Runners are always sharing stories about their IT-band and how much it hurts. But what is IT-band syndrome, what causes it, and most importantly, how can you apply correctives exercise strategies to prevent it. By: Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES Introduction Lower extremity injuries account for over 50% of
Why is the tensor fascia latae and vastus lateralis overactive if a client’s knees cave inward during the Overhead Squat test?
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Q: Why is the tensor fascia latae and vastus lateralis overactive if a client’s knees cave inward during the Overhead Squat test? I receive this question quite a bit from the NASM trainers. I hope this helps explain some of the rationale.
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Introduction The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that chronic diseases were responsible for five of the six leading causes of death in the United States in 2006 (1). Not surprisingly, chronic diseases have become the leading cause of death and disability,
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Below are some of my favorite resources (in addition to certification texts) that have helped shape my career as a health and fitness professional.
By: Joshua J Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES There has been much debate on proper squat techniques. Is it proper to maintain a vertical shin and prevent the knees from going beyond the toes? Is it better to squat and allow the knee to go beyond the toes? The