Reaching is one of the most important activities to have in any exercise or sports performance program. There, I said…
How many times have you spoken, thought, or heard the following sentence?
“Man, my hamstrings are so tight!”
The next logical idea would be to google some hamstring stretches. You might bend over and reach for those toes, or maybe prop your leg up one at a time on a desk and feel that sweet relief.
It has been shown in studies (Vico et al, 2014; Alghadir et al, 2015) that tongue posture contributes significantly to postural stability and potential muscular strength. Why is this? It’s because the tongue is part of a myofascial chain called the Deep Front Line.
“Toning up the core” is a common concept within practices in the Health & Fitness community. Hundreds of sit-ups, planks for minutes, and extension-driven ab wheel rollouts are a few examples of exercises personal trainers or online resources will likely prescribe to you for a “good core workout”.