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7 Training Tips for Better Upper Back Mobility to Improve Posture and Reduce Arm and Shoulder Pain

Upper Back Mobility

How is your upper back mobility? Is it easy to arch, bend, and twist your spine? Or, do you feel kind of stiff, sore, and tight? Ever wonder why it’s a challenge to improve how you move for a healthy spine and pain-free arms and shoulders? Are your Pecs on overdrive?  Do your Anterior Deltoids […]

Posted by administrator in Functional Movement, Posture Improvement.

Mobilizing the Ribs: Healthy Spine Movement in Many Directions

Centerworks® “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage Part  Five: Multi-Directional Movement of the Spine Here it is…the grand finale for our discussion on “secret” training tips to mobilize the ribcage for a healthy spine and get the upper back to move more easily.  When you get to more advanced exercises or sport and athletic […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Side Bending Exercise Tips for a Strong and Healthy Back

Maximize the benefits from every side bending exercise in your Pilates workouts and fitness training routine. We need our spines to support us while we move in many different positions throughout the day, and a strong and healthy back is what keeps us moving in ALL directions. If you think about it, almost everything we […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates, Videos.

Side Bend: “Secret” Training Tips

Centerworks® “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage Part Four: Lateral Movement of the Spine and Ribs There is a lot to think about in order to execute great lateral, side-bending movements. This is not a direction our upper body moves in much for daily life activities.  But there is a side-bending lateral motion that […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Spine Rotation & Twisting: “Secret” Training Tips

Centerworks® “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage Part Three: Ribcage and Spine Rotation and Twisting When we twist the spine, all sorts of crazy things tend to happen!  Our hips and pelvis try to do all the work, we side bend, hike a hip, lead with an elbow or shoulder, shift our weight, arch […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Spine Extension: “Secret” Training Tips

Centerworks® “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage Part Two: Spine Extension It’s easy to bend the neck and low back, but it’s the upper thoracic, mid-back section that needs the attention to improve spine mobility.  The older we get, the more gravity plays with our posture.  Hunched over, heads jutted forward, we need our […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Spine Flexion: “Secret” Training Tips

Centerworks® “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage Part One:  Spine Flexion When we bend into forward flexion for Pilates exercises like the Hundred, Roll Up or Teaser every segment of the spine has to move individually to open the back ribs and bend the spine. In the front of the body, the ribs are […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Functional Movement, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Pilates Training Tips To Mobilize the Ribcage for Better Functional Movement of the Spine

One of the biggest differences I realized when I began learning Pilates was how much more movement I “should have” in my spine vs. the amount of free and easy mobility I did have.  As the tech savvy human population moves farther and farther away from jobs that require activity, and we park our butts […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates.