Corrective Exercise / Pre-Hab

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Anti-Corrective Exercises for Improving Ankle Dorsiflexion Mobility and Stability

I’ve often said that exercising correctly usually offsets the need for corrective exercise. To demonstrate what I mean by that practically, I’ve started this anti-corrective exercise solutions article series to show you exactly how I address the issues trainers commonly look to corrective exercise for. The issues many trainers seem to be under the impression …

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Anti-Corrective Exercises for Tight Hip Flexors

When trainers hear that I don’t use corrective exercise – I’m defining corrective exercise simply as specific protocols intended to address muscle imbalances and functional deficits in mobility and stability – they often ask me how I address the issues trainers commonly look to corrective exercise for. In this article series, I’m providing my practical …

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LYTP Shoulder Circuit – The 3 BEST Ways to do it!

By now, I’m sure you are aware that I’ve modified the traditional YTWL Shoulder circuit to the smarter and more effective, LYTP Shoulder Circuit. Many other Strength Coaches, Personal Trainers and Rehab Professionals have also done so and adapted the Performance U LYTP Shoulder Circuit. If you are not familiar with the LYTP Shoulder Circuit, Go …

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The 5 BEST Stretches for Athletes with Dan Blewett

Today’s video post is extra special because comes to you with some BIG news! – Please join me in congratulating Performance University intern, Dan Blewett for recently making the ranks of Professional Baseball player! . Dan’s Pro team is located in Normal Illinois and is called the Normal Cornbelters. They play in the independent professional Frontier …

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Assessing our Assessments – Part 2

I’m back with another installment of my Assessing our Assessments series. In this series, I look at simple and effective ways of improving the way Fitness Professionals use Postural Assessments and Functional Movement Screens. . As I mentioned in Part 1, I use my own hybrid style Assessment of Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Screen. Eventually, …

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Rethink ALL of Your Stability Ball Exercises!

Today, I’m going to talk about popular Stability Ball (Swiss Ball) exercises I highly recommend against using. I hope you are ready to change the way you train! :-) . Stability Ball Exercises You SHOULDN’T Be Using! . Personally, I do not use, nor do I recommend using any free weight (barbells, Dumbbells, etc:) loaded exercises while lying, sitting or standing …

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Low Back Pain – The Negative Side of Current Spine Research

I cant believe the amazing amount feedback we had on my last post displaying Mark’s videos! It just goes to show how important this Low back pain stuff is. . Today, (as promised in my last post) I’m going to discuss the negative side of looking at the spine the way displayed in  Mark Young’s …

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Low Back Pain – An Inside Look at the Spine

As I mentioned in these posts, Low back pain is a popular topic because so many folks, of all ages, suffer from it. . My good friend and colleague, Mark Young, has provided us some incredible videos about the anatomy of the spine and why specific exercises like Crunches, Squats and Russian Twists may be …

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Warm Up for Weight Lifting – Upper Body

by Nick Tumminello / Nov 25, 2009 . These days, just about everyone from strength coaches to exercise enthusiasts are familiar with the concept of a dynamic warm-up. That said, simply because you are aware of a concept doesn’t mean that you actually understand how to properly apply it. Speaking around the country as a …

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Warm Up for Weight Lifting – Lower Body

by Nick Tumminello / Feb 15, 2010 . In Part 2 of his warm-up series, Nick Tumminello shows you exactly what you need to do to better prepare for your lower body workout days. These Lower Body Warm-up techniques are guaranteed to maximize strength, improve motor unit (muscle) recruitment, and help prevent injury. This warm-up …

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