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The Benefits of Stretching: Learn the Advantages of Flexibility

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski
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“Make sure you stretch!” - Something we often hear before or after we participate in any sort of exercise. But is stretching that good for you? What exactly are the benefits of having a regular stretching routine?
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What is Pelvic Tilt & How Do You Fix it?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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If you’ve worked out with a personal trainer or in a group fitness class, you may have heard the term ‘pelvic tilt’. A fitness professional may have even told you that you have a pelvic tilt, but what does that mean?
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Stretches for Beginners: 10 of The Best Movements for Those Just Starting

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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A regular stretch routine has many benefits. Stretching will help you increase your flexibility, move better overall, and it’s also a great way to de-stress. As a beginner, it’s great to start with basic stretches that don’t require any crazy contortions ...
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Dynamic Stretching Demonstrated: Workouts, Exercises, And Examples

Chris Frederick 0
In a previous blog that compared static vs dynamic stretching, the NASM OPT model delineates what type of stretching is used at specific levels of training clients. This is especially important to know if you're a Stretching and Flexibility Coach.
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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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Foam Roller Exercises: 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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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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