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Jan. 1 2014
The hurdle step assessment (as part of the FMS) is designed to challenge the body's proper stepping and stride mechanics as well as stability & control in single leg stance. The step leg must perform ankle... View More
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Dec. 15 2013
The in-line lunge allows for the observer to pick on flawsor asymmetry by placing the body in a narrow stance with a wide stride toassess hip, knee, ankle and foot mobility and stability of the client.... View More
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Dec. 1 2013
There is a lot of focus on movement in rehab and training circles these days. I believe that as a very good thing and routinely incorporate the FMS in my programming as part of my client movement assessments.... View More
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Nov. 15 2013
Hamstring flexibility is often lacking in many clients, especially adolescent males and runners. While there is often soft tissue tightness present, limited hip flexormobility also contributes to the often... View More
Nov. 10 2013
Really, it's ok if they go. I know it's never easy for us to see our clients go for whatever reason; albeit the end of the month, the end of a training package, or even the dreaded words uttered by any... View More
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Nov. 1 2013
All effective prehab and rehab programs for athletes should build in single leg stability exercises. I like to use sliding exercises as one way to improve neuromuscular control of the core, hip and knee.... View More
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Oct. 15 2013
It is always preferable to include exercises that activatethe gluteus maximus and medius in training programs. Research has shown that poor hipactivation/control leads to frontal plane knee collapse and... View More
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Oct. 1 2013
Overhead shoulder mobility is a concern for those participating in Olympic lifting, Crossfit and overhead sports. A common issue that restricts full elevation and may lead to shoulder dysfunction is tightness... View More
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Sept. 15 2013
Improving posterior shoulder mobility will help reduce shoulder impingement, improve posture and maximize shoulder health. Tightness often develops in overhead athletes or in response to faulty posture... View More
Sept. 10 2013
If I have learned anything at all about the nature of personal trainers during my many years in the fitness industry, it is that those of us who choose to stick with it for the long haul do so because... View More
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Sept. 1 2013
Training clients to maintain core stiffness in athletic functional positions will improve performance and reduce injury risks for the spine and lower extremities. This exercise is an effective way to address... View More
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Aug. 15 2013
Improving pillar/torso strength should be a primary aim for all fitness programs. Utilizing neutral spine core work to minimize unwanted shear force on the lumbar spine is a safer and often more effective... View More
Aug. 10 2013
Just for a minute, think back to when you were just learning the skeletal and the muscular systems. You may have been in college and enrolled in an anatomy class or just received your personal trainer... View More
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Aug. 1 2013
Incorporating a dynamic warm-up prior to athletic activity and training is the preferred way to prime the body for exercise. This particular movement is an effective drill for addressing hip and thoracic... View More
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July 15 2013
Shoulder mobility limitations are often present in clients and many times are related to poor thoracic spine mobility. Addressing any asymmetry and resolving kinetic chain tightness is important to reduce... View More
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July 10 2013
Remember the good ol' days of looking forward to recess? Why oh why have we let that escape us as adults? Our clients work all day and then as their personal trainers we ask them to workout, which... View More
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July 1 2013
Pectoralis minor tightness coupled with poor scapular control often leads to postural dysfunction and shoulder problems. Improving scapular stabilizer activation and shoulder alignment will reduce rotator... View More
June 15 2013
The snow is gone. Spring has sprung, summer is quickly approaching if you are in the south like myself we are starting to feel the full impact of summer and you know what that means for many of our... View More
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June 15 2013
In the February 2013 Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy the sidestep with resistance ranked second on the list. In particular, this exercise had one of the lowest TFL activations thereby... View More

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