We’ve all experienced some kind of aches or muscles stiffness at some point in our lives. Whether it’s from overuse, a minor injury, or even just sleeping in a funny position, we’re all familiar with how things can sometimes feel a bit off in our bodies.
The good news is the body is pretty good at bouncing back to normal if it’s given the right stimulus to help quicken the process.
Over the years our clients from all over the world have written to us about areas in their bodies that have caused them repeated trouble, and we’ve addressed these concerns with detailed articles on the most common problem areas.
If you’ve experienced tightness or discomfort that prevents you from moving freely, the tutorials in this guide will help you address those issues so you can get back to doing the things you love to do.
Get Your Neck in Check
Our full tutorial includes a basic explanation of how the neck works, and what might be causing trouble for you, along with exercises (some of which you might not have seen before) to help you address or prevent issues in the neck.
Nip Shoulder Pain in the Bud
This article is one of the most detailed we’ve ever written. The shoulder is made up of a lot of moving parts, so it’s not the sort of thing we could write about in short and simple terms. What’s causing your shoulder issues is likely very different from what’s causing someone else’s, but we’ve addressed the most common problems as simply as possible.
You can learn quite a bit about how the shoulder works, or if you prefer, you can skip ahead a bit to see which exercises we recommend.
Make Sure Your Elbows are Doing Their Job
In our full tutorial on the elbows, we recommend particular exercises for training the elbows to handle the weight bearing necessary for successful bodyweight training. You can use these exercises to work through current issues, but as always, prevention is key. Even if you do not currently have any discomfort in your elbows, these exercises will help you avoid potential issues down the line.
Keep Your Wrists Strong, Healthy, and Pain-Free
Planks, push-ups, handstands, locomotion – these are all exercises that put a lot of weight through the wrists, and that’s just not something most people are used to. The good news is there’s something you can do about it.
This tutorial on the wrists goes through a bit of how the wrist works and why things often go awry, and we give you some simple exercises you can use daily to condition your wrists.
Protect Your Spine and Make it Strong
Our detailed tutorial covers how the spine works, common ailments, and exercises to help you improve your strength, flexibility, and control through full spinal flexion and full spinal extension. Doing these exercises often will protect you from unexpected trouble.
Shake Your Hips and Keep them Moving
This tutorial explains how the hip joint works and the most common problems in this area. We also give you some exercises that will help you work on strengthening and mobilizing your hips in ways you probably haven’t done much of before. If you’ve struggled with tight hips, you’ll be amazed by what a difference regular practice of these exercises can have.
Fix Your Crunchy Knees
In this tutorial we talk about not only how the knee works and what can go wrong, but we also address how you can tell the difference between a real problem and issues you don’t need to be concerned about.
We also show you some ways to condition your knees to be able to handle different types of movement.
Get Happy Feet (and calves and ankles)
Our tutorial on this area is quite detailed, as there’s a lot that goes into keeping the feet, ankles, and calves healthy, strong, and mobile.
Even if you just use a few of the exercises in this tutorial on a regular basis, you’ll get a lot of benefit from paying attention to this often neglected – and therefore, vulnerable – area.
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