While the popularity of unstable resistance training (IRT) is evident in fitness training facilities, its effectiveness for optimal sport performance training has been questioned. The purpose of this clinical commentary is to explore the resistance training literature, which implements the use of unstable surfaces and devices to determine the suitability
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
Traditionally, reactive or power training has been viewed as training used exclusively in athlete’s programs. Although this is an important component in the athlete’s protocol, it’s an equally important component in the exercise program for a typical gym member. Every activity we perform, whether on the playing field or during
By Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES With the advancements in technology and more people having to work on computers, the incidents of neck pain are becoming more prevalent. With some basic assessments and a systematic corrective exercise strategy, neck pain can be a thing of the past.
By Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES & PES Sugar continues to be a source of debate as obesity and diabetes rates continue to climb. Are simple sugars the cause? Before pointing the finger at simple sugars, we’ll provide you an overview of their functions and structure, while discussing key