August is gastroparesis awareness month. Since I’ve never written a piece about gastroparesis, I wanted to use the momentum of awareness month to start talking about it on the Zebra Pit. Clinically, I have no doubt about having gastroparesis (GP), but I haven’t had a gastric emptying study done yet. I don’t really know what … Continue reading What is Gastroparesis?
Side leg lifts work the hips, glutes and thighs. They are appropriate for any level. If you have a collagen disorder like EDS or MCAD, be careful not to hyper-extend yourself when doing these exercises and stay in normal range of motion, while keeping your leg and foot in line with your body. I also … Continue reading Side Leg Lifts and IT Band Stretches
Leg lifts are another core exercise great for the upper and lower abdominals, but traditional leg lifts usually offer way too much resistance if you have degenerative disc disease, particularly in the lumbar region. These modified leg lifts are safe for almost anyone with spinal deterioration or connective tissue disorders if you follow the instructions … Continue reading Leg Lifts for Lumbar Issues