Dr Pauley here from Prestige Chiropractic (http://prestigechirovirginia.com) with a special Mobility post!
Many people ask me all the time what causes their back pain, knee pain, etc. The truth is, almost every single time someone has a problem with a joint, it can be traced back to a faulty movement or incorrect biomechanics.
Today I’d like to talk about the psoas & iliacus muscles. These are two very important muscles that, when overly tight or improperly functioning, can cause not only faulty pelvic/hip/lower back movements, but can eventually contribute to lower back pain, anterior hip pain, herniated discs, and more. It does this by preventing full extension and proper movement of the pelvis, or literally torquing the pelvis is a wrenched position. The worst part is that most people don’t realize they have a problem until they deadlift heavy one day and BAM … low back sprain/strain. So, it’s very important to keep these muscles supple and mobile to prevent problems before they have a chance to start, as well as to perform at a more optimal level (aka LIFT HEAVIER). Remember, if it moves right, it performs right.
One of my favorite ways to get these things doing what they’re supposed to is to perform the mobility technique I’ve outlined in the video. Try to squat a few times, then check it out, try it, and see how you feel/perform afterward. If you notice any positive change, you may want to incorporate this technique into your pre/post workout mobilization.
Lewis H. Pauley, DC
13885 Hedgewood Dr., Suite 333
Dale City, VA 22193
TODAY: THURS, MAY 1, 2014
ROW 1,000 METERS
30 ALTERNATING PISTOLS
25 HANDSTAND PUSH UPS
20 TOES TO BAR
15 DUMBBELL BURPEE DEADLIFTS 50#/35#
10 DUMBBELL THRUSTERS 50#/35#
5 ROPE CLIMBS