Psoas Strength and Flexibility: Core Workouts to Increase Mobility, Reduce Injuries and End Back Pain (Paperback)

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The psoas (pronounced “so-ass”, the P is silent) is the muscle connecting the top of your body to your legs.  While that sounds crucial, Ellgen emphasizes that the psoas is just one of myriad factors determining overall health, and she strives to present its role in context.  Comprehensive, straightforward and practical, this book gets immediately down to business with two simple tests to determine if your psoas is healthy.  Two sets of exercises follow:  one for flexibility, one for strength.  The book ends with four exercise routines for specific concerns, such as people seeking pain relief, or those with a sedentary lifestyle.  Clearly described and illustrated, the 50 exercises themselves are drawn from yoga, Pilates, and typical weight-training. 

— Martha

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A COMPLETE GUIDE TO PREVENTING BACK AND HIP INJURIES BY STRENGTHENING THE MUSCLE GROUP CONNECTING YOUR UPPER AND LOWER BODY

Connecting the lower spine to the hips and legs, a strong and flexible psoas muscle is vital for everyday movements like walking, bending and reaching, as well as athletic endeavors like jumping for a ball, holding a yoga pose and swinging a golf club. With targeted information and exercises, this book's step-by-step program guarantees you'll transforms this vulnerable muscle, including:

Develop a powerful core
End back pain
Increase range of motion
Improve posture
Prevent strains and injuries

Packed with 100s of step-by-step photos and clear, concise instructions, Psoas Strength and Flexibility features workouts for toning the muscle as well as rehabbing from injury. And each program is based on simple matwork exercises that require minimal or no equipment.

About the Author


Pamela Ellgen is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and an experienced writer on health, fitness, and nutrition. Her work has been published in LIVESTRONG, The Huffington Post, Jillian Michaels - Live Well, and The Portland Tribune. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781612434322
ISBN-10: 1612434320
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication Date: March 17th, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: English