BOSU_1
March 5 2012
In another exercise featuring BOSU Balance Training products, PFP columnist Brian Schiff demonstrates an exercise that challenges the shoulder girdle, core and hips. It may look easy, but don't... View More
March 1 2012
Across the country, a new breed of athlete is in training. You can find them in the gym, on a wooded trail or pounding the pavement. Upon first glance, it may appear as though these individuals are training... View More
Side-Lying Bridge - Finish
Feb. 17 2012
This exercise is designed to strengthen the lateral myofascial chain and improve functional stability and neuromuscular control of the low back, pelvis and hips. It effectively targets the gluteus medius,... View More
Prone cervical retraction (start)
Feb. 4 2012
Poor posture and muscle imbalances lead to neck pain and dysfunction. With the increasing reliance on tablets, PC's and cellular phones, most people tend to fall into a forward head posture characterized... View More
Skater squat (start)
Jan. 20 2012
Research has shown that strengthening the gluteus medius is clearly an essential way to reduce anterior knee pain and improve pelvic stability and function. The exercise I am sharing today is useful for... View More
Snow Angel (start)
Dec. 26 2011
This is the fourth and final exercise in my current series addressing scapular dysfunction. Today's exercise may seem rather simple, but it is effective yet challenging for many due to muscular imbalances... View More
Wall Slide Shrug (1)
Dec. 1 2011
As I mentioned in the previous two columns, impaired movement of the scapula places more stress on the glenohumeral joint. Dysfunctional movement is common with shoulder pain and impingement. Another dysfunction... View More
Quadruped Rocking (start)
Nov. 18 2011
Scapular winging and tilting is a common problem in many clients. This can be the result of long thoracic nerve palsy, tightness in the pec minor, weakness in the serratus anterior, excessive thoracic... View More
Scapular Mini Band Adduction (1)_0
Nov. 4 2011
Shoulder impingement and scapular dysfunction are common issues that plague many clients. Research indicates that certain muscles tend to dominate others while other muscles fatigue easily leading to faulty... View More
Side Plank w Hip ABD
Oct. 17 2011
It is no secret that improving hip strength and stability is an important part of any corrective exercise strategy as well as general training program. With limited time in training sessions, it is important... View More
BOSU_1
Oct. 1 2011
Another installment in a series of exercises featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates an exercise that promotes shoulder, core and hip stability. Note: This exercise can be done in an inclined or... View More
BOSU_1
Sept. 15 2011
Another installment in a series of exercises featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates an exercise that promotes shoulder, core and hip stability. Execution: Begin in a push-up position with the BOSU... View More
BOSU_1
Sept. 8 2011
In the second of a series of exercise featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates another exercise that challenges the hips and core. Note: This is an advanced core and hip strengthening exercise. Clients... View More
BOSU_1
Aug. 17 2011
In the first of a series of exercise featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates an exercise that challenges the hips and core in terms of anti-rotation strengthening and stability. It may look easy, but... View More
Psoas Manipulation (1)
Aug. 3 2011
In the latest issue of Functionally Fit, Brian takes aim at the psoas muscle. This muscle can tighten up in runners, cyclists, swimmers and those who sit frequently during the day, leading to back pain,... View More
Serratus Push-ups (Floor start)
July 20 2011
In the latest edition of Functionally Fit, Brian demonstrates an exercise to reduce rotator cuff dysfunction by targeting the serratus anterior and challenging core stability. Execution: Begin in... View More
Theraband Activation Squat (1)
July 6 2011
In the latest edition of Functionally Fit, Brian demonstrates an exercise that you can use to address side-to-side differences that lead to hip, knee and ankle pain. Execution: Affix an elastic band around... View More
Cross Body Shoulder Stretch (start)
June 22 2011
In the latest edition of Functionally Fit, Brian focuses on shoulder impingement, demonstrating an exercise to specifically address posterior shoulder tightness. Shoulder impingement and rotator cuff tendonitis... View More
T Spine Mobility Start
June 8 2011
As he wraps up his tight-ankle series, Brian demonstrates two effective body weight training exercises to improve closedchain ankle dorsiflexion.If you're just beginning the series, check out Ankle Dorsiflexion... View More
FW Reaching Lunge
May 18 2011
As he wraps up his tight-ankle series, Brian demonstrates two effective body weight training exercises to improve closedchain ankle dorsiflexion. If you're just beginning the series, check out Ankle... View More

Follow