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Romanian Deadlift Vs. Standard Deadlift: Comprehensive Guide

By Kyran Doyle In Training

Deadlifts are one of the best strength and mass building exercises that you can perform. When performing the deadlift you are working more muscles than any other exercise, including the squat.
Deadlifts have many different variations and forms. In this article we are going to focus on the difference between the Romanian Deadlift and standard deadlifts.
There are lots of valid arguments as to which exercise is better in a Romanian Deadlift vs regular deadlift battle.
Keep reading to learn the differences. Romanian Deadlift Vs. Standard DeadliftThe Romanian Deadlift is one of the most commonly used among the various deadlift techniques. In fact a lot of people that think they are performing a deadlift are sometimes actually doing a Romanian Deadlift.
Both the conventional and Romanian Deadlifts are great strength and muscle building exercises. Even though they are both deadlifts variations the setup, execution and muscles activated are different.
Here’s a quick video th…

Reducing Pre and Post-workout Knee Pain

Reducing Pre and Post-workout Knee Pain - El Paso Chiropractor
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Individuals with a previous knee injury often describe feeling continuous symptoms for an extended period of time after the original trauma. Fortunately, the majority of knee injuries usually involve minor damage and injury to the ligaments of the knee. Most knee complications that chiropractic doctors and other medical specialists diagnose are often caused by stiffness and soreness that, when left untreated, can eventually lead to further complications on the knee and its surrounding tissues.

Warming up the body before any workout is important to prevent injuries. Before starting a physical activity routine, stretching or simple exercises help warm up the knees by getting the fluid within them moving and lubricating the cartilage. First, begin by practicing several deep knee bends. Then, follow with knee rolls by bringing the feet close together, putting the hands on the knees and rotating them in a big circle, first clockwise, then counter clockwise. These simple stretches and exercises can help the knees be more flexible before working out.

After the workout, it’s also important to stretch out the knees especially by stretching the quads and IT band. The quads are made up of 4 sections of muscles in the front of the leg and when all these muscles, along with the IT band, are too tight, the knee cap can be unevenly pulled up and down the leg, commonly resulting in injuries such as patellar maltracking syndrome or runner’s knee. An imbalance in the muscles surrounding the knees can often cause the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap to wear out gradually, resulting in pain, soreness, and other symptoms.

Chiropractic treatment can also help eliminate pre and post-workout knee soreness. A chiropractor can diagnose the root cause of an individual’s knee pain and symptoms in order to determine the best treatment options for the injury or possible condition. Through chiropractic adjustments and manual manipulation, the chiropractor may help adjust spine misalignments that could be causing knee pain as well. Many times the chiropractor will also follow up with a specialized set of stretches and exercises to rehabilitate the individual’s knee and progressively minimize their knee pain, soreness, and other symptoms.

By Dr. Alex Jimenez


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