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Be careful of New Year’s Resolutions to exercise more!

Be careful of New Year’s Resolutions to exercise more!

Many people start new exercise programs as part of their New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, but be careful!  A rushed reconditioning program may find you injured instead.  Doing new exercises with repetitive stress being placed on the muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and bones may find you more susceptible to sprains, pulled muscles, fractures, shin splints and other injuries.  Proper technique and form can reduce the risk of injury and decrease muscle tension and weakness. NMR uses a functional movement assessment that finds the weak link or physical imbalances within primary movement patterns.  By utilizing the results of this assessment, NMR can help you meet your weight and exercise goals by building your strength, endurance and flexibility by developing an individualized treatment program which takes into consideration your body’s specific needs.

Start the new year and your new exercise regimen healthy, stronger and safe! 
Try this exercise to strengthen and tone your abdominals, core,
glutes, thighs and shoulders.

Plank-croppedPlanks strengthen and tone abdominals, core, glutes, thighs and shoulders.

Starting position: Forearms on the floor, palms down, shoulders and head neutral.  Legs extended.

Exercise:  Firmly brace abdominals; tighten quads (thigh), squeeze glutes. Slightly tuck pelvis under to protect the low back.  Hold for 30 seconds.

CAUTION:  DO NOT ALLOW LOW BACK TO SAG OR SHOULDERS TO SHRUG.




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