Inner Thigh Strengthening Exercises

Copenhagen Adduction (CA) Protocol [AKA Modified Progressive Copenhagen Adduction (MPCA) Program]

Graduated eccentric training regime that strengthens hip adduction. Six progressive levels. Strengthens and builds endurance in the Hip Adductor Muscles (Adductor Magnus, Adductor Longus, Adductor Brevis, Pectineus, Obturator Externus and Gracilis) and the muscles that attach at the … Read the rest

Four Advancing Levels of BOSU Ball Ankle Exercises

BOSU ball training enhances joint stability and increases proprioception, which is the body’s awareness of its location in nature. Improving lower leg strength, flexibility, stability and proprioception helps decrease the risk of acquiring a lateral ankle sprain, high ankle sprain, peroneal tendinopathy and calf muscle strains. BOSU ball balancing, lunges and squats … Read the rest

Three Foot Strengthening Exercises

Strengthen the intrinsic foot muscles and extrinsic foot muscles to improve posture, enhance lower extremity function, increase balance and prevent injuries. Perform foot strengthening exercises consistently and correctly for optimum results. The foot and lower leg muscles are seldom trained. They are often the most neglected muscles in the body. Implement a foot strengthening program … Read the rest

Four Hamstrings Strengthening Exercises

Build strong hamstrings to improve athletic performance and prevent injuries. The hamstrings are a powerful muscle group located on the back of the thigh. This muscle group consists of three muscles spanning the entire length of the posterior thigh. From the inner to the outer region, the semimembranosus, semitendinosus and the bicep femoris muscles … 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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Aerobic & Anaerobic Exercise

Implement a combination of aerobic and aerobic exercises to improve your health, fitness and functionality.

Aerobic Training: Aerobic exercise is defined as prolonged or endurance training. During aerobic exercise the muscles demand oxygen carried by blood. The cardiovascular system responses by increasing the heart rate in order to supply the muscles with the higher requirement … Read the rest

Road Work and Jumping Rope. How boxing training develops endurance & stamina.

Boxers have employed road work and rope jumping for over a century. Most well-conditioned boxers fight strong through twelve rounds proving these time-testing boxing standards build endurance and stamina.

Long before treadmills and ellipticals, roadwork was the endurance training of choice for athletes. The simplicity of running makes it seem outdated, but its results can’t … Read the rest

Target Heart Rate & Perceived Exertion

Exercising correctly and consistently is a vital ingredient to living a healthier, fitter, more functional life.

The musculoskeletal system requires increased oxygen during exercise. The cardiovascular system responses by increasing your heart rate. The additional blood flow from a stronger, faster heartbeat supplies your muscles with large amounts of needed oxygen.

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Prevent Overtraining

Exercise to develop and maintain your health and fitness. Exercise is the most important tool to improve your aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Performing the proper amount of exercise is imperative to achieving peak fitness and preventing injuries.

Overtraining prevention and injury prevention is best achieved through intelligent training strategies.

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain (Chapter 27 of Running: Maximize Performance & Minimize Injuries by Dr Donald A Ozello DC)

Prevent neck pain while running to increase performance. Incorporate several simple guidelines to prevent the occurrence or worsening of neck pain when running. Injury prevention is easier, faster and less expensive than injury rehabilitation. Neck pain is more … Read the rest