August 4, 2016

If you’re an avid bench presser, you probably don’t want to read this article.  But you probably should. There is a better way to strengthen your chest and arms than bench pressing.  In fact, over time, bench pressing can cause significant shoulder pain and dysfunction...

July 9, 2016

Functional training is a buzzword in the fitness world.  According to Wikipedia, the resource most people will go to for a simple definition, functional training is “an exercise that involves training the body for the activities performed in daily life.” This definitio...

June 15, 2016

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. –Confucius

The urge to reach our full potential is innate in each and every one of us, although, as Confucius wrote, not ev...

May 9, 2016

We all know we need to train “functionally.”  It’s been a trend in the fitness industry for the past decade and to be quite honest, “functional training” is a sexy word to throw around. The thing is, everyone talks about “functional training,” but ask a group of person...

May 5, 2016

Closed kinetic chain (CKC) training is the essence and foundation of functional training.   By establishing yourself as a CKC expert, the success of your business will dramatically increase.  There are five ways in particular that CKC training can transform your busine...

April 18, 2016

Lower Extremity Mismatch is an important concept to understand for anyone wanting to improve their fitness programming, whether it is for themselves or for clients / patients.  

During the process of bipedal evolution, the structure of the human pelvis changed. The hips...

March 15, 2016

As fitness professionals we are always on the look out for ways to improve one thing: results. In medical professional world, if you don’t produce results, you don’t have a business. In this post, you will learn why shoulder issues are so prevalent, why you should care...

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