How to Improve Your Shoulder Mobility!

January 13, 2021

Shoulder mobility is very important for almost all aspects of life. If you want to reach the top shelf, wash your back, lift weights, or do almost anything that requires the use of your hand you better make sure you have the shoulder mobility to do so. Sometimes, not having the prerequisite shoulder mobility to […]

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The glutes have been getting a lot of attention in the past few years. It seems like you can’t turn anywhere in the health and fitness industry without hearing something about the glutes. Even the ridiculous term “deadbutt syndrome” has been invented to label people’s inability to use their butt muscles because they apparently sit […]

Why Your Glutes Aren’t To Blame For All Your Running Problems

January 13, 2021

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Why You SHOULD Squat with Your Knees Over Your Toes

January 13, 2021

We’ve all heard this before about squatting. “Letting your knees go over your toes during a squat is bad for your knee”. I’m here to tell you that is not true. Squatting is an essential human function. Getting in and out of a chair or a car, picking up something, or playing with your children […]

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Have You Been Told You Have Bursitis?

January 13, 2021

Hip pain that is on the side of your hip is one of those things that gets misconstrued all the time as something it is not, BURSITIS. Lateral hip pain that is labelled as bursitis is ALMOST never actually bursa related.  So what is a bursa? It’s a fluid-filled sac containing fluid. The role of […]

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If you’re having trouble getting into overhead positions with a barbell, it may be due to your lats. But how do you know whether it’s your lats or another part of your shoulder complex? Follow the simple steps below to find out if your lats are limiting you. STEP 1: Perform the Dowel to Wall […]

How To Find Out If Your Lats Are Limiting Your Overhead Mobility

January 13, 2021

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The Area Lifters Should Stop Foam Rolling

January 13, 2021

Do you have pain or stiffness in your quads/thigh during squatting? Does it get worse with deeper squats or heavier weights? Is that area right above your kneecap? (See starred picture below) Have you been foam rolling that area for a while to try to “release” it? Well, I have news for you. You should […]

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Is Running Bad For Your Knees?

December 15, 2020

This is a question we get here at Optimize all the time: is running bad for my knees? Well, to answer this question we need to make sure we consider REAL research and not just opinions of others that have developed knee pain that they feel is due to running. It’s easy to focus on […]

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Here at Optimize we know navigating the healthcare world can be scary. Especially when you are not best equipped with the information needed to make a well-informed decision. You may have gotten an MRI and been told about the findings that left you a little confused. Well, the thing about MRIs is that they don’t […]

Why Your MRI DOES NOT Define You

December 13, 2020

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Are Your Hamstrings Actually Tight?

December 7, 2020

We’ve all heard of our hamstrings being tight when you feel tightness behind the thighs when bending forward. But sometimes, the reason for the tightness might not be your hamstrings. Here is a quick video demonstrating how to assess yourself for tight hamstrings.   In the Las Vegas area? Come and see us for your […]

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