Welcome to Performance Care, the blog site for Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab. We'll regularly post exercise and stretching videos. Also, please feel free to post questions/comments. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. If you'd like to be added to our newsletter letting you know when new exercises are posted, visit our website listed below. *To post a comment, click on "comments" link at the bottom of the post.

Our clinic specializes in successfully treating athletic injuries, pregnancy related pain, peripheral nerve entrapments (numbness in the extremities), jaw joint problems (TMJ), and headaches. These are also great topics for questions, in additon to those on general injuries, athletic performance enhancement, and nutritional advice.

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Disclaimer: one should always consult a health professional before beginning or modifying an exercise routine. The replies posted by Dr. Iodice are meant to help readers figure out a course of action and as general advice, but it is impossible to diagnose a physical problem without a proper examination.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New exercise video: lat pull-down w/ fly-out

The straight arm lat pull-down is an exercise that is a commonly employed exercise that is great for building the lats ("wing muscles"). However, the traditional standing exercise places a great deal of stress on the shoulder tendons and joints, as well as sometimes being hard on the back. This variation, done on a ball or a mobile bench, allows you to work this area in a dynamic and full range of motion while being safe on the shoulder/low back. It can actually be beneficial to improve your range of motion if you're tight here. A key part of keeping this exercise safe for the back is to engage the abdominal muscles just enough so that your ribs do not flare upwards as you reach above the head. NOTE: due to the large range of motion, you will need to use lighter weights or bands than you would for other lat exercises.

Enjoy and be active!

Kirk Iodice, DC, ART

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