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true hip flexor stretch

The True Hip Flexor Stretch

The hip flexor stretch has become a very popular stretch in the fitness and sports performance world, and rightly so considering how many people live their lives in anterior pelvic tilt. However, this seems to be one of those stretches that I see a lot of people either performing incorrectly or too aggressively.

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5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldnt Be Doing

5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldn’t Be Using

This month’s Inner Circle webinar was on 5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldn’t Be Using. Don’t get me wrong, I do perform stretches with people, but I think we often over utilize them as well. Here are 5 stretches that are pretty common, why I think we overuse them, and what to do about it.

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scapular stability push up on unstable surface

Using Unstable Surfaces to Enhance Scapular Stability

If you are trying to enhance someone’s scapular stability and possible reduce scapular dyskinesis, performing the push up with a plus exercise on an unstable surface appears to be a valuable option.

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Hip Rotator Cuff

Hip Rotator Cuff

Learn how different muscles groups of the hip have different roles in providing movement and stabilization, and what to do about it.

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Baseball Training Program

How Baseball Players Can Enhance Performance While Reducing Injuries

Preparation for the baseball season is extremely important, and those that do not prepare well have a higher chance of injury. I have 5 areas that I think everyone should focus on to best prepare for the upcoming season. Many people put the effort into one or maybe two of these components, but the key to unlocking your full potential is including all 5 components.

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minimum viable exercise

The Minimum Viable Exercise

Avoid the urge to perform “maximum strength” exercises and focus on the least amount of intensity needed to achieve the desired effect. This is the minimum viable exercise. Assess and adjust along the way to maximize performance and reduce your chance for injury.

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Two Programs to Blast You Into Shape in 2014

Each year around this time I like to write an article helping people get in shape and meet their fitness-related New Year Resolutions. I’m going to keep it really simple this year and recommend two training programs that you can follow on your own, but are written by two of the best personal trainers in the industry, Mike Robertson and Eric Cressey.

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posture assessment

What I learned in 2013

Each year I like to reflect back and summarize some of the ideas or concepts that I have learned over the course of the year. Realistically, most of these are evolutions of my thoughts rather than brand new concepts, but regardless, represent some of my current thoughts and things I am teaching on how I approach rehabilitation and performance training. Here are a some of the concepts that I think were important to me in 2013.

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