May 2 2011
Childhood obesity is a growing problem today, and the demand for fitness programs aimed at the general teen and kid population is also increasing. But training kids is not the same as training adults,... View More
May 2 2011
Our culture is in a state of crisis with obesity at an all time high, affecting 33% of the population. Besides the obvious challenges of being overweight or obese in our world, when it comes to exercise,... View More
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April 29 2011
By now weall know that many athletes, depending on their sport, need carbohydrates tomaximize their performance. In fact, hundreds of studies conducted over thepast several decades have shown that carbohydrates... View More
April 27 2011
The benefits of a personal trainer and the convenience of the Internet have come together in the latest fitness trend: online personal training. This concept emerged about ten years ago, but in the past... View More
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April 20 2011
Brian turns his focus to ankle tightness in the first of a three-part series. This column offers two exercises to detect differences in the ankles.See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally Fits... View More
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April 19 2011
This month, Dietary Supplement University is "diggingin" to one of the most popular dietary supplements to date. And for goodreason -- there's actually research to support it: Creatine monohydrate. First,some... View More
April 12 2011
All exercise is the same, right? Not so fast, suggests a small study of teens out of Scotland that found that high-intensity exercise may be better than endurance training for preventing cardiovascular... View More
Windshield Wiper (start)
April 6 2011
Brian demonstrates an exercise designed to stretch the hip into internal rotation, decreasing the risk of excessive lumbar rotation and/or knee collapse. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally... View More
March 28 2011
Plyometric training is often called by the name "Stretch Shortening Cycle Exercise." This name actually describes the basic physiological basis for plyometric training: the muscle first goes through an... View More
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March 23 2011
"Faster!!!" he commanded. "I can't..." she said. "YOU CAN! Faster!" he bellowed. She breathed heavily as every muscle in her body seemed to clench and quiver, obeying his commands, and the strange mix... View More
March 23 2011
The client who shows up religiously for their exercise program, brings in their completed meal/water/exercise logs, asks questions and tracks their progress in relation to the goals they worked out with... View More
Diagonal Hip Flexor Lunge Step (start)
March 23 2011
Brian demonstrates an exercise designed to improve hip mobility while also increasing strength and stability in the front side leg. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally Fits and other exercises... View More
March 23 2011
A male friend of mine was agonizing about where to take his sweetheart to dinner for Valentine's Day. I asked a few questions and found out that she doesn't really like fancy restaurants and neither does... View More
SmallPills
March 21 2011
The manufacture and sale of dietary supplements is a $25+billion per year industry. Sorting through the marketing claims, research, andhype for the 29,000+ dietary supplements available can be difficult... View More
Barefoot
March 16 2011
...... Barefoot running has become a popular topic amongrunners in the last two years. No doubt the attention of barefoot running hasbeen inspired by the popularity of the book Born to Run by ChristopherMcDougal.... View More
Barefoot
March 16 2011
Barefoot running has become a popular topic amongrunners in the last two years. No doubt the attention of barefoot running hasbeen inspired by the popularity of the book Born to Run by ChristopherMcDougal.... View More
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March 9 2011
It isn't uncommon for fitness professionals to blend a variety of fitness modalities into a workout -- throwing in a bit of yoga at the end of a cardio or strength session is a good example. However, sprinkling... View More
Stationary (Profile Start)
March 9 2011
From Brian: During my assessments, I always utilize lunges in all three planes to observe and pick up movement dysfunction. So many times as fitness professionals, we are eager to use lunges as a solid... View More
Feb. 11 2011
Feb. 11, 2011 -- Working out with a hula hoop burns about as many calories per minute as step aerobics, boot camp, or very brisk walking, a new study shows. For the study, researchers recruited 16 women... View More
RDL Hip Driver (start)_0
Feb. 9 2011
Brian demonstrates an exercise that will help increase hip mobility/stability, hamstring flexibility and desirable strength and balance for optimal physical performance in your clients. Note: Some... View More

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