Stretching is a cure all, or so we are led to believe. Stretch before and after exercise, every morning, during breaks at work. On the rare occasions when we do get around to stretching, we typically overdo it. We want to ‘really feel’ the stretch and ‘know that we are getting out the knots’.
While masks are increasing our safety, they are also giving rise to ‘mask anxiety’, ‘maskne’, a persistent feeling of being out of breath, fogged-up glasses and fatigue.
Lunges have developed a reputation as a guaranteed way to develop leg and gluteal muscles. And it’s true.
Tired is relieved with rest. Fatigue hangs on whether or not we take time off, sleep more or improve attention to nutrition and exercise.
The latissimus dorsi aka ‘lats’ fans from the back of the hip bone (ilium), along the bottom half of the spine, the last 3 or 4 ribs and finally ends up attached to the upper arm. All this real estate and so little function. The lats main job is to move the arm back and towards the body as well as rounding the shoulder inwards.