December 2, 2016

An often overlooked exercise, the single leg squat, demands a come-back in the fitness community as it is possibly the best lower body exercise you can do, not only for the health of your spine, but also for its strength and balance building potential.  Moreover, with...

October 22, 2016

It is commonly taught that when we squat, we cannot let our knees translate past our toes. As a result, individuals are forced to bend the torso forward placing stress on the spine. Our bodies actually have a feature, the patella, that allows for forward movement of th...

September 30, 2016

Do you ever ask yourself why back pain is so prominent? Eight out of ten Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. That is a staggering number of people. Is there something about the design of the spine and the way it is used in modern society t...

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...

June 8, 2016

Why is it important to think about what shoes you wear when you exercise? Because the type of shoe you wear while performing resisted functional training exercises affects your foot function. Poor foot function can cause a multitude of orthopedic problems including, bu...

May 26, 2016

Get faster, by training faster.

Nerve conduction speed is an important part of muscle performance.  The proper implementation of nerve conduction speed training can significantly improve overall athletic development. To optimize nerve conduction in your programming, yo...

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...

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 12, 2016

It is well documented that larger Q-angles (the angle created by the width of the pelvis in relation to the center of the knee joint) play a significant role in the prevalence of ACL tears. Why do these larger angles cause ACL tears? A quick review of anatomy, physics,...

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