CES stretching Muscles

Overactive Versus Underactive Muscles: What Does It All Mean?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
“Do you suffer from muscle imbalances?” “Is your back pain due to a muscle imbalance?” “Prevent ACL injuries by reducing your muscle imbalances!” What does all this mean? Are muscle imbalances just a marketing craze extending beyond the fitness industry ...
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CES

Addressing the Psoas in the NASM Corrective Exercise Model

Rick Richey, MS
Rick Richey, MS |
The psoas has been a target of much accusation and blame for causing altered movement patterns in the realm of human movement science, and for good reason. We are a hip flexed people, product of a chair-borne society. Until the societal paradigm shifts ...
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CES

Should You Foam Roll the Low Back?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
Check out our free course on foam rolling for some of the latest, greatest information on myofascial rolling.  Foam rolling is a popular activity for relieving muscle pain and tension, but what about using a foam roller on the low back area? We’ll ...
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CES Sports Performance

Corrective Strategies for Preventing Basketball Injury

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
The madness is back again. A time of basketball fervor, crazy bracketology science and an array of wagers regarding who will make it to the dance and win it all. With many hopes and dreams riding on the shoulders of teams and individual players, ...
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CES

Elbow Injuries in Throwing Sports

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
 By Sam Hutchison NASM-CPT, CES, PES "In today’s highly competitive sports environment, elbow injuries are prevalent for overhead throwing athletes (i.e., baseball and football) at all levels of playing. Although this may be as mild as a sore elbow, it ...
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CES Joint Health

Shoulder Pain Prevention

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
Is shoulder pain stopping you from playing your favorite sport or achieving your personal fitness goals?
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CES Fitness Assessments

Hip Shift: Fix Compensations With The Overhead Squat Assessment

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
  The overhead squat assessment is not limited to just lateral and frontal views. Taking a posterior view can add another dimension to identifying and addressing kinetic chain dysfunction. One of the more surprising observations is an asymmetrical weight ...
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CES CPT

The Question of Handedness

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
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 ...
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CES CPT

Dysfunctional Breathing and Its Affects on the Kinetic Chain

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
The action of breathing is commonly taken for granted; however, dysfunctional breathing can lead to, or be the result of, dysfunction of the kinetic chain. This article will review the difference between proper and dysfunctional breathing, how ...
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CES

The Effects of Pronation Distortion Syndrome + Solutions for Injury

National Academy of Sports Medicine
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 distortion pattern, Pronation Distortion ...
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