Saturday, December 17, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The past few months have roared past me as I am sure you noticed. My latest projects have included ways to improve how I establish baselines and evaluate my clients progress. Recently myself and a few colleagues finished up an initial study on the Upper Quarter Y Balance Test which is "in process" for publication (next few months) in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The Upper and Lower Quarter Y Balance Test(s) grew out of the Star Excursion Balance Test which originated from Gary Gray's approach to assessing movement as first written in Total Body Functional Profile.
The Upper and Lower Y Balance Test allow us to objectively measure a clients movement strategy and establish a baseline to measure our program design against. The YBT is a researched based test that has been shown to be predictive of future injury. To learn more about the YBT drop me a note and I'll tell you everything I know and direct you to available resources.
Look forward to my updated Shoulder Stabilization and strengthening program to be discussed on Sportrehabexpert.com in the coming months
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
While watching PT I was excited to see pull up frames, monkey bars, kettlebells, tires, sledge hammers, and more being integrated into the morning routine. We are making our way back to solid training programs similar to the 1914 and 1941 training manuals. What an exciting time in our profession of health and fitness. Get out there today and get functional, train hard, have fun.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Truth is and you have heard it enough times to know: Eat the correct foods in the right amounts, and exercise at a moderate intensity for extended periods or at high intensity for shorter periods : here is an article link to refresh your memory from How much should you exercise? By Madison Park, CNN March 30, 2010.
Beware of the pills, powders and promises, there are no quick fixes, only long term changes in eating and exercise habits made specifically and intently will lead to lasting change.
See you on the beach for this mornings Kettlebell workout?
Friday, April 29, 2011
Paul Gorman Newest RKC in Evansville(Evansville, IN) April 2011- Tank Gym is proud to announce that Paul Gorman has completed the Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC) Certification course recently held in St. Paul, MN; continuing the Tank Gym's leadership in this level of kettlebell training. This prestigious certification has taken years of training and dedication. Take advantage of having an RKC instructor in the Evansville area by contacting us for your kettlebell and performance training. For more information on the RKC go to DragonDoor.com.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Remember to take each overall goal break it down to daily goals, every day set an obtainable goal and then do your best to reach it. Small consistent steps everyday will add up to your goal over the course of year. Keep up the hard work
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Thanks to Donovan Santas, CSCS for giving us the continued opportunity to be a part of the annual spring training testing and education programs. We conducted the same testing and screening that every client at the TankGym begins their training sessions with, and developed corrective exercise strategies directed at the needs of each individual athlete.
How are you measuring your baseline athleticism and movement ability? A specific corrective exercise strategy, developed for you, will bring you closer to being the best athlete you are capable of. Contact me today to schedule your screening, and be tested like professional athletes.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
or Functional Movement Systems on line.
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS®) was created in 1997 and since that time it has undergone tremendous scrutiny. This has and always will be a positive in order for us to continue to refine and improve the Functional Movement Screen System. In my opinion, the professionals and colleagues Gray and I (Lee Burton) work with and look to for feedback are the FMS’ biggest critics. The FMS continues to grow and gain in popularity within the exercise profession, and with this growth brings on more and more criticism concerning its effectiveness. The biggest critique we have gotten over the years is the lack of research to support use of the FMS. This is has been a fair criticism, however, more and more research is becoming available relating to its effectiveness. Dr. Rob Butler just completed a brief literature review, which you can review at the end of this post.
It seems at this point we have accomplished three things with the FMS.
- It is a reliable tool that can be quickly and easily administered in almost any setting.
- It can be used to identify individuals who are at risk for injury within certain population groups.
- We can improve the FMS score with interventions.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Define the ultimate goal, Identify the necessary components, and Describe how you intend to achieve the ultimate goal by setting smaller attainable in reasonable time frames. Then......
The most important step: Re-visit the plan often to assess your progress towards the ultimate desired result. Repeat often.
Consistency over time is the ultimate predictor of future outcome.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
1- Define your goal
2- Establish realistic time constraints to achieve your goal
3- Break your goal into manageable parts
4- Define your plan to achieve each part of your goal
5-Start Today! Do not wait to "after the big Holiday party", " after the weekend tailgate", Do not have "one last
bowl of ice-cream", etc etc etc
6- Review your goal and plan frequently
7- Enlist a friend or loved one to hold you accountable; Tell them your goal, give them the plan and ask them to
help keep you on track.
Have a great New Year and get started.