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A GUIDE TO MEASURING JOINT RANGE OF MOTION: PART 3

Ryan R. Fairall
Ryan R. Fairall
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In the first two parts of this three-part series, the benefits of measuring joint range of motion (ROM) and techniques used for measuring ROM of the lower extremities and the lumbopelvic-hip complex (LPHC) using a smartphone application were discussed.
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IT Band Stretches - Stretch Your Way to a Healthier IT Band

Chris Frederick 0
Searches on the internet for IT band stretches are at an all-time high, and previous posts have covered the basics and essentials: including full descriptions of the anatomy, function, assessments, and common conditions - as seen in IT Band Syndrome ...
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Toning vs. Bulking Up: What's The Difference?

Jeff Thaxton 0
One of the most fundamental questions about fitness is: what is the difference between bulking and toning up? The answer has many facets, and to explore it completely, we will look at dieting, exercise programming, and more.
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CES stretching Training Benefits

Foam Rolling: Applying the Technique of Self-Myofascial Release

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney
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Try out our free foam rolling course today and learn the importance of foam rolling! Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching technique that has been embraced throughout the fitness industry. This effective and simple to do technique ...
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CPT Fitness stretching Recovery

Active Recovery Workouts: What to Do on Your Rest Day

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Recovery is important for getting the most out of your fitness programming and an essential component of a personal training education. I spend a decent amount of time talking with my clients about proper recovery techniques to avoid burnout and injury ...
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The Integrated Flexibility Continuum (NASM CPT Podcast)

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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NASM provides an integrated model of flexibility that includes corrective, active, and functional flexibility categories. The specific techniques used within the Integrated Flexibility Continuum are as follows:
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3 Partner Assisted Stretching Techniques for Personal Trainers

Rick Richey, MS
Rick Richey, MS
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When I was young and thought about flexibility, it would conjure up images in my mind of Jean-Claude Van
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Is Static Stretching Effective for Injury Prevention?

Kathy Zetterberg 0
Static stretching is a highly debated and controversial topic within the fitness and sports performance communities, and is focused around the concept that sustained static stretching could impair subsequent performance (Rossi et al. 2010; Shrier 2004; ...
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CES stretching Muscles Assessments

Piriformis: Is it really tight? Really?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Most clients, and exercise experts 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 ...
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Research in Review: SMR or Static Stretching for the ROM Win with Overhead Athletes?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Does using self-myofascial release (SMR), static stretching, or a combination of both, improve range of motion (ROM) for overhead athletes? See what the results were for these softball players.
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