How To Train Your Rotator Cuff

One of the most common injuries that plagues weightlifters of all levels is rotator cuff problems. Strong rotator cuff muscles stabilize the shoulder joint and help to prevent injury. In the world of internally rotated shoulders due to computer use and overtraining of “pushing muscles” the rotator cuff externally rotates the shoulder joint. Each of

Quitting Cigarettes Improves Chances of Beating Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Cigarette smoking is still the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year or one of every five deaths. Smoking is especially prevalent among people with substance use disorders. While cigarette smoking has declined among the general public, a significantly larger percentage of people

How to Train Your Posterior Deltoid – Muscle Mondays

Often forgotten is the posterior head of the deltoid. The muscle originates on the scapular spine and inserts along with the anterior and lateral head at the deltoid tuberosity on the humerus. This muscles allows extensions, transverse abduction and extension and helps with external rotation. This muscle can be outworked by the trapezius, so proper

Fueling Your Body For Addiction Recovery

Everyone knows or has an idea that a proper diet is a necessity. Whether your goal is to gain muscle mass, lose weight, or simply live a healthier lifestyle, everything comes down to nutrition. What you eat, how often you eat, and even when you eat it, are all equally important. A lot of people

How to Strength Train Your Lateral Deltoid

The lateral deltoid is a muscle that has limited actions. Starting on the acromion of the scapula, and inserting on the deltoid tuberosity of the humerus, the lateral deltoid abducts the arm to the side. Training this muscle properly will help to fill out shirts and give the muscle group a more rounded appearance. Follow

Lakeview Health Podcast: Christine Schneider, Ph.D., LCSW

Dr. Christine Schneider is lead therapist at Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders and adjunct faculty in the Dept. of Social Work and Dept. of Psychiatry and Neurology at St. Louis University in Missouri. She’s well-versed in trauma and attachment. During her visit to Lakeview in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Schneider sat down with Sarah Kovach,

How to Train Your Calves

The bane of many bodybuilder’s existence is the featured muscle during this edition of Muscle Mondays. The gastrocnemius and soleus are the two muscles of your lower leg that allow plantar flexion of the ankle. The importance of this muscle cannot be overlooked because without it, you cannot walk, run, or drive. In other words,

How to Train Your Quadriceps

On the front of your upper thigh is the feature of Muscle Mondays this week. The Quadriceps are four muscles that work together to flex the hip and extend the knee. The Rectus Femoris originates on the iliac spine of the pelvis and inserts on the tibial tuberosity via the patellar tendon. The Vastus Lateralis,

Training Your Internal and External Obliques

Much of life’s activities involve one key movement: rotation. For our bodies to properly rotate, the responsibility falls on the obliques and quadratus lumborum. This week’s Muscle Monday will be packed with information because of the focus on three different muscles. Fortunately, the actions performed by these muscles are the same: rotate and laterally flex. The internal and external obliques sit similar

How EMDR Can Heal Trauma

Substance use disorder is often linked to co-occurring trauma. “Studies of drug addicts repeatedly find extraordinarily high percentages of childhood trauma of various sorts, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse,” writes Canadian physician Gabor Maté in his seminal addiction study In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. In the 1990s, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research