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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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. 

First and foremost, pick a backpack that … Read the rest

Grip Strength

Build a powerful grip to improve your life. The competitive advantage derived from increased grip strength provides benefit in numerous aspects of life. Shoulder, arm, hand and finger strength is essential in athletics, activities of daily living, emergency situations and business settings.

Develop powerful gripping muscles to increase function and prevent disability. A research study … Read the rest

Dumbbell Training

Utilize dumbbells to increase muscle size, muscle tone, strength and anaerobic fitness. Dumbbells are an exercise tool used by themselves or in conjunction with barbells, kettlebells, fitballs, exercise machines and resistance bands. Dumbbells are versatile and work the muscles in all three planes of motion. Dumbbell training isolates the primary working muscles while recruiting … Read the rest

Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises

Strengthen your rotator cuff muscles to prevent shoulder injuries, enhance shoulder function and improve your posture. Build coordination, stabilize the shoulder joint and balance shoulder strength by utilizing the reverse pitch exercise.

Anatomy: The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that connects the shoulder blade to the upper arm. The supraspinatus, infraspinatus and… Read the rest

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