For those of you who struggle to touch your toes, I doubt you think that too much flexibility is a bad thing. In working with Jaime I’ve discovered that there can be too much of a good thing.
At my training session the other day I was complaining about a trouble spot in my upper back/shoulders. “Right there?” asks Jaime as he zeros in on the spot. Turns out my scapula (shoulder blade) is hyper-flexible and the muscles around the scapula have trouble stabilizing it. The resulting is an irritated nerve that causes a sore spot that has been flaring up for a couple of years.
Jaime’s given me some exercises to strengthen the area as well as tips on how to treat it or do self care when it does flare up. I’ll likely have to stay on top of this trouble spot in the years ahead, but having the knowledge to take care of it myself is makes dealing with the occasional pain much less frustrating.
As I’ve been learning from Jaime, listening to your body is the first step to taking care of yourself. Listen and be good to yourself.
Client, Health & Exercise Prescriptions
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