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Have you joined a gym and now working hard to achieve your fitness goals, but not getting the desired results? If yes, then it's a sign you need to hire a personal trainer to get the right guidance and support. Hiring a personal trainer San Diego will let you witness their expertise and knowledge and assist you in setting realistic goals and staying accountable while reaching your goals faster. So, what are the tell-tale signs to know if you need a personal trainer? If you are searching for the answer to

Personal trainers are professionals to help people in their weight loss journey. They use their expertise and years of experience to assist you in achieving your ideal weight while maintaining your well-being. Firstly, they discuss your needs and expectations, then create a customized fitness plan for you. They employ several specialized techniques intended to facilitate weight loss in people more quickly. Here are a few methods that personal trainers use to help people lose weight. Strength Training It is a common misconception among people that aerobic exercise is the only way to lose

Protect Your Dome!     Head trauma is often a pivotal moment in many people's lives, being the signature of many lasting side effects and symptoms that you can’t quite wrap your head around. With varying degrees of trauma, the most common concern when experiencing any sudden movement to the skull, whether it be whiplash or impact, is a concussion. Suffering a concussion usually begins with sudden drowsiness, a potential loss of consciousness, seeing “stars”, and chronic headaches that persist a few days. Long-term side effects can include psychological and behavioral issues

Neck pain is one of the top 5 most prevalent disorders in the United States and can be debilitating for those who suffer from it. More importantly, neck dysfunction can be a part of very complex issues related to the rest of the kinetic chain. Symptoms of neck dysfunction often include pain and stiffness, dizziness, headaches and migraines, nerve pain or tingling that radiates down the arms, nausea, and shortness of breath. The Rundown The cervical spine consists of 7 vertebrae; C1 and C2 (respectively known as the Atlas and Axis) contain

The upper back consists of a multitude of muscles including the trapezius, rhomboids, rear delts, teres major and minor, and the levator scapulae. These are the major movers of the scapula and shoulders. These muscles are also associated with posture. The back muscles work in opposition to the core; they keep the spine upright and the shoulders pulled back. The upper back is a common weak point for clients, especially those who have a desk job. Hunching over a desk can cause the chest muscles to become tight. This pulls the

The Anatomy of Healthy Elbows and Tendinitis     The elbow is a crucial joint to keep healthy for those looking to maintain their independence. The elbow is a hinged joint consisting of the humerus, radius, and ulna, which are all sheathed in cartilage at their ends. This cartilage is flexible connective tissue that absorbs shock and reduces friction as the joint experiences impact and slides. Across your body, the ligaments function is to connect bone to bone and form joint capsules. More specifically to the elbow, ligaments attach the humerus and

The shoulder is one of your body's larger and more intricate joints. It is composed of the upper arm bone, called the humerus, and the scapula, or shoulder blade. Together, they form a ball and socket joint which enables the shoulder’s impressive range of motion. The acromion, the clavicle, and the coracoid process are other, smaller bones that all interact with the rotator cuff, the bursa, and the labrum. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that each move and support the shoulder at separate angles and planes.

When thinking about the core, most people immediately jump to the “six pack” or the rectus abdominis. In reality, the core is a combination of all of the muscles wrapping around the abdomen island spine. This includes muscles like the rectus abdominis, obliques, transverse abdominis, quadratus lumborum (QL), multifidi, pelvic floor and diaphragm. The core is like a cyndaler wrapping around the torso; the top is the diaphragm and the bottom is the pelvic floor. IMPORTANCE OF THE CORE The core is a complex system of muscles that serve as an anchor

Healthy hips are essential for the majority of your daily movements including sitting, standing, walking, and running. Experiencing hip pain can seriously interfere with your everyday activities. Hip pain can come from many sources, such as overactive or tight muscles that affect the hip joint or other rheumatic diseases that affect joints and connective tissues. Fortunately, a healthy and active lifestyle will greatly reduce your chances of developing hip pain over time. Maintaining strong, mobile, and durable hips is necessary to be able to perform most of your daily and athletic

Low Back Pain is one of the most common complaints we hear at Melita Fitness and Rehab. For many people, low back pain (LBP) turns into a nuisance that hinders the ability to perform daily tasks. If you’re in this boat, you are not alone. Low back pain affects nearly 85% of adults. CAUSES So what causes LBP? The most common origins include lifting heavy objects and skeletal irregularities. Lifting a heavy object, especially with improper form, can place excess strain on the vertebral column causing muscle strains and disc herniations. Skeletal