The Problem with Hyper-Flexible Joints

Our common approach to exercise often causes pain for people with “laxed” joints. Their joints move out of natural alignment. This condition is also called hyper-mobile, gumby, hyper-flexible, or double-jointed.

Pain from this condition is largely ignored because hyper-flexible joints are admired and encouraged in some circles, like yoga, gymnastics and dance. Some people consider this to be part of “flexibility,” but it’s really the inability to activate the body’s tensional network. 

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Core Exercises Are Hurting Your Back


Stiffening my abdominals is not my favourite. But I’ve been told to strengthen my “core” to protect my touchy back.

Many health and exercise professionals recommend strengthening your core to help your back. They consider the core to be the power centre of the body.

But, if you have persistent back pain, you wince and stiffen at the thought of bending. Rehab and fitness exercises that teach you to stiffen even more certainly don’t help.

Here’s the easy solution.

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