4 easy steps to a better you

Start with these four easy steps to a better you: set goals In today’s world health is becoming more and more a priority. Everywhere you look products are being targeted towards health and weight loss. Food vendors are creating low calorie snacks, heart healthy meals, and body boosting supplements. Watch TV and you are almost guaranteed to see an infomercial selling a new piece of exercise equipment or workout routine. This is all for good reason too as our country is seeing disease and obesity at their highest. With so much information, however, it is [...]

By |October 8, 2013|Categories: Fat Loss, Lifestyle, Motivation, Nutrition|0 Comments

Three-Dimensional Hip Strength for Performance and Injury Prevention

Three-Dimensional Hip Strength for Performance and Injury Prevention TAGS: prevent instability, hip stability, Brad Longazel, movement patterns, hip mobility, injury prevention Three-Dimensional Hip Strength for Performance and Injury Prevention A stable and optimal hip can produce force in all three dimensions of movement—flexion/extension, abduction/adduction, and internal/external rotation (1). Producing force when one of these movement patterns is underperforming can lengthen your trip to success. The development of strength and power is a long process, and our hips play a large role in producing the strength needed to create big squats and deadlifts. These exercises are [...]

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Taking a step back to move forward

Linear periodization has always been a foundation of many strength training programs. But let’s be serious, the body does not adapt in a linear fashion. The body goes through periods of stagnation along with periods of explosion. Many times gains can come in a burst after being at a sticking point for months. So, to say that linear periodization is the best way to go leaves a lot to be gained. There are many other philosophies on periodization but I am not going to get into all of those today. I am more interested in [...]

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Bursitis Shoulder Exercises

Shoulder bursitis is caused by inflammation of the bursa sac in the shoulder joint. The bursa sac contains fluid and fills the space between the bones of the upper arm and the shoulder blade. The inflammation causes swelling in the shoulder and thickening of the fluid. When this inflammation invades the shoulder joint there is normally a dull aching pain and limited range of motion. To reduce this pain and strengthen the shoulder joint, there are appropriate exercises that can allow the shoulder to heal. A progression of exercises was used by Dr. Tanaka and [...]

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Dangers of the Heel Strike When Running

 It is estimated that 40 million Americans participate in some form of running on a regular basis. From this population, it is reported that between 50-70% suffer from a running related injury (Cook). The number one cause of these injuries is improper running technique, and the heel strike is the movement most noted for its harmful effects on the entire body. The heel strike occurs as the heel of the foot hits the ground and sends shockwaves all the way from the heel up the body until it is finally absorbed by the spine. This [...]

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Alleviate discomfort in the wrist start with tissue quality

Discomfort in your wrist start with tissue quality Last week I talked about problems of the wrist and elbow and how many people deal with pain and discomfort on a daily basis. The wrist extensors on the top side of the forearm and the wrist flexors on the bottom side of the forearm are a large reason for these issues. Imbalances, poor tissue quality, and overuse can all cause pain and discomfort at the joints above and below the forearm. If you are one of these people dealing with this pain you are probably asking [...]

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