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The 4 Ds of Pressure Therapy

What industry do you picture when thinking about girthy, ribbed cylinders, firm balls, and mechanical vibrators? Why, the fitness industry of course! With such a…

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Effect of mini band position on glute activation

A recent study sought to examine the effect of band position on hip muscle activation during resisted side stepping (or crab walks). What you’ll read…

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Should Everyone Squat the Same?

“Textbook form” dictates that you should set up for a squat with your feet shoulder width apart and toes flared out 30°. You should squat…

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BUSTING MYTH BUSTING. STATIC STRETCHING AND INJURY RISK IN RUNNERS

Below you will see a picture from a 2007 handout I would give for talks about running injuries and stretching. I had been anti-stretching for…

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Burpees Aren’t a Bad Exercise! The Practical & Scientific Reasons Why

Many personal trainers and strength coaches argue that the Burpees exercise is bad or inherently dangerous. I’m not one of them. In this post I’m…

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Box Jumps: 6-Phase Jumping and Landing Progression

I’ve developed and use the following 6-phase box jump and landing exercise progression. That said, for coaching all exercises, I use the same process popularized…

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Push to Pull Strength Ratio: Should You Pull Double What You Press?

For the last few years now I’ve been teaching a workshop called Better Back Rows, which is all about helping fitness professionals understand how to…

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Corrective exercise: what are we correcting?

For some reason I keep receiving emails extoling the virtues of ‘corrective exercise’. Whenever I hear the term ‘corrective exercise’ the question that always pops…

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What Stretching DOES and DOES NOT Do

When it comes to programming safe and effective exercise in training and rehabilitation plans, stretching has a long history a being staple. Some rehab and…

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