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Strength
Bada*s or Nice A*s, the Squat’s Got Your Back…side
By DEVIN YOUNG
A proper squat is a gateway to a lot of good.  Done well, it sets us up for greater strength, reduced pain and better performance (Bada*s). It opens doors for some incredible physical transformations (Nice A*s) and gives us a better shot at surviving the day; from getting in and out of cars, hopping up from a desk chair, cleaning up during a dog walk or repeatedly scooping up a two year old who's favorite thing to say is "Again!" These are all real squat benefits. Let's talk about how to do a
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Yoga
Yoga Cues I No Longer Use In My Class
By DEVIN YOUNG
My Yoga Journey I fell in love with yoga 14 years ago while going through chiropractic school in Portland, Oregon. I was looking for an outlet for my built up stress and long hours of sitting and studying. My yoga practice started with the amazing Lisa Mae Osborn at the Bhaktishop. Her attention to alignment instilled good practices from the beginning. She infused the physical practice with playing the harmonium--filling the room with bhakti, or devotional love for a higher b
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Move
When A Mentor Needs A Hand
By DEVIN YOUNG
In my ten years as a Chiropractor running Urban Wellness Clinic, I have gotten a lot of feedback. I welcome this as we believe all feedback is good feedback, because it allows us to grow. Thankfully, the vast majority has been very positive and gratifying. I'd like to share a moment with one of my fellow movement teachers who probably nerds out on how the body compensates as much as myself. Three years ago, Chris Sritharan, one half of the Anatomy in Motion dream team duo with the creator Gary
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Run
Pre Run Stretch : Brooklyn Half Marathon Edition
By DEVIN YOUNG
Brooklyn Half Marathon 2017 is two weeks away on May 20th, nerves are high, and our runners are asking us what is the best pre run stretch routine? This race is the largest half marathon in country and completely sold out! We have so many runners limping into Urban Wellness Clinic after their longest training run for the Brooklyn Half. Most of our runners like to simply put their shoes on and go. But this mentality can lead to injuries like hamstring pulls, tight hips, and foot pain. Some runne
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Move
Why are my hamstrings so TIGHT?
By DEVIN YOUNG
Well isn’t that the million dollar question these days? I see all walks of life in the clinic from the corporate warrior to the yogi to the enthusiastic Cross Fitter all asking the same question. Why are my hamstrings so *bleeping* tight? They could all have something different going on but there is a common thread between all their stories. Let’s break down the basic anatomy right now. If you want the quick and simple, there are four muscles that make up the hamstrings.
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Eat
The Ketogenic Diet: try it, or walk on by it?
By DEVIN YOUNG
At Urban Wellness Clinic we've tried all of the major diets and most of the minor ones in search of dietary wisdom. The Ketogenic Diet is hot right now, but it's not a new fad. Here's our breakdown. Mini timeline Ketogenic diets are not new. Ketogenic nutrition experiments with epileptic children in the 1920s revealed the diet could improve epile
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Move
An Inside Look: Your First Visit With Urban Wellness Clinic
By DEVIN YOUNG
Every day we get asked, "What happens during my first visit with Urban Wellness?" and "What makes you different?" We break down that question here! The majority of patients come to us in pain from a traumatic injury like a fall or overuse injuries from sitting too many hours in the day. Our goal is not to see our patients 3x/week for 12 weeks like traditional rehabilitation but to give you the tools to empower yourself. Our patients use these "knowledge bombs" when they feel discomfort come on a
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Move
Where all the Lady podcasters at?
By DEVIN YOUNG
In my last post, I mentioned some of my favorite podcasts that I gobble up on the daily riding the F train to and from work, and walking the sleeping baby to school. Pretty much any time I have a free moment since they're easy to digest and get the motivation mojo going. Some of my faves from Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, and Tom Bilyeu on his new show Impact Theory. But where all the ladies at? So in true problem solver form I started my hunt. I had some criteria as I began searching: -solid
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