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The “Weakly” Muscle – Ice vs. Heat

In this corner, weighing in at 57.2 pounds per cubic foot, with a record of 10 wins and 10 losses with all 10 of those wins due to frostbite, IIIIIIIICE! (Ice enters ring to the sound of “DUN DUN DUN DUDDLE UN DUN” If you are not sure what the hell that was, it was … Read more

The “Weakly” Muscle – The Adductors

SPECIAL NOTE: Before I even begin, the adductors (All 6 of them if you count the adductor magnus as 2 based on its orientation and torsion) are typically lumped into the one category of “Adductor,” which in my opinion is a huge problem. There is only one machine at the gym designed to work your … Read more

The “Weakly” Muscle – The Levator Scapulae

ORIGIN: Lateral most structure (Transverse Process) of the top 4 vertebrae in the neck. (C1-C4) INSERTION: Upper, Inner border of your wing bone. (Superior angle to the medial border of the scapula) ACTION: Elevates the scapula medially and inclines the head ipsilaterally. If you turn your head slightly to one side and then try and … Read more

The “Weakly” Muscle – Plantar Fasciitis

ORIGIN: The plantar fascia or plantar aponeurosis is a long thin fibrous band that extends from the heel to the digits on the plantar or underside of the foot. The plantar fascia is of great strength and supports the arch. It is divided into three portions. The thickest is the central portion which attaches to … Read more

The “Weakly” Muscle – Shin Splints

Because of the fact that there are multiple locations where shin splints can occur, the format of this weeks article will be a straight discussion. There are three main areas where one can suffer a “shin splint.” The most common being the medial or inside portion of the lower leg. Often times this pain is … Read more