Most clients, and fitness professionals alike, use the term “tight” to indicate that a muscle or other form of contractile tissue is shorter than it should be. After being in the fitness industry for more than 15 years, I’ve heard the phrase “my piriformis is tight” at
What’s the fuss with different corrective exercise foam rolling techniques? In the end, based on research, it appears the best technique for foam rolling is in the name—roll. What the Research Says About Foam Rolling Techniques Rolling back and forth does have some merit and support from the scientific community. In a recently
Foam rolling, a form of self-myofascial release (SMR), hit the mainstream almost 15 years ago and is continuing to increase in popularity. While there are several ways to measure these popularity trends, an interesting approach is to look at the attention foam rolling is getting from the scientific community
15 and 30 Minute Workouts to Beat the Holiday Dessert Table! ‘Tis the season for stress, missed workouts, and falling off the workout wagon. We tell ourselves and our clients every season, year in and year out, to make time for their workout. But the holiday season comes and clients
How Important is Flexibility for Baseball? Whether it’s the majors, minors or recreational leagues, flexibility is an important yet sometimes overlooked and unstructured aspect of baseball training. See how a well-planned flexibility program can keep players throwing at their peak…all season long.