The half-kneeling position provides so many benefits, including local core stabilization, anchoring the pelvis, and challenging the body in all 3 planes of movement. The movement is first broken down into three parts as I describe in the video, SOUND ON people! As you can...

Here are two excellent movements to increase thoracic spine mobility into rotation and extension! When it comes to movement at the spine, it is all dictated by up-gliding and down-gliding of the zygapophyseal joints with RESPECT to joint movement. Up-gliding bilaterally is flexion, versus unilateral up-glide...

A very popular and common exercise performed during training sessions is the dynamic lunge. It requires hip, thigh, and trunk strength/stability in all planes of movement, thus a very functional movement! It also requires neuromuscular control and hip and pelvis dissociation due to having to...

Experiencing chronic back pain? Have you been exploring all of your options? In the medical field, you should ALWAYS get a 2nd opinion. There are a lot of diagnoses that can be treated with physical therapy, surgery, or a combination of both. Of course both...

What you're viewing is a visual model I stringed together for the preferred visual learner. I have strictly focused on the main nerve structures distal to the knee. We are assuming hip flexion and knee extension here that would be contributing the neural tension. For DPT...

Having difficulty trying to teach someone how to use their hips with squatting? Here is an excellent technique that promotes a hip strategy with squatting. To be clear - it is ok for the knees to go over the toes and for the knees to travel...

The Pallof Press is a fundamental core exercise that supersedes the ab crunch anyday. The 'core' is a simpler term for a number of muscles that stabilize the trunk and pelvis. Not only do these muscles stabilize, they help transmit force from the legs to...

If you have access to a TRX system and still want to incorporate a leg exercise like the lunge, no problem. Suspension trainers like the TRX make three dimensional training easier with the ability to modify the demand and difficulty. I'm talking all three planes...

This exercise is a leg burner! I'm talking cardiovascular demand, leg strength, and muscle endurance. Utilizing the sliders AND the resistance band, this exercise achieves something normal lateral lunges cannot. I'm talking greater co-contraction and time under tension. As I initiate the exercise, I am activating...

Scapular muscles play a huge role in controlling and stabilizing shoulder movement. One cannot address the shoulder without first addressing the scapulae. The serratus anterior is among the important anterior scapulae muscles. Scapular winging (i.e. sick scapula) is a condition where the scapulae medial border...

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