Brian Schiff

Brian Schiff, PT, OCS, CSCS, is a licensed physical therapist, respected author and fitness professional. Currently, he serves as the supervisor for EXOS API at Raleigh Orthopaedic. Brian conducts live continuing education webinars and presents nationally at professional conferences and seminars on injury prevention, rehab and sport-specific training.
Sept. 24 2009
The final segment of Brian's Functionally Fit knee miniseries analyzes the cross-over cone touch, an exercise ideal for increasing dynamic quad, hamstring and gluteal strength. See 'Related Resources'... View More
Sept. 9 2009
Part four of the Functionally Fit knee miniseries analyzes the anterior medicine ball lunge with trunk rotation, a great exercise for countering valgus overload and improving motor and muscle function.... View More
Aug. 27 2009
Part three of the Functionally Fit knee-focused miniseries looks at the lateral band walk/lunge, a pair of procedures that help counter IT band syndrome, informally known as runner's knee. See 'Related... View More
Aug. 26 2009
As I write, professional cycling's best and brightest are pedaling through the mountains and plains of Spain in the Giro d'Italia, arguably the sport’s second most grueling multi-stage race behind... View More
Aug. 12 2009
Brian Schiff's Functionally Fit continues to target the infamous knee with a pair of glute-strengthening, quad-building, hamstring-empowering exercises: single-leg posterior and anterior reaches.See... View More
July 29 2009
Brian Schiff's Functionally Fit takes a new step - or, more appropriately, a bend - into a new miniseries. This time, he takes a look at exercises that help training one of the most troublesome parts... View More
July 8 2009
Brian Schiff gives his last entry into his backache-curing miniseries of Functionally Fits with the tripod oblique crunch. No equipment required on this one, just your hands, feet, legs and the rest! See... View More
June 24 2009
Brian Schiff shows off his chops (excuse the pun) in this week with a look at diagonal chops. You'll need a medicine ball for this core-focused power exercise, as well as a client, of course!See 'Related... View More
June 7 2009
This week, you'll need to keep your eye on the ball - or at least your elbows. Brian Schiff outlines a really simple stability ball exercise: the roll-out. It's great for tightening up the abs while, at... View More
May 28 2009
The following is a continuation of a subseries of Functionally Fit exercises aiming to boost lower back strength and also assist those with lower back problems. This week, Brian Schiff analyzes four different... View More
May 13 2009
The following is the start of a subseries of Functionally Fit exercises aiming to boost lower back strength and also assist those with lower back problems. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally... View More
April 23 2009
Brian Schiff continues his series on functional training with steps on how to perform the long step forward lunge, without a stride. This simple, two-step exercise is ideal for those with knee or patello-femoral... View More
April 21 2009
It's getting hot around the Midlands inside yoga studios. A new twist on the exercise is rapidly gaining in popularity. It's called "hot yoga," a series of yoga poses done in a heated room - a very heated... View More
April 7 2009
Brian Schiff continues his series on functional training, this time focusing on the lateral box step-down, an exercise ideal for increasing VMO strength. Brian remarks, "It is a preferable alternative... View More
March 26 2009
Execution Kneeling, cross your arms as if you are hugging yourself. Slowly move into your natural backswing motion, pausing at the end of the available range of motion. Progress to your follow-through... View More
March 11 2009
Execution Stand on one leg with a slightly bent knee, holding the arms extended at shoulder height. Keeping the hands interlocked, slowly rotate the arms/torso to one side through the full available range... View More
March 5 2009
If you employ trainers, eventually the question arises: "Should I provide them with continuing education, or should I expect that they find it on their own" Regardless of whether your trainers are independent... View More
March 5 2009
Things are getting a little sticky, aren't they? The economy will probably get worse before it gets better, and people aren't exactly tripping over themselves to spend money on trainers lately. To most... View More
March 5 2009
In 1933, Henry Ford wrote to the President of the University of Chicago advocating the formation of a “University without Walls”. This was based off a survey done by University... View More
Feb. 26 2009
There are three different ways to strengthen the posterior rotator cuff. According to EMG studies, the most effective ways to isolate maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVC) are: Side-lying external... View More

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