7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Part 2

If you missed Part 1 last week, we discussed: 1 – What is DNS 2 – How is our “Perfection” of Movement Lost 3 – How is DNS related to Exercise? 4 – Sports Example: DNS and Golf Let’s take for example a golf swing. The ability to bring the club into the back swing not only requires strength and …

Drew Morcos

Drew Morcos

PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, DNSP, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Part 1

When was the last time you were watching a sporting event on TV and you said to yourself, “This athlete just makes the sport looks so seamlessly easy.” How about when you take your child to watch someone perform live and you are sitting up close and all you can say to yourself is “Wow.” Part of this “perfection” is, …

Drew Morcos

Drew Morcos

PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, DNSP, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Training Athletes and Patients for Explosive Strength

Training Athletes for Explosive Strength

Since strength training was first studied as a method for preparing strength and power athletes for competition, it has been recognized that peak force takes some time to reach. And yet some athletic movements are completed in just 100 – 150ms. Therefore, the rate at which force is developed is likely at least as important for athletes as maximum strength. Training …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

HIP SOCKETS AND SQUAT DEPTH – HOW INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IMPACT SQUAT PERFORMANCE

How Individual Differences Impact Squat Performance – Part II

HIP SOCKETS AND SQUAT DEPTH – HOW INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IMPACT SQUAT PERFORMANCE By Dr. Zachary Long In Part I of this series on individualizing squat technique prescriptions, we covered how an athlete’s hip and ankle mobility (or lack thereof) can impact their squat form. These variations in individual anatomy mean that many of the “rules” for what a proper squat should look like are …

Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach

Optimizing Movement Efficiency in an Unnatural Environment

Optimizing Movement Efficiency in an Unnatural Environment

With an increase in barefoot-only training facilities, athletes prepping barefoot, and even top educators touting the benefits of barefoot training, we must remind ourselves – why barefoot? Yes, barefoot is more “natural” but if we live in a shod society and spend our days pounding the pavement. I am faced with this question often as I continuously promote barefoot activation and barefoot …

Dr. Emily Splichal

Dr. Emily Splichal

Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist

Posture in the workplace

Improving Posture: Workplace Edition

Last month, I shared an article about the basics of improving posture, which is just as important as nutrition and excercise. As a Corporate Fitness Manager, I see people every day sitting properly at their workspace but we all know people out there who slouch, sit too near or too far from their computer screen or adjust their legs in an awkward …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

SQUAT PERFORMANCE

Individual Differences in Squat Performance – Part I: Mobility

One of the biggest misconceptions I see and hear when working with various fitness coaches is that there is a certain way to squat. Knees must be positioned in a certain spot, feet must be pointed a certain direction, and coaches try to force their athletes to squat in these exact positions. Unfortunately, I’ve seen this wreck serious havoc on …

Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach

Corrective exercise programming for ACL injury prevention

Corrective Exercise Programming for ACL Injury Prevention

Preventing ACL injuries and keep your clients active through corrective exercise programming Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 per year. With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic impact is significant not to mention the long term sequela to the …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears: Part I

I treat a lot of tennis players with shoulder pain, usually from rotator cuff issues as a result of repetitive stress from overhead motions and overuse. My goal is always to get them back on the court quickly without drugs, injections or surgery if possible. Conventional treatment of rotator cuff injuries typically call for powerful prescription anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers. …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM