I’m going to do the client spotlight thing.
So proud of these two! They got started in September, and have been so consistent and an inspiration. I train Maggie, and she has osteoarthritis, yet still pushes herself. Over the past months everyone has gotten to know them and witness their life changing transformation. 👌👌
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💥EXERCISE AND AGING💥
A great image from @physionetwork from a 2011 study (cited below) that demonstrates the power exercise has on preserving our muscle mass as we age.
In these axial MRI views of the thigh (imagine cutting the thigh in half and looking at a cross-section), we can see the increased degree of adipose/fat and muscle atrophy in the sedentary man as compared to that of the triathlete of similar age.
Pretty convincing evidence to maintain a regular exercise program throughout your lifespan!
📚Wroblewski AP, et al. Chronic exercise preserves lean muscle mass in masters athletes. Phys Sportsmed. 2011.
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The glute is made up of 3 muscles: glute maximus, medius, and minimus.
The main action of the glute maximus is hip extension and external rotation.
The glute medius acts as a hip abductor with anterior fibers assisting internal rotation while the posterior fibers aid in external rotation.
The glute minimus is responsible for hip abduction and internal rotation.
Weak glutes can cause low back/hip pain, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and chronic ankle sprains.
Full blog post at chrisbutlersportspt.com
Written by Grant Uyemura, DPT