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Limited hip flexor and hamstring mobility both contribute to poor hip disassociation. One method to improve hip mobility is active isolated stretching
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Shoulder pain and scapular dysfunction go hand in hand. I work with a lot of overhead athletes and pitchers. Keep in mind that throwers are expected to have some asymmetries. This exercise is an example of what I term integrated closed kinetic chain...
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This exercise is an excellent assessment tool as well as way to improve eccentric strength and stability in the entire lower kinetic chain with the Body Sport Standard Plyo Box Set. It also provides an opportunity to improve hip control which in turn...
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Poor hip, trunk and shoulder stability elevates injury risk with daily activities and sport. This movement introduces controlled hip extension, torso rotation and shoulder elevation, while aiming to improve pillar strength and stability.Once the Olympic...
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Place a slider under the ball of the right foot. Slowly slide the right foot and descend into a split squat position while bringing the hands overhead. Lower down until a moderate but tolerable stretch is felt int he right hip. Pause for 3-5 seconds and...
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Place a mini-band around both ankles. The feet should be pointing straight ahead. Next, move the right leg out to the side lightly touching the toes to the floor. Pause and then return to the start position. The next reach is performed in a diagonal...
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Using a stability ball for hamstring exercises is commonplace in fitness and rehab settings. I feel the use of isometric exercise is often under rated and under utilized because it is viewed as boring or easy by clients. I wanted to offered some variations...
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For rotational activities such as throwing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, etc. limited rotation can lead to overuse symptoms and impact the joints above and below (shoulder and lumbar spine). Incorporating dynamic movements that encourage T-spine...
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Rely on single-leg training progressions such as this to reduce/resolve poor frontal plane motor patterns, reduce injury risk and optimize performance. This exercise is great for training the trunk to resist unwanted lateral flexion as well as firing...
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This exercise addresses how to activate the gluteal muscles prior to engaging in higher demand movement and training to optimize biomechanics
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ACE Certified Professional Chris Gagliardi wasn't always on the right track. In middle school, Chris got involved with the wrong crowd and was soon jumped into a gang. Find out how his passion for fitness inspired him to re-direct his life and start...
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ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor Jessica Matthews used fitness to help her cope with the loss of her sister, who died of a drug overdose after developing an addiction to pain medication she was given after knee surgery. Now a registered yoga...
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The tensor fascia lata (TFL) is a problematic muscle for many clients. In many cases, it is synergistically dominant over the gluteus medius and often contributes to tightness associated with the IT band. Its actions are primarily hip flexion and...
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Many athletes and clients struggle with hamstring muscle activation. A normal quad to hamstring ratio would be 3:2, but studies often find that subjects tend to be closer to 2:1 (especially females). This diminished ratio can increase knee injury risk...
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Training the core in multiple positions is advantageous for many reasons. I like to work in half kneeling using various modes of resistance to improve pillar strength. This exercise covers a half kneeling lift maneuver with the Activmotion bar
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The single-leg row is useful for improving hip strength/stability, postural strength and endurance, balance and trunk control. Using the Activmotion Bar further adds a neuromuscular challenge in terms of providing an inconsistent lever to balance...
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The child of immigrants who spent much of his life in poverty, Ryan Vivar started his personal training business to help pay for his aunt's cancer treatment. Now a studio owner, he helps people from all walks of life achieve greatness. Like other ACE...
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Brian Schiff demonstrates the single leg RDL -- an excellent exercise to improve hip strength, stability and proprioception. Incorporating the Activmotion Bar adds an element of instability to the bar as the shifting weight will force some dynamic...
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