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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 TWO 2017-11-25T10:13:41+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 UP 2017-11-10T14:31:50+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 MOBILITY 2017-11-07T11:03:43+00:00

THROWING ELBOWS: WHY THEY MATTER IN UPPER BODY EXERCISE

THROWING ELBOWS: WHY THEY MATTER IN UPPER BODY EXERCISE The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the human body, making it the most susceptible to injury. Whether you’re an “overhead” athlete (think baseball, tennis, swimming) or someone whose job requires a lot of overhead work, strengthening the muscles in and around the

THROWING ELBOWS: WHY THEY MATTER IN UPPER BODY EXERCISE 2017-09-16T00:10:03+00:00

OVERCOMING HIP FLEXOR TIGHTNESS

OVERCOMING HIP FLEXOR TIGHTNESS In a culture that prizes long hours behind a desk, often bookended by a lengthy daily commute, it’s little wonder our bodies rebel by holding our muscles and joints in unnatural positions. One of the most common outcomes we experience as a result of this “sitting” culture is chronically

OVERCOMING HIP FLEXOR TIGHTNESS 2017-09-08T15:31:54+00:00

FOUR WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR MOBILITY TRAINING, PART TWO

4 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR MOBILITY TRAINING, PART TWO To recap, mobility is the product of motor control, joint function, position, and stability.  In Part One, we looked at two mobility-training upgrades that improve motor control and joint function—CARs and joint mobilization. In today’s post, we continue on our quest to move past simplistic,

FOUR WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR MOBILITY TRAINING, PART TWO 2017-09-05T20:21:39+00:00

FOUR WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR MOBILITY TRAINING, PART ONE

4 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR MOBILITY TRAINING, PART ONE “You’re too tight.” “You need to stretch more!” How many times have we been told that our inflexibility is why we’re injured, sore, too slow, or can’t touch our toes. While this advice is well intentioned, it only addresses one aspect of a complex physiological

FOUR WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR MOBILITY TRAINING, PART ONE 2017-09-21T13:58:30+00:00