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Arthritis and Movement: Your Weightlifting Prescription

ARTHRITIS AND MOVEMENT: YOUR WEIGHTLIFTING PRESCRIPTION by Mike DeMille, DPT and Erin Murray Arthritis can be a debilitating condition in which cartilage is degraded in joints--resulting in pain or discomfort, inflammation, and loss of function. Oftentimes, this pain and dysfunction can lead to total joint replacements if movement or comfort cannot be regained. For

Arthritis and Movement: Your Weightlifting Prescription2019-03-31T15:15:22+00:00

TRICEPS: THE OVERLOOKED COMPONENT OF SHOULDER STRENGTH

TRICEPS: THE OVERLOOKED COMPONENT OF SHOULDER STRENGTH When shoulder injury strikes, athletes often turn their focus to strengthening the rotator cuff or improving thoracic rotation. But there’s an often overlooked muscle whose work we rely on to create the kind of power and stability required of baseball and softball players, swimmers and other

TRICEPS: THE OVERLOOKED COMPONENT OF SHOULDER STRENGTH2017-12-15T09:56:23+00:00

ARE YOU FIT TO RUN PART TWO

ARE YOU FIT TO RUN?  PART TWO It’s no secret that running—for sport, fitness, or simply to burn off stress—is hugely popular.  It’s one of the most basic, fundamentally human things our movement system is designed to do, yet research suggest that approximately three out of four runners get a least one running-related

ARE YOU FIT TO RUN PART TWO2017-11-25T10:13:41+00:00

ARE YOU FIT TO RUN PART ONE

ARE YOU FIT TO RUN?  PART ONE It’s no secret that running—for sport, fitness, or simply to burn off stress—is hugely popular.  It’s one of the most basic, fundamentally human things our movement system is designed to do, yet research suggest that approximately three out of four runners get a least one running-related

ARE YOU FIT TO RUN PART ONE2017-11-21T19:26:54+00:00

ANTERIOR CORE TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS

ANTERIOR CORE TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS You probably already know that building a strong anterior core is important if you want to look good, perform at peak levels, and minimize your risk of injury.  What’s not always so obvious is what exercises are the best starting point to develop a foundation for expanding the

ANTERIOR CORE TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS2017-11-17T12:30:41+00:00

MASTERING THE HALF GET UP

MASTERING THE HALF GET UP The Half Turkish Get-up is great exercise to improve joint mobility and stability in a single, fluid movement sequence.  Unfortunately, many people shy away from incorporating it into their program because it looks complicated—and maybe a little intimidating—if you’re trying it for the first time. In today’s video

MASTERING THE HALF GET UP2017-11-10T14:31:50+00:00

FOUR STEPS FOR UNLOCKING SHOULDER MOBILITY

FOUR STEPS FOR UNLOCKING SHOULDER MOBILITY The shoulder joint is one the most mobile areas of our body, allowing for an infinite combination of movements in multiple planes.  Yet, paradoxically, limited range-of-motion, shoulder pain and pathology are extremely common among people who lift weights. And while we’ve come a long way from the

FOUR STEPS FOR UNLOCKING SHOULDER MOBILITY2017-11-07T11:03:43+00:00

BALL CHANGE – HOW INCORPORATING THE MED BALL CAN IMPROVE YOUR GAME

BALL CHANGE - HOW INCORPORATING THE MED BALL CAN IMPROVE YOUR GAME Whether you’re a youth, high school, or collegiate baseball player, if you’re serious about making big gains for next season, prioritizing med ball work during the off-season is key. Most baseball athletes simply lack the power needed in the transverse plane

BALL CHANGE – HOW INCORPORATING THE MED BALL CAN IMPROVE YOUR GAME2017-10-30T18:02:07+00:00