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April 10 2024
The Hurdler warm up exercise is great for static balance on top of warming up our hips for activity... View More
March 29 2024
As fitness professionals, we have probably heard or assumed that resistance training with fROM is superior in every aspect compared to pROM. However, is this the case?... View More
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March 28 2024
Strong movement requires healthy feet, and healthy feet require daily attention. Acting as our foundation, our feet experience repetitive forces unlike any other part of our body... View More
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March 20 2024
Your clients are doing hip bridges, squats and lunges. Your clients are committed; they show up; they do the work; they progress loads, yet something is off. They never “feel” their glutes... View More
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March 12 2024
Jumping jacks can be a great warmup exercise, or simply a great transition exercise to get clients heart rate elevated.There are endless combinations and here we show just six varieties... View More
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March 8 2024
Before 1972, approximately 290,000 female athletes played organized sports. After Title IX was implemented, we have seen incredible growth in female participation in organized sports... View More
Feb. 28 2024
If you are ready to set yourself apart from other trainers and programs working with older adults, then consider adding cognitive fitness to your training repertoire... View More
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Feb. 12 2024
Winter is a great time to create extra at-home drills for your clients... View More
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Jan. 19 2024
One of the easiest and most effective ways to get the client connected to their foundation is through an exercise called forward lean... View More
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Jan. 18 2024
Welcome back! Last issue in part 1, we set the foundation to re-build post-rehab client tissue tolerance. Re-establishing tissue tolerance alone, however, is not enough to train movement performance... View More
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Jan. 16 2024
Hip mobility varies among people. Some have limited range of motion, while others have excessive mobility. For those with tight hips, a routine stretching and/or mobility routine may be helpful. Howev
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Jan. 9 2024
This exercise is a simple march in place — a simple exercise for most, but it can challenge balance as it prolongs our single leg stance since our foot is off the ground a little longer than normal
Jan. 5 2024
At Functional Aging Institute (FAI), we talk all the time about training your clients for ‘need to do,’ ‘like to do,’ and ‘want to do’ activities... View More
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Dec. 13 2023
This exercise targets the hamstrings and aims to improve strength in a lengthened position... View More
Functionally Fit PFP Resisted Lateral
Nov. 8 2023
Lateral quickness and explosiveness is an essential component for athletic performance... View More
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Oct. 10 2023
Multi-joint exercises are effective for building strength, improving cardiovascular conditioning and improving dynamic mobility and stability... View More
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Sept. 12 2023
Strengthening the gluteus medius and hip stabilizing musculature is important for injury prevention and optimal performance... View More
Functionally Fit-Med Ball Throw
Aug. 16 2023
Working to improve and/or maintain dynamic stability in the lower kinetic chain can reduce injury risk, decrease joint pain, and improve performance. Further, having the ability to produce and absorb... View More
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Aug. 8 2023
As a fitness professional, you have the ability to play a critical role in extending healthcare and closing the gap for clients. Chronic diseases and health concerns can be debilitating. Genetics have
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July 24 2023
This exercise is an excellent way to promote optimal scapular stability and rotator cuff strength... View More