Robin Kruel

Day 28: Tricep Stretch

Tricep Stretch

The tricep muscle is located on the back side of the arm and works to extend or straighten the elbow joint. It is typically described as one muscle unit with three different heads, long, lateral and medial. In everyday activity we need this muscle to maintain the balancing act with the biceps muscle on the …

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Day 27: Piriformis Stretch

Piriformis Stretch

The piriformis is a muscle located deep to the large gluteus maximus muscle. It is charged with helping to stabilize the hip joint as well as lifting and rotating the thigh away from the body. When this muscle has an issue it is likely to cause some serious feeling issues. Severe issues involving the piriformis …

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Day 26: Shoulder Friction Massage

Shoulder Friction Massage

Moving back to the shoulder today we tackle one of the more common sore and tired areas of our upper body, the back of the shoulder. Just like the neck and upper back this area resists a lot of strain in the form of forward flexion, especially since we all have a tendency to round …

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Day 25: Forearm Stretch

Forearm Stretch

Today’s activity is for the forearm. We are going to stretch the front side of the forearm. This compartment is very busy. We use the muscles in this compartment to help us bend the wrist and fingers. The median and ulnar nerves are also mixed in with the muscles of this compartment too. This stretch …

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Day 24: Spine Stretch

Spine Stretch

Today is a stretch day and our focus is on the spine. This is one of my personal favorites to do. It really feels like everything around my spine is relaxing when I do it. The idea here is to move slowly, get into position slowly and go as far as you can comfortably. We …

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Day 23: Foot Massage- Golf Ball

Foot Massage Golf Ball

A surprise change to end out the week. Today we move to the foot. Some people experience some ache in their feet after sitting for long periods of time or after waking in the morning. This is typically referred to as plantar fasciitis. The golf ball is very good at allowing us to hold firm …

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