Day 22 Fitness Challenge: Is your Body Balanced?

Posted By Lori Painter on Sep 22, 2011 | 2 comments

Today’s Workout
60 min Zumba
60 min Yoga

Attention Fitness Challengers!

Do your workouts properly train imbalanced muscles to keep your body fit and free? Are your workouts putting you at risk for an injury? Are you aware that due to our lifestyle that we have chronically tight and weak muscles? Do you know how to self correct those imbalances? If not, read on…..

Not many people really think about balancing every muscle of the body UNTIL something goes wrong and they injure themselves or they start to experience pain and discomfort in their bodies. Even still many people feel the pain but really doen’t know what to do about it! This article is designed to educate you on the typical muscular imbalances so that you can incorporate exercises and stretches that help you to…..

  • Reduce the risk of injury
  • Perform daily functional tasks with ease
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Improve your posture
  • Reduce or eliminate pain or discomfort
  • Improve body awareness
  • Look and feel more confident
  • Look and feel younger
  • Look and feel more fit, long, and lean
  • Feel free in your own body
  • FEEL strong, supple, free, able and ALIVE!

Here’s the scoop. Take time to stretch the following chronically tight muscles to restore elasticity, prevent injury and improve range of motion.


  • Pectorals
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Levator Scapulae
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Anterior Scalenes
  • Suboccipitals
  • Subscapularis
  • Latissimus
  • Dorsi
  • Iliopsoas
  • Rectus Femoris
  • Hamstrings
  • Lumbar Erectors
  • Tensor Fascia Latae
  • Thigh Adductors
  • Piriformis
  • Quadratus Lumborum

Take time to strengthen the following weak muscles to bring integrity and balance into your body!


  • Capitis & Colli
  • Hyoids
  • Serratus Anterior
  • Rhomboids
  • Lower & Middle Trapezius
  • Posterior Rotator Cuff
  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Gluteals
  • Vastus Medialis
  • Vastus Lateralis
  • Transversus Abdominis

Incorporate this body awareness into your weekly workout routines and within a short time of consistent effort you are really going to FEEL fantastic!

Are not sure how to really put together a workout that addresses these issues?
Just shoot me an email titled “Body Balancing” and I will put you on an Interest List for a Body Balancing Workout on video.

Until then…keep moving injury free!



  1. Your upgraded website is soo awesome and informative. I just finished
    reading about body balance and will send clients here
    to reiterate some of my advice to them in the treatment room.

    As a massage therapist it is easy to begin seeing patterns of specific
    muscle weaknesses leading to other muscles overcompensating … core
    strengthening really really does help and you explain it so clearly and
    concisely. Thank you Lori. 

    The most common situations I see are ) rhomboids overstretched and weak causing shoulder pain. b) Glutes are weak and the IT band is super tight and overused / in pain. c) Back pain and pulled muscles in conjunction with weak abs and or /again weak glutes and overused IT band.

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    • Thank you Cindy! Building a website is like tending to a garden always work to be done! 🙂 Love all I am learning and I am happy to share my info with you!

      I too spent years as a massage therapist and found common ailments! 

      Thanks for your support! May we empower pain free living!

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