THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO CORRECTLY COACHING EXERCISES:

THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO CORRECTLY COACHING EXERCISES:

By JUSTIN KOMPF One of the requirements for a coach to be “good” is their ability to relay information to a client so that they can correctly and comfortably execute strength training movements. The inability to do this contributes to incorrect form, which in turn...
CORRECTING UPPER CROSSED SYNDROME

CORRECTING UPPER CROSSED SYNDROME

By Ken Miller MS, NASM MASTER INSTRUCTOR, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, GFS If you’re like the millions of people who use electronic tools such as a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desk computer, you’ve probably spent hours upon hours looking at the screen with your head jutted...
SMART MOVES FOR STRONG SHOULDERS:

SMART MOVES FOR STRONG SHOULDERS:

By Lara Quaglio With so much of life happening at the front of the body (driving a car, typing on a computer and even doing many exercises, such as pushup and bench press), a lot of people have developed upper crossed syndrome, which is characterized by a forward head...
THE NASM PODCAST: ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS

THE NASM PODCAST: ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS

By Rick Richley There are several pathologies that get in the way of living our best and most active lifestyles. Serval orthopedic issues that hinder our activities of daily living (ADLs) are arthritis and osteoporosis. There are two forms of arthritis that we discuss...
HOW PART-TIME TRAINING CAN GIVE YOU A FRESH START:

HOW PART-TIME TRAINING CAN GIVE YOU A FRESH START:

By Angie Miller Personal trainers are individuals who inspire, motivate, and guide others to achieve their fitness goals. It is a rewarding, highly-ranked career with immense job satisfaction (CNN Money, 2012). If you are ready to become more involved in the fitness...
EXERCISE AND OLDER ADULTS: PROTECTING THE BRAIN FROM COMMON PROBLEMS:

EXERCISE AND OLDER ADULTS: PROTECTING THE BRAIN FROM COMMON PROBLEMS:

By Laura Quaglio As NASM Senior Fitness Specialists well know, older adults are a growing segment of the population—and a rewarding group to work with. Check out these amazing perks that your senior clients can enjoy, thanks to your work. A CLEARER MIND ALL DAY LONG A...
CUSTOMIZE WINTER WORKOUTS TO PREP CLIENTS FOR SNOW AND ICE SPORTS:

CUSTOMIZE WINTER WORKOUTS TO PREP CLIENTS FOR SNOW AND ICE SPORTS:

By Krista Popowych The dawning of true winter—and holiday gifts of down-filled jackets and cozy snow gloves—may have clients eagerly anticipating a day on the slopes. For those who have yet to start schussing down the mountain, circling the ice rink or shredding it on...
WHAT DO FOAM ROLLERS DO?:

WHAT DO FOAM ROLLERS DO?:

By Kyle Stull In the last decade, the use of foam rolling has become increasingly popular for athletes and average Joes alike. Foam rolling as a corrective exercise method makes sense – they feel “good,” seem to work well, have an excellent cost to benefit ratio, and...
SHEDDING A NEW LIGHT ON YOUR REST DAY:

SHEDDING A NEW LIGHT ON YOUR REST DAY:

By Morgan Shapiro Rest days. Something all of us gym rats know we need to partake in, but often have a hard time doing. We are regularly exposed to phrases such as “no days off” or “no pain, no gain.” While working hard and pushing ourselves in the gym is excellent,...
A GUIDE TO NASM’S CORRECTIVE EXERCISE CONTINUUM (CEX):

A GUIDE TO NASM’S CORRECTIVE EXERCISE CONTINUUM (CEX):

By Kyle Stull Corrective Exercises are a technique used by health & fitness professionals to address and fix movement compensations and imbalances. These exercises are commonly used by personal trainers, massage therapists and chiropractors, to help clients move...
BACK ON TRACK: WORKING WITH CLIENTS FOLLOWING A KNEE REPLACEMENT:

BACK ON TRACK: WORKING WITH CLIENTS FOLLOWING A KNEE REPLACEMENT:

By Trish Muse Chances are, at some point in your personal training career, you will work with clients who’ve had a knee replacement or are on track to get one. This can be a daunting prospect to consider, but it doesn’t have to be. With a combination of cultivated...
CORRECTIVE EXERCISE – THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP AND RECOVERY:

CORRECTIVE EXERCISE – THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP AND RECOVERY:

By Kyle Stull When we think of corrective exercise, we often picture the process of trying to correct a less than optimal movement pattern with rolling, lengthening, activation, and integration techniques. Improving movement quality requires an individual to inhibit...
EXERCISES FOR KNEE PAIN:

EXERCISES FOR KNEE PAIN:

By Adam Annaccone Knee pain is common in physically active males and females. According to a new clinical guideline in the Journal of Sports Physical Therapy examining patellofemoral pain, approximately 25% of individuals will suffer from idiopathic (no specific...
THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON KIDS’ SNACK CHOICES:

THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON KIDS’ SNACK CHOICES:

By Alexandra Williams The news isn’t good regarding the influence of social media on the foods children prefer. In a study published in Pediatrics (2019; 143 [4]) of 176 children ages 9–11, doctoral candidate Anna Coates of the University of Liverpool found that the...

WORKING THROUGH CANCER: EXERCISE AS A PART OF RECOVERY:

By LAURA QUAGLIO , ANDREA LEONARD , ANNA SCHWARTZ Cancer is serious business. It is second only to heart disease as Americans’ leading cause of death, and more than 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year. Of those new cases, many will...
5 EXERCISES TO RELIEVE IT BAND SYNDROME:

5 EXERCISES TO RELIEVE IT BAND SYNDROME:

By DAVID CRUZ, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA Cyclist can be prone to ITB Syndrome IT BAND SYNDROME: SYMPTOMS, RISK FACTORS, EXERCISES The warm summer weather is the perfect setting for people to get outdoors and participate in the activities they enjoy. However, too much of a...
PIRIFORMIS STRETCHES TO RELIEVE PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME:

PIRIFORMIS STRETCHES TO RELIEVE PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME:

By NASM Discomfort from too much sitting? Inactive glutes? Buttock and leg pain? Though small in size, the piriformis could have a big impact on keeping the human movement system moving smoothly. Addressing an overactive piriformis may be part of the solution. WHAT IS...
9 ARM EXERCISES FOR DEFINITION & STRENGTH:

9 ARM EXERCISES FOR DEFINITION & STRENGTH:

By BRIAN SUTTON, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES THE MOST SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE ARM EXERCISES Are you looking for stronger, more defined arms — the type of arms you can show off? If toned and sculpted arms are what you’re looking for, try these strength training...
UNDERSTANDING THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME:

UNDERSTANDING THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME:

By Kyle Stull What is thoracic outlet syndrome? Are there assessments that personal trainers can consider to identify it, and can corrective exercise programming help? Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a condition involving the vessels of the neck, shoulder, and arm....
STRESS RECOVERY AND PERFORRMANCE:

STRESS RECOVERY AND PERFORRMANCE:

By Fabio Comana We all speak of it and experience it, but what is stress? It is defined as a non-specific response by the body to any demand (stressor) that overcomes, or threatens to overcome, the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis (that state of equilibrium of...
HIP IMPINGEMENT UNHINGED: MOBILIZING THE HAMSTRINGS AND PELVIS:

HIP IMPINGEMENT UNHINGED: MOBILIZING THE HAMSTRINGS AND PELVIS:

B Kyle Stull Personal trainers will likely encounter a client with hip impingement as a training concern. Improve your client’s hip mobility with these stretching and strengthening techniques, plus cueing advice for pelvic positioning. Hip discomfort or pain is common...
Evidence that Matters for Function: Hip Extension in the Elderly:

Evidence that Matters for Function: Hip Extension in the Elderly:

by Dr. David Tiberio Kerrigan DC, Todd MK, Della Croce U, Lipsitz LA, Collins JJ. Biomechanical gait alterations independent of speed in healthy elderly: evidence for specific limiting impairments. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 199879:317-322. The purpose of this study was to...
THE PROBLEM WITH THE HAMSTRING PROBLEM:

THE PROBLEM WITH THE HAMSTRING PROBLEM:

By Kyle Stull Hamstrings are arguably one of the most talked about muscle groups, as well as the most researched, stretched, and injured. While there is a wealth of information about hamstring injury prevention and treatment, hamstring injuries are still widespread...
MOVEMENT PREP: 3 EASY STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR WORKOUT WARM-UP:

MOVEMENT PREP: 3 EASY STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR WORKOUT WARM-UP:

By KEN MILLER, MS, NASM MASTER INSTRUCTOR, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, GFS For as many ways as there are to challenge the body in a workout, how many ways do we think about approaching our warm-up routine? How well prepared are our bodies for the stresses of the approaching...
MOBILTY, A REAL PERSPECTIVE:

MOBILTY, A REAL PERSPECTIVE:

By Wayne David Clark As fitness professionals we sometimes tend to neglect our own bodies in favour of helping others achieve their goals.   We become so focussed on the needs of others, that our own needs tend to be placed on the back burner. Having said that a lot...
MOBILITY AND STABILITY: JOINT FUNCTIONS WHEN WE MOVE:

MOBILITY AND STABILITY: JOINT FUNCTIONS WHEN WE MOVE:

By MARTY MILLER, ATC, DHSC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, MASTER INSTRUCTOR Human movement is an amazing orchestra of muscle contractions controlled by the central nervous system to create joint actions to accomplish specific tasks. The motor tasks can be as simple as raising a...
3 PARTNER ASSISTED STRETCHING TECHNIQUES FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS:

3 PARTNER ASSISTED STRETCHING TECHNIQUES FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS:

RICK RICHEY, MS. When I was young and thought about flexibility, it would conjure up images in my mind of Jean-Claude Van Damme doing center splits between two chairs. I was obsessed with that, so I practiced that version of flexibility until I was able to actually do...
FOAM ROLLING- APPLYING THE TECHNIQUE OF SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE:

FOAM ROLLING- APPLYING THE TECHNIQUE OF SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE:

By  STACEY PENNEY, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching technique that has been embraced throughout the fitness industry. This effective and simple to do technique delivers positive, feel-good results. Foam rollers...
EXERCISE PROGRAMMING FOR HIP REPLACEMENT:

EXERCISE PROGRAMMING FOR HIP REPLACEMENT:

BY KYLE STULL Odds are high that you’ll have a training client with an artificial hip at some point in your career. Having a client with hip replacements may seem like a daunting prospect, but in most cases the new hips function just as well as biological hips....
JOINT HYPERMOBILITY: THE SHOULDER

JOINT HYPERMOBILITY: THE SHOULDER

By Kyle Stull Everyone is quick to talk about “tightness.” The calves are tight; the hip flexors are tight; the low-back is tight; the shoulders and the neck are tight. It’s true that many people are tight and restricted, but what about those that have too much...
Functional Movement Spectrum Series: Reaction:

Functional Movement Spectrum Series: Reaction:

by Dr. David Tiberio, Doug Gray Category: Applied Functional Science Share The popular song entitled “Dem Bones” is ageless. Furthermore, it is brilliant. James Weldon Johnson first composed it back in the early 1900s. Instead of quoting all the lyrics (as the song...
ADDRESSING OVERACTIVE HIP FLEXORS WITH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE:

ADDRESSING OVERACTIVE HIP FLEXORS WITH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE:

BY Andrew Mills For many of us, working with individuals with tight/overactive hip flexors is a common occurrence. Learning to properly assess and address overactive hip flexors is a powerful skill in helping today’s client move more efficiently. Spending long hours...
LEVERAGING YOUR TRAINING SKILLS FOR THE SENIOR FITNESS MARKET

LEVERAGING YOUR TRAINING SKILLS FOR THE SENIOR FITNESS MARKET

By STACEY PENNEY, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Age is more than a number- it’s an opportunity to serve a growing population. Every day we are bombarded with statistics on seniors and baby boomers, and the customer potential they can bring. But what do trainers (or club...
PIRIFORMIS: IS IT REALLY TIGHT? REALLY?:

PIRIFORMIS: IS IT REALLY TIGHT? REALLY?:

By Kyle Stull Most clients, and fitness professionals alike, use the term “tight” to indicate that a muscle or other form of contractile tissue is shorter than it should be. After being in the fitness industry for more than 15 years, I’ve heard the phrase “my...
MISCONCEPTIONS OF THE IT BAND

MISCONCEPTIONS OF THE IT BAND

By Kyle Stull If you were to research IT band problems every day for the next year, there is a good chance you will accumulate over 365 different articles on causes, approaches to treatment, and quick fixes. Many of these articles would explain how the IT band rubs on...
Relative from Real – Trail Hip in Gait: Sagittal Plane:

Relative from Real – Trail Hip in Gait: Sagittal Plane:

By Dr David Tiberio Category: Applied Functional Science Share As the gait cycle progresses, the lead leg becomes the trail leg.  But there may be an advantage to consider what is happening to the trail leg at the same time the lead leg is going through its REAL bone...
Preventing Low Back Pain:

Preventing Low Back Pain:

Ahhhh…. The trials and tribulations of back pain – perhaps the most elusive member of the  “aches and pains” family. How it feels and where it comes from can vary drastically from person to person. It can be attributed to anything and everything from a...
OFF ICE TRAINING FOR HOCKEY GOALIES:

OFF ICE TRAINING FOR HOCKEY GOALIES:

By MICHAEL YAREMKO Minimize Injury Potential – Maximize Performance! When someone says that you have potential, they are really saying, “You could be great, but you aren’t right now.” Athletes typically don’t ever want to hear these words, especially goalies, but it...
WHAT IS BICEPS TENDONITIS AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO AVOID IT?:

WHAT IS BICEPS TENDONITIS AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO AVOID IT?:

By Kyle Stull You’ve probably heard the term biceps tendonitis as gym members highlight an ache or pain at the front of their shoulder. But what is biceps tendonitis and what can be done to avoid it? WHAT IS BICEPS TENDONITIS (AKA: TENDINITIS) AND WHAT CAN YOU DO?...
CRB – Relative from Real: Shoulder Motions:

CRB – Relative from Real: Shoulder Motions:

February 06, 2018 by Dr. David Tiberio Category: Applied Functional Science Shoulder joint motion (glenohumeral articulation) occurs when there is relative movement between the head of the humerus and the glenoid fossa of the scapula.  Like all joints, real motion of...
SPORTS PERFORMANCE TRAINING FOR HOCKEY:

SPORTS PERFORMANCE TRAINING FOR HOCKEY:

By BRIAN SUTTON, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Hockey is arguably the quintessential competitive sport of the cold weather season. Here we’ll discuss the unique demands of ice hockey and how sports performance professionals can safely and effectively implement...
FOAM ROLLING- APPLYING THE TECHNIQUE OF SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE:

FOAM ROLLING- APPLYING THE TECHNIQUE OF SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE:

By  STACEY PENNEY, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching technique that has been embraced throughout the fitness industry. This effective and simple to do technique delivers positive, feel good results. Foam rollers...
Shoulder Function Enhancing Shoulder Stabilisation:

Shoulder Function Enhancing Shoulder Stabilisation:

By  THOMAS F. WEST, PHD, LAT, ATC Our upper extremity is designed around our hands, our primary tool for manipulating objects in our environment. To this end, the shoulder complex provides the upper extremity with a wide range of motion, allowing us to position our...
Heart Rate Zone Methodology, What You Should Know Now:

Heart Rate Zone Methodology, What You Should Know Now:

By Fabio Comana Despite growing popularity and adoption of programs incorporating heart rate (HR) zone methodology, the fitness industry in general appears to lack a solid understanding of the scientific facts and limitations to this programming concept. The goal...
5Go-To Exercises For Iliotobial Band Syndrome:

5Go-To Exercises For Iliotobial Band Syndrome:

By DAVID CRUZ, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA · Incidence of IT Band Syndrome The warm summer weather is the perfect setting for people to get outdoors and participate in the activities they enjoy. However, too much of a good thing can lead to overuse injuries. Iliotibial band...
Making You Move, Is What I Enjoy.

Making You Move, Is What I Enjoy.

By Wayne David Clark As fitness professionals we sometimes tend to neglect our own bodies in favour of helping others achieve their goals. We become so focussed on the needs of others that our own needs tend to be placed on the back burner. Having said that a lot of...
Psychoneuroimmunology In Sport Injury And Rehabilitation:

Psychoneuroimmunology In Sport Injury And Rehabilitation:

By JONI L. CRAMER ROH, EDD, LAT, ATC The interaction of the psychological, neurological, endocrine and immune function and the influence on health is known as psychoneuroimmunology and has been studied since the mid-1970’s (Langley Fonseca, & Iphofen, 2006)....
MovNat For Obstacle Course Racers

MovNat For Obstacle Course Racers

By: Ryan McGowan L2 MovNat Trainer & owner, Laid-back Fitness Obstacle course races (OCR) have become a staple in the fitness world. Attracting athletes of all ages and abilities, OCR offers an alternative to road races, triathlons, etc. So what’s the best way to...
Everybody Is Foam Rolling But Why Everywhere:?

Everybody Is Foam Rolling But Why Everywhere:?

By Kyle Stull Foam rolling, a form of self-myofascial release (SMR), hit the mainstream almost 15 years ago and is continuing to increase in popularity. While there are several ways to measure these popularity trends, an interesting approach is to look at the...
Ankle Mobility: How It Can Maximize or Limit Client Results:

Ankle Mobility: How It Can Maximize or Limit Client Results:

By Jared Meacham Personal trainers must look at the concept of physical fitness results through many different lenses. What amounts to optimal fitness for one client may not necessarily be the bee’s knees of fitness achievement for another. This blog post is a basic...
Preparing For a Golf Event

Preparing For a Golf Event

By BRIAN SUTTON Today’s typical golfer faces many challenges. Not only are golf courses becoming longer and more difficult, but today’s golfer is actually less prepared to play the game. In today’s automated society of long commutes, computers and television, many...
Conditioning and Training: The Relevance Of Flexibility Training.

Conditioning and Training: The Relevance Of Flexibility Training.

By Mike Bracko Stretching and flexibility training have undergone dramatic changes in the fitness and sports training realm. Over the last ten to fifteen years more research has been published and subsequently applied to fitness and conditioning programs. Previously,...
Powering the Vertical Jump With OPT™ (Model)

Powering the Vertical Jump With OPT™ (Model)

By SEAN CRISTEA A powerful vertical jump is often considered the epitome of athleticism. Many sports, such as basketball, volleyball, and some track and field events, require the athlete to perform at high levels in this movement [1]. However, many athletes find...
Corrective Exercise: Reducing The Risk of Non Contact ACL Injuries.

Corrective Exercise: Reducing The Risk of Non Contact ACL Injuries.

By Andrew Mills As fitness professionals and sports enthusiasts, we know how devastating an ACL injury can be for an athlete, both professional and recreational. Discover how the NASM Corrective Exercise Continuum can be used to help prevent this potentially career...
Tai Chi For Seniors

Tai Chi For Seniors

By KATHY KUENZER While there may be disagreement about how long the Chinese have practiced the martial art of tai chi—2,500 years or 400?—there is little dispute that in its current form, it makes practitioners feel healthier. Tai chi was originally a form of Chinese...
Exercise Tips For Fall Protection.

Exercise Tips For Fall Protection.

By STACEY PENNEY, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Falling can be a serious and life changing event, especially for older adults. There are some simple interventions that can help reduce the risk of falling, and exercise is one of them. The statistics on falling are...
Squat Form – What Does It Tell Us Part 2

Squat Form – What Does It Tell Us Part 2

By DAVID CRUZ, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA · AUGUST 23, 2016 Assessing this full body movement provides a foundation for designing a client’s exercise program. See how to use the results of a squat assessment to incorporate corrective exercise strategies and potentially lower...
Sprinting Through Water for Rehab and Cross-Training

Sprinting Through Water for Rehab and Cross-Training

BY ELLEN NORDBERG Running in deep water reduces impact, adds resistance, increases flexibility and improves circulation. With recent research demonstrating that the effect of training in water can equal the same level of effort on land, it’s no mystery why water...
Help Clients Prevent Lower Back Pain Through Progamming.

Help Clients Prevent Lower Back Pain Through Progamming.

By DAVID CRUZ, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA The economic impact of low back pain (LBP) is greater than $100 billion per year and causes more disability globally than any other condition (1,2). It is the most common cause of activity limitation in adults aged 45 and younger and...
Understanding and Preventing Ankle Sprains Through Corrective Exercise

Understanding and Preventing Ankle Sprains Through Corrective Exercise

By DAVID CRUZ, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries among physically active people accounting for an estimated 23,000 sprains — daily –that are attributed to athletic activity. (1) Basketball players suffer the highest incidence rate...
Exercise as medicine: Pre-habilitation for hip surgery patients.

Exercise as medicine: Pre-habilitation for hip surgery patients.

Louise Grant discusses how pre-habilitation can help clients about to undergo hip surgery. As chartered physiotherapist, I have a specific interest in hip patients and prehabilitation generally. Prehabilitation means analysing an individual’s posture, movement...
10 Recovery Moves That Will Make You a Stronger Athlete

10 Recovery Moves That Will Make You a Stronger Athlete

By KYLE STULL Recovery often sounds like a “dirty” word. What are you recovering from? A night out with friends? Surgery? A day in the office? What is recovery, anyway? There are several myths and misunderstandings associated with recovery from exercise. To find out...
Six Steps to a Speedy Marathon Recover

Six Steps to a Speedy Marathon Recover

By Coach Jenny Hadfield | For Active.com SIX STEPS TO SPEEDY MARATHON RECOVERY Congratulations, you’ve finished the marathon! Now what? Complete marathon recovery can take anywhere from several weeks to several months, depending on the intensity of your race...
Piriformis Syndrome: It’s a Pain In the Butt, Hip, and Leg

Piriformis Syndrome: It’s a Pain In the Butt, Hip, and Leg

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE Discomfort from too much sitting? Inactive glutes? Buttock and leg pain? Though small in size, the piriformis could have a big impact on keeping the human movement system moving smoothly. Addressing an overactive piriformis may be...
Warming Up By Rolling Out

Warming Up By Rolling Out

By: Susane Pata WARMING UP BY ROLLING OUT TRIGGERPOINT NOVEMBER 4, 2015 FOAM ROLLING NO COMMENTS Foam Rolling Isn’t Just recovery- It’s a Warm Up! TriggerPoint is extremely proud to feature one of our Master Trainer’s excellent article on how to warm up by rolling...
5 Exercises to Combat the Negative Effects of Bad Posture

5 Exercises to Combat the Negative Effects of Bad Posture

We all know that our clients are doing good things for their bodies while we are with them, but probably not during the other hours of the week. Especially the prolonged time they potentially spend sitting, now considered detrimental to overall health. We see the...
Foam Rolling- Applying the Technique of Self Myofascial Release

Foam Rolling- Applying the Technique of Self Myofascial Release

Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching technique that has been embraced throughout the fitness industry. This effective and simple to do technique delivers positive, feel good results. Foam rollers have become easily accessible, either shared at...
Save Your Client’s Neck

Save Your Client’s Neck

Roughly two-thirds of your clients will experience neck pain at some point in their lifetime. Here’s how two NASM Corrective Exercise Specialists say you can help clients protect that vital segment of the spine. BY LAURA QUAGLIO Your neck is a complex structure that...
5 Exercises to Combat the Negative Effects of Bad Posture

5 Exercises to Combat the Negative Effects of Bad Posture

By DAVID CRUZ, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA We all know that our clients are doing good things for their bodies while we are with them, but probably not during the other hours of the week. Especially the prolonged time they potentially spend sitting, now considered detrimental...
Modified Landing error scoring system and noncontact ACL Injury

Modified Landing error scoring system and noncontact ACL Injury

By Brian Sutton MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES It is estimated nearly 150,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur annually in the U.S. and approximately 70% of these are noncontact; oftentimes caused by the inability to decelerate, change direction, or land...
The Non-Exercise Components of Corrective Exercise

The Non-Exercise Components of Corrective Exercise

By Justin Price The role of the personal trainer is changing. Traditionally, fitness professionals have helped clients reach their health and fitness goals by designing effective exercise programs, educating them about nutritional choices and motivating them to adhere...
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