Muscle Weaknesses

Adopted from Men’s Journal.

Take a test:

Overhead Squat

  1. Stand barefoot in front of a mirror with you feet shoulder width apart and your arms extended overhead.  Squat down to chair height and then return to upright position.  Repeat 3 times.
  2. If your feet turn outward as you  squat, you probably have tight outer calves and weak  inner calves.
  3. If your knees cave inward you may have weak glutes and tight adductors.
  4.  If your lower back arches, you may have tight hip flexors, erector spinae muscles and, you may  weak abs and glutes.
  5.  If your arms fall forward you may have tight lat and pec muscles and weak scapular muscles or rotator cuff muscles.

Single Leg Squat

  1. Stand barefoot on one foot facing a mirror wit hands on hips. Squat to a comfortable level and return to upright position.  Repeat 3 times.  Switch feet and do three more squats.
  2. If your knees move inward you may have tight groin muscles and weak glutes

About Debbie Forbes, LMT, CPT

Debbie has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (FL LMT MA16310) for over 18 years. Originally from the Chicago area, she moved to St. Pete in 1986. Her specialties are deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, Thai Yoga massage and Stress Therapy massage. She has traveled to Hawaii, the Bahamas, Mexico and various other places to study bodywork and allied modalities. She takes from her many years of experience and multitudes of classes to structure a massage based on your needs. Debbie is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher. She believes that Integrative Systems, such as, Yoga, Massage and Personal Movement have been developed to guide us in this journey. An avid cyclist, Debbie travels around the country doing century and double century rides. She is a reluctant triathlete, cross fitter, occasional doughnut eater and is a USA Triathlon Official in her spare time.

Posted on January 22, 2012, in Massage, Training, Training Tips. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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