July 10 2015
When the gym becomes a gathering place - a movement - it changes people's lives, and it changes the community it serves... View More
July 1 2015
In sport, it is essential to work on crossing over and loading on the inside leg to change direction and maximize performance. This exercise incorporating the Step offers multiple options and variations... View More
June 15 2015
Weakness in the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius is often cited in contributing to patellofemoral pain, IT band problems, hip pathology and even back pain. Side brides (planks) and the clam exercise... View More
June 10 2015
It's hard not to feel like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland these days in the fitness industry... View More
June 1 2015
Many people suffer from poor scapular stability and asymmetrical shoulder weakness. This is especially worrisome for those involved in overhead lifts/sports, repetitive activity and throwing. Incorporating... View More
May 15 2015
Developing total body strength and power is always a goal for athletes. More specifically, building rotational power will often help increase performance. Training with body ropes allows for functionally... View More
May 10 2015
To redefine the business of personal training, we simply need to say 'no' more often than 'yes.'... View More
May 1 2015
Whether recovering from an injury or simply looking to eliminate asymmetries and enhance function, I often incorporate single leg reaching progressions. The ability to balance and reach in a dynamic manner... View More
April 15 2015
Adding exercises that challenge stability in multiple planes of movement is a great way to activate more muscles and force secondary muscles to assist the prime movers. In this column, I will discuss how... View More
April 10 2015
Regardless of the technology being developed, clients are still human beings... View More
April 1 2015
Developing total body and multi-planar strength is important for weekend warriors and competitive athletes. Specifically, focusing on rotational strength in addition to triple extension will improve performance... View More
March 15 2015
Decreased mobility inthe thoracic spine often creates dysfunction and stress on other parts of thekinetic chain, namely the shoulder and lumbar spine. In many cases, clientswill demonstrate asymmetry based... View More
March 10 2015
The single best predictor of a rookie trainer's success is how fast they can learn and apply that knowledge in a group environment... View More
March 1 2015
Developing reactive stability and kinetic chain strength is important for athletes looking to perform their best. The Surge offers a great challenge to the human body through the use of water resistance
Feb. 15 2015
I like to include some single arm dumbbell training in my rehab and performance training with my clients. This allows for observation of any frank weakness and provides an opportunity to work on eliminating... View More
Feb. 1 2015
Developing rotational strength and power is necessary tomaximize performance in sports. Specifically, integrating the shoulders, torso and hips in a specificmovement pattern allows for more optimal functional... View More
Feb. 1 2015
The entrepreneurial spirit will take you on a roller coaster ride of the highest highs and the lowest lows. In February 2008, in a business session at the ECA World Fitness Conference, Michael Port gave... View More
Jan. 15 2015
Increasing shoulder, torso and hip strength and stability is a common training goal for athletes involved in sport. Facilitating hip disassociation and kinetic chain linking with exercise is always a plus,... View More
Jan. 1 2015
Developing lateral agility, foot speed and coordination are important for weekend warriors, recreational athletes and competitive athletes alike. Jumping rope is an excellent way to improve all of these... View More
Dec. 15 2014
The proposed benefits of self myofascial release using a foam roller are well known. Whole body vibration technology has been shown to be a useful adjunct to static stretching as well as improving stability... View More