Squats for Athletes (Part 4)

Perform squats as the focal point of your strength training to become stronger. Learn proper technique and establish sound training practices by working with a knowledgeable strength and conditioning coach or a certified fitness trainer. A detailed warm-up and cool down are essential for optimizing results and minimizing injury risk. Sufficient rest and recovery between … Read the rest

Squats for Athletes (Part 3)

Squats are an incredible lower body exercise. Targeting a large number of major muscles, squats develop the muscles of the back, pelvis, hips and thighs. Training routines can be formulated to increase strength, power, endurance, stamina, cardiovascular fitness and respiratory health.

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Squats for Athletes (Part 2)

Become stronger by including squats in your exercise routine. Squats target the large muscles in the hips, back and thighs. These muscles propel us forward while walking, running and jumping. Increased strength and endurance in the hips, thighs and back optimizes athletic performance and lowers injury risk.

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Squats for Athletes (Part 1)

Squats should be utilized by athletes to increase strength, endurance, lung power and heart health. Squats are a tremendous anaerobic and aerobic exercise. Squats target a large number of muscle groups and joints. Squats increase strength and endurance in the back, hips and legs.

The squat is a basic multi-joint exercise in which the … Read the rest

Barbells, Dumbbells and Kettlebells

Implement various weightlifting tools for optimum results. Use barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells to develop strength and prevent injury.

Devise workout routines that employ the usage of numerous types of weightlifting bars. Effective exercises can be executed at multiple angles with an assortment of lifting equipment.

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Backpack Safety Guidelines

Back and spine conditions acquired in childhood frequently lead to adult back issues. Eliminate a chief source of youth back pain by purchasing the correct backpack and utilizing it properly.

Backpacks are essential back-to-school items. Choose wisely and teach your child how to pack and wear it properly. 

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Back Training Basics

Develop a back training routine with basic exercises and perfect technique to build strength, stability and endurance. The powerful muscles of the back connect to the spine, hips and shoulder blades. They contract to extend the spine, rotate the spine, bend the spine, retract the scapulae and pull the shoulders backwards.

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Nerve Slides for Nerve Entrapment Conditions

Nerve slides are non-exertion, non-resistance motion exercises which help lessen nerve entrapment. Nerve slides are also known as nerve glides and neural mobilization. They are useful in treating nerve entrapment conditions caused by scar tissue encasement.

Nerves are positioned between and through muscles on their path from the spinal cord to their destination in the … Read the rest

Improve your Posture

Train smarter and target specific muscle groups to correct common postural flaws. Posture is defined as the carriage of the body as a whole. Proper posture ensures good motion and displays physique symmetry and balance.

Two types of postural faults exist. Structural and functional. The origin of structural faults are skeletal. Examples includes: one femur … Read the rest

Preventing Computer Workstation Repetitive Strain Injuries

The human body is designed for motion. Sitting at a workstation in static positions performing repetitive motions is unhealthy. Sitting at a workstation in bad posture performing repetitive motions at a poorly fitted workstation is extremely unhealthy and leads to injury.

Repetitive Strain Injury is also known as repetitive stress injury, cumulative trauma disorder, repetitive … Read the rest