Disable Your Strength Limits Focus on Pain

Disable Your Strength Limits Focus on Pain The world of lifting can be narrowed down to one criterion for success—focus. We focus on setting new records, getting in the right nutrients, and staying mobile. What happens to a great number of us all too often is that we get so focused on one goal that all other health factors fall by the wayside. When we're looking for that PR, the anterior knee pain that flairs up, the shoulder that spasms, or the low back twinges that arise are mere obstacles in the way of the [...]

By |2022-05-09T20:57:43-04:00October 8, 2013|Movement, Shoulder Pain, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2022-05-09T20:57:43-04:00October 8, 2013|Movement, Squat|

Balanced Body Equals Injury Prevention

When you wake up in the morning hopefully you are one of the few that experiences no aches or pains. Even better if you can make it through an entire workout without any sign of joint or muscle pain/discomfort you are in great shape. Unfortunately, this isn’t true for all of us. Most people will have episodes of recurring pain in a joint or multiple joints over their lifetime. Almost all of these everyday aches and pains can be traced to a muscular imbalance. This occurs when one muscle group becomes stronger than the other [...]

By |2022-05-09T20:57:43-04:00October 8, 2013|Motivation, Movement|

The Everyday Athlete

What is the difference between an athlete and the general population? Sports skills and the elite physical shape they are in. Not every person in the world is going to have amazing talent at a sport, but everyone can reach a high level of physical conditioning. Most people work out to look good and stay healthy. Athletes, for the most part, have very desirable bodies and shapes and stay healthy and functional. Which is more attractive to you? I assume most of you chose the pictures on the left. So if we all workout and [...]

Death of Static Streching?

Developing an active and full range of motion (ROM) in our relationships between muscles and joints is vastly important for optimum performance. It not only allows for greater strength and power development, but it has been shown to limit injuries as well (1). So the question arises—what is the best way to produce and maintain a full ROM in our joint complexes? Dr. Sam K. Morton at the Department of Physical Education, Exercise, Science, and Wellness at the University of North Dakota took the steps to answer this question. If proper resistance training is performed [...]

By |2022-06-10T10:03:52-04:00September 28, 2013|Conditioning, Movement|
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