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By Brian Sutton MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Olympic lifts and their variations have long been used as a strengthening technique to enhance sports performance.
Designing a training program for an athlete to peak for competition is one of the driving goals for sports performance specialists. From the big picture annual macrocycle, to the monthly mesocycle breakdown, and the finely detailed microcycle, periods of rest need to be included in these plans to avoid overtraining
When performing client assessments, do you ask if they are right or left handed? Handedness is not usually a standard question on assessment forms, but maybe it should be added. Handedness can have a definite impact on posture and the risk for developing musculoskeletal injuries.
Improving posture for better movement, reducing pain, and avoiding injuries are all well addressed, but what about improving posture to improve mood? Depression statistics continue their dismal climb with major depressive disorder affecting 14.8 million American adults and mild depression affecting an additional 3.3 million in a given year (1).
Written by Gabby Reece at gabbyandlaird.com Lets face it: unless you are naturally flexible or have become flexible as a result of being involved in something like martial arts or Yoga, you’re probably ignoring one of the most important aspect of fitness. Quite simply, most of us don’t like to stretch.