Furthermore, for those sports that rely more heavily on one plane of motion than others [think all your rotational sports like tennis, baseball, etc.], it's important to focus even MORE time on the transverse plane. And for those sports that are trained primarily in one...

QUESTION: “Why is it important to keep a stable scapula?” . Think of it like this. If you were required to walk on a bunch of bosu balls to get to the opposite side of the room, wouldn’t you think it would require more overall demand in...

Closed Chain Hip Strengthening + Progression . The modified side plank or side bridge has one of the highest gluteus medius muscle activations of any bodyweight closed chain exercise and should be a STAPLE in your [P]REHAB routine. As with any exercise, periodization achieved through micro changes...

3 Levels Of Glute Strengthening (External Rotation) . If neuromuscular control is NOT the culprit of one’s hip micro-instability (too much mobility), I would bet my lunch money that it IS due to hip WEAKNESS. Here are 3 great ways to isolate strengthening of the hip stabilizing...

Deceleration training should be a staple for any athlete in the rehab setting looking to eventually return to sport. Whether it's after an ACL surgery (READ: ACL Prehab, Rehab, and Graft Options) or simply after a bout of patellar tendinopathy (jumper's knee), learning to properly...

3 Levels Of Scapula Strengthening Here are three levels of shoulder strengthening exercises that are sure to challenge your shoulders! During these movements, really emphasize protraction at the scapula by making sure to get that extra push at the end of your push-up. Closed-chain exercises like...

Hamstring strains are one of the most frequently occurring injuries in sport. They can be challenging and frustrating to treat because of the high recurrence rate. Hamstring strains account for 12–16% of all injuries in athletes with a re-injury rate reported as high as 22–34%....

Prehab yourself from shoulder dislocations - Anterior Shoulder Stability . What’s the Strongest of the 4 Rotator cuff muscles (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis)? . It’s the Subscapularis! (According to Keating JF. Et al.) This is primarily based on the Physiological cross-sectional area (PSCA) and the lever arm....

Over the next 3 days we're going to cover deceleration progressions in all 3 cardinal planes. When beginning the transition to plyometrics, I always want to make sure my athletes can first control regressed movements, positions of instability, and deceleration in all three planes in...

Seated Thoracic Spine Mobility Drills . Some say “Sitting is the new smoking.” This statement may be aggressive and on the extreme end. The truth is your body will adapt to what you put it through, if you sit for 40 hours per week, you will become...

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