Category: Squat

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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