The front squat is a great exercises to help teach athletes how to perform a good fundamental squat. It is my exercises of choice when consulting with athletes on how to improve their Power Lifting Back Squat.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Knee Rolls are a great way to begin working on local stability. Many of you may be familiar with knee rolls from Functional Movement Systems and their approach to corrective exercises. If you have not been exposed to their approach I highly recommend it. If you are FMS certified and wanting to take the advanced courses or if you are looking to become certified this is the course for you. Once yearly the experts gather in one location to help you keep current with the latest techniques and research the annual 2013 Functional Movement Summit is a must. See you there.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Yesterday we posted handouts for the Dead Lift. For clients having a difficult time reaching their toes with proper technique we may have to start at a lower fundamental level. The Toe Touch Progression is one technique that can help facilitate learning that movement pattern.
For those clients that are still having a difficult time we may need to pay closer attention to how the movement is initiated and what compensatory strategies they are relying on. Often normal breathing patterns are altered when the neuro-muscular system is under stress. Diaphragmatic Breathing can be an important exercise to help individuals understand and feel what changes occur as they transition from one posture to another.
Monday, April 22, 2013
For quite some time I have been putting together a few quick exercise instruction sheets for my clients and patients to refer back to after learning a new exercise. Feel free to use these with your clients/ patients as well and check back as I will continue to make more of them available about once a week.