Should You Stretch Your Hamstrings?

Should you stretch your hamstrings? Generally, I say “probably not”. In this post, I am going to explain why stretching the hamstrings is often not advisable.  I’m going to focus on the left hamstring and approach the matter from the perspective of Postural Restoration. What does the hamstring do? What is little appreciated about the […]

Assisted Chin-Ups and Lower Back Pain

Chin-ups can be uncomfortable for people with extension based back pain. When someone suffers from extension based back pain, they may experience discomfort or outright pain doing exercises that generally require a strong arch in the lower back.  Or they may struggle with exercises that tend to pull them into this extended position. With chin-ups, […]

Do You Have a Zone of Apposition?

A primary goal of Postural Restoration is to achieve and maintain a solid Zone of Apposition while achieving tri-planar movement. In plain English, this means that your body can move in all three planes of motion: sagittal (front to back), frontal (side to side), and transverse (rotation), while keeping your rib cage positioned correctly. Examine […]