points are made up of stressed or injured muscles that cause pain and tightness. Quadratus lumborum trigger points may be to blame for a deep ache in.

The most common body aches are headache, neck and back pain, muscle pain, joint pain; and also neuropathic pain, which occurs when the nervous system doesn t.

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These particular muscles can become sore or tight when unusual stress is placed on them or after engaging in activities that are not common in daily routines.

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Tightness in these muscles is common and may lead to muscle imbalances.

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If these muscles are excessively tense, stiffness, pain, and possibly increased irritation of the joint structure may occur as a result of the muscles pulling structures together, causing compression.

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A study at the University of Texas at Tyler indicated that static stretching failed to prevent muscle soreness later.

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Stretching exercises in this case would further contribute to the instability.

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It should also be recognised that this scenario may occur in reverse, whereby soft tissue problems arising from excess muscle tension can produce postural change and muscle imbalance, thus precipitating joint problems (Marks 1993).

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The one you are most likely familiar with is static stretching: holding a stretch for 30 seconds or so, causing the muscle to relax and lengthen.

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If the muscle is not sore or tender during palpation, stretch, or contraction, the source of the problem most likely lies somewhere else.

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Another explanation is that during exercise, muscles swell and shorten.

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A tight muscle tends to weaken, and a weak muscle tends to tighten, which creates a vicious, well, cycle.

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  • Just wonderful, been searching for “magnetic vibration heated therapy knee massager” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of Ieyameron Unexpected Improvement (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now )? It is a good one of a kind guide for discovering how to end your mind-numbing knee pain without the normal expense. Ive heard some interesting things about it and my m8 got cool results with it.

  • I have sitting job. And I have pain in right side. Also causes pain in hips and lower back. What exercises or stretch I need to do.

  • Nice Video clip! Excuse me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you heard the talk about Dinanlinson Rocky Position Approach (google it)? It is a smashing one off product for learning how to fix chronic knee pain minus the hard work. Ive heard some super things about it and my GF after a lifetime of fighting got cool results with it.

  • We would love to post and boost this on on our Facebook page but FB is flagging the term “butt” as being “profane” is there any way you can change the title so we can point people here?

  • i have a weaker right glute and when i do these exercises i cant do too many reps otherwise the wrong muscles kick in. Any tips on how often i need to do this and how many reps?

  • My left tricep is so much bigger, it looks like a different type of tricep, and my left bicep is a lot bigger. In public, or with a shirt off, i get so self conscious of the difference that im always looking in reflections to see the difference and i get very frustrated to the point that it affects my mood.

  • I’ve worked on hundreds of bodies and only one person did not have a right motor dominance complex… Still relatively new to body work, only got 4 years under my belt but the numbers just don’t add up.

  • I have a cluster of imbalances due plus a separated AC joint. I can do one arm chinups on my left, with a stronger triceps long head on my left and a smaller lat and larger biceps. On the right I have a separated AC joint and the opposite! So difficult to rebalance with callisthenics so far.

  • Anyone else have less control of abs on one side when working core? Like I feel my right side being worked harder even when doing left sided core exercises

  • This has been driving me crazy. I try to keep equality between sides but after a workout, I can see my shoulder as synergy especially with a pump��

  • jeff
    so my left tricep is more uneven and more bulky than the right one, which have a normal shape. can i fix it with some excercises?

  • When I try to do pull ups, although I can’t do them, but my entire left arm’s muscle and skin gets streched before right. I consulted many physiotherapists but all they do is to hook up me on ultrasound, tens, or heating pads, its been a year and it hasn’t improved.

  • i have left lat bigger that my right lat, my left shoulder is bigger than the left, and the right bicep is bigger than my left bicep… wtf!! is wrong with me xD

  • I have very stiff hips and suffer with a sore back from time to time. I did not realize just how easily the hips could be the cause of my trouble. Thanks

  • My left side body is weaker than the right… can it be fix plzz tell me i am very depressed i want a perfect body like everyone

  • whats an isolation movement for lower back, i feel like im using the right side more then my left on dead lifts and my abs are skewed as fuck

  • My left delt shoulder is much more developed then my right in fact my right arm when I relax them it moves inward whilr my left doesnt ita pretty uncomfortable

  • I was watching videos about doing this type of release and there was a warning to be careful not to cause any harm to other sensitive structures such as the long thoracic nerve. I’m already dealing with a good amount of dysfunction so that’s a concern for me. Do you have any thoughts on the risk of using a broomstick to work on the subscapularis like this?

  • For some reason I have smaller biceps and triceps on my left arm, however the trap on the left size is probably double the size. I don’t know if it has anything to do with my left shoulder being over flexible…

  • Or, it’s your atlas.

    I thought the whole shit surrounding atlas misalignment causing uneven and imbalanced feed into your nervous system to your muscles was bullshit, until i was at the end of my wit and finally tried it and got my atlas adjusted…

    It works. It fixed that FEELING of being uneven and the feeling of, no matter how hard you try, the imbalance ‘feeding’ of inputs from the brain to my right and left side.

  • I am right handed and my right arm always get more pumped I am training from 5 months and this is driving me crazy now if someone can suggest something please REPLY!

  • My right side is bigger than my left side and the right side chest biceps is bigger and on the left side its small compared to my left

    And i don’t know what to do with it

  • Growing up without regular exercize and without stretching and slouching forward on a sofa/sedentary lifestyle during childhood formative years and eating junk food, lack of nutrition altogether these factors are the cause of scoliosis in most cases. Psychology plays a role too as to why some kids cary themselves poorly.

  • This video is so informative! I’ve had a problem with my right hip for a couple of years now and I have not been able to figure out why or stretch it effectively. I was diagnosed with lumbar scoliosis a couple of years ago and now I’m almost certain that the instability caused by that is the reason my right hip is so funky.

    I guess the next part of my journey is to figure out how to minimise the risk caused by my scoliosis and try to reduce the rate at which is exacerbates. Unfortunately it is a problem that only gets worse, so it seems this is a journey I will be taking to the end of the road.

  • I think I am right handed, but broke my right arm as a toddler. My mother said that when I started using my left arm. I am now kind of left handed, did all chores with my left hand, writing, picking, swinging etc but not eating. But my right arm is more developed. My right arm has more muscle on it, I play around a lot in childhood trying to emulate action heroes in saw in films (van damme). So I anything heavier I can get my hand on, try push ups and shin ups, but in stopped as I get older and school stuff become more serious. But thanks to that playing, I gain some muscle even as a 8-9 year old boy. I used my right arm, the less dominant during my playing and lifting, so I had this huge bicep on my right arm even as a child, but never used the left much. By nature I am well build but a little chubby/fatter.
    20 years later, I want to get into shape and the first thing I realise is this muscle in imbalance. Before it was kind of funny to me having one big bicep on a weak arm and having a small bicep on the stronger arm. But when I decided to shed some fat, and I hit the gym, I realise that I can do more muscle work with my big bicep weak right arm than my every day work, small bicep, strong left arm. The hand I am using for my everyday work is kind of a liability now in the gym.

  • i broke my left arm and i couldnt do anything with it for 3 months
    now my shoulder, triceps and biceps is smaller on the left side as well as my forearm

  • Jeff, i have a query to ask you, i find it hard to do preacher curls and concentration curls.how do i fix that i had a wrist injury some years back and i would like to know if that is what is affecting it and if i could fix it, because all the other biceps related workouts are fine its only these two.

  • my dominant arm is considerably smaller than my left arm.. it’s crazy… the bicep width, height, and tricep width/height are ALL smaller than my left, although my right is still stronger than the left…????!!! WHAT THE FUCK!!!??

  • There’s no such thing as a trigger point idiot. Muscle tensing is a sign that another muscle or soft tissue is not working properly. Massaging out the trigger point temporarily relieves the issue. Stop treating symptoms and treat the problem bro.

  • My right bicep is stronger than my left bicep, but my right is smaller than my left. What do I do to fix this so they are both equally just as strong as they are big?

  • My love handle is fatter on my left side. Idk why. I took pictures. My lats seem fine and so do my obliques. The only thing I know is my rib cage on the left is tight and it pulls on my left shoulder

  • Thank you Dr. I just had a slap tear repair arthroscopic surgery about 9 months ago and this helped out anything else you recommend?

  • Guys i was kinda stupid. So before i started athrlen x i kept on doing wide pushups for a couple of months and now it makes my arms look small. So what can i do to fix this?

  • AWESOME. Just had the wife really work up in the armpit, HUGE pop in upper shoulder and release. Been working on releasing this shoulder for about a month now. This massage technique have me some instant relief and mobility gains. Even felt some stimulation in the wrist. Shoulder is really starting to free up.

  • I just started training and noticed this quite quickly. My left bicep feels numb and doesn’t contract as it should. In full contraction it is still almost as soft as if it is relaxing. Almost feels as if some other muscle group is doing it’s job. Compared to the right bicep its pathetic. Wtf.
    Still not experiencing much quicker fatigue, maybe ten percent weaker or so. Anyone else seen this?

  • This video was certainly insightful. I’ve been dealing with trap muscle imbalances ever since I started college (that’s when I seriously started working out), and it’s so annoying. Every day, my left trap will constantly make it feel like I need to crack my neck (though I never can), and I’ll be constantly windmilling (something I’m trying not to do now) my left arm for some relief. I have seen a physical therapist for this, and she has given me exercises and stretches to do in order to improve my right side, but I’ve been trying to figure out what else I can do to begin to correct this damn annoyance.

    I should also state that I have slight Congenital Scoliosis, so naturally, my body’s somewhat unbalanced, but it’s only very slight, and I’m making sure I do exercises to strengthen my back and abs. I really hope to be as free of this trap issue as I can someday, and this video has given me some idea as to what to try and work on. Great video.:)

  • This seems like mixing some (helpful) truth with advertisement and some messing with the mind of the ignorant. And this is not the only person who does this kind of thing on youtube and the real world.

  • It is amazing how many people have significant hip mobility problems and they have never been told that this was a problem. They never knew it could be the major cause to the pain they have in other areas of the body. I hope this video helps to explain how this happens

  • My right Trap is bigger than my left trap. And my right shoulder is bigger than my left shoulder… Hate it especially when it comes to symmetry when posing.

  • Nick, You really explained things in great detail. I learned a lot and maybe it’s true I have a stability and flexibility problem with my hip flexors. All along my Internal Med doctor, Orthopaedic and Physical Therapist never mentioned hip flexor problems just major arthritis in my knees, back and now my hands and right foot. I also did not mention Plantar Fascitis for over twenty years. Your video was a real eye opening experience, thanks so much.

  • Great informational session. This is all i needed, all put in a single video. I do a total of 15 hours sitting with 3 hours of heavy traffic driving, making left leg move too much over clutch. This has caused hip instability, pulling onto my left lower back on the left side too much. To worsen everything my right overpronates too much and hence left hip has to take a lot of load while standing. I have tried a few exercises, please can you advise on some exercises and comment on its frequency and duration too. Thanks very much in advance.

  • The best way to counter dormant butt syndrome is to train by 3rd world squat. Once you are strong enough to balance for 20 minutes, you can start doing the duck walk.

  • I understand the benefits of exercising your glutes, but what is the purpose and benefit of “activating” the glutes as shown in the first part of the video?

  • This is exactly what I need..after having back surgery a year and a half ago in still experiencing off and on back pain that I feel come from weak glutes..my question..hiw many sets of each exercise should we do? Thank you so much for this!

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  • I quit going to my PT and just started following Jeff’s advice… Jeff’s advice got me healthier so much faster than my actual PT.

  • Getting a lot of tightness in my hips now that I’m playing footy again with the extra running etc needed. Hopefully this is my issue and I can work on external rotation strength stuff

  • External rotation feels good, no pain/tightness.
    Can get to almost chest-line on flexion, with slight pain/tightness.
    Internal rotation, can’t even get past 10%, and feels super tight.
    Athletic build, very active lifestyle — BJJ, wrestling, striking, and powerlifting.

    Any tips?

  • Is there an Athlean X video for loosening the hips in the other direction anterior? I don’t see one. Thanks to viewers for your help!

  • So I failed all the exercises. What can I do. Do I need physio? Do I need to tell my doctor? ���� I have underlying health conditions so I may be overreacting. All I’m saying is I’m prone to joint pains so dunno if it’s part of me or I can actually change it

  • Interesting to see a battle between two different systems below Scroth and Somatics! I simply quote a well-known violinist and violin teacher. “If your teacher tells you there is only one way to do something…find another teacher!” There is a certain philosophical adage, namely that there are THREE GOOD ways of doing anything!

  • Amazing Jeff always figures it out! I know ill be better in no time…but i go to work on my inner thigh muscle i overworked my quads

  • 13:15 I have the exact problem, I don’t know if it’s from driving long hours or sleeping on my side all the time, probably happened over time, I can’t wait to fix this problem. My hip pops, I feel pain when I try to lift my leg a certain way sometimes, and my squats are suffering,

  • Thank you for this in depth piece on hips (along w all your other videos). I had a 3 level lumbar fusion 4 yrs ago & my hips/hip flexors have never been the same! They are a constant battle. I’m going to add this to my regime..thx again!

  • I’m not sure if the question has already been asked but here it is; I did the three positions test at the start of the video, I’m really good I get to the ideal point at each time. I have a wide enough stands; I practice often the movement shown with the resistance band and the position and I make sure to properly activate the stabilization muscle, the last test Jeff mention I can do the 3 moves without problem but even without weight at the bottom of the squat I feel a pinch in the front of the hips; what am I missing??

  • Thank you for this video. I used to be a marathon runner but a few ankle injuries from forced boots and UTs runs put me out and I packed on the pounds. This year, I’ve decided to focus much more on regaining my fitness level to my Marine Corps days but my hip has been troubling me and making running, biking or even the elliptical painful. After trying the band for just a minute it released a bit, and the side bridge melted almost all the tension away. I’ll be doing these as part of my regular daily regime. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  • DUDE, you might have (once again) saved my fucking life. I have been searching for quite a while for a fix to my problem now (right hip is so tight it hurts when i squat even with just the bar). During this video my smile grew bigger and bigger because I finally felt that someone is getting to the root of my problem! I know now what my problem is (probably), and how to fix it. Thank you so much for giving out this information for free, never forget how much this means to so much of us!

  • Jeff is normally on point but that is not an accurate way to test external rotator vs. internal rotator strength (the test starting at about 13:00). He placed Jesse in a position where his leg was already in an extreme externally-rotated position. Everyone is going to have a much easier time lifting the foot than the knee in that position. You have to do a test starting from a neutral position for accurate results.

  • In my case two surgerys to repair broken tendons in my left arm. (Distal triceps and long head biceps) Two separate surgeries a year apart and the accompanying atrophy caused by disuse. I’m over a year out from that and still can’t make significant balance. So you are saying if neurological lift heavy small reps, If circulation lift light high reps.????

  • So if you can’t do that thing Jesse had to do at around min 13, lying on the back and lifting the knee up (insanely difficult even to lift it a few cm off the floor) it means you shouldn’t do stretched typically recommended by trainers to fix anterior pelvic tilt?

  • OMG I tried to do the last exercise and one one side I could kinda lift an inch on the other side I might as well have been paralyzed. Thanks for pointing this out!

  • I have a problem that’s a bit in this direction but not quite. I have very tight feeling muscles in the left leg, causing difficulties in external rotation.

    For example when trying to sit in a simple version of lotus pose, there’s difficulties in getting the left knee against the floor. Some muscle in the inner thigh feels tight and in the outer thigh the connection to hip socket feels limited (when rotating hip around, there’s a popping sound when I believe some longish connective part probably climbs over something in the hip) and faces a block almost. Unless you move it a little so it gets around that block, but then it feels uncomfortable.

    I think the same chain also causes some tightness or pain in the back of the hip/lower back, perhaps glutes. And the foot is turned a bit outwards for this. Trying to stretch the left leg sitting like that causes some pain in the ankle and outer side of the knee (probably because the leg doesn’t want to stretch and puts stress on the joints? But also just the muscles or something being tight around the knee all the way to foot, pulling that foot).

    It’s probably a big chain of weak and tight muscles, but I was wondering if this is more common and if there are simple ways to develop this structure. Perhaps caused by sitting with legs up and crossed for weak core, abs and glutes.

  • @Athlean-X, please make a video on FAI (Pincer and CAM type). I have Pincer Impingement and have been suggested range of motion physiotherapy for now by my orthopedic, and if it doesn’t work then surgery. I am not 100% sure if I am getting the proper treatment by the physio therapist. They don’t seem to know my issue and just making me do range of motion stretches for the hips.
    After researching, I came across FAI Fix Program by some youtubers. But not sure if that is true or surgery is the only way to truly fix it. Some research papers suggest that FAI doesn’t lead to Ostero Arthritis. I am not even sure who is telling truth. Will physio therapy work or not. Please reveal whatever knowledge you have on this issue

  • Hello… There is a practical called the 10 Key Moves you need to loosen your hip flexors and unlock the hidden power in your body. if you want know about it and see the video for the practical Email me: [email protected] gmail.com

  • In the test performed around the 12 minute mark, when Jessie has his foot flat on the floor, I assume this foot position is intended to mimic as closely as possible the position of the foot when doing a squat, as was highlighted in the exercise designed to open up the capsule (foot on box, band around front hip). If we’re trying to test the ability of the adductors, is there any contextual validity to the idea that more recruitment of the adductors will be achieved by keeping the foot externally rotated so that the inside of the foot is on the floor? Obviously it’s not very functional, as it is generally less common to use the foot in this way, but would it have any benefits for the purpose of the test itself? Kindest thanks in advance for your answer and even more for the brilliant content you share with us!

  • I can’t even imagine how much time this video is going to save me. Only bother trying to start unlocking the hip after you’ve built up the muscle. This video taught me what thousands of dollars of physio wouldn’t teach me

  • i must say I’ve watched a few videos there alright but this!!! this video right here truly helpful especially this season randomly nagging hip flex on side and dong some of the test displayed weaknesses as well. Thank you

  • Oh my gosh. I’ve been having hip issues and couldn’t figure out what the problem is for the longest. When I laid on the floor and tried to lift my knee, it went NO WHERE! Thanks for sharing this, very eye opening.

  • I’m right handed but my left bicep looks more toned or physique. Also I can flex it better while the right I can barely flex it. The right biceplooks more flat while the left looks not flat. Any tips/help?

  • Avoid getting the pain face though. You’re sending a wrong message to the brain if you try to release trigger points but make a pain face. If the pain is too intense then the pressure you apply is too great. Good video though.

  • Yeah man i suffer from this �� but i dont have access to a gym i do exercises at home but it still affects me (i dont do any tyoe of weights) please reply if u read this��

  • Dude, I can tell you have a nice looking body. Why didn’t you take off your shirt so we can get a better look at what you are trying to do?

  • I’ve started doing these and man are they good. My range of motion, especially in the gym, had increased. Plus I have better control of my scapula.

  • Just one probleme, when you have subscapularis tendonitis on both sides, you can’t do that move (adduction), it’s painfull. So is there other options? Thnx

  • Thank you bro..I just stripped and fall on stair step and messed up my rotator cuff badly, I couldn’t even brush my teeth and pull up my blanket…I will try all your exercise and hope it work.

  • Also I wanna say sorry about the person who called you a mean name. People should not talk that way to you. I guess they just have a strong view about something. But using a mean name like that seems really un called for as far as I am concerned.

  • I cant find my sub-scap. Maybe the broom stick will help. Maybe my other arm cant reach. Your tricep stretch from the other video, leaning against the pole, helped me so much. I couldn’t find a position that really stretched my triceps until you explained that one. Thanks!!!

  • so this very weird thing has happened to me where I just started working on my biceps again, and I did the exact same workout for each arm, the next day the left one was soar and the right one was just a little soar, but my left arm seemed huge, and it was way bigger than my right arm. The soarness has stopped now but the left arm is still huge and it only been 2 days, is this a torn bicep? And Should I be worried?

  • I injured this muscle somehow doing overhead press no relief for 3 month doing self massage. The broomstick trick is amazing though it really helps get in under/behind the shoulder joint (a spot impossible to get with fingers). Just one day after doing this I feel much more freedom in my shoulder. On a side note I can hear the muscles snapping and clicking like crazy Thank you

  • Here it the one: https://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Own-Rotator-Cuff/dp/1598582062/ref=la_B002LPYUBM_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510863179&sr=1-3

  • Hello, My son (12) is a pitcher and has subscapular tendonitis.. Would this work for him and speed up recovery? We are currently not touching a baseball and been going with the “if it hurts don’t do it” mentality along with icing and ibuprofen.. Any help/thoughts would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!

  • Hey man very informative video I do have a quick question. When I exhale hard I feel like there’s a slight pinch underneath my armpit it’s been going on for about a year now do you think this is linked to it and the scapularis needs to be released? Thanks your the man

  • I’m fairly new to working out and have made some decent progress in the last few months but I realised recently abs on my right side are starting to develop but I can’t see much on the left ��

  • when i was in the womb my umbilical cord was wrapped around my left arm which left in in an awkward and weird position, and I couldn’t even move it for 3 years, so my parents and grandmother had to be rubbing oil on my arm 2 times a day. So it explains why my left arm is weaker

  • Cheers for this, I have been researching “muscle imbalance it band” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of Reenrianna Imbalances Redemption (just google it )? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my mate got excellent success with it.

  • Started doing sprint workouts in addition to my hiit and my hip flexor region is so tight. Tried that final stretch (on stomach with knee bent up tried to lift), and holy shit! Could barely do it. Thank you Jeff for pointing out my weaknesses with scalpel-like precision. Your information is amazing. Keep it up

  • Hi Jeff…
    Your videos have really helped me a lot in understanding my body and progress in my training.

    One of my friend has week right side of his body due to paralysis attack back in his childhood. His height is 6ft. 2inch and weight is 100kg.
    He is very keenly interested in Fitness and bodybuilding.
    He faces some common challenges as his right part is slightly deformed after the attacks.
    Such as he is not able to feel weight on his right heel while squating because his right ankle is twisted and his right arm is smaller and weaker than the left arm.
    Can you please suggest some ways and exercises to increase his strength and functional abilities.
    All you help is really appreciated.
    Love from india☺.

  • This video was recently brought to my attention and I felt immediately compelled to comment, in order to safeguard parents and patients from some of the erroneous medical statements here.
    I am a member of the Scoliosis Research Society and SOSORT, a Schroth certified physical therapist, and huge patient advocate for education.
    First, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis still does not have a well identified known cause, but we actually DO know alot. It is NOT caused by tight muscles, poor posture, or backpacks. It is a multi-factorial disease that impacts the growth of discs, joint structures, and bones of the spine. It IS a structural issue. We know it starts in the discs and joints and moves into the bones. The growth becomes asymetrical, thus changing the shape of the structures to a wedge shape. This wedge shape then has a different biomechanical movement pattern based on physics/geometry. A wedge shape cannot bend purely in 1 direction but must now couple with rotation. Thus the classic Forward Bending Test or Adams Test used to screen for scoliosis. When you bend forward the now wedge shaped structures in the thoracic spine cause the connected ribs to rotate and a measurable prominence results. The Scoliometer is used to measure this rotation.
    One of the most misleading concepts for patients with scoliosis is that the protruding body segment is “tight muscles” when in fact it is the physical rotation of the vertebral bodies that is present in scoliosis, a 3-Dimensional change in the spine, NOT just lateral.
    Bracing and Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises are the 2 research based treatments that impact this structurally. Vitamin D has also been recently studied as impacting the biochemistry of this condition and progression risk. The main problem with current treatment for AIS is that we have no known predictors for who will be small, medium or large curves that require surgery. Research continues to drive forward to better understand the multi causes, predictors and treatment parameters.
    Lastly, there are several key additional medical conditions that SHOULD be a part of any child, teen, adult medical evaluation BEFORE exercising!!!!! For example, the high % of people with joint hypermobility, muscles and structures are TOO loose, not tight, or tethered spinal cords.
    PLEASE, seek proper medical evaluation and treatment for this condition.

  • The link provided requires 65 dollars to access the online exercises but how could I tell those exercises will help the scoliosis. Only two testimonials on the website and no data to prove any progress.

  • i am 26 and got a back pain bt the scapulas, i was diagnosticated with a scoeosis on the dorsal area with a c form to the right side, i was on the gym like two months onli, i really dont know if i shoul wait to the paint to go away first or should i workout first? but dont know what kind of excersices i should do for my left side and right side

  • listening to your presentation has been such a help for me you have such a wonderful way of explaining scoliosis.
    I wish I could just sit and talk with you about my scoliosis
    and work with you to correct it.
    God bless you!