The Pelvic Floor Exercise You Might Be Missing

The Pelvic Floor Exercise You Might Be Missing

A lot of us are familiar with Kegels and are becoming more familiar with things like “Reverse kegels,” diaphragmatic breathing, or yoga-based relaxation stretches for our pelvic floors. Don’t get me wrong, I think this is wonderful, but oftentimes I still see some...
Male Pelvic Pain: Getting to the Root Cause

Male Pelvic Pain: Getting to the Root Cause

Pee, poop, sex, pain…the pelvic floor has a role in all of them. And no matter who you are, if you are a human, you have a pelvic floor. So these things are relevant to everyone. Especially when you start to notice something is off “down there.” A lot of times it is...
Carbon Dioxide is Your Friend

Carbon Dioxide is Your Friend

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) has been given a bad rap.  People treat it as a byproduct of cellular respiration (see equation below) and can’t wait to get rid of it as waste.   Oxygen goes into your lungs, gets moved to your tissues via red blood cells and hemoglobin.  Glucose...
Why You Should Learn How to Squat

Why You Should Learn How to Squat

Dr. Strangesquat or: How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the knees over toes squat It’s okay to let your knees go past your toes when you squat.  It feels good to get this off my chest.  I’m not saying that you have to do it all the time or that it is always a...
What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

Recently, there’s been a lot of talking about Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in rehabilitation and sports performance.  You may have seen a story about an athlete like Alex Smith using it to improve their recovery from an injury or surgery.  It sounds fantastic...