The "core" is a loose term thrown around the health and fitness industry, especially when it comes to "core training". There is a lack of consistency when people discuss the term "core stability", however an article by Tricia Majewski-Schrage, Todd A. Evans, and Brian Ragan...

Demonstrated here are 3 example exercises that could be incorporated in a late-stage acromioclavicular joint separation injury rehabilitation program. Acriomioclavicular joint (ACJ) separation injuries are a common shoulder girdle injury in athletes. This is due to the mechanism of injury, which is usually a direct force...

These videos focus on the FRC principles: passive end range holds, passive end range lift offs, and hovers. These techniques help to improve muscular strength, joint resiliency, and muscular and neurological control. The concept of of irradiating tension throughout my body remains in the techniques. The...

These videos emphasize FRC principles: progressive (PAIL) and regressive angular isometric loading (RAIL). These techniques help teach the central nervous system (CNS) how to control and function in newly acquired ranges. Utilizing isometric contraction teaches the nervous system to have ACTIVE control over a particular...

This video focuses on the FRC principle: controlled articular rotations. The concept of CARs is that the joint capsule relays multidirectional and rotatory information to the central nervous system (CNS). For this reason, the rotatory component of CARs is imperative and should not be overlooked....

Here are some of my go to exercises for active individuals that are dealing with some painful shoulders. If reaching overhead is giving you issues, do a few sets of these exercises pain-free and try reaching overhead again. I like to describe how a healthy shoulder...

Check out this video that demonstrates a step-by-step process for cutting. Cutting is a foundational movement in sports that incorporates acceleration with a change in direction. Cutting movement analysis is a hot topic because dynamic knee valgus is common. As we have said in previous episodes,...

Here is phase three of an excellent core exercise program designed to improve passive core stiffness. An article by Benjamin C. Y. Lee and Stuart M. McGill in 2015 compared a long term dynamic (i.e., curl up) vs. isometric (i.e., plank) core training program. A six...

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