Learn Proper Breathing Patterns: Learn to Lift More

TAGS: proper breathing mechanics, Postural Restoration Institute, Postural Restoration, Dysfunctional Breather, Diaphragmatic breathing, Breathing Mechanics, 90-90 Hip Lift, Core Stabilization, breathing, PR, squat When we talk squatting, the first muscles that come to mind are almost always quads. The more advanced and educated will have a long list of additions: hamstrings, glutes, spinal erectors, and (last but not least) core. How do most training programs that are designed to increase your squat look? Sure, you will squat and then add in hamstring work, low back, and accessory quadricep movements. Finally, you will throw in some [...]

By |2022-05-09T20:57:27-04:00June 9, 2014|Conditioning, Movement|

Improve Movement Day by Day

Louisville personal trainer Chance Cianciola of Everyday Athletes shares thoughts on improving your movements everyday. Through my years of training and coaching I have never found anyone who is a perfect mover, including myself. We all have issues whether it is weak muscles, tight and restricted joints, or lack of coordination through specific movements. At Everyday Athletes we start all members with an assessment to find these areas of focus to create a plan to fix them. However, the assessment continues every single workout. Everyone improves week to week and month to month, but along [...]

By |2022-06-08T14:44:06-04:00October 22, 2013|Motivation, Movement, Squat, Strength Training|

Foam Rolling and Muscle Soreness

Pre-Workout /Foam Rolling and Muscle Soreness Muscle soreness can be a blessing and a curse. We all enjoy knowing we had a productive day at the gym. But, when the aching and stumbled walking start to interfere with our normal lives it can be a little upsetting to say the least. Finding ways around the pain and looking to alleviate the pain. Foam rolling is the go to choice. It is an inexpensive and easy way to help massage and release inflammation in the affected areas. It is best to make it part of your [...]

By |2022-06-08T14:44:06-04:00October 9, 2013|Movement, Shoulder Pain|

Always Lift with Proper Form

Lifting with Proper Form I was listening to podcast earlier today and the discussion of form in the weight room came up. This is a big deal when it comes to exercise. Proper form is huge in getting the gains you desire as well as keeping yourself healthy and injury-free. So many times in the gym (especially commercial gyms) you see Kevin Quarter-Squat and Roger Round-Back lifting with the worst form known to man. Not only will these two not get the strength gains that they need to get girls to like them, but they will also [...]

By |2022-05-09T20:57:28-04:00October 8, 2013|Conditioning, Movement|

Facts Needed to Prevent Hamstring Strains

Facts Needed to Prevent Hamstring Strains By: Brad Longazel Once you’ve experienced a hamstring strain, you wish nothing more than for it to never have happened or at least for it to never happen again. The sad truth behind this desire is that once you’ve strained it once, it has an increased risk of reoccurring. This is especially true if you’re performing any activity that requires hip flexion combined with knee extension such as sprinting. If you’re doing sprints in your program, this can be a very dangerous set up if you have a history [...]

By |2022-06-10T10:39:34-04:00October 8, 2013|Movement, Strength Training|
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