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|

Fixing Knee Pain

Fixing Knee Pain You have tried ice you’ve tried heat but that knee pain keeps coming back. Knee pain is a complex issue. There are a number of factors that could affect the way the joint moves. If the path of the knee is out of alignment or is weak and allows movement in lateral directions then the likelihood of a knee injury occurring is increased. The ways in which we move affect how healthy the knee is when flexing and extending. If we are moving improperly we are only reinforcing bad movement patterns. Improper [...]

Women’s Pro/Am Powerlifting Meet

This past Saturday was the SPF Women's Pro/Am powerlifting meet in Cincinnati. Competing in the meet was two of our own, Judy Metcalf and Lesley Lintelman. This was Judy's first full meet as she competed in a bench only meet back in the fall of 2011 and this was Lesley's first meet altogether. There were quite a few lifters at the meet which was great to see being it was a Women's only meet. It's great to see more and more women getting involved in powerlifting and realizing it's more than ok for women to lift heavy! [...]

By |2022-05-09T20:57:28-04:00October 8, 2013|Bench Press, Powerlifting, Squat, Uncategorized|

A Case for Wide Squats

Squats are a staple of any sound exercise program. Whether goblet, front, or back, we need to include them, and we need to squat wide. The value that squats add to quadriceps growth and functional capacity in life is undoubted. However, traditional or narrow stance squats simply don’t provide the same total muscular activity as a wide stance. Conventional wisdom of ideal squat form has been popularized, and anyone with half an interest in strength training will eventually stumble upon information on how to improve and modify the lift. Squats should be looked at as [...]

By |2022-06-10T10:35:20-04:00October 8, 2013|Squat, Strength Training|

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|
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