By Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES Senior Research Director, National Academy of Sports Medicine Dysfunction at the foot and ankle complex can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal issues in other regions of the kinetic chain that can eventually lead to injury. In this article, we’ll review the common postural
Tightness of the tensor fascia lata (TFL) and weakness in the gluteals is a common muscle imbalance seen in the lumbo-pelvic-hip region. One of the keys in helping to improve this imbalance is to strengthen the gluetal muscles with minimal activity of the TFL. The function of this study was to compare
Altered hip mechanics (hip adduction, contralateral pelvic drop, internal rotation) are often associated with patellofemoral pain in female runners. This study evaluated basic gait retraining techniques using a full-length mirror in female runners with altered hip mechanics. Ten female runners with patellofemoral pain completed 8 sessions of mirror and verbal feedback
Q: What’s the best way to motivate a client who’s hit a plateau—no longer losing weight or improving strength or speed?
Q: What’s the best way to motivate a client who’s hit a plateau—no longer losing weight or improving strength or speed? A One off the best tools a trainer has is the ability to listen. First, reevaluate goals—adjust some initial goals and add new (appropriate) challenges based on current assessments. Try to discover what motivates
It’s been said that in the first seven seconds of a customer or client meeting you, they’ll make 11 impressions about you. Make them positive impressions with our 10 quick tips to building positive rapport. A common error made by many health and fitness professionals when meeting new or prospective